Is vaping in music part of the new counterculture?

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Do you smoke dear Shindigger? Have you tried vaping? This month’s cover star Paul Weller prefers fags… but many are now trying the safer new way. Let us know your thoughts


Since the birth of rock and roll, through the glory days of punk and into more modern music has always been central to Western counterculture.

Just as music has played a central role in counterculture over the years, so too has smoking. Long seen as something rebellious and edgy, smoking has always appealed to people who want to be seen as hip or unconventional. Whilst the appeal of counterculture isn’t going anywhere, the role that smoking plays in that counterculture is rapidly diminishing. The unstoppable rise of vaping has seen it take over from smoking, as the new cool and alternative thing to get into.

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