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    Default Vape Mania: a first of its kind vape book.

    Amazon.com has just announced the release of a new book that may be the first of its kind.

    Vape Mania: A Newbie's Guide to the Evils of the Electronic Cigarette: Melvin Provario: 9780615961279: Amazon.com: Books

    As far as I know, Vape Mania is the first full-length literary work that has a narrative with a vaper as the main protagonist and vaping as the central theme. And it's a thriller in the realm of {OTHER STUFF} Madness, only with electronic cigarettes as its main focus.

    This is perhaps a milestone in the vaping world, showing that vaping has enough of a culture to sustain a 166 page, perfect bound book. It also seems to demonstrate that the vaping community has the ability to poke a little fun at itself. Based on the description, it promises to lampoon the world of vaping and Big Tobacco equally.

    Right now the book is only available through Amazon and directly through the small press Vaporacle.com. Small presses these days generally don't make any money, especially when so many people are ordering from Kindle for pennies. I've been running a small poetry press for 15 years and I can confirm that the cost of producing a book like this is a lot more than what the market for paperback books compensates for it. You really have to love doing it in order to survive in the washed-up print book market.

    So it's a rather bold move for Vaporacle to attempt to publish literature that already has a very limited target audience. According to the Vaporacle website, there's already a possible sequel to Vape Mania in the early stages of development.

    I think it's important that Vaporacle seems to be making a joke out of the e-cig propaganda that is reported on a daily basis by mainstream media. By not taking itself too seriously and instead poking fun at the misinformation that is spread about e-cigs, the book gives people a chance to learn about electronic cigarettes without having the opinions of the vaping community delivered in a heavy handed way. Sure, it's possible there may be a few who actually take the parody at face value, but it's doubtful anyone with a mentality like that, who is unable to get the joke, will ever be swayed to recognize vaping for what it is anyway. Mostly I think the cover of the book, with Hercules in sunglasses wielding a chain and a car doing a wheelie in the flames, speaks for itself.

    I don't know of any other full-length literary work that has vaping as a central theme, so Vape Mania is probably a first of its kind and hopefully it will open up the path to more representation of vapers in literature.

    Vape Mania:
    A Newbie's Guide to the Evils of the Electronic Cigarette
    by Melvin Provario
    Paperback: 166 pages
    Publisher: Vaporacle.com
    ISBN-10: 0615961274
    ISBN-13: 978-0615961279
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    By all means follow the Amazon link and read the description and check out the cover art, if nothing else! Here's a teaser:

    Follow one man's downward spiral into the seedy world of vape addiction. Discover the global conspiracy of an e-cigarette forum intent on hooking the masses to freebased nicotine by means of mind controlling paraphernalia and volatile electronic batteries manufactured through the miserable toil of abused slaves working in overseas sweatshops. Learn the vaping hoodlums' secret lingo like "mod" and "drip" and "wick," so that you too can recognize the ticking time bomb vapoholics mingling among you. Discover the shocking truth behind the 21st century drug of choice, slung to our children in dropper bottles with flavors like gummy bear and lollypop.
    This is a hoot! I'm off to order me a copy, to keep beside me to dip into whenver the real world of ANTZ and alphabets threatens to overwhelm. (And I can't wait to see this quoted by Stanton Glantz as proof that ecigs are evil! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentAnia View Post
    By all means follow the Amazon link and read the description and check out the cover art, if nothing else! Here's a teaser:



    This is a hoot! I'm off to order me a copy, to keep beside me to dip into whenver the real world of ANTZ and alphabets threatens to overwhelm. (And I can't wait to see this quoted by Stanton Glantz as proof that ecigs are evil! )
    Can't wait to see the antz media use it as proof that it is "slung to our children in dropper bottles with flavors like gummy bear and lollypop."
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaperature View Post
    Can't wait to see the antz media use it as proof that it is "slung to our children in dropper bottles with flavors like gummy bear and lollypop."
    ...and say it in all earnestness and with straight faces...

    Hey! I just got the "Melvin Provario" thing! happy0188.gif
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    From what I understand ProVape has been contacted and they confirmed that Melvin Provario has no direct association to them.

    "He does not have a direct link to ProVape."
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaperature View Post
    From what I understand ProVape has been contacted and they confirmed that Melvin Provario has no direct association to them.

    "He does not have a direct link to ProVape."
    Awww gee. Now the ANTZ can't claim he's an "industry shill." Oh wait. Absent a sense of humor (as we know they are), the ANTZ are going to claim he's a tobacco-control darling.

    I'm getting so confused... Oh well, Amazon tells me my copy should arrive in 7-10 days. No doubt this will clear up my confusion...

    ETA: ....Melvin?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentAnia View Post
    Awww gee. Now the ANTZ can't claim he's an "industry shill." Oh wait. Absent a sense of humor (as we know they are), the ANTZ are going to claim he's a tobacco-control darling.

    I'm getting so confused... Oh well, Amazon tells me my copy should arrive in 7-10 days. No doubt this will clear up my confusion...

    ETA: ....Melvin?...
    I'm surprised that Amazon doesn't offer their usual "Look Inside" peek. Perhaps the vaping is too explicit.
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    Update: according to Vaporacle, a promotional ad for Vape Mania placed at Facebook was censored for the following reason:

    "Your ad wasn't approved because it's promoting tobacco, cigarettes, E-cigarettes, cigars or related accessories (ex: pipes, rolling papers, ....s, hookahs)."

    Wow, you can promote {OTHER STUFF} on Facebook but not a book about a guy who vapes?

    It's currently up for re-review but don't get your hopes up.
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    Facebook apparently didn't even acknowledge the request for re-review. Seems everything e-cig related is banned from being advertised on Facebook, even a literary work. I wonder if the same policy would apply if it was called A Man Who Smokes.
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