Karen Washington

trendy habit: Vape store operator Karen Washington prepares to inhale vapour from a vaping device at her store in Port of Spain.


VAPING is becoming a lifestyle trend in Trinidad and Tobago. As an alternative to conventional smoking, it is becoming increasingly popular, and the number of vape kiosks have become a standard feature at various shopping malls.

Vaping is the inhaling of a vapour created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping device. An e-cigarette is a battery-powered nicotine delivery system which comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some resemble a ballpoint pen or USB drive.

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