A man puffs in the Vape Lab coffee bar in London on Aug. 27, 2014. (Dan Kitwood, Getty Images)

Is vaping still the ‘dumbest thing ever,’ or is resistance futile?

A little hyperbole goes a long way.

An opinion piece that The Cannabist ran in the winter of 2014 about the growing use of portable vaporizers stirred up a lot of emotion. Its title: “Why vaping is the dumbest thing ever.”

The column was written by Denver Post A&E reporter John Wenzel, although the headline was not (more on that in the above video).

Wenzel joins marijuana editor Ricardo Baca on a recent episode of The Cannabist Show to defend his views about vaping and what he still finds irksome about vape culture.

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