Sex, betrayal and box mods: when vaping met reality TV

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A British reality TV show where contestants engage in on-screen romances for the chance to win $65,000 has seen a vape invasion in recent days.

While the show involves on screen sex scenes as the norm – this year one couple were filmed going at it live while another couple slept next to them – the British TV regulator Ofccom received far more complaints about contestants smoking than they did about the x-rated scene.

Contestants were smoking so much that the British Lung Foundation, which campaigns against cigarette smoking in the UK, teamed up with a British vaping company to insist that the show’s producers offer vapes as an alternative.

So today, along with their regular delivery of 200 cigarettes, contestants will also be receiving a selection of vapes that they can use as an alternative.

A source told The Sun Online: “They’re now being given normal cigarettes and vape sticks so they can make a choice.”

In tonight’s show, contestant Marcel Somerville will be one of the first to put down his packet of cigarettes and start vaping.

Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, was positive about the show’s move, saying that vapes “are less harmful than smoking tobacco. Their vapor doesn’t contain lung-clogging tar, and they can help you quit.”

The show’s decision to offer vaping as an alternative to smoking for contestants comes two years after the UK government advised Brits that vaping is 95% safer than smoking.

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  • Robin Lawthers

    That is awesome!!! Kudos to the U.K.!

  • Darren Bentley

    Nice just wish the Government would now take notice an Reduce this harsh TDP Regulations and stop this 2ml max capacity tank size or you will see them refilling every hour lol

    • Asylumsix

      I test tanks for a couple China based manufacturers, I like to go through 60-100 of juice in a tank before giving feedback, I’ve tested two TDP compliant tanks and I’ll tell ya it’s a pain especially when you vape 16ml a day, that’s 8 fills instead of three, normally one in the morning, one late afternoon and one after dinner… with the 2ml I have to carry bottles of juice around with me at all times, such a pain in the pooper…

      • Darren Bentley

        Ive got 2 prototypes here myself , 25mm one is 5ml first version 2nd is 2ml with a spring loaded style child lock safety screw cap from a large china company, for a V2 version not released yet ,

        • Asylumsix

          I know exactly who you are talking about, they actually announced it yesterday, can check it out on their facebook/webpage..

          They actually went with kind of in between the first one and the second one but without the childproofing.

          Unfortunately our mutual friend is going or has already left Youde because of some restructuring, I should really try to contact her :/

          anyways here’s a shot of the final version but more can be seen on their site.

          They put a lot of time into this one and it turned out great, no rushing it at all.

          • Darren Bentley

            Yep thats the one , yes was nice shame , she created a few secret FB pages for testers, did you get final version then ,
            I didn’t get it

          • Asylumsix

            yeah I ended up with the final version, I’m gonna get another one in Black I think, I quite like it.. 25$ on Fasttech right now.

            for the first two what I liked was the deck from the first one on the second one..

          • Darren Bentley

            I liked both the decks , they fit in each other ,
            First one had UD Branding 2nd on had nothing on it , real plain,
            I didnt get the final production neither did others in my group ,
            Who sorted yours for you , might contact them ,

            Sent from BlueMail

  • Jim Grams

    Good for the U.K. BUT keep their vape regulations over there and the hell away from the US.

  • Jim Grams

    It would be awesome if the government and FDA would just stay out of the picture.

  • Jim Grams

    I’m sure the taxes are coming. Two of my favorite juice shop sites have already closed down. Apparently FDA and government think flavored eliquid gets kids to start smoking. Well then go after flavored booze?

    • thetransitmtl

      Here in Canada Bill 44 killed about 50% of the vape shops in town. In all honesty most of them were not good shops and we’re just following the trend. There used to be 7 shops on the commercial street in my neighborhood and now there’s 2 but those 2 are the real deal. They had to cover their windows and also they can’t let you sample flavors. 2 years ago my step dad was in Kentucky was talking to a Vape shop owner who was telling him that possible legislation would force him to hide all the hardware and juices so as not to promote them. Basically it was almost easier to buy a gun than a mod.

  • Namma

    The only complaints were from SJW fools who are obeying the bidding of the masters that hold the chain to their collars. Expose those robots for what they are.

    So weary of nancy-pants alleged “do-gooders” sticking their noses into eveyrone else’s “nether regions”.

    You know what type of law there should be worldwide? One against any citizen of any type from any background and ANY socioeconomic level badgering the courts and law enforcement with frivolous issues. They should be convicted of felonious abuse of the system and sentenced to two years of cleaning roads, sorting trash or some other low level task that suits their mental capacity.