SCHOOLCHILDREN smoking vapour-based cigarettes are being mocked by their peers, it has emerged.
As TV advertising raises concerns about children using electronic cigarettes, 12-year-old Stephen Malley described getting a kicking after attempting to smoke one with the popular kids behind his school’s science block.
“Normal fags make me cough until I puke so e-cigarettes seemed the logical way to go in terms of impressing girls with my worldliness.
“But everyone immediately took the piss, calling me a ‘battery sucker’ and ‘prickotine’. The main school bully held the e-cigarette above his head, just out of my reach, before lobbing it into a garden.
“Then I got a moderate kicking in front of a girl I like.
“As I see it the moral of the story is ‘smoke real fags’.”