Welcome to Austin’s world of competitive vaping

That guy puffing on an electronic cigarette on West Sixth Street? He might be an athlete doing a practice run.

(Austin Humphreys/American-Statesman file photo)

(Austin Humphreys/American-Statesman file photo)

In Austin over the weekend, finalists were selected in a “Cloud Chasing” competition at All About Vapor Shop, KUT reports. And the name of this particular sport is a fancy, alliterative phrase for trick vaping.

According to KUT:

“The rules are relatively simple to explain. The keys to victory in the cloud composition: density and distance. Competitors blow as big a cloud of e-juice vapor as far as possible. The tricks component is a little more subjective with judges deciding the winner.”

The radio station also reports that the men’s and women’s winners of the contest move on to the championships this summer. The prize money for the men is more than for the women, according to KUT.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced sweeping new rules for the regulation of electronic cigarettes. To find out how electronic cigarette enthusiasts reacted, watch the video below.

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