Something in the air: Understanding vaping

  • Robert Anthony, 33, has been vaping for two years and said it helped him quit smoking cigarettes. (Tom Hasslinger/West Hawaii Today)

  • Robert Anthony, 33, has been vaping for two years and said it helped him quit smoking cigarettes. (Tom Hasslinger/West Hawaii Today)
  • Billy Gebin works on a customer’s “mod” at the Black Lava Vape shop in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday. (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)

  • Billy Gebin works on a customer’s “mod” at the Black Lava Vape shop in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday. (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Clouds are as common a sight in Waimea as they are almost anywhere on Hawaii Island. But a particular and ever-more-present sort of plume billowing throughout the region has created some concern among residents there.