SCARBOROUGH’S mayor had an unusual encounter at an event to promote electronic cigarettes.
Cllr John Blackburn was invited to find out more about the alternative to smoking at a Touch of Glass in Newborough.
He chatted to Mephistopheles, the alter ego of Jason Cropper of Totally Wicked E-Liquid, and shop owner Eveline Hart.
People at the event were able to try the product for free.
Eveline explained: “We’ve been selling the electronic cigarettes for the last three years and it’s just snowballed.
“We were recently at the Fresher’s Fair and lots of students were interested.”
She added that the product is completely non toxic and has no smell. The “smoke” is in fact water vapour.