Fiendish encounter for Mayor

Jason Crooper of Blackburn firm Totally Wicked E-Liquid, dressed as his alter ego Mephistopheles to demonstrate an electronic cigarette at Touch of Glass. Photo by Dave Barry 114040a
Jason Crooper of Blackburn firm Totally Wicked E-Liquid, dressed as his alter ego Mephistopheles to demonstrate an electronic cigarette at Touch of Glass. Photo by Dave Barry 114040a

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.

Jason Crooper of Blackburn firm Totally Wicked E-Liquid, dressed as his alter ego Mephistopheles to demonstrate an electronic cigarette at Touch of Glass with owner Eveline Hart and mayor John Blackburn. Photo by Dave Barry 114040c

Jason Crooper of Blackburn firm Totally Wicked E-Liquid, dressed as his alter ego Mephistopheles to demonstrate an electronic cigarette at Touch of Glass with owner Eveline Hart and mayor John Blackburn. Photo by Dave Barry 114040c

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.