LOVELY breakfast at the cafe at Bishop Auckland railway station when suddenly the forecourt was enveloped in smoke. Ay up, I thought, Tornado coming through again and found myself wallowing in Brief Encounter nostalgia.

Nothing so romantic, however, as the source of the wafts of smoke was a vaper.

Although this habit seems to be spreading rapidly I cannot be alone in feeling that it may have some adverse health concerns and is, at the very least, an antisocial act.

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Why should I be subjected to clouds of pungently sickening vapour? I don’t want it, I’m not sure of the health issues and if people want to use these ridiculous devices they should, at the very least, be confined to vaping areas.

I’m going to start carrying a high powered water pistol.

VJ Connor, Bishop Auckland