You’d think anyone with a brain in their head could tell the difference between vaping and smoking. For a start there’s the wording. The old adage there’s no smoke without fire is an adage because it’s true. You need fire to produce smoke. So when you light a cigarette the tobacco burns real fire, although it’s controlled enough by chemicals not to actually produce a real flame. You take a puff through the filter and inhale actual smoke into your lungs.