Watch This Guy Vape the World's Hottest Chili Pepper

Meet Russel Hawkins. He loves to vape. He grows chilis, and has a freshly ground bag of Carolina Reapers. Do you see where this is going?

The Carolina Reaper is widely regarded as the hottest pepper on Earth. It clocks in around 2.2 million Scoville units (for contrast, a jalapeño maxes out at a mere 20,000SHU.) As though three huge rips of spicy, spicy vape juice wasn’t enough, Hawkins also snorts a line of the Reaper powder and rubs some of the residual juice in his left eye. The man clearly has no regard for his personal health and well being.

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There are a few “spicy” eliquid flavors on the market, but none that I could find containing actual peppers. That’s probably because capsaicin—the chemical that makes chilis hot—is a powerful irritant, and the lining of human lungs was by no means designed to be in contact with it. Please do not do try this at home. Don’t let your loved ones or worst enemies try this. It’s just plain stupid.

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