Some places restrict eating food or drinking in their establishments. Whether they are eating a carrot or a burger from Heart Attack grill is doesn't matter. Yeah the carrot is healthier than the burger. Probably has a better smell.
If a security guard came and said no eating allowed in here.. would you say it is just a carrot and give them literature on how healthy a carrot is.
Vaping is a fine line from smoking. To distinguish between the two, like eating, is splitting hairs.
I personally believe that a core issue that non-smokers, businesses and the public in general (I didn't mention politicians, since they have their own agenda and facts aren't going to alter their desires) is due to the term "e-cigarette".
IMO, the term is damning (to the general public) because it equates (or at least associates) vaping to smoking cigarettes. In essence, it is "guilty by association" and as far as the misinformed or uninformed public is concerned it is "smoking by alternate means".
I know that "you can't unring the bell" and that the term "e-cigarette" was initially required or considered to be a good idea in order to attract and entice smokers, I think that in the long term, we as a community are going to suffer from the perception and misconceptions that come with the term.
Sadly, it's a matter of perception and not of facts. Once more, truthiness (in the eyes of the non-vaping public) may be our biggest challenge.
After many years online, there is one thing that I have learned. "Internet is gonna Internet"
I guess I just feel like there HAS TO BE a happy medium between vaping huge clouds everywhere we think we have the RIGHT to vape,,,,,,,
and skulking into the smoking section to whimper and hide our horriffic addiction.
I mean,,,,,,,doesn't there have to be??
some things to remember,,,,,,,
laws are laws, and they sometimes suck,,they should be obeyed,,,,,,,,,,,but they can be changed.
private property belongs to the owners and they have the right to make the rules,,,,,,,,just like you do in your home. However, we have the right to take our business elsewhere,,,,,,,,,,and we have the right (maybe the obligation) to let them know nicely WHY we are taking our business elsewhere.
There's often more than one option,,,,,,,,,,,if vaping is criticized in public places, offer to MOVE the vape further away, rather than stop.
Respect doesn't mean being a big lout and blowing huge clouds of vape into the faces of little old ladies,,,,,,,but neither does it mean rolling over and taking it either.
There's something to be said for vaping in public,,,,,,,,,in that we are educating the public,,,,,,,,,but there's also something to be said for vaping in smoking sections,,,,,,,we educate smokers.
Just my 2 cents, I guess.
If you behave like your actions are antisocial, you will be viewed as one.
We help no one by behaving as if we were criminals. And frankly I spent too many years of my life being looked down upon by people who were too ignorant to understand my concerns or self-righteous ex-smokers.
Pardon me but **** that noise.
There is no reason for us to legitimize the prejudice of others by reinforcing their own ignorance.
Rather to call attention to oneself and prompt the interest of the rational and naturally curious among us. They are the majority. If not, it's up to us to make it so.
One way, or the other.
In all fairness Pyrate you are in Las Vegas. Your bans could just as easily be the result of a mob bos......err dirty politici.......losing money or sales because of e-cigs. There are a LOT of factors that come into play.
I wanted to point out again that when you say vaping is banned everywhere youre only talking about your neck of the woods.Sucks for you and feel for you.I truly do.
I also find it ironic and extremely hypocritical that a city known as a den of vice, iniquity and gambling (everything that makes it fun :-) would ban e-cigs of all things.
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Businesses aren't going to hire extra staff to walk around telling 'concerned' customers the vapor they see coming from other customers isn't smoke. Easier and cheaper just to prohibit vaping. No amount of education will counteract the fact that vapor looks like smoke.
There's always $ or power to be gained somewhere or somehow by politicizing an activity.