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    Default Anyone ever look at you like you're smoking something else?

    I was at a stop light, took a good size pull off the tank. I look to the right and this lady is staring at me like I'm doing something wrong. She says you're lucky I don't call the cops about that then rolled her window up and waited for the green.

    I'm guessing she thought the ego and tank setup was for {SOMETHING ELSE} haha. Every happen to you guys?
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    not yet. to date, nobody i have encountered has given it a second glance.
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    Not so far. But, I kinda stopped caring what other people think about that to a degree. If I have the chance to inform, I do. If I don't have the opportunity, what a stranger thinks doesn't usually affect me. I work next door to a police station. The first time I walked across the parking lot with all the uniforms, I felt nervous. I don't know why. But they kept walking along, nodding, etc... I have nothing to hide
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    Most people don't even ask or care from my personal experience.
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    Yeah, as I mentioned in another thread a few days ago, using ecigs is generally going to seem like one of two things to those not familiar with them.

    1. If it looks like a cigarette, then you will be treated like you are the scum of the earth because it looks like you are smoking a cig.
    2. If it doesn't look like a cig, people will likely think you are smoking {SOMETHING ELSE}.

    Socially, it's not easy being a vaper. As I would guess that less than 1% who see you vape would ever think it was a harmless ecig. Will be nice if the day ever comes where the majority of people recognize them for what they are and celebrate it, rather than equating us to a cig smoker or a drug user.
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    Just about everyday on my way home from work. LOL
    I get the "looks" but haven't encountered anyone saying anything yet. It doesn't bother me at all and if someone does say something perhaps I can educate them. I was pulled over a week or so ago for a head light that was out. The cop shined his flashlight on my Evod but didn't say anything. I was waiting for it! Now I carry my MVP2 so who knows what will happen next...
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    Yeah it's happened to me. I usually adopt a gangster pose and take an extra long draw then look them in the eye whatchagonnadoaboudit.
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    I have yet had the honor of educating an individual or group to the wonders of vaping. I'm sure it's just a matter of time, it'll happen. Until then....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DetraMental View Post
    I have yet had the honor of educating an individual or group to the wonders of vaping. I'm sure it's just a matter of time, it'll happen. Until then....
    It's kind of weird isn't it? Since I started vaping I expected to bump into or at least take notice of vapes all the time. Nada.

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    Not yet for me either with threats or distasteful looks. I am a CASAA member, though, and they have some nice educational 'business cards' available. I keep a few in my pocket just in case I have the opportunity to inform someone. I did have a coworker that was intrigued, though. I let her sample my vape, and now she is also an ex-smoker. Please take the opportunities to explain, and perhaps share, whenever possible. (You can get cheap disposable 'friend tips' (germ guards) for your tips if you are concerned when potentially sharing a taste).
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