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    On the way back from the Vape Shop today, noticed a cop going the opposite direction and I wondered if anyone has ever been pulled and questioned about their device?

    I wonder how familiar the PD's are with PV's? I can easily see them pulling a vaper and thinking they were smoking something in some type of apparatus.

    Ever heard of anything like that? Seems like it COULD happen.

    OK, so my mind runs a little weird.
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    I'm sure most cops are aware of e-cigs and what they do, although I still don't feel completely comfortable vaping around a cop, especially just out in the open or in a non bar/smoking area setting. Even if they look in my direction like they thought "Heey what was that?" and then go "oh it's an ecig" right after, it still makes me a little nervous. I never vape at night in my car because I don't want to get pulled over for a cop possibly thinking I'm getting high. I will vape near a cop in a bar setting though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyi View Post
    I'm sure most cops are aware of e-cigs and what they do, although I still don't feel completely comfortable vaping around a cop, especially just out in the open or in a non bar/smoking area setting. Even if they look in my direction like they thought "Heey what was that?" and then go "oh it's an ecig" right after, it still makes me a little nervous. I never vape at night in my car because I don't want to get pulled over for a cop possibly thinking I'm getting high. I will vape near a cop in a bar setting though.
    That's kinda how I felt, a little nervous about it. I realize you can't get in trouble, but it sure could be a hassle.

    And the look of a basic Ego is much different from some of the huge, strange looking PV's some people use, ya know? I could see them getting some serious inspections by a cop .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncpatches View Post
    On the way back from the Vape Shop today, noticed a cop going the opposite direction and I wondered if anyone has ever been pulled and questioned about their device?

    I wonder how familiar the PD's are with PV's? I can easily see them pulling a vaper and thinking they were smoking something in some type of apparatus.

    Ever heard of anything like that? Seems like it COULD happen.

    OK, so my mind runs a little weird.
    what are you planning on 'vaping'
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    I vape just about anywhere (if it's not specifically restricted) ... vaping doesn't hurt anyone, and doesn't intoxicate anyone, and if a cop pulls me over for vaping in my car, I think he'll be the one that looks sillier than I am

    Keep up the good vape!
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    I've wondered that myself. PV's aren't as well known around here as they probably are in big cities. I don't let it stop me though. If I get pulled over a quick inspection should reveal it's purpose and it would be a good educational opportunity.

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    I had to go to the court house a couple weeks ago to file some papers, as with most court houses they had a metal detector and x-ray machine both manned by State Troopers. I put my e-cig in the bin and sent it through the x-ray (I think I had an eVic with me that day) and the Trooper on the x-ray picked it up after it scanned through and looked questionably at me and then to the other Trooper manning the metal detector. The trooper on the metal detector says "That's an e-cigarette, you haven't seen those yet, totally fine, let him through", the funny thing is, the next guy goes through the metal detector, it beeps, he empties his pockets and what set off the metal detector... a Zmax! Anyway, I guess my point is that I think, at least here in Colorado, police are starting to learn about what e-cigs are and how to identify them over other similar looking devices which may be used for other, less wholesome, things.

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    I think using one of the big mods or box mods run a higher risk. So maybe a cop knows what e-cigs are and that you can buy the Blu's in gas stations, but they probably aren't schooled on ALL the different types of PVs out there. The bigger mods and box shaped PVs definitely look more conspicuous. There ARE vaporizers made for actual 'vaping' of 'tobacco' that look similar to those. The cig-alike and ego batteries look more normal so they probably wouldn't garner as many looks. I'm still pretty wary about it and only use my smaller batteries when I'm out and about. Just don't like toting around a huge mod that looks like a bomb detonator or like how my immature friends like to say "my vaping dildo" . And even if you do get pulled over and the cop finds out its just an e-cig and lets you go, it's still a hassle and a waste of time and then you're the ....... who held up traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanckz View Post
    what are you planning on 'vaping'
    Only my juice! I swear! But being an old hippy, I think of those things. Just seems like it would be a real hassle and time consuming if a cop wanted to be a jerk about it. And we know, there are a few of those around.

    Of course, I'd be seriously pissed if this grandma got pulled for her PV!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeZ28 View Post
    I've wondered that myself. PV's aren't as well known around here as they probably are in big cities. I don't let it stop me though. If I get pulled over a quick inspection should reveal it's purpose and it would be a good educational opportunity.
    I'm not in the city either and small town cops have way too much time on their hands.
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