Sorry you feel that way, but I have never felt that way for vaping in public.
I'm fairly shy myself. The guy who would rather stand against a wall and watch people at a party. But I'm big. The children I don't frighten into screaming and running away at the sight of me always ask how tall I am. A guy my size standing in a corner watching people gets the cops called on him.
I vape in public all the time. Very seldom does anyone look at me oddly and even less seldom does anyone ask me questions.
I hope you feel better about it soon. We can use more public displays of vaping to help educate the vapeless masses.
I have been vaping since a week ago and only official finished my last pack of analogs 2 days ago... and i can say that the only place i feel comfortable is vaping in the toilet. in fact, its more like feeling safe! If you guys live where i do you will know that vaping in public might just make me lose my precious E-cig and get me a hefty fine! I bet alot of you guys would be thinking..."Sucks to be you" haha..
Some girls were so scared of their parents they would wear a 'normal' skirt, and then roll up the waist band when they got to school.
That was about 1962, when parents still ruled the roost! Sort of.
Still, vaping is so new and such a big step for people to be able to express the correct information is sometimes kind of hard to do. Eventually though, most say the heck with it and just finally come "out" with the e-cig.
Some 'kids' I grew up with never have yet smoked in front of their parents. So I do understand the concept of wanting to avoid scrutiny.
*Madshock, you have a very good reason to be covert. That is so unfortunate, in the States however we have to fight all the time Government controls on everything. Sometimes it seems we're soon going your way. Governments have a way to make everyone feel their actions are in your interest.....in the case of e-cigs, they are cruelly missing the point.
Last edited by Kate51; 07-28-2010 at 05:18 PM. Reason: *Note to Madshock
My wife and i were vaping in our favorite bar last weekend. We asked management if was OK first and actually were amazed with the number of inquiries about the e-cig. We enjoyed talking to people about them.
this is a great thread!!! I've been vaping for a week now, and have felt the same uneasiness with people seeing me doing it.
I'm still a bit stealthy in the car, just because I'd rather not have to have a conversation with a police officer - I know it would probably turn out fine, as its not a controlled substance, but having to pull over and have the conversation, when I'm just trying to get to work or go home, would just be a pain
just this morning, I found the possible benefits of it as a conversation piece while on a commercial shoot (I'm a part-time actor). several crew members, and the director were smoking analogs while on breaks, and I openly vaped, blue LED a-blazing, resulting in some great conversations. It was a chance to talk, on a personal level, with people (some decision-makers) who might normally just keep everything on an impersonal all-business level. ...Ultimately, of course, I'd like to help spread the good word about how great these things are, as a way to quit smoking tobacco, but if it also helps a few people remember me when making casting desicions in the future, I won't complain! heh
man go buy a kit and leave mine alone. thats it
I have no qualms about vapign my KR808D-1, but do feel silly sucking on a wire connected to my computer at work (PT)