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Anyone e-smoke on patient floors in hospital?

Discussion in 'E-Cigarettes in Public' started by timonette, Nov 5, 2008.

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  1. timonette

    timonette Full Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 8, 2008
    Northwest USA
    Wonder if anyone visiting or being a patient in a hospital has whipped out their e-cig & puffed away while there?
  2. PeteMcArthur

    PeteMcArthur Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2008
    Yes, but very, very discreetly!!
  3. Strider

    Strider Full Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2008
    Buxton Maine USA
    You would want to be VERY discreet. Most Hospitals do not allow smoking on their property. I work at one. The Docs. would be interested and tolerant of the E-cig from my limited experience in conversation about them, but they are not administration. Hospitals would want the documentation that e-cig is safe before allowing it's use.
    It is one of the saddest sights to see a patient pushing an IV thru the snow to cross the street and lite up. They do offer patches and other Nic replacment, but no liting up...
  4. Miss Diane

    Miss Diane Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2008

    my father was in hospital late aug 2008 in wales in itu i used my e:cig in the relatives room openly and no doctors or nurses questioned it they were more inquisitive about what it was:thumb:
  5. taz3cat

    taz3cat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2008
    Port Arthur, Texas
    My husband delivered my first e-cig when I was in the hospital.:wub:. I smoked it in my room.

    When I had to go back I smoked it in the ER and my room. the ER- doctor was interested in a cigar.

    Smoked it in 2 of my doctors office also.
  6. KatyS

    KatyS Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    I've use it at all of my doctors offices. Not in the waiting room though. When I am in the examining room waiting for the doctor drives me crazyyyyy. The cig helps calm me down alot. None of my doctors object. The operative word here is discreetly. If I have to go in the hospital, I will draw my little curtain and puff away.
  7. dodomark

    dodomark Full Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Victoria Australia
    I do it all the time. :)

  8. Kimmiegrif

    Kimmiegrif Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2008
    Maryland USA
    the question I would say is why? If you work in the environment and can sneak off to take a drag or two...makes sense...if you are waiting for a quick appointment...why???? can't you have a bit of willpower??? guess I just don't understand.
  9. stephenrowley

    stephenrowley Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2008
    South Africa
    I have not had the chance to smoke in a hospital, will let you know as soon as I do, will mostly likely get alot of attention, as the e cig has not taken off here in South Africa yet, maybe if we run a few infomercial thinks will change...
  10. Kimmiegrif

    Kimmiegrif Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2008
    Maryland USA
    I would think that if you are in a health service commerical or not...because there is an exhale...there will be a problem....but maybe I am wrong. I would recommend someone not to advertise their use of ecigs. Yeah, use them without being seen, but you are talking about a health area....if you test it you just might make it hard for those that are careful to be able to sneak a drag here and there...
  11. bribri

    bribri Moved On

    Oct 13, 2008
    San Mateo, CA.
    Keep in mind that hospitals now are "scent free" zones. So it really would be breaking the rules. I don't care what anyone says the vapor produces a smell. Maybe not a lingering one, but a smell nonetheless.
  12. Zach

    Zach Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2008
    Detroit, Michigan, USA
    I smoked in a hospital. Nobody saw me. I held the vapor in for 2-3 seconds before exhaling, so it was just a faint stream of vapor.

    And i would say, it barely produces the same smell as a breath-mint, from my perspective. It's hardly a lingering smell. In fact everyone says it is quite pleasant.
  13. Prodigal1

    Prodigal1 Account closed on request

    Nov 18, 2008
    I work in a hospital and been vaping all week. even got the thumbs up from the health and wellness coordinator:thumb: who said atleast i wasnt smoking. patients and staff cannot smoke so i just keep it low key in my office.
  14. Onceupon

    Onceupon Full Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Bolton, England
    How long were you in labour? :p
  15. jayhawk

    jayhawk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 23, 2009
    I e smoked the whole time I was in the hospital while my wife was in labor , I just went into the bathroom and puffed away. It's like anywhere else I just didn't flaunt it . I really can't think of any place I wouldn't e smoke.
  16. Jules22871

    Jules22871 Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Apr 7, 2009

    Is there such a thing as a quick doctor's appt? I haven't had one of those in years!

    I just had surgery and I vaped in the recovery room. They knew what I was doing and had no problem with it. I see five different doctors for things that are wrong with me and they all know I vape. I have to give them more business cards every time I see them. I don't vape in the waiting rooms though. Three of the five doctors that I see are in fields that see mainly elderly people and a lot of times they don't understand something like an ecig. So to save them stress I wait until I get into my room. I was also admitted to the hospital back in October and vaped in my room there. I had my Chuck and it's kind of hard to stealth vape with that,lol My husband had to be life flighted for a ruptured artery in his belly button. I vaped in the ER with him When the doctor came in he had lots of questions about it and he wanted cards too. Even though I was in my flannel night gown with snowflake lounge pants I had grabbed my purse and had cards with me.

    I won't "hide" my vaping but I won't blow it in someone's face either. We need to educate people about ecigs, not antagonize them with it.
  17. Lab

    Lab Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2009
    i did after being in there for 4 hours.. decided to stealth a few drags.. ended up being there for around 10 hours total since they wanted to do a ct scan of my neck.. I was starving there.. asked the nurse to grab my wallet and get me some something from the vending machine..

    as far as when i went to visit friend having a baby.. went out side.. did not leave the property though just off to the side of the door.. signs there say no nicotine products allowed
  18. Mac

    Mac Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    yup, sure have.
  19. catlvr

    catlvr Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 24, 2009
    Kern County California
    My daughter just had my third grandchild a couple weeks ago and I vaped the whole time we were there. I did use the restroom though, I didn't want to take any chances with my new little cutie or get kicked out of the hospital.
  20. Happy Jack

    Happy Jack Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

    My father was in the hospital and was not very mobile. He hadn't been interested in vaping until that time but he could not go out to smoke and was really craving a cigarette (he was a heavy smoker for like 60+ years). I brought him a 601 pipe with no-nic DK-Tab. He was a vaping machine! Could barely get the thing out of his mouth. Vaped it openly and constantly and it TOTALLY did the trick. Had to explain to a couple of nurses but that was it. No issues!
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