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Cops and Vaping

Discussion in 'Law and the E-Cigarette' started by BigJimW, May 23, 2009.

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  1. BigJimW

    BigJimW Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2009
    Warwick, RI
    I guess it's legal in RI. I got my landlord, who also happens to be a Providence police officer into vaping.

    Any of you ever "corrupt" the law with something the FDA wants to ban? I say the more in law enforcement that gets involved, the better. :D

    "Phht, you want us to serve a search warrant and confiscate the guys e-cigs? Do it yourself." ;)
  2. WendyM

    WendyM Senior Member ECF Veteran


    Although looking around at the police in my town, I'm not exactly sure they are old enough to shave let alone smoke.
  3. eplanet

    eplanet Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    I know a few officer's who vape!
  4. mamacat

    mamacat Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2009
    WS, NC, USA
    That is pretty cool. I might be surprised, but I would be willing to bet that there are not too many cops in my town that vape or even know about it.
  5. Zootster

    Zootster Full Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 7, 2009
    Victoria BC Canada
    I did a demo of a DSE901 for a female detective in my home town, Her first question was can it be used to smoke Crack? I told her I think most crackheads dont use the internet to shop. heh
  6. ArizonaVapin

    ArizonaVapin Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 9, 2009
    US, AZ

    Na. Then the cops will just pull me over and "confiscate" my stuff. :p
  7. BigJimW

    BigJimW Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2009
    Warwick, RI
    Why would they confiscate your stuff when they have their own.

    Well, maybe all the e-Juice in the trunk may be tempting. 8-o
  8. BigJimW

    BigJimW Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2009
    Warwick, RI
    An e-crackpipe. Hmmm... :D
  9. hanover fist

    hanover fist Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2009
    Hmm with my travel kit they will think it to be suspicious due to the needle with no needle and 3.5ml dropper bottles and carts
    I can just see it now hands on the back of the car wile they try to understand what the hell it is 8-o
  10. dumwaldo

    dumwaldo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2009
    New York
    cops love the Ruyan Vegas e-cigar. :D
  11. providence

    providence Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2009
    Rhode Island, USA
    Ah, the Providence Police. They are a law unto themselves. Great guys but definitely outside the box.
  12. Tye

    Tye Full Member

    May 21, 2009
    In CA we have Legal Medical ........., so the assumption of E-Cigs is always the same... Getting over that hurdle, and proving that its not weed really helps the opinion of E-cigs in the eyes of law enforcement. The green LED on my 901 dose not help..
  13. jonw

    jonw Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2009
    McCalla, AL
    Be careful guys I almost got arrested cause a cop thought my e-cig was a pinch hitter, took me 30minutes to explain what it was. It all worked out in the end come to find out he was a smoker and was very interested in ordering one for his self.
  14. WendyM

    WendyM Senior Member ECF Veteran

    What's a pinch hitter?
  15. jonw

    jonw Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2009
    McCalla, AL
    Well here on the forums they have strict no drug talk rules and I don't want to break these rules but its something used for drugs I am going to leave it at that. If you own a titan e-cig the first thing a cop is going to think is that.
  16. WendyM

    WendyM Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oh okay, I didn't know it was a drug thing. I will google. Google is good :)
  17. jonw

    jonw Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2009
    McCalla, AL
    Yea I have a friend who is a cop and he smokes showed it to him and the first thing he said whats that a pinch hitter, he wasn't the one who almost arrested me though it was a different cop. I mean I love my titan but it drives me up the wall when people are like that looks just like a pinch hitter and of course you no what people ask is can you use it as a vaporizer for a different purpose.
  18. Tallgirl1974

    Tallgirl1974 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2009
    Loganville, Ga
    We call them one hitters- never heard the term pitch hitter. All the paraphernalia we carry with our ecigs does make me feel like I am doing illegal stuff or something. Cops have yet to say anything to me though. I was mixing juice the other day, boiling tips, and organizing my tackle box and a friend stopped by and said it really did look like I was cooking illegal stuff in the kitchen.
    The upkeep with these things is nuts- I cant believe we all want to be non smokers so badly that we go thru the rituals and maintenance. I think we deserve a round of applause and someone in this stupid country needs to realize the extremes we will go to and hook us up with some working units. Like, yesterday, please.
  19. WendyM

    WendyM Senior Member ECF Veteran

    It's better than dealing with the upkeep of the oxygen concentrators, tanks, CPAP machines, and tubes running all over the house. My grandmother did.

    And lawdy forbid-- the power being down for more than a few hours, even if you have battery backups or a generator. Oh and don't ever expect delivery or maintenance if it even looks like it's going to snow (that's when they get all the emergency calls.)

    I'll take the e-cigs anyday. :)
  20. jonw

    jonw Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2009
    McCalla, AL
    Well lets just hope they never become illegal in the US then we would have a real mess lol, the cop looks in my car is that a e-cig setting in your car, yes officer, step out of the car now! Oh man imagine dealing with that mess.

    Then think about afterwords haha if they managed to search your house and all the other e-cig parts and all the juice most of us has stocked up.
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