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Courthouse screening.

Discussion in 'E-Cigarettes in Public' started by Rabbit Chaser, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. Rabbit Chaser

    Rabbit Chaser Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I had to go to the lyocal courthouse this week and had my entire selection of vapes in my bag. I opened the pocket where they wyiere located so that they knew I wasn't trying to hide anything. They sent my bag through the xray and handed it back to me. I suspect they know it's all good. But i was surprised I didn't get questioned by the 10 police officers standing there.:2cool:
     
  2. lvm111

    lvm111 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Cool! That's some good info to know. But the question is, did you vape?

    best regards, larry mac
     
  3. TheSystemHasFailed

    TheSystemHasFailed Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Cool story bro.
     
  4. Ed Nantista

    Ed Nantista Full Member Verified Member

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    I had the same experience, I was online to go pay a ticket before the court opened and when I realized I had my pv in my pocket it was too late as I didn't want to lose my spot in line. I put my pv in the basket to be scanned and when they saw it they asked what it was, I told them it was an electronic cigarette and they looked at each other. One guy said "cool", and then handed it back to me, I did not attempt to vape while in the building though. But I do vape as much as possible when anywhere else, I know that I will have to answer questions or even have to deal with whispers, but it is the only way that we can get the word out....Smoking is Dead. Vape everywhere to educate the public!!!!!
     
  5. DSPIVEY

    DSPIVEY Senior Member Verified Member

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    At this point I think everyone is catching on to what ecigs are.
     
  6. otrpu

    otrpu Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    My County Courthouse is where I first found out about ecigs. Sitting in the jury selection room. Watching this guy suck on a cigalike, that the red tip lit up when he took a drag. . .and exhaled what appeared to be smoke. It ended up we weren't selected for a trial, (trial was postponed). I caught up with him in the parking lot and ask him, "what's that thing your a suckin on?" He said, "it's an electronic cigarette". Soon as I got home I googled it. That's how I found this forum and about electronic cigarettes. Talk about being lucky, I hadn't even heard of them before this. I smoked tobacco for 52 years, 2.5 PAD when I started vaping. I really didn't think I'd ever really quit. But, I have, and it was surprisingly easy. JMHO

    Cheers,
    otrpu
     
  7. 00gt1

    00gt1 VapeMeister Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Slightly off topic otrpu stories like that are what make me one of the happiest vapors alive. It's also the reason anyone and everyone that I know who smokes gets their own trial run with my vaping gear and I even offer to buy them their first basic setup.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
     
  8. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I've been in and out of 14 different courthouses in my area and never had an issue. Unless you consider that in about half of them I've been asked by the sheriff's deputies to recommend a good place to buy a PV.
     
  9. Ed Nantista

    Ed Nantista Full Member Verified Member

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    I could definitely see a problem arising with the look of some batterytubes and say a DNA 20 device. To someone who has no clue it looks kind of bombish.
     
  10. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    A year ago I passed thru a Court House screening and kinda got the 3rd Degree about my e-Cigarette.

    Today, they don't say anything but an Occasional "You know you Can't use that in here... Right?"
     
  11. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    You must live in that "socialist' state, lol. In all 14 courthouses in this area, vaping is not a problem as long as you do it in a considerate manner.
     
  12. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    I guess it just shows how Diverse the different areas of a County/State/Country can be. And what is Acceptable in one Place may be Unacceptable in another.

    I try to Always consider this when I Read and Reply to posts about e-Cigarette Use or Non-Use.
     
  13. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    BTW - You must live in a Very Populated area to have 14 Courthouses.
     
  14. Mikeywolftm

    Mikeywolftm Full Member

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    I've taken mine into a few different court houses and have always sent it through the x-rays and have never had a problem. Actually had one security guard pull his lava tube out of his pocket and we chatted a few minutes and compared them.
     
  15. Train2

    Train2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Me too, a few weeks ago, had a meeting in the Court building of a REALLY remote little town. Didn't think to realize it was the courthouse and that there'd be police and a scanner at the door, so I had a mod in my pocket. I EXPECTED it to be looked at closer when I popped it in the tray, but nope - no trouble at all.
     
  16. brianeharmonjr

    brianeharmonjr Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've had to go into my city's courthouse a few times, and used to work across the street, and they don't allow metal of any kind, including and up to phones and even keys, let alone vape gear.
     
  17. stevegmu

    stevegmu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    It's California. He could have a different type of vaporizer and baggies of supplies and they wouldn't have cared.
     
  18. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    Seems a Little Extreme.

    What are you supposed to Do? Leave your car Key in the Ignition? And the Front Door of your House Unlocked?

    You sure About the Keys thing?
     
  19. espkh123

    espkh123 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    MOST police officers are well educated about PV policy.
    Granted some don't know jack about it.
    Hell, I vape indoors at my local gas station while talking to cops. They ask questions of course (its their job) and I explain. One LEO even told me he was going to go to the shop I told him about and get his wife one LOL!
     
  20. Baldr

    Baldr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've vaped in front of cops on several occasions, and none have cared. In one case, when I was fairly new to vaping, a couple of cops sat near me in a restaurant. I made a point of showing them my PV and asking them if they knew what it was. They didn't. Then I asked if they saw me using it would it "set off alarms" and draw attention, and they told me that no, it wouldn't.

    That was a couple of years ago, so I suspect a lot more cops are aware of them now.
     
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