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Has anyone ever gotten their E-Cig taken away by a Night Club?

Discussion in 'E-Cigarettes in Public' started by Stylite, Jan 18, 2014.

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  1. Stylite

    Stylite Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 17, 2014
    New Jersey
    Or turned down at the door for having one?

    A lot of clubs around here have strict searches and pat downs and some are really relentless (throwing away unopened packs of gum, for example)

    I'm a producer/DJ and visit a lot of nightclubs. Recently I quit smoking and switched to an Ego style ecig. It's obvious to see how it may look like some sort of drug paraphernalia to the uninformed. I'm a little worried about the risk of losing an expensive piece of equipment (and my sanity for the night)

    At the risk of relapsing, I'm really trying to avoid ever having to go back to analogs for anything and really hate the less conspicuous cig-a-likes (although something tells me those could be a target as well) so I'm just curious to see if any forum members have ever gotten their gear confiscated by confused bouncers.
  2. VapieDan

    VapieDan Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That is the norm for Private property. It is just that Private and they can make their own rules. You are an invited guest not a right to enter public area. Unless their rules conflict with local or federal laws you do not have to comply but you can be refused admission or if inside be asked to leave. Besides smuggling and stealth vaping is fun! Stock up on disposable Cig-A-Likes.
  3. Stylite

    Stylite Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 17, 2014
    New Jersey
    Yeah I guess that's what I'll have to start doing. At least until I'm the super-star headliner :p
  4. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    Buy some cheap mini egos (350mah or 450 mah) and/or get some disposables like White Clouds

  5. Stylite

    Stylite Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 17, 2014
    New Jersey
    I was thinking about staying loyal to Halo and picking up a G6 for more stealthy vaping. I hear as far as cigalikes that one is top of the line.
  6. Baldr

    Baldr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2011
    Dallas, Tx
    It sounds like you're hanging out in the same bars that gang thugs like to hang out in.

    Regardless, a bar has every right to ask you not to vape, or to not let you enter. They can't just steal your belongings. If a club took anything I owned, I'd call the cops and raise hell.

    But honestly, I think you are worried for nothing. Bars and clubs are pretty familiar with these.
  7. wulfenstein311

    wulfenstein311 Full Member

    Dec 8, 2013
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I'm in SLC, I'm a dj and I play at various raves and clubs and every venue I've been to recently has really accepted e-cigs with open arms, as far as I can tell, as long as you vape in the smokers section.
  8. Mrs C

    Mrs C Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2013
    If your working add it to your contract, if not their house their rules.
  9. k av

    k av Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 13, 2014
    Most clubs don't care about them that i have been to. Once even in vancouver, where ecigarettes or are not as readily available they patted me down, felt the ego and simply asked if it was an e cig and then let me in.
  10. Nermal

    Nermal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2013
    Farmington, NM USA
    Why on earth would anyone submit to a pat down search to enter a club?
  11. 92GreenYJ

    92GreenYJ Full Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    Spring Valley, CA
    Speaking as someone who is vaping a g6 as I type this. That is correct.
  12. DreamWithin

    Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 15, 2012
    New England
    Their house, their rules. It's actually pretty common in a lot of places. Most of the larger concert venues I have been to in the last few years do this, but are typically only screening for weapons and illegal items, sometimes other contraband items listed in their own policies. Never had a problem with a small PV (I've always brought something compact at those venues)
  13. Nermal

    Nermal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2013
    Farmington, NM USA
    There rules. My presence not required.
  14. PhyscOsiris

    PhyscOsiris Full Member

    Mar 28, 2014
    Western New York
    Never had my vapor taken away but I do recall being asked to vape where only smoking was allowed at a night club in Las Vegas, which I was fine with, it's their rules
  15. Sarin

    Sarin Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2014
    UK here but similar rules apply. They can search you as per the terms of entry, they can ask you to only use your e-cig in the designated area but they CANNOT take property off of you as long as the property is legal. I would seriously object to this happening to me and would ask to see the management. I suspect that they might relent to you keeping it on you if they were facing a DJ-less club for the night?
  16. dave51

    dave51 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 10, 2014
    Ive never had that problem
    Bouncers dont usually want to upset me in any way

    I just get asked if im armed and if I am would I mind very much to leave it in my truck
  17. Transdelta

    Transdelta Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Santa Cruz, CA, USA
    I've had nothing but positive responses when vaping comes up in public or private venues--
    you've taken a huge step toward improved personal health and reduced harm to those around
    you, be proud!
    If it came down to it, I'd just assert that it's a nicotine cessation program prescribed by my
    doctor :laugh:
  18. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    I was watching an episode of Lockup the other night. The term keister stashing comes to mind...
  19. Crunktanium

    Crunktanium Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2013
    Florida (east coast)
    You wont get in any well known club in Florida without a pat down. It's not a "search" (unless they reach into your pockets) and security at a private establishment aren't bound to laws that would require a warrant anyway. However you have the right to refuse a search or a pat down (unless a crime is committed) which by that same token they have the right to refuse entry. Even a clean upscale environment can turn nasty when people have to much to drink or even worse drugs come into play. So the pat down is done for everyone's benefit but especially to protect security who typically pays their own medical bills.

    If anyone takes you vaporizer however they MUST by law return it. And when you have a complaint take it up with management AFTER you gain entry. Once you make a stink at the door you wont get but once you do it's all about the money.
  20. Jdbaker82

    Jdbaker82 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 16, 2014
    United States
    Well. maybe.... Went to Atlantic City Harrahs pool after dark club woke up in a jail cell blacked out... appearantly cursed out some people and got locked up so next morning when I got all my stuff back my dna30 was there and my Russian 91 was missing not sure if the cops took it or someone at the night club but I'll never see it again

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