Quit Calling Them E-Cigs

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  1. schoonovert

    schoonovert Full Member

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    It is time to call it something new, We are not smoking. It is not a cigarette. The name brings with it a load of bad feelings from the recent passed. Find a better Name and really stand by it.
     
  2. chaos-7

    chaos-7 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    These devices were invented as electronic cigarettes, I will not be politically correct to cater to weak minds.
     
  3. Train2

    Train2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    THIS was invented as an e-cig, sure...
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    But I think it's fair to at least suggest that the industry has progressed to the point where there's value in shifting the name - to separate vaping from smoking. There's a battle to NOT treat vaping as smoking - because with smoking, comes prohibition. Basically - can't do it near a building, tax it to death, etc.
    Hopefully, at least we'll still be able to vape in our own horseless carriages.
    (see what I did there?)

    So with devices like these, most folks agree we can call it a "PV" or an APV, or something other than an e-cigarette.
    Doesn't look like a cigarette...
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  4. Tepid

    Tepid Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I call them PV's and APV's

    When people ask about it, I do initially refer to it as
    "This is my Personal Vaporizer, or, what you might know as an eCig, but it's actually my Personal Vaporizer."

    I try to point out to them, this is not anything like a cigarette. It holds no relation whatsoever to a traditional cigarette, other than
    it contains nicotine and flavoring and looks like smoke, but is actually water vapor. It is not a cigarette.

    There actually is a difference, even though the others look like a cigarette, they are not. ECig is a misnomer, and does have negative connotations.

    But it's too bad that the stigma has caught on with a lot of people. We need to reeducate them as much as possible.

    So, yeah, we need to refer to all of them as something different and not as an Electronic Cigarette.

    The problem is, this is a World Wide thing. There is no way to conquer that, other than one person at a time as often as possible.

    It's an uphill battle the size of which, putting a man on the Planet Pluto might be easier. (Yes, Pluto is a Planet, dammit)
     
  5. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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  6. Vapeman12

    Vapeman12 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I kinda agree, my wife keeps saying why you want to smoke that you never smoked, its not smoking its vaping. totally different
     
  7. Thunderball

    Thunderball Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I suggest we throw out some names... something new to call it.
     
  8. Thunderball

    Thunderball Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    How about my Huff-puffer ? :)
     
  9. Train2

    Train2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hey - that's not 10 characters!
     
  10. altspeed

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    It's a zapometer and I'm not afraid to use it bucko!

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  11. Zipslack

    Zipslack Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Hmmmm....if you add blank spaces, do those count toward the 10-char minimum?

    Nope. Maybe white characters?
     
  12. cags

    cags Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    remember when they tried to get US citizens to change to the metric system?
    :facepalm:
     
  13. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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  14. Thunderball

    Thunderball Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jimmy Carter......
     
  15. zoiDman

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

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    Nope.

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  16. State O' Flux

    State O' Flux Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    This is just fine by me - vaping is what I do with them and vapor is what comes out of them... thanks.
     
  17. potholerepairman

    potholerepairman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have never called my pv a "e anything" not cause it was right or wrong, but just because is sounded kinda weak.Thats not the best reason to say dont call it that, but come on."honey I now have this Ecig" sounds kinda worse than "baby doll look at how I get my juice fix " we can both deliver
     
  18. Bob Lion54

    Bob Lion54 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I say we call them "Shababadooms!"

    We can be all like "I just got me a new Shababadoom," or "my shababadoom is variable voltage!"
     
  19. Hoka

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    Agree. I would like to disassociate vapeing from smoking.
     
  20. BlueMoods

    BlueMoods Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So call it a vape, I do when speaking "Just a sec, let me grab my vape and we can go."
     
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