Vaping and Driving

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  1. mxrdrver

    mxrdrver Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Has anyone ever had someone slow down and stare at you on the highway when you're vaping? I spend about 40 minutes each way to and from work everyday. I'll be cruizing along, vaping away on my igo-l/mech mod setup, and someone will slow down to stare. Seems to happen right after I blow a huge cloud of vapor out. I'll look over and smile. Then I hold up my setup and show them. Some just shake their heads, others laugh. I even had one lady look horrified. Maybe she thought I was smoking something breaking bad style.
     
  2. Chas F.

    Chas F. Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nope, never had anyone in another vehicle stare at me due to vaping. Perhaps it's because I make an effort not to drive directly next to other cars.
     
  3. TCO76

    TCO76 Super Member ECF Veteran

    I don't like to blow huge clouds when I drive. Honestly to the genral public, a mod just looks like drug paraphernalia. I dont need that kind of attention in my life today. It kind of sucks too because driving makes me want to chain vape. I just cover my mod with my hand and do it when im not in traffic jams.. feelsbadman....
     
  4. mooreted

    mooreted Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    A couple of girls at a stop light wanted to know what I was doing. They thought it was, well, something else.

    :vapor:
     
  5. gpeake13j

    gpeake13j Full Member

    I've had cops eyeball me before.. Especially MPs on post. I usually just show them my mod and they nod and continue on. Happens frequently actually. Now I've had to slow down..because I couldn't see where I was going!
     
  6. NickAddict

    NickAddict Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I've gotten some weird looks at red lights.
    I think THEY think I'm smoking something illegal. I'm expecting someone to call the cops on me one day -- or an officer seeing me not knowing what I'm doing.
     
  7. jbalsis

    jbalsis Full Member

    Seems the vape movement has progressed ALOT faster than general public awareness.
    Here in Washington state with the (OTHER STUFF) store movement combined with equipment made to vape (OTHER STUFF) as well as e-liquid it feels like trouble ahead for e-cig users......
     
  8. RosaJ

    RosaJ Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I vape in my car all the time and have never noticed anything. Of course, I look ahead at the light when I'm vaping at a stop light. I think that if it was ever so noticeable that someone was staring at me I would probably think they're thinking "look at that gorgeous woman in that car." :2cool:
     
  9. diggyb

    diggyb Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I don't really pay much attention to what other people are looking at while I'm driving. Sounds kind of dangerous! ;)
     
  10. voltaire64

    voltaire64 Senior Member

    Just last week I pull up to a red light with my provari and look over to the car beside me, the girl driving was taking a pull on an blue MVP2.
     
  11. Razorback

    Razorback Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Tinted windows man, that's how I roll.
     
  12. therussellv

    therussellv Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mostly get funny looks at stop lights.

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  13. Dakota Jim

    Dakota Jim Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I had one young lady (20) follow me into a parking lot to ask what kind of mod I had, what I thought of it, how much did it weigh, and what I would recommend for an upgrade from an ego with a ce4 clearo (this was pre B&M in my city).

    I did have my entire kit with me so she could see the vamo, the mvp, protank, evod, vivi nova options available, and we went online so I could show her other options such as the provari and Zmax3 (gotta love all the businesses with free WIFI leaking out into their parking lots). She ended up getting the Zmax with a protank, has just ordered the MVP2 (more for a battery backup for her phone than anything else), has been coming over to learn how to rebuild protank heads and how to DIY (she has discovered that vaping is incredibly cheap - especially with me supplying the wire, wick, and DIY supplies - but that's ok with the DOM in me (DOM = dirty old man - who's your grampa))
     
  14. 03FXDWG

    03FXDWG Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I've had the scrunchy faces at stoplights and while walking down the street but I've also had a few thumbs up and head nods. I really don't care what other people think and I enjoy the reactions of the scrunchy face & sourpuss people the most. They look funnier than I do! I'm just carrying a weird looking pen that I can put down. They have to see that face every time they look in a mirror.
     
  15. Buffyisabean

    Buffyisabean Full Member

    I'm also in WA and have had this thought. I've chatted with my local police and they know what a Provari is now. But whenever I leave town, I get a little worried about people thinking it's something it's not. Helps to have a bottle of e-liquid with a label on it.
     
  16. BigDaddyQ

    BigDaddyQ Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    A few times. I actually had one lady roll her window down and shout out to me that smoking is bad for my health LOL. I just shook my head back and said I'm not smoking, I'm vaping. To which she replied, "What's the difference?" I said there's a lot of difference, look it up sometime, Google is your friend.
     
  17. TCO76

    TCO76 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dakota jim that story was actually kinda creepy....
     
  18. XTakk

    XTakk Full Member

    I wasn't going to say it but was actually thinking the opposite... Gotta work your strengths man :D
     
  19. patkin

    patkin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I don't know because I don't look their way.
     
  20. classwife

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    At a stop light one morning I had a guy totally staring at me with that open mouthed stunned look.

    EA was in 18650 mode with a K-lite topper.


    Made me laugh !
     
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