Vaping in Public places indoor. Do you do it?

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  1. Jman8

    Jman8 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    Wisconsin
    Well, with that said, then post #271 applies to me as social norms strongly suggest if you can get away with it, it is (very) okay. I could compare this to other things (that people get away with and are relatively harmless), but isn't really necessary if you think about the principle at work, concerning social norms. If you can get away with it, it is okay. And becomes less okay if there are more rules, regulations and laws (with stiff punishments) that are put into place to impact how we all view social norms.

    Yet, very important reality is if you do get away with it, then there may be no evidence that you did it, but reasoning would explain that you must have done it respectfully (of no bother to anyone else) and invoked the least amount of harm (relative harmlessness).

    Furthermore, Baldr represents most plausible example of non-harm from anti-vaping perspective that I can think of. Not exhaling nicotine into room with people who are conditioned to think a) nicotine is a carcinogen and b) nicotine inhalation, of the secondhand type, will lead to an addiction which means c) nicotine in the air must be avoided at all costs. Thus, it is really challenging to understand why Baldr cannot vape in presence of other people and get away with it.

    This issue will continue to fascinate me, if for no other reason than people everywhere are exhaling a vapor that is visible in cold temps and invisible in warm temps, and we currently (according to social norms) feel that if you have issue with that (other people's exhaled vapor), then it is your problem, not society's, not those who are exhaling. It really does seem to come down to "it looks like smoking and I've been conditioned to despise smoking, therefore don't do anything that looks like smoking or YOU have a problem."

    Thank God the social norm of "getting away with it, no harm, no foul" trumps that. I hope that lasts indefinitely, for respectful vapers currently have the upper hand and likely will for the foreseeable future.
     
  2. aldreis

    aldreis Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Rio de Janeiro
    Sometimes how/what you do just boils down to personality. I'm admittedly a non-confrontational guy. I try to avoid anything that unnecessarily disrupts my peace & harmony, and I hate to argue or explain myself without a very good reason.

    So I became a world-class stealth vaper. :2cool:

    I even have a Ninja Vaping Kit ( 510-T black tank cartridges, 510 black attys, black 180mAh pen batteries with their LEDs disabled and 80PG/20VG unflavored e-juice ) to go to potentially problematic indoor public places.

    From long-distance flights to jury duty, from weddings to business meetings, I vape absolutely anywhere. And in almost five blissful years, I've never had a hint of trouble.

    I just look someone who chews a lot his pen. :)
     
  3. ethermion

    ethermion Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2014
    Virginia, USA
    I vape outside with abandon. I never vape indoors in public places, mainly because nobody else seems to. I have yet to see anyone else vaping in public. My experience in Norther Virginia.
     
  4. Jman8

    Jman8 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    Wisconsin
    Vaped in a hospital today. About 5 puffs in all. 4 of those were with pretty much no one around. 1 was with people around.

    No one said anything.
    Very likely no one even noticed.

    So yeah, I continue to vape in public places that are indoors. Even in those places that seem to be at top of some people's list of where you should never ever consider vaping. I say bump that. Still can't think of legitimate reason not to.
     
  5. Skagman

    Skagman Full Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    La Habra
    Honestly, I have no problem vaping anywhere. The only responses I get about it is, "Hey, what is that? Does it work to help you quit?" Of course, my answer is yes. :D Nobody's seemed to have a problem with it, though I do think I catch some smokers giving me the stink-eye when I'm blowing clouds... Cloud envy, maybe?
     
  6. Jman8

    Jman8 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    Wisconsin
    Exaketededly
     
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