Vaping in public - where should people draw the line?

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  1. Pleski

    Pleski Full Member

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    I'm interested in the circumstances people are comfortable vaping? Would you vape under any of these circumstances, and if so, what's your reasoning?


    1. a smoker's corner outside an office block
    2. near the doorway in front of the office block, which has a no smoking sign
    3. on a public bus, with no one on it but the driver
    4. in a lift/elevator, alone with just a security camera
    5. sitting in the reading section of a public library
     
  2. soundasleep

    soundasleep Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    1. Absolutely. Always a great conversation starter to hopefully get another smoker to switch. My only concern is that if I hang around smokers enough I will end up joining them and regreting it.

    2. Yep - not smoking so no problems there ;)

    3. Bus, train, taxi - just stealth!

    4. See above. Although I don't tend to bother stealthing if there is nobody else in the lift. I don't go massive clouds either - there is a nice middle ground ;)

    5. Errrrr....probably not. Unless the library allowed for things like coffee I'd be concerned that the smell might be annoying to some people (just like strong perfume or after shave).
     
  3. Ewunia

    Ewunia Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    1. I would vape but as a matter of principle I would not be seen in the "leper's corner". Even when I still smoked I'd rather go for a walk than stand on corners.
    2. No problem, but if I had any reason to be in the building I would stealth vape inside.
    3. No problem but without big clouds of vapour.
    4. As above.
    5. As above.

    And here are places where I vaped:

    1. Inside RTA office.
    2. Inside Westfield shopping centre.
    3. In the National Gallery cafe in Canberra.
    4. On the corridor of a private hospital (I was not a patient).

    So you can see that I vape as I please. So far NOBODY ever even noticed my e-cig, like it was invisible. Gives me joy :) BTW my batteries are NOT white with red LED.
     
  4. Pleski

    Pleski Full Member

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    LOL. I've become a bit of a stealth vaper myself. People generally only see what they expect to see. There's no smoke without fire... so to speak.

    I have had odd looks with one of the less cigarrette-like rigs though. Some people think they're some sort of wicked device. I made a note to myself to carry a cigarette style e-vape for high visibility situations, and keep my beloved eGo rig for more discreet places.
     
  5. Pleski

    Pleski Full Member

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    Have you ever had anyone, like a stranger, comment on the smell?
     
  6. tinajfreeman

    tinajfreeman Super Member ECF Veteran

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    In the US, none of these places would bother me.
     
  7. Ewunia

    Ewunia Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I never had any comments, but my experience is limited, because I started vaping 3.5 months ago.
     
  8. VapingTums

    VapingTums Full Member Verified Member

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    1) a smoker's corner outside an office block

    Sure, no problems here

    2) near the doorway in front of the office block, which has a no smoking sign

    Only if I wasn't in anyones way, and more likely to if people were smoking there and not paying attention to the sign

    3) on a public bus, with no one on it but the driver

    No, I use my ecig as cigarette replacement, so I don't smoke it anywhere where smoking a cigarette would be inappropriate (excluding my own house where I never smoked indoors or in a friends car / house as they know the ecig is harmless

    4) in a lift/elevator, alone with just a security camera

    As above

    5) sitting in the reading section of a public library

    As above. Honestly, unless you are horribly addicted to your ecig I see no reason why it can't be put down for later in these situations.
     
  9. VapingTums

    VapingTums Full Member Verified Member

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    1) a smoker's corner outside an office block

    Sure, no problems here

    2) near the doorway in front of the office block, which has a no smoking sign

    Only if I wasn't in anyones way, and more likely to if people were smoking there and not paying attention to the sign

    3) on a public bus, with no one on it but the driver

    No, I use my ecig as cigarette replacement, so I don't smoke it anywhere where smoking a cigarette would be inappropriate (excluding my own house where I never smoked indoors or in a friends car / house as they know the ecig is harmless

    4) in a lift/elevator, alone with just a security camera

    As above

    5) sitting in the reading section of a public library

    As above. Honestly, unless you are horribly addicted to your ecig I see no reason why it can't be put down for later in these situations.
     
  10. Vaptor

    Vaptor Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't vape publicly indors, bus etc. I give people the benefit of the doubt not being able to tell if it's a vapor or smoke or even something on fire (bus scenario). I think that's fair. When asked outside about it I say it's a Personal Vaporiser go Google it. I never say E-cig because 1: it's not a cigarette, 2:people automatically think it's some kind of cigarette anyway and panic. When I say PV they are very interested. They just need to be educated about it.
     
  11. jnnfrlsw

    jnnfrlsw Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I would only vape in the first scenerio. If its a no smoking area then I dont vape. I dont want to do anything that will give ammunition to the anti-vaping/anti-smoking groups.
     
  12. Amorphis2k

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    So far have not had any comments with where I've vaped (in a shopping center, restaurant, hospital). Due to the fact that not many people in Australia know what vaping is they see me puffing away and think it is some kind of medical device (it is a medical device for me to get my nicotine medicine!).

    My brother had a situation where he had a guy become abusive for vaping around elderly people in the shopping center but when he explained what it was the individual realised he'd made a big fuss about nothing.

    I feel as a "vaper" I should be able to vape where I want. There's next to no smell, no ash, nothing but steam so I should be able to vape where I want when I want without prejudice.
     
  13. Tanya James

    Tanya James Full Member

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    I vape where I want. I have no problems justifying vaping and not smoking. I am a caregiver of an 89 year old woman who has never smoked in her life and she encourages me to vape!
     
  14. flowerchild

    flowerchild Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I vaped in a bar a while ago, it caused alot of interest which was good...bad bit was everybody wanted to try it and I didnt want strangers germs on my pv. My ex hubby took me to hospital for a procedure yesterday he started vapeing but I told him to stop as in NZ I think security would have been called.
     
  15. Amorphis2k

    Amorphis2k Full Member

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    My brothers girlfriend is giving birth as I write this! He promised he'd be vapeing right next to her :p
     
  16. n2tkd

    n2tkd Full Member

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    Aloha fellow vapors,
    Lucky I live in Hawaii. Here vaping has become welcoming by nonsmokers thanks to Volcano's. We have primetime TV ads that are played, so people know about vaping. I vape everywhere at the grocery, mall and restaurants. I've never had anyone come up to me with negative comments. I mostly use a Provari with some sort of tank system (AC9 now) and people just want to know what it is.
    If someone did have a problem with my vaping skills, lol, I'd put it away no biggie.
    I think we shouldn't hide it, it makes you look guilty...like you're doing something wrong.
    Again, lucky I live in Hawaii.
    Vape Happy :vapor:
     
  17. bennybumfluff

    bennybumfluff Full Member

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    I vape everywhere, i recently got a bus to Mt Hotham and vaped for 6 hours straight. I did not envy the smokers one bit when they rushed off the bus at every stop to quickly char down a dirty analogue.

    I have only had one person hassle me and that was at an outdoor coffee shop and the lady was completely ignorant and even after explaining that it wasn't a cigarette she still carried on and said it was the same
     
  18. Fifthflo

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    1. Yes but I'd stand away from the smokers unless they were my friends
    2. Yes, it's not smoking
    3. No, unless it was a long bus trip
    4. Yes
    5. Yes, but on the sly.
     
  19. zapped

    zapped Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    About the only place I abstain is in public in front of small children as Id rather set a better example.
     
  20. burnah

    burnah Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    What zapped said ^^
    :toast:
     
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