What about the kids?

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by QueenInNC, Mar 7, 2009.

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  1. QueenInNC

    QueenInNC Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I know that there are lots of questions about what we are inhaling, but what about what we are exhaling? I never smoked in my house or my car, but I find myself vaping away at my computer now with my girls in the next room. Do you think that there is anything put out by second hand vapor? Sounds crazy, I know, but just wondering. My girls rarely ever even saw me smoke and I still hide the vaping from the little one just so I am not setting a bad example. The older one is 13 and she has seen me smoke way more than my 4 year old. The older one also knows that this is a better alternative to smoking (we hope). My husband says there is no smell and the kids haven't said anything either. Things that make you go hmmmmmm
     
  2. CandyGirl

    CandyGirl Super Member ECF Veteran

    truth is we don't know, so i don't risk it.
     
  3. ZambucaLu

    ZambucaLu ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I had the same question when it came to my grandsons (they are 2 and 3 1/2). It just didn't feel right to sit in front of them and vape. The older one asked me what it was....that even felt funny. So now I try to do it in the other room. Makes it really tough when I visit them though because they want to be around me all the time. I really thought vaping would be the answer but it hasn't been (in that aspect) for me.

    Lu
     
  4. Nuck

    Nuck Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Even though there is no factual reason to avoid it I still don't vape around them. Just doesn't feel right for some reason.
     
  5. QueenInNC

    QueenInNC Ultra Member ECF Veteran


    I agree with you and Lu. I have been vaping in my room and one of them walk in. They see nothing but I imagine that the vapor is still in the air (somewhere). I have my celing fan on super high so it disappears even more quickly. I have wondered about this in the malls at the kiosks also.
     
  6. Cellmeister

    Cellmeister Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    ougghhhh Toughfeee...

    Even though there kids, they see more then u think.

    Sorry I'm no help here....
     
  7. QueenInNC

    QueenInNC Ultra Member ECF Veteran


    I am concerned about what they see, but feel as though I hide it pretty well. Better than I did smoking. But I just wonder what is in the vapor that I exhale and if that could be harmful to them and my husband. Obviously, I should just go outside like I did when I smoked to be on the safe side.
     
  8. Nuck

    Nuck Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    PG and VG are fine and I remember reading the small amount of nic you exhale evaporates as soon as it hits the air.
     
  9. green-lantern

    green-lantern Senior Member ECF Veteran

    The vapor dissipates very quick so unless you are blowing it their face they will not receive any exposure.
     
  10. Terraphon

    Terraphon Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    This is a dangerous statement to make.

    Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there.
     
  11. asidrave

    asidrave Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I never smoked around my kids as well. i always went outside. if we were out together with my wife as a family...i would excuse myself for a few minutes and go somewhere where they wont see me. now that i started vaping i will continue to do the same.
     
  12. QueenInNC

    QueenInNC Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I would rather be safe than sorry later. However, my older daughter (13) sees more of the "gear" than the actual vaping, I think. I have 4 chargers with batteries in them. My 4 year old doesn't pay attention. I keep 3 of the chargers on a strip under my bed. I do not want anything about this to be appealing to them. Ever.
     
  13. Nuck

    Nuck Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Yeah..I'm the same. Much better if my kids don't grow up thinking it's normal to smoke or vape.
     
  14. strell

    strell Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Yeah, kids pick up on everything, no matter how well you think you hide it. We reserve any smoking-like activities for when the kids are a couple hours into sleep and never leave any gear around. I still feel weird that they were around when we mentioned that we went to a hookah bar last summer while they were with their grandparents.
     
  15. QueenInNC

    QueenInNC Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Definitley!
     
  16. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Congrats on a worthwhile, thoughtful thread with good advice. It's getting rarer ..

    If only everyone were this considerate.
     
  17. QueenInNC

    QueenInNC Ultra Member ECF Veteran


    Thanks, Bob. I agree.
     
  18. youngorboy

    youngorboy Full Member

    I was just wondering this earlier today. I don't have any kids myself, but whenever I'm visiting family I vape in a room upstairs, and sometimes get surprised by little ones (nieces). I hope its true that the nicotine just evaporates into the air, and poses no threat:(.

    Glad to hear I'm not the only one concerned though.
     
  19. Elle

    Elle Super Member ECF Veteran

    I've heard this as well, somewhere in a discussion about second hand vapor in general.

    Interesting that many of us are willing to assume exhaled vapor is generally safe to use in public or in enclosed areas but to apply that logic to vaping around kids is "dangerous". Just an observation.

    Personally I'm not sure how I feel about it to be honest. Stone me to death why don't you- but off the top of my head, I wouldn't think its a hazard. That being said, I wouldn't chance that assumption on my kids or anyone elses.
     
  20. QueenInNC

    QueenInNC Ultra Member ECF Veteran


    I agree with this.
     
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