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Anyone ever given you the stinkeye or rude comments in public while vaping?

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  1. Xion

    Xion Full Member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    So here I am minding my own business at the bus stop and an older lady proceeds to glare at me while a guy says "do you really have to do that here" while I was vaping. And I wasn't even using some wacky looking huge mods or anything, haha. Ever had experiences like this? :vapor:
     
  2. Margate69

    Margate69 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    All the time. My preferred answer "Would you rather I was smoking?"
     
  3. Michael Nix

    Michael Nix Full Member Verified Member

    Aug 18, 2013
    Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Twice in the same day once from a lady directing me to the smoking section, and then from a guy needing a light at the bus terminal.
     
  4. moze229

    moze229 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    Central NC, USA
    It's just that people are ignorant of vaping.

    I just don't do it in public myself because even though it's not harmful, I'd rather not be blowing huge plumes of vapor all over them. In 25 years of smoking, I'm used to the fact that I have to smoke away from everyone else, and I'm ok with that. I just enjoy the fact that I can vape inside now, and know that I'm not inhaling all the carcinogens from cigarette smoke.

    People focus on being able to vape in public, and that's great. It's just not that important to me. I'd rather stand off in the distance and leave everyone be. I think we all need to be focusing on the ridiculous regulations and taxes that are forthcoming, and fighting that front first. Then we can all work on the publicity of vaping.
     
  5. lopenator

    lopenator Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    New York
    Ive gotten that too. they probably don't know what it is
     
  6. Xion

    Xion Full Member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Same. I'm blown away by the amount of people who think I'm smoking!
     
  7. Xion

    Xion Full Member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Seattle, WA
  8. Hitmetwice

    Hitmetwice Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2012
    Ontario
    Most people probably think you're breaking a law or something. Some won't hear an explanation even if you tried.
    Something like "I quit smoking using this vapourizer, it's harmless" might help but initial impressions can be very hard to overcome.

    Even with folks I've been stealth vaping in front of for ages will do a double take when I relax and blow out a few clouds.
    One never knows what will follow next after they see all that "smoke" lol.
     
  9. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    H-Town
    for the lack of a better image...THIS would be the stink eye
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    For us married guys..that is the "burn a hole thru us with a laser beam because we screwed something up and didn't realize it" eye

    Yes...yes...I get that all the time
     
  10. Wyld729

    Wyld729 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2013
    Portage Ind
    I get that stink eye every where I go! I drive for FedEx so I try to vape in public when ever possible(outdoors). ppl stop me all the time and ask...is that a Blu e CIG? lol I'll take the time to educate someone as often as I can!!

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  11. Xion

    Xion Full Member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Hahahaha. S***, Obama did something wrong.
     
  12. Xion

    Xion Full Member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    What? Why does everyone think it's a "blu" e-cig? Must be the most wellknown brand to nonvapers, I guess. :p
    I like educating people too though.
     
  13. Choc_Addic

    Choc_Addic Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2013
    Caldicote tunnel
    Don't get yourself in the situation in the first place? Don't do it when there are other close by,.

    If other are far enough away then why not.

    For me., I don't and won't in "Busy - public area". I will put it away if someone coming my way. Use common sense! I won't do it when all of my friend's BBQ in the park. I walked to the car and vap a bit out of sight.

    The way I see it, Vap (e-cig) can be used to do other type (illicit) stuff, I rather not have an argument with others (be it friend or cops).

    My 2 cent.
     
  14. Xion

    Xion Full Member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Yeah it's not like I'd blow it in someones face or even their general direction, but when 15 feet away I don't see the issue. :blush:
     
  15. BigBang

    BigBang Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2013
    Santa Cruz, CA.
    If its not a cigalike, most people will think you're doing drugs or smoking weed. Just comes with the territory. To avoid the ignorance of others, I only vape where I would "smoke".
     
  16. neos

    neos Full Member

    May 21, 2013
    oakbank
    Had a few 'dirty' looks once, but ended up spending 1/2 hour talking to and answering questions about it to another individual that was there at the same time.
     
  17. Wyld729

    Wyld729 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2013
    Portage Ind
    I get that stink eye every where I go! I drive for FedEx do I try to vape in public when ever possible. ppl stop me all the time and ask...is that a Blu e CIG? lol I'll take the time to educate someone as often as I can!!

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  18. Choc_Addic

    Choc_Addic Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2013
    Caldicote tunnel
    What I'm saying is do not be in a position of possible suspicion..... Whether or not I'm doing something illegal. "I'm not doing anything bad?" is just an argument. Why not get into that position in the first place is a good advice that come with your life long experience.

    I wish that everyone can do (vap) in public any time any where, but it may never come. {MODERATED}. But I digress......

    Same with not giving cop's any reason/suspicion to stop me in the first place.

    Cheers!
     
  19. BigBang

    BigBang Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2013
    Santa Cruz, CA.
    Pretty much sums it up.
     
  20. michaelangelo

    michaelangelo Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2013
    Allentown PA
    The guy I'm working with right now coughs every time I vape in my truck
     
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