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How is vaping in public recieved in your country/area?

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Kotton, Jan 26, 2017.

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  1. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Texas is gonna let you carry a SWORD???? Sigh, just one more reason to love Texas. We travelled through there on my honeymoon and I loved it so much I was musing about selling an egg and buying some land there. The problem was, though, any self-respecting couple that wanted a baby would take one look at my medical records then go talk to the pregnant teenager down the block who "Don't know who the daddy is," considering it to be a much safer bet.

    EVERYWHERE I went in Texas, though, I felt bemusedly happy. I hear the heat is oppressive in the summer there, and it's not a dry heat, meaning more bugs. LOL. I "can" do without mosquitoes, for sure. For the longest time after that I had a car with a bumper sticker stating, "I'm from Texas, what country are you from?" The people who knew me got confused, haha.

    But a sword? How cool is that? I'd love to carry a broadsword around with me wherever I went. I wonder if AZ might let you, or at least not have a rule about it... Probably a mistake, even if it's not completely prohibited....

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  2. Necrospecter

    Necrospecter Dulce de Leche to rule them all Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 17, 2017
    Fort Worth Texas
    Texas is a great country to live in even with all the Yankees running around and yes as of September first of this year it is illegal to Txt and drive and you can openly carry a Sword (I was so happy I collect weapons), next time I go out I plan to carry my rapier on my belt so if I do end up in trouble I have backup if I run out of ammo for my 1911 and one more step before I have to throw my heavy mod at the attacker. Mayhaps I should carry one of my Katanas and get a friend to carry another meet them in the middle of a store and say there can be only one then again that would probably get me a nice 72-hour involuntary vacation, and get my CHL revoked.
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  3. sk25411

    sk25411 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 8, 2017
    San Diego, California
    Loved reading the stories in this thread.

    I live in San Diego, CA and I’m not sure what the laws are. However, I’m not into public vaping much anyway.

    I will stealth vape pretty much wherever, with my little Icare.

    I see lots of vapers driving by, lots of people in lots on the way to the store, and surprisingly, lots of people at the beach were openly blowing clouds, and no one seemed to care.

    I can vape at work, when I’m in the field in my ride, don’t really care if it’s “allowed” or not. I just carry my nautilus 2 on an innokin coolfire pebble almost everywhere, thing is tiny.
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  4. MJCSD

    MJCSD Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 7, 2014
    I live in California i vape in public all rhe time. there is a large group of vapers in my home town when i get asked by people about what im doing i use the opportunity to promote vapeing over smoking :)
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  5. Moezso

    Moezso Full Member

    Nov 19, 2017
    Here in FL it's regulated like smoking, but outdoors no one cares. We have vape shops where you can chill and sample and vape away.
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  6. wheelie

    wheelie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 12, 2014
    Ont. Canada
    Received really well these days as everyone is vaping. Four and five years ago it was unheard of in our small town of 5000 people. I got looks of discuss, bewilderment, flabbergasted and stunned years ago. Had to get everything in from China as there were no vape stores around here for over 100km. Now stores are everywhere selling vape related items. CHEERS!
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  7. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    Central GA
    Most people understand vaping as a vehicle that works to stop smoking. All my friends and relatives think it's great. No one cares if people vape in public areas, but I don't really see many people vaping inside and few who vape outside stores. Once upon a time, every mall and shopping center had its smokers finishing a cigarette before going inside and some people smoked INSIDE stores and almost all restaurants had smoking sections.

    I'm not so much addicted to nicotine these days. It's more about simulating the hand to mouth thing and inhaling and exhaling vapor that satisfies. I don't need big clouds. When I smoked it was about going outside to the break area when the nic fit hit. I worked in computer rooms often and couldn't smoke. With stealth vaping it's possible to keep the nic needs at a low level to prevent having to stop working and go out for a smoke. That increases employee productivity, IMO.
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  8. mountaingal

    mountaingal Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I work on a yacht that travels up and down the East Coast. I usually just go with the general rule, if they say "no smoking" they also mean vaping. I have been told not to vape at the casino, that I use to vape at, it seems they changed the rules because all the old timers perceived it as smoking and were jealous that they had to go outside to "smoke" and I did not. I am seeing more boat crew take up vaping because we can vape in our staterooms instead of going outside. I have however, NEVER vaped in front of my boss or on the docks. (I actually have not told my boss I vape!) I am vaping in the crew lounge right now. I do not know what he would say about vaping on HIS yacht and how it might affect his grandchild. (He might tell me not to vape anywhere on the yacht!! So, I will never tell him.) I have worked for him for 4 almost 5 years now. I find it best to chew nic gum if we all go out to dinner. After 40+ years of smoking, vaping is perfect for me.
    With all that being said, no one comes up to me or even seem to care about my vaping in any of the towns we visit. However, in NY you can not vape on a public beach or in a state park, so, I just don't do it there. I can go hours without vaping, and needed a cig every 40 mins or so.
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  9. AkiraFZ

    AkiraFZ Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2016
    Tokyo, Japan
    Yes, I've got the Veteran badge! Thank you ECF:thumbs:
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  10. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Merged thread with existing topic.

    And let's keep it vape related please.
  11. Dropmyload

    Dropmyload Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 23, 2017
    I live in Kenya where smoking is really regulated in the big cities but unregulated in rural areas. Kenyans tend to not smoke anyways.

    I have only met 2 other vapers here. People ask a lot of questions when I'm vaping and general consensus is that its safer than smoking.

    I've carried a mod and tank with liquid through the airports, security didn't even care.
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  12. Augmxnted

    Augmxnted Full Member

    Aug 28, 2017
    i live in michigan where theres alot of vape shops but still in my area vaping in public is frowned upon. i always carry my vape with me though and just take a few hits in my car in the parking lot before i go into the store to get groceries.
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  13. coldgin96

    coldgin96 MADE IN U.S.A. Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You must live in Grand Rapids or Midland. No problem in the Thumb! :vapor:
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  14. Tomasius74

    Tomasius74 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 12, 2016
    Friends of ECF. A Mexican Senator has proposed to regulate eCigs as tobacco. This will have a devastating effect. Please. If you can say something positive about vaping go to Twitter with the hashtag #noalainiciativaguerra
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  15. coldgin96

    coldgin96 MADE IN U.S.A. Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome to the club!
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  16. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    Wait, I thought vaping was de jure illegal in Mexico, although de facto somewhat tolerated? Am I wrong about this?
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  17. Tomasius74

    Tomasius74 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 12, 2016
    It was banned (it's commerce) by our authorities under a non aplicable provision in the anti tobacco law (actuly the supreme court had ruled against that ban). Technically I could own one but a shop was not able to sell it to me.

    There was also a campaign of disinformation about vaping. With some regularity there were news articles against vaping. The last one I saw a few weeks ago said that radioactive substances were found in e-cigarettes!!!!

    A local public health institute also released a study saying that vaping is a gateway for minors to smoke but the study is wrong in several technical and statistical aspects (as I was explained by a scientist friend).

    As in the rest of the world vaping has become more and more notorious. Some months ago a representative filed a law project to regulate them as a safer alternative but not as tobacco. When the proposed bill was going to be discussed in congress I believe that the ministry of health intervened and a few days after a lady senator filed an amendment to the tobacco law in order to deem ecigarettes as tobacco and thus apply the same regulations.

    Of course that will pave the way for BT to sell their cigalikes and IQOS but vaping gear will be difficult to sell as internet sales are prohibited. With the new anti vaping regulation authorities might be empowered to go after today sellers.

    In the press conference given by the senator they said that vaping was full of toxic substances, they insisted that ecigs vapor was smoke and they even said that it contained carbon monoxide!!!!

    So we have to fight against lies and disinformation.
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  18. DancingHeretik

    DancingHeretik Dancing in the Chaos Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    San Antonio, TX
    I'm sorry, Tomasius. Hearing all that makes me feel ill!
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  19. Tomasius74

    Tomasius74 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 12, 2016
    Thats how I feel. I went to US for a few days (black friday weeee) just to find today about this antivaping law proposal. Worst thing is that they are playing with the lives of thousands of smokers that could find in vaping a healthier alternative.
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  20. Allutwo

    Allutwo Full Member

    Nov 26, 2017
    Not sure if Romania was covered in this thread before, I've been reading through the pages but not all of them.

    So... around here it's not too bad for now, even with the TPD regulations and all it's still pretty much ok, even though because of the law which prohibits sales of anything more concentrated than 20mg/ml max nic and no bigger than 10ml bottles (this has made the prices for e-juice to go up a little bit but it's still cheaper than analogs), our vape shops have found a way around this.. mainly they sell 120ml bottles (or 60ml) but only put 100ml of juice with no nic in them and it's slightly more concentrated so that we can dilute it with at least 10-20ml base and still get the full flavor. Although, this is usually for liquids that are made in Romania, but a lot of them have popped up lately and I have to say, the flavors are pretty damn good. The law regarding the sale of tanks over 2ml still applies but loosely, most shops still sell non-TPD compliant tanks (like the OBS Engine for example).

    That being said, vaping in public, at least in my city, isn't that big of a deal anymore people don't stare at me like they used to even if I'm blowing huge clouds, but that's probably because more and more people have started vaping. This might also have something to do with the Romanian vaping community, because lately we've had a couple of youtubers that started making reviews on everything, mods, tanks, e-juice, coils, etc, and educating about vaping. I even had strangers stop me a couple of times to ask what I'm vaping because it smells so good, which was nice to be honest. Nonetheless, I try to keep a somewhat low profile, just in case it might bother someone.

    As for vaping indoors, usually when I go to a new place I ask politely if it's ok to vape, since our government has put a law in place that makes smoking indoors illegal, and not even once have I been told I'm not allowed to vape, they were always ok with me vaping. This would be only in bars and clubs, not restaurants or fast foods, since I rarely eat when I'm out (yeah, I prefer home cooked meals) and even when I do, I just eat and go, I don't spend so much time there that I need nicotine intake.

    The one thing that is not acceptable (and this is mostly by the vaping community) is minors that want to start vaping. Most of the community refuses to help them or give any sort of advice to a minor and instead they tell to use their money for something else, like gaming or stuff like that, or they tell them to ask their parents to get them a vape.

    All in all, for now it's pretty much ok over here and I hope things don't change, but if they do, I hope they change for the better! :)
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