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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. LiamV89

    LiamV89 Full Member

    Dec 11, 2017
    Leeds
    Leeds, England reasonably accepting cant walk down the street without seeing bellowing clouds of vape rising mystically on the horizon. You are free to smoke in most open air areas designated for smoking. I have to say many of the independent retailers in the city are more accepting of the use than the larger multinationals. Public services have banned the use of ecigs in the main.
     
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  3. crayfishx

    crayfishx Full Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    Malaga, Spain
    This thread is pretty old but I thought I'd share my recent experiences in Europe and how I tend to vape indoors in bars and airports in those places...

    Spain (where I live): Pretty much accepted anywhere.
    Bars: Publicly
    Airports: Publicly

    UK: Tolerated but become increasingly prohibited in some bar chains...etc
    Bars: Discreet / sometimes stealth
    Airports: Very discreet / stealth

    Switzerland: Tolerated, can use but not buy nic containing juice
    Bars: Publicly / Discreet depending on the bar
    Airports: Very discreet / stealth

    Belgium: Legal but same status as tobacco
    Bars: No, they can get a fine, so can you
    Airports: No

    Czech Republic: Widely accepted
    Bars: Publicly
    Airports: Discreet

    * When I say "publicly" I don't mean cloud chasing in a crowded bar - I mean I don't mind if other customers or staff are fully aware that I'm vaping, I always respect others around me and always adjust my vaping style to suit my surroundings - common curtesy!
     
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  4. Moezso

    Moezso Full Member

    Nov 19, 2017
    I think is the key to being more accepted.
     
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  5. LyLyV

    LyLyV Senior Member

    Feb 21, 2018
    Earth (most days)
    Where I used to live, it's "illegal" to vape outside. They passed a Smoking Ban in the city last year and it happened to include "electronic cigarettes." So stupid. You can get fined $100. You can smoke/vape on your own property, or in your car with the windows rolled up. SO DUMB. Everyone I know (even the most well-aware ones) have bought into the "vaping causes popcorn lung" propaganda. It's unbelievable. (So.CA, USA).

    (I would vape in my car with the windows down and outside at night when walking the dog... Just because. Idiots.)
     
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  6. LyLyV

    LyLyV Senior Member

    Feb 21, 2018
    Earth (most days)
    Cool. I had been thinking of moving to Spain anyway ;)
     
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  7. LyLyV

    LyLyV Senior Member

    Feb 21, 2018
    Earth (most days)
    Someone needs to create an excel file of all the vaping friendly locations around the world...
     
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  8. coldgin96

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

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    Michigan...
     
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  9. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Arizona (only because they are very slow at getting their act together.)

    Now, cellphones and driving... If you even LOOK at it funny, you can get arrested. I don't even think you can touch it for navigation anymore. But, we have very dumb teens here....

    Anna
     
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  10. AlphaGuitarist

    AlphaGuitarist Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2015
    New York City
    Had I known that it's cool to vape in bars in Spain, I would have taken full advantage of that when I was there last November! I see you're from Malaga - it was one of the places I had the privilege of visiting. The hike to Castillo de Gibralfaro was an unforgettable experience.
     
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