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Discussion in 'E-Cigarettes in Public' started by caged imp, Dec 7, 2013.

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  1. caged imp

    caged imp Full Member

    Dec 6, 2013
    kent uk
    Hi all
    This is my first post having recently given up my 34yr habit 5 weeks without a analogue.
    being rather new to all this I was suprised when I got on a local bus, I was sitting there
    looking around when I saw a red no smoking sign nothing unusual there but next to it was
    a blue sign saying no Ecigs same design as the no smoking sign to me indicating to the general
    public this is just as bad for you so watch out for those dastardly vapers people. :glare:

    now is this just my eyes being open for the first time about vaping or is this now a common thing
    just wondering if anyone else has seen these signs popping up or have they been there all along?
    On a lighter note I have seen zero savings so far in vaping in fact i probably spent twice as much
    but you no what I don't care I feel better and Im having way more fun spending my money this way.
    now what else can I buy I need it all.
    cheers and keep on vaping
  2. mooreted

    mooreted Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 10, 2011
    Unfortunately it takes a long time to fight ignorance and fear of the unknown. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail in the future.

    Welcome to the ECF. If you have any questions, let us know.

    Happy vaping.
  3. Steam Turbine

    Steam Turbine Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Hi, welcome to ecf.

    I think that no vaping signs will become more and more common place and I happen to agree with it. No one should be forced to smell some disgusting pecan-maple ejuice (yes I'm talking to you MBV) when sitting in an enclosed area.

    Vape on! Respectfully
  4. 57chilicat

    57chilicat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2011
    McKinney, TX
    I went to a restaurant/bar last week and they actually had a no ecig notice! Bummed me out!
  5. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 11, 2010
    between here and there
    Hello and congrats on making the switch to ecigs.

    For research info you can click on the link in my signature for CASAA. Lots of information and its free...

  6. Sirius

    Sirius Star Puppy Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Nov 19, 2013
    North Carolina
    They ain't afraid of the vapor my friend..just that more people will turn to PVs instead of Cigs,
  7. moondragon

    moondragon Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 26, 2012
    Welcome to ECF!

    Yes, unfortunately there is a lot of mis-information, and it does take time to get people educated/re-educated.

    Once you get established with your hardware setup and favorite e-liquids, the costs should start to go down. When you are new (or even semi-new) there are a lot of different things to try out :) It also doesn't help that it seems like their has been a large number of new devices and tanks and advancements in their technology in the last several years - all of that is good, but it means there are even more new things that catch one's eye. :)
  8. burtonsnowww

    burtonsnowww Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    i have actually yet to see any signs for no ecigs, usually i dont vape in public anyway (just respect for fellow non vapors) so it would not bother me much.
  9. OldSeer

    OldSeer Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2013
    Sun's Shadow, USA
    Hello caged! Welcome to ECF.

    Never can tell what the effects of a sign might have.

    Some folks that wouldn't even think about possibly consider VAPING entering
    their lives just might look into the WHYS of it being banned on buses... or elsewhere...
    When before it wouldn't if cross their mind's... never know who may show up here???
  10. I just joined as well and it's nice to see others are joining.

    "No one should be forced to smell some disgusting pecan-maple ejuice"


    Also, Don't forget to support individual vaping freedom.

  11. BillyWJ

    BillyWJ Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 22, 2013
    I haven't been tracking my expenses - I can afford it, my bills are in no danger of not being paid, and it's worth every penny, and every cigarette I haven't smoked.

    As for the public, don't forget that the general populace has been trained for several decades to demonize tobacco, and those that use it. There has been BILLIONS of dollars spent on this effort, and in the public's eye, white plumes of vapor = smoking, therefore it's bad for you, and should be stamped out, and you should be ashamed of yourself.

    It's disheartening, but it's to be expected. It's up to US to educate, not hide - and maintain civility along the way. If someone is bothered by my vapor - for whatever reasons - I can stop for a bit, just to be nice.

    It all reminds me of the low carb fad. I had cooincidently taken up low carb two years before it started (with spectacular results, and I still do it), and when I cae out of the closet, so to speak, when it became a fad, I was literally assaulted by people and their opinion of what's healthy, and what's not - and experienced the kind of brick wall, "You're wrong no matter what facts you present" attitudes that we're going to be dealing with, with vaping.
  12. molimelight

    molimelight Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
    Columbia, MO
    I respectfully disagree that the onus is on the person bothered by the vapor. How about being "nice" and assuming that the other person is not comfortable breathing in your vapor? As with most things the "American Way" seems to be to do what we want and not care if someone else will be bothered by it. It's as if the sentiment is; "Although they shouldn't be bothered by it because I think it's harmless or pleasant (and after all it's all about me), if they don't like it they can tell me to stop, and I'll begrudgingly quit what I'm doing, (to be nice) but I won't like it, because I feel I have a RIGHT to do it!"

    The most recent example of this type of selfishness is the dolt who walks around in public with music playing on his/her phone for everyone else to hear. Is it harmless? Probably, although I'm not sure about my soul. But what makes you think that what I want to listen to when I'm shopping for groceries, is your crappy (country / hip-hop / metal - take your pick) music? They don't make ear buds where you come from? Then there's the the fellow cubicle dwellers who feel they need to subject the whole office to the potpourri scent in their electrical scent machine, or the music on their little boom box or Mp 3 music system. And don't get me going about Harley riders with loud pipes!

    I always tried to be respectful about my analog smoking, even before all of the research about second hand smoke. (I do think people got a little carried away with the whole "third hand smoke" thing.) And I've tried to do the same thing with vaping now that I (hopefully for good) put the analogs down. The bottom line for me is respect for others, and maintaining a neutrality with those around me, whether it's my cubicle neighbors, my neighborhood neighbors, or fellow bus riders. I won't inflict myself on you and I expect the same from you. JMHO
  13. Hknappy

    Hknappy Full Member

    May 29, 2013
    Austin, TX
    I have not seen the signs yet but usually will ask if I go into a bar, club, etc.
    I was asked not to use it when at a baseball game in San Diego. Outdoor stadium and no vaping? It was very surprising.
  14. caged imp

    caged imp Full Member

    Dec 6, 2013
    kent uk
    while I agree with you I myself stick to the same rules as when I smoked the point is if this is happening and people get the
    impression that this is bad habit then life will become harder for all vapors.
    and some of these same people and the government seem to be hell bent on stopping us and yes I do feel it is my right
    to vape if want while also being considerate of others.
  15. buckeyebob89

    buckeyebob89 Full Member

    Sep 11, 2013
    elyria, ohio, usa
    I am a member of an ethnic social club that doesn't allow e-cigs in the building. We have to go outside with the smokers. The club's reasoning behind the ban was too many complaints from the smokers. "Why can they stay inside when we have to go out in the cold?" Since most of the board members are smokers, we got a new rule. They also reasoned that since many of the e-cigs look like cigarettes, they didn't want to have the bartenders waste time checking to see what people were using. The club can get a hefty fine for allowing cigarettes.

    It doesn't really bother me or the other folks I hang there with that vape. We just wait until we leave or go sit in the car if the need hits.
  16. NicoHolic

    NicoHolic Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2013
    I hope restaurants are proactive in banning vaping and bars are proactive in encouraging it.
  17. nmackan

    nmackan Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2013
    It is a fact that they have been caught pants down. Big pharma asked "hey you get enough we should have some benefits too" Big tobacco told them "ok your medicine is funny against my tobacco but lets have them try to quit your way. we both benefit they can not give up at all" And this unwanted visitor called "Hey is there a little way for me? I will get them out of you both and they will not only quit but you can not do anything to prevent them" They have to ban batteries, glycerin, glicol, nicotine in order to save their money. No way than they go to governments, invented some funny stories about e-cigs like it will atract children when it has stopped very grown ups stop smoking.
    Now we are in a position (and will be more when it is wider spread) "well now that smoking is dangerous ban them"
    come the times when they produce e-cigarettes too (both big tobacco and big pharma) and make it competitive. Tax? no. why should I buy from them when I can do every little piece myself?
    Well let them wear their pants on they cant do anything but ban them wainly. Purpose is "enough is enough let these wide awake ones vape we just have to avoid others to join them"
  18. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2013
    Scranton, Pa USA
    Hello and welcome to ECF!! Also a big congrats for joining the winning team.... Sometimes ignorance causes people to have a negative outlook to something, in this case vaping. I'm fine with the rules and I will abide by them but I am still the winner because I am healthier and I feel great... something that they can't take away from me. :vapor:
  19. danxx6

    danxx6 Full Member

    Oct 17, 2013
    I agree, I think this will become more common place soon. Misunderstanding and misinformation of vaping!

    Anyways, I haven't seen any of these yet so continue happy vaping!
  20. BizzyD

    BizzyD Full Member

    Nov 3, 2013
    No signs like that in Sweden from what I've seen.
    And I have been vaping for 3 months now.
    The cost was also kinda high for me at start.
    But now I've settled down with a Ego Twist & Vivi nova. And the cost have gone down.

    Happy vaping :)
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