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No vaping allowed?!!!

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Mell4now, May 30, 2012.

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  1. Mell4now

    Mell4now Full Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Western MA.
    I'm at Bertucci's in West Springfield, MA just got out of a 13 hour day and am enjoying a beer at the bar while waiting for my take out. When i asked the bartender if it was ok to hit my e-cig she made a huge production out of it by shouting across the resturaunt to the manager adking if it was ok, ultimately the answer was a big fat "no". Not only was i a tad bit Embarrased at their "publicity stunt "i was a little ticked off that they declined my request. Hell, I probably didn't even have to ask. I just did that out of courtousy... Anyone else get shot down for vaping in public??
     
  2. seabs

    seabs Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2012
    WI
    I wouldn't go back there if they made me feel like a jerk for even asking.
     
  3. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 3, 2011
    Florida Suncoast
    Did you approach the manager and ask him if he was aware what vaping is?

    If yes, then shame on him. Don't go back...

    If no, then shame on you!

    To answer your question, no, I've never been turned down. I was told a couple of times it's OK if no one around me minded. Thus far batting 1.000, plus v-verted two curious customers! [​IMG]
     
  4. PoliticallyIncorrect

    PoliticallyIncorrect Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2010
    SoCal
    It seems incredible to we in the know, but ignorance of what e-cigarettes are and what they're all about is the norm outside of these walls. If they've had any exposure at all, it's been through the slick, stupid you can smoke these anywhere, free trial! commercials that share late-night airtime alongside phone sex pimps—or they've heard news soundbites about nutjob vapers going postal aboard airlines at 30,000 feet when they've been denied the use of their e-cigs, or that the FDA found antifreeze and carcinogens in them.

    In all fairness, if I were a bar owner in possession of only what has filtered through to me via the media, I'd consider them problems I don't need.
     
  5. Tarkvemada

    Tarkvemada Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I always asking the permission. Some people have no idea about e-cigs, but they OK with that as long as it's not a smoke. More people asking if that's new thing, fake cigarette and they wanted to try it some time to quit smoking.. Which is pretty good already. If I have time at the moment - I'm giving them some info.
     
  6. vanillayo

    vanillayo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    South Carolina
    I was recently in the hospital and my doctor wrote it as as order that I could use mine.
     
  7. Striker911

    Striker911 Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2012
    Mountain Home, AR
    I was asked in a store once not to vape. The lady said she must have an allergy to it. So I made sure she knew what it was and she told me how it was like she was smoking from being around it. She felt it in the lungs. Okay BS, but I stopped puffing till I got outside anyways. No need to piss people off and give the vape a bad name.
     
  8. b0redagain

    b0redagain Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2011
    Denver, CO
    I always ask and sometimes I get told no. I just stop frequenting those places.
     
  9. Algernon

    Algernon Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 15, 2010
    Rocky Mount, VA, USA
    Our local hospital just banned it via a large employee email. My mom gave me the news about a week ago.

    ...how healthy of them.
     
  10. Mell4now

    Mell4now Full Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Western MA.
    I am always courteous when it comes down to vaping and will usually ask before hand. I was kind of bummed with the answer, but really upset at the huge production that the establishment made when I asked. It felt like half the resturaunt was stairing at me:/ as the bartender shouted across to her manager...I guess I probably should have titled the post a little bit differently -lol!!
     
  11. Striker911

    Striker911 Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2012
    Mountain Home, AR
    I dont ask cause its not a law or posted house rule. If u ask your giving them the chance to say no. Its self sabotage, as well as sabotage for all vapers to a point.
     
  12. b0redagain

    b0redagain Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2011
    Denver, CO
    I don't see it that way at all. I ask because I don't want it to be an issue when people complain because they think I'm smoking. I just try to be respectful of the owners and the people around me.
     
  13. Butters78

    Butters78 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    They probably don't want to explain to every new customer that walks in that you are not smoking.
     
  14. b0redagain

    b0redagain Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2011
    Denver, CO
    Agreed...and I don't blame them.
     
  15. Striker911

    Striker911 Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2012
    Mountain Home, AR
    Ya if its a mini I see your point. I bring in some huge mod and everyone knows its not a analog. They just look at me like they kinda get it. But for the most part no one ever says anything to me. I have had people confirm its that new electric thing but thats pretty much it for the most part. No one has ever said I cant vape though.
     
  16. OnnaB

    OnnaB Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2012
    GA
    And...to be honest....a lot of places with smoking bans HAVE included e-cigs in the bans too...sucks but true.
     
  17. b0redagain

    b0redagain Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2011
    Denver, CO
    I agree, for the most part people will just keep quiet, but I'll still be respectful and take my chances by asking. I don't see a problem one way or the other. :vapor:
     
  18. mwplefty

    mwplefty Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    I asked the first two times that I used it in restaurants. Afterwards, I stopped asking. If people really have a problem with it, they would let me know somehow. A few weeks ago, I was waiting for my table at a restaurant, and I started vaping next to a man and his three sons. The only person who said something was a waiter who, upon approaching me, realized that I was using an e-cigarette (as opposed to an analog) and politely excused himself.
     
  19. HawkeyeFLA

    HawkeyeFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 2, 2012
    Clermont, FL
    Is this a chain joint or a local place? If it was me and I felt that way, I would try and take it up with the general manager. Write a nice simple letter explaining how the staff that night made you feel. Might not change anything, but it'll at least let you get your feelings known to the right person. Maybe include an ECF link in the letter.
     
  20. propagandax

    propagandax Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    Guys let's be honest here. I'm sure the manager was just trying to avoid complaints from other customers right or wrong. Furthermore what you exhale is not air, its vapor residue you breathed in and exhaled while I know its not a big deal it likely smells, again people look for any reason to complain.

    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
     
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