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Small puffs won't cut it .

Discussion in 'E-Cigarettes in Public' started by Mike .. w, Nov 15, 2016.

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  1. Mike .. w

    Mike .. w Full Member

    Nov 3, 2016
    So , I'm not obnoxious or unreasonable but if I'm ouside and not in a giant crowd of people I can't see a reason to hide my vape. I don't enjoy mouth to lung period I like a big cloud , not for the cloud itself but because that's what satisfies my craving. I figure if people can't get over it when I'm not in their vicinity than they can basically go to hell . I'm not here to make them happy therefore I could care less what they think. As I said , so long as I'm not in a large crowd or obviously inside. Not going to change my vape set up because people are whiners . And really so far I haven't had anybody complain but hopefully when they do I can explain a few thing . Doubtful though as people like that don't generally care to listen.
     
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  2. Maestro

    Maestro Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 19, 2012
    Windsor, Ontario
    If people are complaining, then you're likely bothering them. Try some common courtesy. It's no different than playing music too loud or letting your kids run around loose. If you're nowhere near them and they just don't like the looks of it, then I agree with you. To hell with them.
     
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  3. Mike .. w

    Mike .. w Full Member

    Nov 3, 2016
    No complaints yet, just read a lot about it mostly here in these forums. I get some funny looks and I really don't blow ridiculous clouds either , not out running max vg with a crazy build just for the sake of clouds. They are probably verging on mid range from what I've seen cloud wise. Just reading through here got me thinking about it and I almost got a bit self conscious about it . Not really even sure why I posted this , other than just to re affirm that if I'm not blowing it near you and you look at me funny I'm not gonna run out and buy a lame set up to satisfy John q public. Like I said I'm not obnoxious about it so I don't expect a complaint but I'm not gonna change how I vape just cause I'm in public. That being said I don't vape in front of stores , or in parking lots or really anywhere people roam in herds as I don't care to be a smudge on the vaping community in general. I'm totally reasonable and respect people's space and their right not to have clouds in their face. But honestly if I'm ouside and somebody does approach me to ask me not to vape they will not be happy with the response since after all they would have to go out of their way to approach me about it.
     
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  4. Maestro

    Maestro Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 19, 2012
    Windsor, Ontario
    Well, you're going to get some looks no doubt. I saw a car the other day with clouds billowing out of it so bad I was wondering how the driver could even see. I can just imagine what non-vapers would think of it.
     
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  5. seanmc

    seanmc Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 30, 2008
    Fairfield California
    That's funny. I was on my way home from work the other day and vaping at a stop light. There was a decent amount of vapor coming out of my driver window. This car honks from across the intersection and the guy yells "We get it, you vape"!
     
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  6. sofarsogood

    sofarsogood Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2014
    At work we have our vapers. The younger guys only care about clouds and the older guys only care about not smoking any more.
     
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  7. 6steelstrings

    6steelstrings Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2014
    North Carolina Triad
    I am one of those "older guys" in my mid 60s and I love chucking clouds now that I have stopped smoking. Now that cold weather has arrived those clouds really look massive.
     
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  8. sofarsogood

    sofarsogood Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2014
    Clouds is what got vaping restricted on my shop floor. Now I have to be sneaky.
     
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  9. tckenno

    tckenno Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 29, 2015
    N. Michigan
    At least it has not been banned entirely sofarsogood. But the fact it got restricted by discourteous fellow vapers abusing the privilege is bothersome. We gotta realize it will be the perception of vaping by the general public and lawmakers (ie non-vapers) that will determine the rights of vapers. With smoking already having such a negative public image it is going to take a lot of goodwill to get even a halfway fair shake from regulators. We're guilty until proven innocent is the reality. The first person I vaped around wrinkled their nose and turned their head from eight feet away when I exhaled a simple MTL puff in their direction. That's what we're up against.
     
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  10. Canadian_Vaper

    Canadian_Vaper Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 30, 2015
    ON. Canada
    It's all about the exhale... You can get the feeling of a big cloud and by exhaling a little more slowly you don't stand out as much...
     
  11. Canadian_Vaper

    Canadian_Vaper Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 30, 2015
    ON. Canada
    yeah! like massive it's hilarious, I swear now that my gear has evolved it may actually snow from my clouds at -30C
     
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  12. Beastvaper_14

    Beastvaper_14 Full Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    hello i am a relatively new vaper and i use 2200 maH which gives a decent cloud compared to my first vape which was a 88vape pen classic which was 650 but i still get looks even though the clouds aren't as big as some others its kinda starting to annoy me, i just want to enjoy my vape in peace.
     
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  13. icedsoul

    icedsoul Full Member

    Dec 5, 2016
    I try to be considerate of those around me, but sometimes people have the most ridiculous things to say about vapers. Someone told me to explode away them them.
     
  14. tckenno

    tckenno Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 29, 2015
    N. Michigan
    I presume you intended that to read 'explode away from them' icedsoul. To us may seem funny but you can tell from where they developed their opinion of vaping. I was watching the morning news a while back airing 'dramatic' video of a guy with e-cigarette going off in pants pocket. Group of people around him shouting while he was jumping around slapping at it and trying to get it out. Finally does, drops it on ground where its smoking with sparks flying, and people are scattering. I'm sure tens of thousands of people watching TV that morning saw it and for many that is all they know about vaping. It's risky behavior to them.
     
  15. No-one has bothered me when I'm chucking out clouds although I try my best not to chuck clouds directly at them or around them, that being said though the anti-vapers clearly don't have a clue and they will only feed off the negative news that's being produced as a means to shoot down what we enjoy.
     
  16. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    Although I am not as they say chucking clouds, my GF tends to get upset at the amount of vapor that my MOD produces. I found a simple solution to appease her and that was to hold my vapor in a bit longer. She asked me once if I could turn it down to produce less vapor. No need to chain vape when I do it and exhale a considerably smaller cloud. All the explaining of why my high VG produces more clouds than what she uses made a difference so I found the solution and made the adjustment in my vaping style. Life is just learning to adjust.
     
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  17. Schue

    Schue Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2015
    Texas
    I too like big clouds, but I do not vape around large crowds because I know it may bother some people. I will find an area away from people and I do not vape at designated smoking areas because I cannot stand the smell of cigarettes anymore. Make me physically ill.

    I generally only vape at work, at home, in the car, or in a crowd with other vapers. I can go most of the day without vaping if I cannot find a comfortable spot to do so.
     
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  18. r055co

    r055co Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Seattle
    Yep, I'm only about 10 years behind you and I do like chucking a healthy cloud. Why Vaping worked getting me off the stinkies and all else failed is the draw and exhale of the smoke.
    Once in a while I'll get an ignorant comment like that I just respond with "wow, sounds like you've really done your homework" and leave it at that.

    Anyway to the OP, don't worry about what others think as long as you're not being obnoxious just ignore them. It's all about staying off the Stinkies. I luck chucking some respectable plumage but I'm also very conscious of others around me. When I'm out and about around people like on the sidewalk, bus stop, etc. I insure I stand away from them and vape on my Tootie Puffer, a Kayfun. But when I'm stationary like at work, out having a beer, etc. and go to the smoking area I break out my dripper or other gear and enjoy.

    Bottom line, if you enjoy chucking a good cloud and are respectful not to be obnoxious and blow it around them ignore them. It's their problem not yours.
     
  19. T0mmy1977

    T0mmy1977 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2015
    :lol:
     
  20. Beastvaper_14

    Beastvaper_14 Full Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    I suppose that some people are just spiteful and don't realise that we are a growing culture and must be respected, not ridiculed for what we enjoy.
     
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