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Vaping at Disney (And Around Annoying Smokers)

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by BlueCanary, Feb 1, 2015.

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  1. AndriaD

    AndriaD Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2014
    It would make me FIGHTING mad... and I'd be looking around to see who had the smug self-righteous look on their face! So that on my way out, I could blow a HUGE cloud right at them!

  2. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    I can see how people can view vaping the same as smoking. We inhale from a tube and blow out a stream of something that looks like smoke. In their minds they think, "If it looks like a duck, it must be a duck". They've all been taught by the media that sidestream smoke is dangerous to their health.

    Education is key to understanding. That's why I tend to educate people if they are interested in listening. If not, then I walk away.

    Maybe we all need to carry a card with a link to respected vapor air quality testing reports.
  3. Stratsworth

    Stratsworth Full Member

    Jun 24, 2015
    This. It's up to the individual vaper (and the vaping community) to educate the public. It's not the media's job, and it sure as hell isn't the government's job.

    OP's post is old, but I can't help saying this: My enemies don't treat me half as bad as his friends treated him. If you're a vaper that allows this type of abuse from 'friends' or family then misinformation regarding vaping is the least of your concerns.
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  4. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    I've not had anyone express disgust with my vaping habit. Everyone I know and come in contact with considers vaping to be a good way to get off cigarettes. The ones who ask about the rumors they've heard get an education about temperatures and formaldehyde, and what's in the vapor. If I have the opportunity I do the paper towel exhale test and show that the vapor produces a clear wet spot on the towel. They all know that tobacco smoke leaves a yellow-brown stain.

    I also mention that after 40 years of smoking and 5 years of vaping, I recently had a lung X-ray that was graded as normal. My lungs are clear in the X-ray and don't show any signs of smoking. That was a miracle in itself to me.

    BTW, I'm at home eating a dish of ice cream. In the list of ingredients is Propylene Glycol.
  5. Stratsworth

    Stratsworth Full Member

    Jun 24, 2015
    Yeah, and I think we're in the majority. I'm know some vapers catch flak from strangers or associates, and I sympathize. I'm surprised I haven't been quizzed about that scorched atty formaldehyde study. That's why I agree wholeheartedly with your advice: Educate if they'll listen, but don't waste time with those who are more interested in FUD than weighing both sides to make an informed decision (taking liberties with your wording).

    That paper towel thing is brilliant. That's a strong visual, and people respond very well to that.

    Cool guitar in your avatar, btw! I'm a big LP fan.

    Edit: I'm sure you know this, but in my little rant I was using the general form of 'you', not singling you out personally (I would never attack a person with a guitar in their avatar). I just get fired up when I hear about vapers taking abuse from family and friends. There's a larger issue at play if a person takes the sort of abuse that OP talked about.
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  6. fg2015

    fg2015 Full Member

    Aug 20, 2015
    I mostly just avoid smokers these days. I've managed to convince the majority of my smoker friends to quit cigarettes and start vaping. It would be hard if I had family that smoked and hated vaping, but so far I haven't had that issue yet.
  7. hurricanegirl100

    hurricanegirl100 Ultra Member ECF Veteran


    Ditto, Dave! - after 31 years of smoking and, come October, four years of vaping, I also had a lung X-ray this year that showed normal lungs. This after a doctor told me, back in 2005, that if he didn't know anything about me except my lung x-rays, he would guess me to be in my late sixties and teetering on the brink of emphysema. I was 41..hospitalized AGAIN for pneumonia so severe, I was at 1/8th of normal lung capacity.

    Vaping saved my life.
  8. haveblue

    haveblue Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2014
    I still smoke a few"dizzysticks" these days,but mostly vape...It is true that smokers try to defend smokes..some would rather even switch to chew, rather than vape...because, "it is too much work to vape" BS! Find a system that works for you,and the smokes are forgotten. Smokers often find overpriced cheap junk at the gas station,hoping it will fill in for smokes..when they find they are wrong they judge ALL e-cigs as such...some "believe" the hype that e-cigs are bad, but they are jealous, because I smoke very little now, and they don't have the knowledge, or the willpower to find an alternative. Yes, I am a smoker..But I mostly vape now, and feel that it is a healthier alternative.
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