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Vaping in Public places indoor. Do you do it?

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by RyanRed, Jun 9, 2012.

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  1. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    Just ignore the idiots ... Don't try to educated them !!
    Sooner or later they'll stop their cry baby routines because
    no one will talk to them.

    Ignore them and Vape On
    knowing thousands of smokers are trying e-cigarettes
    for the first time ... Every Day !!
  2. Kidnapped

    Kidnapped Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 30, 2013
    Seminole, OK
    I bought my 1st e-cig specifically so I could "get my fix" anywhere I darned well pleased; and, I see NO good reason NOT to vape wherever I feel like it. It does NOT affect anyone; so, they can just "mind their own darned business!..." Besides, most of the ones who'd LIKE to ..... about me vaping don't give a second thought to imposing their unruly kids, their perfumes and hairsprays, etc. on me; so, screw 'em!... (I've always been sort of an "in your face" sort of person when faced with BS, though...) For the most part, folks just ask me questions about it, either for themselves or for the benefit of loved ones. I tell them that if it (VERY UNINTENTIONALLY) pried me away from a 40+ year history of being a VERY heavy smoker, it'd probably do the job for virtually ANYONE... Funny how many folks I run into who don't even realize that there's nicotine in the juice.
  3. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2010
    Ha ha, good job :)
  4. trouble1000

    trouble1000 PV Master of Valinor Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2013
    Rochdale, Lancs, GB
    Not been an analog-free user for long now, but I've no worries about using my ego at work. My office is a 40 foot bus and I use it regularly when working (but not when the bus is moving). At the terminus or bus station I will happily vape away, while loading passengers - nobody looks twice. I did have one "jobsworth" Inspector try to stop me though. He said, you can't smoke on the bus. I replied :
    1). It's not smoking, it's vaping.
    2). My employer currently doesn't have a ban in place regarding vaping on their vehicles.
    3). I'm not vaping while driving, as you can see I'm reading my newspaper, vaping and loading passengers - all things I cannot do while the vehicle is in motion.
    4). I've vaped infront of the Operations Director at the Bus Depot (in the canteen, offices and muster rooms) and he doesn't mind.

    Before I could get to point 5, the Inspector suddenly decided he had to go and pick on someone else. Result for me and all fellow vapers :2cool:

    There's still a lot of ignorance over nic inhalers, but I'm happily doing my bit to re-educate the masses :laugh:
  5. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    The best way to educate the public
    is "Show-n-Tell"
  6. mackeyblunts

    mackeyblunts Full Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    it really depends on the place
  7. tpoulton

    tpoulton Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    I vape in public and if anyone says anything about smoking I just tell them "IT'S A FAKE CIGARETTE....SEE". I found that if you say "I'M VAPOR OR IT'S WATER VAPOR" they don't understand because they are uninformed. What the hell is VAPING? Anyway, try works.
  8. Ardo

    Ardo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2009
    Tallinn, Estonia
    I totally agree. They see it in your hand, then someone else vapes, then another, another and another and before you realize people around you will start accepting vaping. Show-n-Tell!!
  9. Crash Override

    Crash Override Full Member

    Southeast michigan here. I just blatantly vaped at my bowling league for 3+ hours indoors and nobody said a word. No questions, no inquiries, nothing.
  10. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
  11. Red_Bird

    Red_Bird Moved On

    Apr 11, 2013
    Montgomery County, NY
    I vape at Home Depot or Lowe's......not at grocery stores.
  12. stillnotsmoking

    stillnotsmoking Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2013
    GA, USA
    Walmart never give me problems and I'm not discreet by any means. I all cape pretty much anywhere except a restaurant, unless I'm outside

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
  13. ThunderPumpkin

    ThunderPumpkin Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2013
    South America
    I vape just about everywhere. I vape openly at work, where everyone is so amazed I was able to quit smoking that they just sort of accepted vaping as a miracle that's entirely appropriate indoors. I vape openly on the street, of course, too.

    I places like malls and supermarkets I vape in a semi-stealth fashion -- openly on the inhale (no one seems to think I'm doing anything but chewing or sucking on a big pen), but stealthily on the exhale.

    And this past weekend I stealth vaped on two planes, several buses and a couple subways. Nobody even noticed.

    One thing to consider in workplaces -- the irrational fear of second-hand vapor can happen, but it's based on the idea of nicotine getting into other people's lungs. However, I've noticed that some folks assume that e-liquid doesn't have any nicotine, that it's just flavored steam, and those people don't give a hoot about second-hand vapor. So if people assume that, you might not want to disabuse them of the notion.

    In any case, being that vaping is the only thing keeping me from smoking, and therefore from a shorter life and probably a very nasty death, I am NOT above telling potential busybodies that I vape 0 mg juice (I'm actually an 18-24 mg guy). It's a white lie I'm very much willing to live with.
  14. EagleTa2

    EagleTa2 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    I vape EVERYWHERE.

    smoking in any public place in AZ is illegal.... even smoking within 20 feet of the entrance to the building is illegal...eesh!

    In the 17 days I've been vaping, I have done it in all sorts of stores and public buildings....even in a dentist office!

    I've never been really good at following the rules anyhow... and when they one day figure out a way to make that weird guy stop farting in the aisles at target, then they have figured out a way to keep me from vaping in public.
    Everyone I know has been more than supportive about it...especially at my job. My boss allows...even encourages me... to openly vape in my office.

    I'm loving it!

  15. Barto

    Barto Moved On ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2011
    I vape there, too....and everywhere else as well!
  16. dtweedieiii

    dtweedieiii Full Member Verified Member

    May 28, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    Well in CA, I'm not sure...but here in VA (opposites attract ;D lol) I see many people vape in public places, which is cool to me. I, however, treat it as a cigarette and make sure I am far away from other people, not because I don't want them to inhale it or smell it, more because I hate the looks I get when I vape: hardly anyone I know here in VA knows what it is (but all of them know what an ecig is). At work, I trudge over towards the parking garages, flip on the overhead heaters, and vape alone and outside.
  17. Barto

    Barto Moved On ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2011
    I get you man. I do the same.
  18. Paranorm

    Paranorm Full Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I vape mostly where I feel like it. I haven't been asked to stop yet. I get some curious glances and an occasional question, but for the most part, people don't even notice. I keep it in my pocket at restaurants, however. I have no idea why, but it feels out of place there.

    As to second-hand vape: Nicotine is an extremely sticky little molecule. The vast majority of what you inhale is almost instantaneously attached to your alveoli. And what is exhaled is going to be dispersed and diluted by the air you're blowing it into. A good way to give a comparison is to tell people that they get more nicotine from eating a tomato than they do from your vaping nearby.
  19. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    Where have I NOT vaped ??
    Mmmm ... that's a good question
    Nope ... can't think of any place I haven't vaped !!

    On the subject of 2nd hand vape ...
    You would have to lip lock with someone
    and blow the vapor in their mouth for them to get any nicotine!
  20. John Castle

    John Castle Moved On ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Tempe, AZ
    If it's places where smoking would have been allowed without question 30 years ago -- most grocery/convenience stores, bars, sporting events, restaurants -- then I've vaped there. In certain segments of the preceding, the more upscale versions, I'm careful to ask first. In others -- fast food joints where the food is more unhealthy than my vape, or dive bars so dive-y that they ignore the city tobacco ban -- I don't even bother.

    If it's at a place where smoking never was accepted, I excuse myself to the outdoors and vape. Example: I went to the memorial of my friend's late wife, who passed of natural causes at age 90. It was at his church, and it didn't even cross my mind to vape inside a church. When there was an opportunity to step outdoors, I had a vape a respectful distance from the doors.
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