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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. billfirth3

    billfirth3 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2013
    Frisco, TX
    I vape everywhere, I did get asked to stop in school by some old guy once. He tried to tell me that the people who support those things are also part of big tobacco. I was like your f*n kidding me, your so ignorant and obviously don't know what your talking about. :2cool:
     
  2. zWarlock

    zWarlock Full Member Verified Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Very cool .. I'll try to remember this the next time I want to make the point. Thanks for sharing
     
  3. Steam Turbine

    Steam Turbine Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nope, I don't vape where I cant smoke unless clearly stated that ecig are ok. Why:

    1 - Im used to it.
    2 - Its disrespectful to other people that didn't ask to smell your stinky maple-pecan juice.
    3 - It attracts un-necessary attention.
    4 - It makes you look like a careless douchebag
    5 - It's bad for vaping in general.

    But thats just me.
     
  4. MJMcMahon

    MJMcMahon Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 11, 2013
    Boise, ID, USA
    Steam Turbine -

    I approach it from a different perspective: I look at it as an opportunity to educate. For example, when returning from a recent business trip, the man sitting in the seat next to me noticed my eGo/810 combo and asked what it was. I told him that it was "the easiest time I've ever had quitting smoking" and started into my spiel about how it worked. Admittedly, I don't blow out huge clouds of vapor while I'm flying but I've yet to have anyone object. If they did after I explained, I'd happily put it away. When leaving for the trip, I mistakenly left my Kanger protank attached to my mod and that brought a few questions from the TSA but, again, after a brief explanation (while she was wiping it down testing for explosives residue) there were no objections.

    People's ignorance of the benefits of vaping will lead to it's regulation. If you feel comfortable explaining the differences between smoke and vapor I think everyone should!

    My two cents worth,

    Mike
     
  5. DucMon696

    DucMon696 Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 11, 2013
    United States
    I am careful to pick where I vape however i will vape in the movies or in public but am careful to make sure no one around. I think its okay as long as you are polite.
     
  6. wrath72212

    wrath72212 Full Member

    I vape everywhere. Literally everywhere. I ask when riding in someone elses vehicle just to be polite and have never been told no. I do not bother asking anywhere else. I dont use a cigarette look a like and I think that puts off most of the Anti Smoke barrage but I do get asked quite often what im smoking and if it works. I live in southern Louisiana and vaping hasnt really taken off here like it has in other places so there are alot of questions from alot of people. I dont mind educating. I have never been asked not to vape or to stop. Until someone passes a law that I cant vape anywhere I please I will continue to do so.
     
  7. DlyDragger

    DlyDragger Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2013
    Zeeland, MI
    I vape pretty much everywhere. It's getting to be more common in my area so not too many questions. I actually just got back from ye olde Applebee's w/ the fam and there was a group of older women sitting near by. They caught the server and quietly (no quiet enough) asked how it was that I could smoke inside. The server didn't miss a beat and actually did a darn good job of explaining it. This was followed by another server actually stopping by our table to shoot the ..... about vaping and equipment.
     
  8. Saleen121212

    Saleen121212 Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    United States
    It depends where. I was at a bar last night and when I got there there was only 3 other people not including my group of friends. 1 of the 3 was sitting at the bar vaping an ego. Wanted to talk to him but didnt get a chance. When I saw him doing it I went and grabbed my sentinel from the car and vaped the rest of the night inside. Not really out of the ordinary since you can smoke cigs in most bars but the waitress did ask me what it was and i explained it to her. I feel kind of weird using crazy intimidating looking devices like a sentinel in public so normally I try not to do it in places where you cannot smoke just to be polite. It feels weird to walk around a store or restaurant billowing clouds of vapor, I dont want the poor employees or owners to freak out because they think I am stinking their store up or scaring customers. Just my 2cents.
     
  9. NovaVida

    NovaVida Full Member

    Jun 30, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    So very true!! I have two family members who work for the FDA...
     
  10. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    Your attitude is bad for vaping, especially your #4 & 5.
     
  11. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    Very well stated!!!!
     
  12. EagleTa2

    EagleTa2 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vaping is almost commonplace in phoenix...it is really taking off....

    I vape everywhere and have never received anything but positive comments. Never a sideways glance.

    In factt, I'm vaping in Starbucks right now! :vapor:

    Thanks
    Geo
     
  13. MJMcMahon

    MJMcMahon Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 11, 2013
    Boise, ID, USA
    I think this is a good indication that people's concerns about vaping in public places may not be well founded. Humans acclimate to just about anything and are generally accepting. Most people I've met who've asked about my PV are simply curious and are very supportive when I answer their "what is that?" question with "the most effective way I ever found to quit smoking". As long as people continue to segregate themselves from others out of some sense of "respect for others" we will continue to be viewed with a stigma.

    My two cents,

    Mike
     
  14. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    Some say don't act like a smoker so that they won't start treating us like smokers.
    Some say act like a smoker or else they will start treating us like smokers.

    Think about it.
     
  15. MJMcMahon

    MJMcMahon Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 11, 2013
    Boise, ID, USA
    Not sure about anyone else...I'm saying "don't act like you're doing something wrong, because you're not" :)
     
  16. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    There you go again DC, throwing out some more common sense.
     
  17. Ill_Rev_J

    Ill_Rev_J Full Member Verified Member

    As someone about to embark on his vaping journey, my only real concern is that ppl mistake an ego w/cartridge as some sort of drug paraphernalia (sp). I'm the sensitive sort, but I think I'll just have to get over it b/c there's no need to go sneaking around when one is doing something neither illegal nor harmful to others around them.
     
  18. Adios PhilipMorris

    Adios PhilipMorris Full Member Verified Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    Boston
    I vape inside as long as I don't think it will bother someone around.(For example, in a crowded restaurant.)
     
  19. John Castle

    John Castle Moved On ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Tempe, AZ
    Same here. Although I'm lucky that my town happens to be a college town where the judgmental attitude regarding nicotine is always, at worst, matched by the curiosity regarding a previously-unknown piece of technology. The way it has always ended up working, with those two competing trends at play with each other, is that after I've explained what the device is, how it works and what it's for, people have been cool with it and even curious about what the user end of the experience of it is.

    It also helps that I vape high-quality juice that, even when it's an un-tainted tobacco flavor, smells good. I've even encountered erstwile ANTZ who had no complaints about the smell of a straight tobacco vape, because I vape the good stuff. Last occasion of that happening was a staunchly anti-tobacco crusader college girl who, after I explained my iTaste/Protank setup to her, wanted to smell the vapor -- I let her get a sniff of Mountain Oak Vapor "Southern Gentleman" and she actually enjoyed it; said the smell reminded her of her granddad's pipe when she was a youngster.
     
  20. John Castle

    John Castle Moved On ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Tempe, AZ
    That's a good point. One thing we must always remember is that "just because we can, that doesn't mean we should."

    I would never sit next to someone at a crowded bar and vape, unless I'm sitting next to people on whom I can smell tobacco smoke -- and now that I've been vaping exclusively for almost a year, I can definitely smell when someone is a regular smoker. So if I'm sitting between a pair of regular smokers, I'm more likely to fire up the PV -- and the reason is that I'm hoping they'll ask what it is and give me a chance to save a life or two.

    If I'm in the midst of nonsmokers, though, I'll take a table out on the patio for my drinks and vapes.
     
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