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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. Colie

    Colie Full Member

    I have been around this old world for sometime - during which most of it I smoked. If you remember the days when you put a quarter in a cigarette machine and pulled the handle and out came your favorite pack of non filtered smokes with 3 pennies wrapped in the cellophane wrapper than you will know how long I've been around. (a pack of smokes was 22 cents and 3 cents was your change). Anyone could smoke anywhere and I sure didn't like it when all the 'you can't smoke here' stuff started. I conformed and am vaping now but still honoring what was forced on me by anti-smoking societal pressure. I'm looking forward to the days (should I live so long) when you trailblazing 'I can vape anywhere' people will force changes that will allow me to go to a restaurant and have my after meal vape..........ahhh so good - (kinda like the good ole days) without having to worry about being told to "put that out". My thanks to you brave ones.
     
  2. decoy

    decoy Full Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    Philly
    I was vaping at a local casino last night (and probably was the only one) where ever smoking was allowed. Never thought cigs were that disgusting before that.
     
  3. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    Why would you want the middle seat? I'd be all over the middle seat, if it were between my wife and Kate Upton; other than that, I can't see any possible reason why the middle seat would be desired.
     
  4. Reme

    Reme Full Member

    Sep 19, 2013
    Oakville, ON, Canada
    I assume because the window seat wasn't his, and the middle seat is easier to avoid the eyes of the flight attendants.
     
  5. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    I'm sure he was being sarcastic.
    :)
     
  6. They can ask me and depending on the location I may or may not comply. Outside? Won't comply. Beach? Won't comply. I would ask them how my vape is bothering them as they owe me an explanation if they expect compliance with their request.

    As at least one other has stated somewhere in the forum, I am too old to care about hurt feelings these days if their request is not rational.

    I heard the Key Club is out of business on Sunset. If I had the money, I would buy it as it is across from the Viper Room. Wonder what I would name it......
     
  7. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    I see what you did there.
    :)
     
  8. TheSchwa

    TheSchwa Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2011
    614, Ohio
    I only vape in places that I have permission or that I feel comfortable pulling off a stealth vape. Most bar owners in my area don't mind in the slightest. One has told me they enjoy the variety of smells they get. I refuse to be rude with it. I enjoy the freedom of being able to vape where I please and don't want to abuse it so it isn't taken away.
     
  9. catlady60

    catlady60 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 14, 2013
    Nazareth, PA
    I sometimes vape in restaurants and even in my doctor's office.

    When I vaped in a Chinese buffet, the waiters were curious as to what I was doing. They thought I was smoking until I showed them what an e-cig was. One of the waiters wanted to know where to get one.

    In the doctor's office, I showed my doctor what I was doing instead of smoking and how the e-cig worked. Doc gave me a thumbs up.
     
  10. DSPIVEY

    DSPIVEY Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2013
    NCR
    Nope. If smoking isnt allowed I am not gonna vape. I just dont want to deal with the headache
     
  11. FlavorCloudJunkie

    FlavorCloudJunkie Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2013
    SC
    I vape indoor almost everywhere I go... Walmart... Lowes... Restaurants... Wherever... And where ever Im at I get people asking me questions. Ive coverted a lot of people that way. And of course I give word of mouth advertising for my local vape shop..
     
  12. Empi666

    Empi666 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2013
    NorCal
    I don't vape indoors at all. You have to look at it like this. The world we live in has gotten A LOT greener/healthier in recent years. I remember in the 80's going to the mall with my parents and you could smoke anywhere.... ashtrays laid out every 50feet. Now look at the image of smoking.... you can't anywhere indoors, you have to keep 20-50 feet from entrances, etc...

    The image of smoking has become very shunned. Vaping unfortunetly is the same image.... your are inhaling and blowing what looks like smoke from a device (that sometimes resembles a cig). People that don't smoke at all are not going to look at you vaping and think "Look at that, he's vaping. wow that smells great!"

    Even though we all know how much safer vaping is....its still not as healthy as not vaping at all. Its going to be grouped with smoking and will eventually be banned indoors just like smoking is. Its just going to happen.
     
  13. brianeharmonjr

    brianeharmonjr Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2013
    Indiana
    Don't know if I'm just a wuss, if I've just been beat down from a decade of being a smoker, or if it's just an extension of my shy and confrontation-avoiding personality, but I basically only vape in places that I would have smoked. My employer's policy treats vaping like smoking, so I have to go out to the smoking area, and I don't really ever vape inside in public places.
     
  14. Rancor0681

    Rancor0681 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Momma always told me just because you "can" do it doesn't mean you should.
    Respect for others goes along way
     
  15. Baldr

    Baldr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2011
    Dallas, Tx
    Your implication, of course, is that it's disrespectful to vape in places where you wouldn't be allowed to smoke. I disagree. It's not smoking. It doesn't smell like smoking, and it doesn't have the health implications that smoking has.

    I think it's disrespectful to expect people who have quit smoking to go stand outside in the cold and the rain with the smokers, so that when they come back inside they'll smell like a smoker.

    If there is a rule against vaping, then I'll comply. However, your opinion seems to be that I'm being disrespectful if I don't treat vaping just like smoking.

    In actual practice, I vape in public every day, and nobody ever complains, because I do use some basic common sense about when/where I do it. Lots of people ask questions, but those are generally from smokers who are interested, or people who would like their (spouse/sibling/parents/BFF) to quit smoking.
     
  16. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    People who can't control their vape have a problem. I don't know if there are any step programs for vapers, but I see some forming in the near future... Social norms in the US pretty much dictate where and when I vape, not a chip on my shoulder.
     
  17. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    People who tell other people they have a problem, are the REAL people with the problem.
     
  18. Jman8

    Jman8 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    Wisconsin
    "Anti vapers and persons ignorant enough to think vaping equals smoking pretty much dictate where, or if I ever will vape again"

    Said no pro vaper.... ever
     
  19. Baldr

    Baldr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2011
    Dallas, Tx
    If you're going to make the claim, then back it up. What problem do I have? I'm not even using nic anymore. I can choose to not vape. But I haven't been given any real reason, other than "It looks like smoking, so treat it like smoking!", which is not a convincing argument. So when I go to a bar, I vape. When I finish a meal, I vape. Those were two of my heavy keys when I smoked, and I used vaping to get off the cigs.

    The people who are actually around me when I vape are not complaining. Managers and waitresses aren't complaining. (Heck, I know several who are vaping specifically because they learned about it from me.)

    The biggest issue I run into are people who come to the vaping forum to scream and cry about how vaping should be treated like smoking and I should be an outcast and how I'm being disrespectful if I don't hide like a leper. And I simply don't buy it. I don't think I'm doing anything wrong. It's not illegal, it's not immoral, it's not hurting anyone else, and it's darn sure much healthier for me than the cigs I was smoking before.
     
  20. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    It was a general statement for those who can't take a step without a vape. If you feel it applies to you...
     
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