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When you can't vape @ work

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by lpboyle, Oct 26, 2015.

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  1. Atchafalaya

    Atchafalaya Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2013
    Central Texas
    I'm in the same boat. No nicotine allowed in the building and I have to drive off property to vape. I use nicotine gum between breaks and it does help. I also have a bag cooler that I keep ice packs with my vape stuff in.
  2. Heartisan

    Heartisan Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2010
    North Cali
    I spent 5 years vaping in the restroom at a very small business office :facepalm: Never was noticed - with the other's suggestions! Use higher nic than at home, hold it in as long as possible, blow through napkin or down your shirt. (I do this while out, pretty much anywhere)
    Great to hear your cravings are diminishing! :) It gets easier!
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  3. lpboyle

    lpboyle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    Louisville, KY USA

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  4. kkiet

    kkiet Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 14, 2015
    Milwaukee, Wi
    Bathrooms are great.
  5. heath71

    heath71 Full Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    This might be going against the grain, so to speak, but I strongly believe it's best to comply by the rules which limit tobacco consumption on the premises. As it is, most non-smokers don't know the difference and don't care to either.
    Yet, for the sake of vaping, which has proved to be an effective smoking cessation tool for people like myself; I can only suggest that it's better to comply with the existing rules and regs, than to be considered a nuisance. So in short, either gum/patches or go off-premise, until the general non-smoking public is better informed.
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  6. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    Was going to suggest the same.

    A boss who doesn't even want the employees bringing in their cigarette BOXES sounds like someone who is very anti ..... be careful.

    Nic lozenges or gum helps.
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  7. Vapez

    Vapez Ultra Member

    Aug 22, 2015
    I'm still in school so I can't really vape unnoticed. But we do have breaks every hour, so it's not that much of an issue. When I'm home, I vape all the time I'm not right next to my kid.
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  8. mekks082

    mekks082 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2012
    Denver, CO
    My job does not allow vaping inside, my super does not really care but to avoid issues I go into the stall. Nobody has ever noticed or said anything.
  9. suprtrkr

    suprtrkr ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

  10. Konstantinos Voultsos

    Konstantinos Voultsos Full Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    That. But it's not ideal, as you shouldn't even vape if it's not permitted. Also, the smell might even get you busted. If you insisst on stealth vaping at work, try just vaping the base, without the flavoring, as it won't smell.

    I am allowed to vape as I wish at my office, so I can only imagine your position. Hang on and stay off the stinkies
  11. rico942

    rico942 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2013
    Carlsbad, CA
    Before I retired last year, I stealth vaped for over a year at my desk without incident, using a mini PV (Ovale Elips) that could be completely concealed in my hand. I vape menthol juices only, always kept breath mints handy, and offered one to anyone who noticed any aroma, to throw them off the track ...

    Also kept a small desk fan running to disperse any trace of vapor, but a deep double inhale of high percentage PG juice reduced my vapor exhalations to almost nothing visible ...

    This was in an unusually oppressive office environment, where people routinely lodged HR complaints about any little thing that upset them. Strong coffee, ethnic foods, colognes and perfumes were the favorite targets of the "brittle people". One poor guy was reprimanded for eating corn chips, both the sound and the smell "offended" his neighbor ...

    Oddly enough, the frequency of complaints meant that nearly everyone was under suspicion for something, safety in numbers ...

    I sometimes miss the work itself, but I'm sure happy to be retired now ... :D
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