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Be Proper: E-Cig Etiquette

1193561000Just because you vape instead of smoke doesn’t mean there isn’t some sort of social protocol you should follow. While manners are not essential to daily life, they certainly help when you’re around others. If you’re a vaper, you wouldn’t want a cigarette smoker sputtering smoke and dropping ash in your personal space, would you?

An issue to consider with e-cigarettes, as new as they are, is the strange reputation they have acquired with vapers using their alternative smoking devices as openly as possible. While that is awesome, and one of the best benefits to using e-cigarettes is that they can be used in many public places and amongst groups of people, it’s important for e-smokers to be responsible ambassadors for the products!

Here are some tips for vaping in public that will help you handle your e-cigarette etiquette and remain an excellent representative for the vaping community.

Be Respectful

Being loud ‘n proud is fine in some circumstances, however if you are vaping, you are an adult and that means you don’t need to be obnoxious or unnecessarily ruffle any feathers. In public, keep your vaping to a minimum in large crowds and do your best to avoid situations that are not well ventilated. Why annoy others if you don’t need to? While you know vapor is absolutely different than smoke, not everyone does and respecting their differences is the right thing to do.

Promote Education

Change comes with awareness, and one way to get those around you to be more open and understanding of electronic cigarettes is to educate them politely. E-cigarettes are still very much new products in the scope of smoking, and even with their many benefits, there is still room to be misunderstood. All e-smokers want them to gain mainstream acceptance, so do your best to explain their many benefits, dispel rumors, and give your own positive experiences so that others will have a firsthand account of the great aspects.

Ask if You Aren’t Sure

If you aren’t sure about vaping in a certain public environment, the best solution to the issue is to ask others around you. If you want to get technical, if there is no sign posted “No E-Cigarettes Allowed” (or similar semantics) then you are most likely free to vape, however it never hurts to make sure. It will help to avoid an awkward situation for yourself, and lessen the risk of offending others in your space.

E-cigarette etiquette doesn’t have to be complicated, however having some manners never hurt anyone! If you aren’t sure where to begin when educating others on the positives and truths regarding electronic cigarettes, feel free to use the EverSmoke Knowledge Centeras a starting point. We look forward to the future of e-cigs, especially in regards to their public acceptance!

Enjoying E-cigs in the Company of Others

Smoking-e-cigarette_1Cigarettes are not people friendly. They create a lot of problems, and usually you have to use them outdoors to keep things safe, convenient, and nontoxic for others.

This is one of the many huge reasons electronic cigarettes are replacing them; they offer smokers a lot more options and a lot more versatility when using them. Quite importantly, they are able to be used around those who are not fond of traditional cigarette smoke without the same problems; think second hand smoke and smelly fumes.

E-cigs go anywhere, and they can be used quite discretely. I have seen people using them just about everywhere in public, and have never witnessed an issue. Having been exposed firsthand, I know personally there is no smell at all when those clouds of vapor are exhaled. While the looks and feeling imitate a traditional cigarette, for bystanders they are nothing alike.

When you are at a gathering, it can be annoying and difficult to always have to step outside to have a smoke. It can break up great conversations, and take you away from what you’d rather be doing, like enjoying the company of others, or relaxing wherever you happen to be. Being able to stay where you are, and vape without inconveniencing anyone makes enjoying your time that much better.

With the popularity of e-cigs growing, they are becoming more and more accepted in public places. Most nonsmokers don’t take issue with electronic cigarettes, however keep in mind that not everyone is completely familiar with them yet. If you happen to come across someone who is unsure about your e-cigarettes, and happens to be reluctant in being exposed, all you have to do is explain how very different they are from standard cigarettes.

When it comes to smoking, a good time can be a great time if you switch to e-cigarettes. You’ll enjoy yourself more, your nonsmoking friends will thank you, and you’ll be able to concentrate on what’s most important: having fun!

E-Cigarettes Hitting the Mainstream

20130928_WBP001_0E-cigarettes have really become a mainstream occurrence as their popularity has exploded. In public places all over the country, on TV, in advertisements, in movies, their visibility has tremendously increased, and their reception is certainly prevalent as millions of people have accepted them as alternatives to traditional tobacco.

Countless celebrities are e-smoking, have been seen out and about using e-cigarettes, and certain electronic cigarette companies have even tapped celebs, such as Courtney Love and Jenny McCarthy for advertising. Stars have totally embraced the vapor cigarette as a trendy alternative to harmful tobacco, and many have been exceedingly proud to tout theirs around town. Reflecting on popular culture, it shows that not only are these products getting plenty of use in Hollywood, but people all over the world have replaced their tobacco cigarettes with them, and with exceptionally good results.

However, the popularity of electronic smoking goes far beyond the who’s-who of Hollywood. In a survey done by Wells Fargo Tobacco Talk in 2012, approximately 30,000 tobacco wholesalers, retailers and trade professionals believe that the hype around e-cigarettes is here to stay, and these alternatives are having a much greater impact than simply a current trend. As the numbers in sales have piled in, in 2013, electronic cigarettes have proven to be an industry raking in over $1 billion in sales, with more than 2.5 million users – which is not an easy feat for a fledgling industry! Suffice it to say, sales and usage of these products are expanding at a voracious rate.

As of 2011, 1 out of 5 tobacco smokers had at least tried an e-cigarette, and this figure is expected to be lower than actual 2013 numbers because many more smokers have switched to e-smoking since that time.

As expected though, with the popularity comes scrutiny, and this has led to immense discussion on whether e-cigarettes should be taxed the same as traditional cigarettes, and whether they should be regulated by government agencies. Currently, most regulation of e-cigarettes is done at the local and federal levels, and it allows for a great amount of leniency

As the industry expands in size and customers, it is expected that the FDA will begin to have more formal involvement. Expecting this, many e-cigarette companies have already begun measures to prepare themselves

As the popularity of e-cigarettes increases, right now is a great time to be an e-smoker or switching to tobacco. No matter where this industry is headed in terms of regulations, more and more people are turning to these electric alternatives and experiencing only positives.

It’s safe to say, e-cigarettes are not going anywhere! For more information on how to get started, to learn more about electronic smoking, and to check out our product offerings, visit us at www.eversmoke.com!