While vaping isn’t exactly new, many people still don’t know much about them. And most of the time, we are afraid of what we don’t know.
There is an amount of responsibility that comes with vaping outside of your home. At the very least, you will likely be introducing many spectators to their first live electronic cigarette. What they take away from the event is largely based on your actions.
We hate stereotyping, but it doesn’t stop us from naturally forming overall opinions based on a single interaction. Veteran vapers are well-versed in using their devices in public without causing a commotion or imposing on others’ rights.
If you are new to the world of vaping, here are some basic rules of etiquette of where you should NOT vape:
- In any type of health care facility
- In banks, grocery stores, or retail locations
- Near children at family events
- Where people can see you on planes, trains, or subways
Vaping can require some covertness. You don’t need to walk down the aisles of Wal-Mart showing off and advertising the use of your device. It’s called stealth vaping.
It’s quick and easy to make a pit stop at the restroom or corner of the room for a few puffs. Some vapers are so slick they can position their device in the palm of their hand such that it isn’t noticeable when they use it.
Since you are somewhat of an ambassador for electronic cigarettes when you use them in public, it is highly advisable to learn as much as you can about these devices.
First, you want to be able to call someone on their erroneous statements and set the record straight. Once you know a bit about them, it is your job to nicely educate others who know nothing of what they speak.
Don’t get on a soap-box about e-cigs with everyone you meet; just keep people straight with honest responses and accurate information. Others have a right to disagree.
Show consideration for others by asking before you begin vaping. Chances are most people won’t object, but they will definitely appreciate being asked. It’s also a great way to start a conversation about e-cigs since many people are curious and want to know more about these amazing devices.
Set Good Examples
It all comes down to setting a good example. Remember, people unfamiliar with electronic cigarettes (http://www.eversmoke.com/electronic-cigarettes.html) will use you as their example of a typical vaper, so be mindful of other and polite. For example, if someone asks you politely to put your e-cig out, politely do so. It’s the right thing to do when you’re in public.
We invite you to check out our latest knowledge center article, E-Cig Etiquette: Tips for Vapor Smokers, to better understand the proper places and ways to enjoy your electronic cigarette.