If you have made the switch to e-cigarettes from traditional analogue ones, congrats! Although there are many positive aspects to e-cigs such as no smoke, tar or odor, they still can receive a bad rap. Changing the perception of e-cigs to the public can be a challenge. However, there are some basic tips that can get you started!
First and foremost, no matter if vaping is allowed, you should always have respect of those around you. Perhaps ask if it would bother anyone if you lit up. This may even open up an opportunity to begin a conversation about e-cigarettes and the benefits of vaping as opposed to traditional smoking.
If you don’t want the whole world staring at you and talking about you, some advice would be not to vape in closed up, tight knit places. Many that are not used to e-cigs may think you are about to share second hand smoke all around! If you do start using your e-cig, be prepared to answer questions or comments. However, answer them respectfully and not defensively.
Besides respect, education is huge. Many don’t realize that e-cigs produce a water vapor instead of smoke or that there is no odor that will stick to their clothes if they are around you while you vape. Educate them and maybe even take time to show an interested person how it works. Show them how easy it is to use, talk about all the variety of yummy flavors that are made available at Eversmoke. Most importantly, let them know how you feel and possibly the difference it has made in your life.
The biggest issue facing e-cigarettes and vapor smoking is a public image problem. You can be a help in that! Showing respect, educating and talking openly about e-cigs can only help the situation. We know that e-cigs are a smarter choice than traditional smoking…we just have to help others know! For more information on etiquette, check out this article in our knowledge center. Meanwhile, happy vaping!