Though vaping has become socially acceptable and legal in most public places unlike nicotine, there is still such a thing as proper vape smoking etiquette.
Vaping is inhaling smoke from the mouth to the lungs using e-cigarettes or a vaping device.
Recently, vaping devices have gained the popularity they deserve. Vaping is slowly becoming more acceptable than smoking as it doesn’t release any toxins or bad odor in the air.
Consequently, your loved one will not become a victim of passive smoking. Moreover, you can learn to make shapes while blowing out the smoke.
A survey conducted by Vype concludes that more than 45 percent of people have a friend and 26 percent have seen their family members vaping. Even though vaping has become acceptable but they are some people who don’t like to be trapped in a cloud of smoke.
You need to learn how to use a vape before you bring out your smoking e-cigarettes. Here is a list of smoking etiquette that you need to take care of.
1. At Public Places
Most people haven’t realized that vaping doesn’t carry any passive smoking risk. Instead of making others uncomfortable, try to take care of other people’s choice. Before vaping in restaurant or hotel, ask for permission from the management.
Accept their decision and don’t try to argue. Don’t vape in places where there is no smoking sign. Even though vaping is different from smoking, no smoking sign is dealing with both.
Try to smoke outside instead of raising some eyebrows in the public area because of your habit. Also, avoid vaping in enclosed spaces such as lifts and waiting rooms as the smoke will quickly fill these places agonizing the individuals near you.
Respect others if you want others to respect your choice of vaping.
2. On the Road
Some people don’t realize how to vape when they are on the road. When you are traveling in someone’s car or taxi remember that you are their guest.
The vehicle is their property and their rules should be applied in it. Instead of bringing out e-cigarettes, ask them if they allow you to vape. Moreover, keep the car’s windows open during the vaping session as smoke will accumulate quickly in confined spaces.
Most train and bus companies have decided to choose a no-vaping policy inside the vehicle while keeping the comfort of non-smoking individuals in mind. Some will not even allow you vape even in stations. Instead of showing your frustration towards the rule accepts their decision.
There are smoking areas at most of the station where you can vape without facing any repercussion.
3. Avoid Vaping Stealthily
We know that traveling is a stressful experience especially when you have to reach a destination which is hundreds of miles away. The need to vape can be irresistible for some people traumatic for some people.
You may have seen some miniature vaporizer in the market promising that your vaping habits will always be unnoticeable. These vaping devices do not produce to0 much smoke or fragrance.
Some individuals have started to use these devices in places where vaping is prohibited. It seems cool to break rules but nothing is invisible. There are chances that your small vaporizer may come under the radar. Resultantly, you will upset the people near you.
Besides, other vapors will also be blamed for your actions. You will only make it more difficult for vaping to be accepted by the general public by not accepting vaping etiquette.
4. Smoking Etiquette of Office
With the increase in popularity of vaping, several workplaces have introduced their own policies to deal with this trend.
Surveys have shown that more than 34 percent of office workers love vaping at work. Some offices won’t allow you to smoke inside the premises.
They will ask you to vape during lunch break or after working hours outside. Others may have reserved smoking areas for the employees who love to puff smoke. Few firms will allow you to smoke during office timings. You should also ensure that you don’t spend all your time vaping.
Focus on your work and don’t create trouble for your fellow vapors. Remember to ask for permission to vape when you are in an important meeting. Don’t stick the vaping device in your mouth while your boss is discussing some important points.
5. Keep Away from Children and Pets
One of the golden rules of smoking etiquette is not to smoke in front of kids and pets. Even though vapes don’t release any toxins but they are still chances that the smoke will have an adverse effect on the sensitive lungs of children.
Moreover, you don’t want to be responsible for sparking the interest of kids in vaping. Kids are curious by nature and they tend to try new things. Avoid vaping in front of them to discourage this habit.
Animal Poison Control Center and Pet Poison Helpline (ASPCA) have seen a rise in pets getting sick because of vaping smoke. It has been observed that vaping causes liquid nicotine poisoning in pets which can be fatal. You do not want your lovely pet to get sick because of some vaping smoke.
6. Don’t Become a Snob
A trend has emerged in vapors to flaunt their superior vaping device such as ‘Suorin Air’ in front of their fellow vapors.
Vapers love to gather to brag about the technical ability of their vaporizer and look down on individuals whose device cannot compete with the latest technology.
Remember that not everyone has resources to buy the latest vapes. Some have loved one who is depended on them financially. Others may have not had the experience to handle the latest vaporizer.
Another thing that has been noticed is that vapers have developed the habit to look down on smokers. This is unfortunate as most of these vapers were ex-smokers. Let people have fun in their own way.
Don’t need to make fun of someone because of their life choices.
7. Remember to Clean Up After Yourself
No one likes people who create a mess wherever they go. We have been taught since we were kids to never leave trash in public places.
E-cigarettes and mods contain some disposable parts. Old e-liquid bottles, cartridges, cotton balls, and wires need to be disposed of properly. Being a vaporizer doesn’t mean you have the pass to leave these things behind.
Either throw these things in a trash can or take them home to dispose of them. Furthermore, get rid of every extra vaporizer part of your house during your next spring cleaning.
There is no excuse for leaving your garbage in public places.
8. Avoid Making Huge Clouds
Everyone loves to create a huge cloud of smoke. Showing off new vaping skill to impress your friend is on everyone’s agenda.
Avoid creating smoke clouds when you are standing in line or visiting a market. The reason is that some people may get nervous around you. Just take a few puffs and release to satisfy your addiction. Your skills should be reserved for parties or in open areas such as parks and beaches.
We know vaping is fun but don’t use it to intimidate other people. This will only create a negative image of the vaping community.
9. Don’t Vape When You are Eating
Vaping should not be defined as an emergency. It should be confined to the definition of hobby and should not be encouraged to become an addiction. For example, you should be more focused on the burger in front of you instead of need to vape.
Vaping may make you lose your appetite and will also put your fellow eaters off. Have your lunch or dinner before you take out your e-cigarette. Moreover, there are chances that the fragrances of vaper mix with the smell of the food making it unappetizing.
Enjoy the dessert your wife has made instead of bringing vaporizer to the dinner table.
Vaping for Fun
Vaping to create smoke circles and other shapes can attract few cheers towards you but they are some smoking etiquette rules you need to follow.
To make vaping publicly acceptable, it is the duty of the vaping community to impress non-smokers with their manners. Remember to buy a genuine vaping device.
They are reports that scammers have introduced some vapes which will give up on working after a few puffs.
Remember if you are annoying someone with your vaping, you are harming every person who loves to puff smoke. Have fun and enjoy a variety of vaping flavors that are available in the market.