There are over 7 billion people living on this planet, and even without the addition of personal habits to think about, we often find it difficult getting on with each other’s lifestyle choices. As was the case with cigarettes, it was many years before people started publically voicing their disdain for the habit (especially non-smokers), and policies were quickly implemented the world over, to ensure that men and women everywhere didn’t have to put up with tobacco smoke being waved in their faces, and now the same outcries can be heard about public vaping.
The introduction of vaping lead to some grey areas in this regard. Since the vapour they produce doesn’t smell, is far less harmful that smoke and doesn’t linger like an old smell in the way cigarettes do, many vapers have taken to public vaping just about anywhere, absent minded. So before things get really ugly between vapers and those who don’t, here is some advice on public vaping etiquette that will ensure that you never get punched by a non-smoker for vaping.
Indoors is still indoors
When smoking was banned indoors some years ago, it caused quite a stir… amongst smokers; everyone else on the other hand could breathe a sigh of relief. The introduction of vaping seemed to have challenged the newly formed social taboo on the grounds that it isn’t quite as harmful as smoking. This attitude lead many a disgruntled vaper wondering why they were told off by security guards and upset passers-by. Look, there are still those who are sensitive to public vaping due to respiratory problems, and it is a little harmful, so it is far better to ensure that you irritate no-one by keeping it far outside, or at the very least, far away from crowds of people.
Vaping near children! Really?
The lady-next-to-you’s child has at no point made the conscious effort to start vaping, and the last thing their developing lungs need is an early start. Vaping carelessly around small children (or any of them for that matter) is just irresponsible, and quite frankly, you’re making the rest of us look bad, so please don’t do it.
Public vaping at the cinema
I must admit I am guilty of sneaking the odd pull of my vape in the back of the movie house, and I really should stop. Other than creating a blanket of awesome mist between the projector and the screen, the very sound of a vape in action van be quite a distraction during a movie, let alone the troubles mentioned in the paragraph about vaping indoors. If you want to get your fix during a film, it is probably best to take it outside just like the ‘inconvenienced’ smokers.
Vapes on a plane
This one, quite recently, has been imposed by law, but there was a grey area surrounding it for a while. Just about all of the air on a long flight is recycled, and every passenger needs to breathe it. It’s difficult as it is breathing in that stuffy aeroplane air without having propylene glycol surfing the particles on the plane, so just like all of those uncomfortable smokers at the window seats, you’ll have to wait until touch down.
Vaping is enjoyable, but it should still be conducted with a certain degree of mindfulness for those in your surroundings. If you would like to buy vape kits and e-cigarettes online for yourself or for someone else, be sure to visit the Vaper’s Corner website to see what they have on offer.