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Reactions in Public to E-cigs?
#1
I am trying to get into using E-cigs, but was wondering how others react when you use them in public. Are people annoyed by their use or are they generally accepting? Also, is it illegal in any states to use them in public?
#2
Well, you'll probably get a lot of strange looks, haha. Some people might think that you're doing some sort of weird drugs too; my friend once got shouted at by a little old lady cause the woman thought she was smoking something drug related. Once my friend explained is was just an e-cig, the lady calmed down. :lol: But, e-cigs are getting more and more common, so soon enough we won't have to really worry about strange looks.

Also, I would follow the same rules as people who use "analog" cigarettes. You know, no smoking inside stores or restaurants, be how ever many feet away from an entrance when smoking and so on. A lot of people where I am seem indifferent to e-cigs really.
#3
Well, people will look at you more. At not all the looks will be friendly. Everyone will start asking more about this "alien" piece of technology, and you have to give them answers. Sometimes it gets boring (or annoying), but you'll get used to it.
#4
These have really taken off where I live, so I haven't gotten any dirty looks for it.

My boyfriend and I went to Import Alliance in Atlanta a few months ago, and I was really surprised by the amount of people using e-cigs. Didn't see anyone giving them bad looks or looking at them funny there, either. It was nice because it really helped cut down on the amount of litter, and people weren't walking around blowing smoke into big crowds.

I think it really depends on where you live and the amount of vendors in your area. If there's no where to buy them (and I don't mean the ones from the gas station) you're not going to see them as often since people would need to hear about them or know someone who does it.
#5
When I first started vaping over 2 years ago people used to look at me like I was doing something horribly illegal. Now I barely get a second look! Unfortunately, at almost all restaurants I visit its still frowned on. Honestly, I don't get it. Nor does my wife who has NEVER smoked in her life! We were out a couple of weeks ago and someone actually asked me not to "smoke". I nicely explained that I'm not "smoking" I'm vaping. It has no odour, nor smoke. But this person was insistent. Said she didn't like "that steam or whatever it is" blowing past her. I more than happily put it away. Its not worth arguing. But I do wish people had a better understanding of what vaping is.

Society could stand to put aside its anti smoking rage and loosen up about vaping. Its Glycerin and flavor. NOT the 2000 assorted carcinogens in cigarettes.
#6
tmbits Wrote:When I first started vaping over 2 years ago people used to look at me like I was doing something horribly illegal. Now I barely get a second look! Unfortunately, at almost all restaurants I visit its still frowned on. Honestly, I don't get it. Nor does my wife who has NEVER smoked in her life! We were out a couple of weeks ago and someone actually asked me not to "smoke". I nicely explained that I'm not "smoking" I'm vaping. It has no odour, nor smoke. But this person was insistent. Said she didn't like "that steam or whatever it is" blowing past her. I more than happily put it away. Its not worth arguing. But I do wish people had a better understanding of what vaping is.

Society could stand to put aside its anti smoking rage and loosen up about vaping. Its Glycerin and flavor. NOT the 2000 assorted carcinogens in cigarettes.

Yeah, I also don't get why people hate on this alien innovation. The smoke is a very plesant one, and it's one of the best ways to quit smoking in a short amount of time. It's such a shame that some people still prefer smoking over vaping!

But it's up to everyone's preferences I guess...
#7
I generally don't mind it! As long as you don't go around near kids and start blowing smoke rings and doing ticks that could possibly convince them to do it themselves, go ahead! Also, please refrain from blowing the smoke into peoples faces while in public. Had that happen to me in wall-mart one time, highly annoyed!
#8
Does anyone actually blow smoke into people's faces? I mean, yeah, I get the fact that you exaggerated a bit just to express how much they piss you off, but I still don't think that anyone sane would do that.
#9
I treat e-cigs as I would a cigarette. I try to get away from a crowd when smoking, regardless of how harmless the secondhand vapor is. I absolutely hate when people smoke vapor cigarettes around me and blow it directly in my face and direction. Regardless of if I do it or not, I just think it's a pretty rude thing to do.

My best advice is to just treat it as if it were a cigarette. Step away from people, do your thing, and move on. =)
#10
Even though my fairly small community has two stores that sell nothing but things that are vaping related I have yet to see anyone else vaping in public. I have hit my e-cig a time or two in the middle of a store or restaurant and so far have not even been given a second glance.
  


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