Vaping has been on the rise in the past few years, but it is still relatively new in terms of popularity. Vape shops are popping up in every town, and even online there’s a gold rush to open up the most popular vaping website. The competitive nature of this industry leads most of them to offer deals on their products, which is great for the consumers.
However, some people still haven’t caught onto proper vaping etiquette. There are laws currently going into place that restrict vaping in certain places, some of which are just as strict as actual smoking laws. A lot of us think that just because we aren’t smoking tobacco, there is no laws to follow, but there shouldn’t need to be a law for us to follow some common courtesy’s. Here is where and when to vape in public.
Crowded Places: Vaping in crowded places is rude. Although ninety percent of the people probably won’t care too much of be affected by the vaping, there will be a few people who are bothered. Just don’t do it, because there is no reason to make people feel uncomfortable or annoyed when they are out in public; wait the extra few minutes to be in a less crowded area.
Cars and Homes: Unlike tobacco, vaping does not leave lingering smells that are hard or impossible to get rid of. This means that in the privacy of your own home, you can vape without having to worry about the effects it will leave on the house. Cars, on the other hand, are a different story. Vaping leaves a residue on the inside of car windows and windshields which make it foggy and hard to see out of. These effects are long standing unlike the smell. So, whether it’s your own car or someone else’s, it’s best to just wait and vape outside of the car.
Restaurants and Bars: In restaurants, it is not acceptable to vape. People are paying to be there and enjoy their meals, they do not want your vape sent to wander over to them. This is a hard concept for people to understand sometimes, because the vape flavor tastes so good to you, so why would anyone else be bothered by it, but they will. In a bar, on the other hand, their is often marked off smoking sections which is where vaping would also be most acceptable. If there are no signs or designated rules about vaping, go ask the bouncer or bartender if it is okay to vape in there; it is better to ask than to just make assumptions.
All in all, vaping will not harm the people around you physically, but it is best to use common courtesy when vaping. Vaping is best when away from large crowds or when in designated areas. Have fun and vape respectively.