Have you ever seen a fellow vaper walking down the street or sitting in a park? If so, was that person blowing enormous clouds into the air? Could that person have even been … you? We hate to tell you this, but most non-vapers find it kind of – well – obnoxious when vapers walk around creating their own personal weather systems in public. Even cigarette smoke doesn’t hover in the air quite as long as today’s massive glycerine-infused vapour clouds seem to – and, to be honest, non-vapers don’t like that very much.Scientists almost universally agree that vaping is significantly less dangerous than smoking and that, if you’re unable to quit smoking, vaping is almost definitely your next best option. That doesn’t mean, however, that vaping carries no more risk than breathing. Just as you should have every right as an adult to vape, others also have the right not to be around it just as they have the right not to be around people who are smoking. This, then, is your definitive guide to vaping etiquette. You don’t want to be that obnoxious “vape bro” and have people whispering about you behind your back. Here’s how to avoid it.
How to Practice Vaping Etiquette OutdoorsIt’s certainly enjoyable to vape outdoors, but that’s where you’re most likely to encounter people who don’t vape and may not want to be around it. That’s especially true during the current COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re vaping, you’re not wearing a mask – and if you’re not wearing a mask, strangers who happen to be around you in public aren’t likely may not be very happy about that.If you do vape in public, make sure you’re in a place where smoking is allowed. If smoking isn’t allowed, you shouldn’t vape. You should also make sure that you’re a reasonable distance away from strangers who may not want to inhale the vapour.Two additional points of etiquette to consider when vaping outdoors:
- Consider using a lower-output vaping device like a pod system when you vape outside your home – even if you normally use something more powerful like a box mod with a sub-ohm tank. Non-vapers often find enormous vapour clouds obnoxious.
- Consider switching to a neutral-flavoured e-liquid when you vape outside your home. Obviously, pretty much every e-liquid on the planet smells better than cigarette smoke. With that being said, though, strangers might not feel particularly happy about walking behind you if you’re enveloped in a blue raspberry or cotton candy haze.