Vaping is becoming the hottest thing on the block and it has grown a lot in the past few years. However, many things haven't caught up with the advent of vaping: technology, health research, laws, and social acceptance. Every person who vapes or uses ecigs should know proper vaping etiquette to avoid a faux pas around company, whether it be with friends or strangers. There are things people can do to avoid these awkward social situations as well as being more considerate of others.
Do Ask First
Some people are still uncomfortable with the idea vaping, thinking it's no different from regular cigarettes. You should ask the company around you if vaping is okay. Most of the time people will say yes since it doesn't smell funny and less hazardous to another's health. It's always nice to think of another person's needs. The great thing about vaping is that you can do it anywhere, inside or outside. Ask first and you can stay inside and vape. That way, you can spend a little more time with your friends or won't be left out of the conversation.
Don't Blow Vapor in Someone's Face
That's great you got friends that don't care if you vape near them, just don't blow vapor in their face. Just like regular tobacco, you don't want to blow vapor in someone's breathing air. The second hand smoke from vaping isn't as dangerous as tobacco, but it's still very rude to blow vapor in their face. It's no different from blowing smoke. It's not that hard to turn your head and blow in the other direction, just like with regular tobacco.
Do Clean Up After Yourself
Just like discarded cigarette butts, don't leave your empty cartridges all over the place. Clean up after yourself and throw your cartridges away. Old cartridges still contain some of the juice inside, so it can get messy if someone steps on them and breaks them. It can also be a hazard to children and pets if they get a hold of them. Clean up after yourself and everything will be peachy.
Don't Vape in Sensitive Areas
Second hand vapor may be safer than second hand smoke, but it doesn't mean you should be vaping in a hospital. Vaping is relatively new, so there hasn't been much study done on the effects of vaping or the effects of second hand vapor. To be safe, don't vape around areas where the ill and fragile are such as hospitals, clinics or at your kid's school.
Do Give Out Information
Since vaping is so new, many people don't quite understand it. If anyone asks about vaping, give them an honest answer. People love learning new things, and explaining how vaping works may ease some tension on vaping or even get your friend to start. Don't be afraid to talk about vaping and your personal experience. There's a lot of things going on with vaping, so try to answer the best you can. If you come across a question you can't answer, simply look it up. It doesn't hurt to learn more about vaping yourself as well.
Don't Get Flustered if You Can't Vape
Remember that some people will not allow you to vape, whether it be at a restaurant or at a friend's house. Everyone has the right to vape and smoke, but getting angry when you can't isn’t the right way to solve the problem. Remember to step out or get away, or even better: try to convince them why vaping isn't as bad as tobacco. Like above, try to give out information to tear down any misconceptions about vaping. Just don't lose your cool while doing it.
Being courteous and kind will get rid of the negativity that may surround vaping, so do your best to follow these simple do's and don'ts of vaping etiquette.