Being a Courteous Vape User
As with any activity, there’s a matter of etiquette and rules when vaping. Becoming a courteous vape user is just a matter of common sense. Be aware of those around you, and what the accepted level of usage is in any specific area. You have to be aware that many individuals still don’t know all the facts about the practice, and consider vaping to be the same as—or similar to—smoking.
Heeding the following suggestions will help keep the peace between you and your companions, as well as other co-workers and strangers around you.
Explain to those who are interested exactly why vaping is a better alternative to smoking. For example: cigarette smoke stays in the air for several minutes while vapor dissipates in seconds. Studies have shown that there are no real negative effects to the general public from the vapor produced by vaping. Another point you can make is that many individuals have taken up vaping for a multitude of reasons; such as an alternative to cigarettes, and to improve their general physical condition.
There are several areas that vaping should not be done. These include schools, churches, movie theaters, public transportation, most airports, and on airplanes. If you’re in an area and are unsure if it’s okay to vape, make it a point to simply ask. Even if you’re vaping in an environment that allows it, others may be offended so remain alert and aware of those who may feel this way.
Make it a point to always blow the vapor away from anyone around you, just as you would if you were really smoking. No matter where you are, if someone is offended by your actions, it’s best to move to another place, or discontinue vaping. It’s not worth a confrontation; it's best to remain calm and considerate.
Vaping is a personal choice, but it may not always be a popular one. Until the general public becomes more knowledgeable about this better alternative to smoking, it’s important to eliminate negative opinions and judgments. Following these suggestions will assist with that. Take the high road, and always be polite and accommodating.