Read on below to find out more about our top etiquette tips to remember.Don’t vape around childrenTobacco smoke is a no-no around children for obvious reasons, nicotine is an addictive and poten...
Read on below to find out more about our top etiquette tips to remember.
Don’t vape around children
Tobacco smoke is a no-no around children for obvious reasons, nicotine is an addictive and potentially toxic substance for children and it can lead to a long list of problems in later life, especially for developing lungs.
The thing is, that whilst e-cig’s don’t technically produce smoke, the vapour they produce does still quite often contain nicotine. There’s no excuse for exposing children to nicotine in any form.
Even if you’re vaping e-juice with no nicotine, it’s still not an acceptable habit to practice around children.
Vapour might not be smoke, but children won’t understand the distinction. E-cigarettes are often purposely designed to mimic the look and feel of cigarettes and children love to monkey the behaviour that they see from adults. If it looks like your smoking then the behaviour will be glorified for children and they want to try it too.
Nicotine consumption is definitely not something that we should be modelling to children, so be mindful and make sure the e-cig only comes out during adult time.
Don’t use your e-cig in public places
Combustible cigarettes are now banned in most public places and smokers will usually need to go to designated areas if they want to light up a cigarette. The days of being able to smoke inside a bar or restaurant are long gone and a lot of places like hospitals and schools are absolutely no smoking areas.
Whilst e-cig users slip through on a technically with vapour not being smoke, it’s common courtesy to avoid the same public places you would if you were a smoker. Nobody will appreciate a vapour cloud being blown into their faces on a public street and nobody wants to inhale second-hand vapour and nicotine.
Don’t be rude to cigarette smokers
A lot of electronic cigarette online users are ex-smokers who have gone to a great deal of trouble to wean themselves off of the addiction and so it’s understandable that you might be keen to share your experience and talk about the pros of e-cigs, but it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to be condescending towards smokers.
Everybody has the right to make their own choices about what is right or ‘best’ for them. Offering unsolicited advice is never the best way to approach anything and might have the opposite of the
intended effect and put people off trying e-cigs because it might instil a negative impression of vape culture.
Clean up after yourself
E-liquid in its non-vapour form is toxic and dangerous to both humans and the environment. You should never leave your device, empty cartridges or packaging out at home or in public. You should always ensure that you dispose of cartridges safely and keep items out of reach of animals and pets to avoid any accidents or consumption.
Cleaning up after yourself is just common sense and could prevent potentially dangerous situations.
Save cloud chasing for competitions
Cloud chasing, or the act of blowing big, billowy clouds of vapour is a popular past time for many vape users who like to practice tricks and techniques. Whilst it is impressive, it should be saved for the right context. Passing strangers are not going to appreciate big clouds of vapour being blown into their faces in public, save it for home or a competition.
Don’t do it at the dinner table
Yes it’s not smoke, but vapour is flavoured and dense and exceptionally unpleasant when people are trying to eat. It can ruin a meal; nobody wants to be inhaling second-hand vapour whilst they’re trying to eat. Save it for after dinner.