There’s been a lot of research on vaping and the verdict is that it’s not as dangerous as smoking cigarettes. Although that’s the case, there are still important considerations when it comes to vaping etiquette. Generally speaking, passersby won’t always consider a vaping cloud the same as cigarette smoke, but there are some that will. Nevertheless, you’re better off following the four vaping etiquette tips below to prevent an unnecessary issues. It’s simply a matter of being respectful in social settings.
1. Knowing Where You Can Vape
For starters, you should be aware of places where vaping is not allowed. It’s no surprise that vaping in confined spaces is frowned upon and sometimes not even allowed. This is often because the smoke will remain in the space and can be difficult to eliminate. It’s also because nicotine is still a factor. Even if you don’t see a no vaping sign, there’s still a good chance that someone in the space will either express their displeasure or silently protest.
2. Vaping Outside
When vaping outside, keep in mind that some people might consider the smoke offensive. With this being the case, it’s best to avoid the personal space of others by maintaining a good distance. Even when you don’t think a person has a problem with vaping smoke, it’s still best to stay downwind as a courtesy.
3. Asking for Permission
A good habit to develop regardless of your location is to ask permission when other people are around. Frankly, not everyone understands vaping and some people simply view it as another form of cigarette smoke. Even those who are vapors may not appreciate the smoke at that particular time. If you’re in a public facility, at a friends home or in someone’s car, it’s best to ask for permission before vaping. There will be some instances when the person really doesn’t want you to vape in their space, so you’ll have to pay attention to non-verbal communication.
4. Not Vaping Around Children
There probably aren’t very many parents that would want you to vape around their children, which is why you’ll want to make sure it doesn’t happen at all. This should be a general rule of thumb that you follow under all circumstances. There’s also the issue of nicotine e-juices posing a risk if accessed by a child. In fact, there’s a chance that it could be fatal, which is all the more reason to avoid vaping around children altogether. You should use the same considerations that would be employed when smoking cigarettes.