You want to show off your brand-new vaping kit or the premium e-juice you just got… we understand, we really do! But even though it can be tempting to just go out into the world and vape as much as you want, wherever you want, the truth is that there are unspoken rules about public vaping that you should follow.
No matter whether you’re a newbie to the vape fam or if you’re an expert cloud-chaser, everyone can benefit from vaping etiquette!
Vaping is not the same thing as smoking, so you might think ‘No Smoking’ signs don’t apply to you… however, this is not the case! Many people see smoking and vaping as almost the same thing and might not be happy that you’re doing it in a non-smoking area. Also, make sure to only vape where you’re allowed to, even if you have to stand in the freezing cold outside the pub to do it!
Don’t Blow Vapour in People’s Faces
This is a fairly obvious and straightforward no-no. Think about it this way, would you like it if someone did the same to you? We know you wouldn’t… even vapers hate it when other vapers do it! Most people will give you the stink-eye if you vape in their faces, so be careful how you let out those clouds.
Vapour is not the same thing as tobacco smoke, but it can still be annoying. While you don’t have to go to great lengths to ensure there’s no one around you when you vape, it still pays to be mindful of other people’s locations. For example, don’t vape and blow vapour as you’re walking in a crowd.
Don’t Be a Snob
Everyone was new to the vaping world once. They might have questions and doubts that you don’t, or they might say or do the wrong things. Still, showing off your superior knowledge without actually being helpful it not a good idea… and it’s bad-mannered. No one is perfect, so help your fellow vaper because you never know when you’ll need help too!
Also, looking down on other vapers’ equipment is the height of rudeness! Some vapers will comment if someone doesn’t use custom e-cigs or a brand that they believe is better… which makes no sense. Everyone has different preferences, experiences and technical skills, so vaping snootiness shouldn’t be a thing.
Don’t Criticise Smokers
Just because someone prefers a cigarette to an e-cig doesn’t mean you should comment on it! Many people who converted to vaping feel the need to look down on smokers for the same thing they were also doing not so long ago. Everyone has the right to make their own choices so, as part of vaping etiquette, don’t be condescending to smokers!
Ask Before You Use
It goes without saying that you shouldn’t use other people’s things without them knowing. Whether it’s e-liquids, batteries, and even e-cigs, make sure that you never use them if the owner didn’t give you permission. You’d be surprised how many people don’t respect other vapers’ belongings and just help themselves!
Vaping is still relatively new and new regulations are always being looked at in order to legislate it further – this means that your vaping behaviours in public can affect the way people perceive vaping and maybe even how it will be regulated.
Maintaining great vaping etiquette is always a must, then! Get in touch with a friendly member of the Cloudz Vapour family and learn more about vaping tips and advice – or browse our vast selection of juices and other vaping products we have at your disposal!