Perhaps you’re in the mindset that if you have quit smoking traditional cigarettes and started vaping, the rules of being a considerate and polite smoker are out the window. But experts on social etiquette would tell you different. With more than two million vaping adults in the United Kingdom alone, the need to set social etiquette standards when it comes to vaping is a must.
Admittingly, over one-third of the vapers surveyed, admitted they didn’t know there was any rules to vaping. We have gathered some rules that can help you have decorum when you vape, in private and public.
Of 2,000 people polled by a electronic cigarette manufacturer, in bed and in restaurants should be vape free. Another no-no place to vape would be in a job interview or any place that is confined. In the work place, you should never make vaping more important than your work, just as smokers of traditional cigarettes shouldn’t.
While you should adhere to no-vape areas, you should never assume if there is no signage stating no vaping, don’t assume it is acceptable. Stealth vaping, where you try to hide your device and sneak in a vape, is totally unacceptable, even if you have the ability to vape with minimal vapor. A huge no-no is blowing vapor in the face of anyone.
The etiquette rules of vaping are still being created as this is a fairly new phenomenon. Checking the internet for new guidelines is recommended to keep you in line. It may seem a challenge to be the polite vaper, so if you’re ever in doubt, ask those around you for permission. While vaping may have been around for a few years now, err in the way of politeness.
Not only are vapers struggling through what is polite and proper, but so are non-vapers. Just like the use of cell phones created confusion in the social world, so has vaping. Vapers should always be considerate of those around them that aren’t vaping and non-vapers should be understanding. In conclusion, we offer the following summary:
The Top 10 Ten Don’ts To Vaping
Never vape in confined spaces
Never vape in restaurants
3. Never vape while in an interview
4. Never blow vape in anyone’s face
5. Never vape while in a car
6. Never vape while standing in a line
7. Never smoke in anyone’s home
8. Never smoke when in public transport
9. Never smoke while cooking
10. Never smoke while in bed
What If You’re Not A Vaper – Do You Have Rights?
What about those of us who don’t vape? Do we have the right to speak up and ask a vaper to stop or take it elsewhere? Are we being rude? Or what if we’re asked if it’s okay to vape in our presence – can we say no?
By all means, if somebody is vaping in your presence and it bothers you, speak up! While it may not be as dangerous to them as smoking traditional cigarettes, there is an odor to them from the liquid nicotine flavor. Just like a cologne or perfume bothers some, so can the vape from electronic cigarettes.