The Ultimate Guide To Where You Should And Shouldn’t Vape
Most people who are new to vaping make the mistake of thinking that it’s fine to vape anywhere because “there’s no tobacco in it so it’s fine right?” There’s not a lot to say about this statement apart from that it’s wrong, really wrong.
Research is showing that second-hand vapor is still a problem—to a lesser degree—with vaping. It’s important to keep that and other factors specific to vaping in mind when making the decision to bust out your trusty vape pen.
This is the only guide you’ll ever need on where you should and shouldn’t vape:
A study on indoor air quality showed that vaping does lead to a higher concentration of what they call ultrafine particles, nicotine, and aromatic hydrocarbons in circulated air.
Even 0 mg vape juice that doesn’t have nicotine can still cause the other particles mentioned to intensify.
This has a lot of implications on how to be a responsible vaper, both to yourself and the people around you.
The Wheres Of Vaping
Now that we’ve got the bad news out of the way, where is it alright to vape then?
For starters, if you’re living alone or with a partner who also smokes or vapes, your house has the all-clear for you to vape as much as you want. This probably sounds like a no-brainer, but pay close attention to that that if.
If you have kids who are minors or even adult children who don’t smoke, and you live in a house with constant centralized air conditioning, it’s probably best to avoid vaping at home.
We know it’s a bummer, but your kids come first. Just follow the rules that smokers do, take a quick trip outside your place to vape and go back inside when you’re done.
While You’re Driving
There’s nothing inherently wrong with vaping while driving (“Look ma, no hands”). To be honest, a lot of people are really into the aesthetic of driving down the street, both hands on the wheel, vape in mouth.
As mentioned in the section about home, it’s completely fine as long as you’re alone or with someone else who smokes or vapes. A car is basically a hotbox on wheels and vapor can fill it up pretty fast.
Pro-tip: High VG vape juice luscious clouds of vapor and is preferred by many, but while driving, vapor clouds can impair visibility—just something to keep in mind.
The Great Outdoors
The world is your oyster while you’re outside. Every street is Melon Street (we’re not sorry), vape away. Just be conscious when you’re on a busy street or standing next to a crowd for instance. No one likes a stranger who doesn’t know how to respect people’s boundaries.
This one is quickly becoming a solid no. Not just because a crotchety old man will eventually tell you to stop, but also because policy is heading towards the direction of banning vaping in public transport.
If you’re in a taxi, ask your driver if he’s alright with it. While you’re at it, why not even offer him a hit?
Stores, Restaurants, and Bars
This one’s a little bit tricky. It depends on the establishment, but it’s always best to just ask. Bars are more lax than stores and restaurants generally. Also keep in mind regulation regarding vaping in public places in your country.
Cinemas are also generally somewhere where it’s frowned upon, because the vapors can bother other viewers.
Being With Friends
When you’re in a mixed gathering, it’s usually polite to ask if no one minds if you vape around them. Most friends who have a problem with the vapor will probably just ask you to move next to someone else.
As always, it’s best to check in with everyone around you to make sure that they’re all comfortable. If they’re not, you can probably just rally a group of people who vape and do it together.