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    The 9 Laws Of E-Cigarettiquette: A Handy Guide For E-Cigarette Smokers

    Now the ANTZ are pretending to be vapers, and telling us how to go about it.

    They just like to control people, I guess.

    These laws come from the two years of vaping experience Iíve put under my belt as an e-cigarette user.

    The 9 Laws Of E-Cigarettiquette: A Handy Guide For E-Cigarette Smokers | Business Insider Australia

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    Reminds me of when you go to the beach or any lovely, natural wilderness-type place.

    The first thing you see are signs with lists of DON'Ts and PROHIBITEDs. Now they can't even fit all the DON'Ts on one sign post, they need two or more. Soon you won't even be able to see the beach because of all the DON'T and PROHIBITED signs.

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    I'd make them a deal, take their regulation and write it on a piece of cardboard, roll it up, bend over and jam it.
    Then I'll follow these 'laws'.
    Do you know de way 👺

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    I'm all for not vaping in crowded spaces, not because its a health hazard, but because people generally don't want anything blown in their faces (porn movies excepted). if i'm on a train where there's not many people of course i'm going to do a sneaky stealth and it should be perfectly fine in a pub.
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    Since those rules are for "e-cigarette smokers" I guess we need to decide on etiquette for people that just vape?

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    It's a just a "manners" puff piece, no biggie. Some of the gist is even agreeable with, like don't blow huge ass plumes in enclosed public areas because it's impolite - keep it on the down low and cover any leds if they might disturb others. That's just common courtesy.

    However, damn... the tone of the piece. The guy who wrote this sounds condescending and self righteous. The vast majority of vaping public are very polite and considerate - I've never seen anyone blowing plumes in a crowded enclosed public area, leaving nic juice open and around animals or children, pushing their PV's on smokers, or just generally being asshats with it.

    As for the "Don't vape where kids can see it" - that just makes me angry, it reminds me too much of "don't hold hands in public because kids might see it". Kids are going to see the "real world" when they go out in public, they're going to encounter a wide variety of people and activities, and it's the job of the parents to explain, guide, and acclimate their children to the world. It prepares them for life as an adult! Kids seeing stuff and asking questions is a GOOD THING. That's how they learn, and the more they learn as kids, the less likely they're going to turn into self centered, spoiled, judgmental adults that expect the world to revolve around them.

    So the kid sees someone with a PV? Big deal. How hard is it to say "Smoking is addictive and bad for your health, so that person is using that device to help them quit smoking"? Not bloody difficult. Besides, kids are going to see people smoking tobacco - having them see real people actually quit and use an alternative just reenforces the fact that smoking is a "bad thing".

    I wouldn't be entirely surprised if the guy who wrote that piece has been drinking the tobacco control Kool-aid to the point where they've internalized some self loathing. Getting into peoples heads and making them hate themselves (and the things they do) is part of tobacco control's mission statement!
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    i pretty much treat vaping like smoking. i only vape where i used to smoke bar a few instances. i now vape in my computer room which is at end of house next to back door away from family. i vape in mates sheds that are non smokers cause they dont mind. besides that way i see it if we treat it like smoking and dont bother people with it they wont bother us
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    If that doesn't work try a bigger hammer!

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    I don't have any fixed rules about it other than ask first. If I'm at a friends place I just ask, no one has said no yet because they trust me, and as soon as I start vaping they've all said it isn't offensive at all, and it actually smells nice.

    There isn't anything harmful or offensive about vapour, most people just expect it stink because it looks like smoke...but anyone with half a brain understands pretty quickly that it isn't smoke. And if you ask politely, and explain what it is then I think that's enough isn't it?

    I mean we are not playing heavy metal at 1000 decibels at 3am, or flashing our dicks at toddlers, or pushing old ladies over on the bus....we are just blowing scented water vapour into the air. A bit of perspective, minus the fear and loathing that smoking provokes.
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    They need to add

    10. Ideally don't blow HUGE clouds of vapor while standing directly behind politicians on LIVE TV ..... Unless its Labor politician then its OK ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenJ View Post
    I don't have any fixed rules about it other than ask first. If I'm at a friends place I just ask, no one has said no yet because they trust me, and as soon as I start vaping they've all said it isn't offensive at all, and it actually smells nice.

    There isn't anything harmful or offensive about vapour, most people just expect it stink because it looks like smoke...but anyone with half a brain understands pretty quickly that it isn't smoke. And if you ask politely, and explain what it is then I think that's enough isn't it?

    I mean we are not playing heavy metal at 1000 decibels at 3am, or flashing our dicks at toddlers, or pushing old ladies over on the bus....we are just blowing scented water vapour into the air. A bit of perspective, minus the fear and loathing that smoking provokes.
    I think what I dislike about this list of rules, is the assumption that vapers are somehow rude people with little consideration for others, that would behave in a rude and obnoxious manner if they aren't forced to follow these rules. This same assumption has been made about smokers, and the assumptions are false for the vast majority of smokers and vapers. Its why there has been little outcry against all the restrictions placed on smokers, because they are mostly good people who don't want to harm others with their habit. In WA there is a better than 95% compliance rate with restrictions on smoking, and very few fines or even cautions given for breaking these laws. What this says to me is that the vast majority of smokers voluntarily restrict where they smoke because they are by and large considerate people. We never here about this though, because that would mean the control freaks in the public health dept, such as Chapman, couldn't feel like they were punishing the evil smokers. I see the same thing happening with vaping if the correct information about the lack of harm from vaping, is not put out into the public domain.

    Personally I find the rancid stench of pompous self righteousness far more offensive than vapour or even cigarette smoke. If people like Glantz and Chapman were as considerate as smokers and vapers, they would never go out in public.
    All opinions expressed by me, are my own, I do not represent, or speak for, anyone but myself.






    STOPPED SMOKING 11/08/13 STARTED VAPING 11/08/13

 

 
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