The Complete Guide to Being a Considerate Vaper

April 24, 2019

woman vaping at restaurant

Smokers continue to ditch their cigarettes in favor of vaping with products like our max VG juice. According to BBC news, the World Health Organization reports that as of 2016 there were about 35 million e-cigarette users in the world. Reuters reports that about one in 20 adults in the United States are now vape users. That means it's likely you are a vape user yourself. It's even more likely that you are encountering vapers everywhere you go. It might be at work, at the bar, down at your local coffee shop, or even in your own home. Because it's so widespread, it's important that vapers use their favorite e-cigarettes and e-liquids in a way that's considerate to those around them.

One of the benefits of vaping is that when you use it in public space, it's less intrusive. The smell is often pleasant, especially if you are using something from our max VG juice dessert flavors range. There is no stinky cigarette smoke to get in your clothes and permeate your hair. Vapor from an e-cigarette evaporates into the air while cigarette smoke can cling to items. Eventually, that creates a gross, sticky film that's tough to clean. And there is also the incredible danger of breathing in second-hand cigarette smoke, which can cause heart disease and even cancer. By making the switch to vaping, you are already being more considerate with your habits.

But that's not all you can do to ensure you enjoy vaping while still being considerate to those around you. Here are some more tips you can use to keep your fellow humans happy when using your e-cigarette. 

How to Be a Considerate Vape User

Vaping at Work

Because vaping is now so common, most workplaces have a written policy on vaping. Before you use your vape at your desk or in a meeting, make sure you read up on the rules to see if it's permitted. Most workplaces require that you treat it like a traditional cigarette and only use it outside. If that's the policy, follow it. But you may be able to change your HR department's mind about vaping indoors. Talk to other vape users at work and see if they'd be willing to approach HR with you. After all, you probably spend the majority of your waking hours at work, so it would be nice to be able to vape when you want. Until then, you'll need to avoid enjoying your favorite high VG juice around others and keep it outside. 

Vaping in Other Public Spaces

Some spaces are going to be more relaxed about vaping than others. Bars and restaurants may take a more casual attitude towards vaping. They may be even more willing to overlook your use if you are discreet about it and not blowing billowing clouds of vapor at the ceiling. However, you should take a little time to research your local laws on the topic. Many towns, cities, and states have passed legislation on the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces. Of course, you can always try to vape and see if anyone asks you to stop. If they do ask you to stop, apologize and put your e-cigarette away. Continuing to do so or arguing with the person who asked you only gives other vape users a bad name.

Vaping at Home

Your home is your sanctuary, so you should be able to vape if you want, right? Well, that's not always the case. If you live with other people, you will want to take their feelings about vaping into consideration. There are many reasons someone might object to vaping, and a considerate vaper will hear them out. Even if you don't agree with their reasons, try to find a compromise that works for everyone in the household. 

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Reasons People Might Object to Your Vaping...and What You Can Do About It

They don't like the smell. 

This is the easiest vaping objection to overcome. The smell of your e-cigarette comes directly from the e-liquid you are using. If the smell is bothering someone, you should be able to try some different flavors. Find one that's suitable for both of you. Switching to a max VG liquid may help since there are no artificial ingredients that can affect the smell or the taste of the product.

The vapor bothers them. 

The "smoke" that comes from an e-cigarette or vape pen is an aerosol made up of small particles from the e-liquid that's inside. This makes it a lot less irritating than cigarette smoke, which has more than 7,000 chemicals according to But that doesn't mean the vapor won't irritate some people. It might cause them to cough or affect their eyes or nose in a negative way. Changing your brand of vape juice might help reduce the irritation. Check out our line of max VG juice for flavor inspiration. If their sensitivity continues, though, you'll need to vape away from them.

The health risks concern them. 

People are aware of the dangers of being around second-hand smoke from cigarettes. Of the 7,000 chemicals in the smoke, 250 of them are dangerous to your health. That's why cities and states put smoking bans in place. People wanted to reduce their exposure to second-hand smoke. But the verdict is still out about the health implications of breathing in e-cigarette vapor. However, one study published by Science Direct found that vapor from e-cigarettes "impairs indoor air quality." So, if the people are you vaping around have concerns about the health implications of being around vapor, respect their opinions. You can provide them with studies and data, but in the meantime, you'll want to keep your e-cigarette away from them.

The Bottom Line on Considerate Vape Use

Vaping is far more considerate of your fellow humans than smoking a cigarette. But you'll still need to respect the feelings and personal space of those around you. If someone asks you to stop vaping around them, take your habit to another room or outside. If you are in a new space, it's a good idea to ask if it's okay to use your vape first. The more polite and considerate you are about using your e-cigarette, the happier people will be to let you use it around them. In the meantime, head over to our online store to shop for e-liquid flavors you and the people around you will enjoy.

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