Rules of Vaping Etiquette That Should Never Be Broken
Although vaping is a pastime that’s closely associated with relaxation, this doesn’t mean that vape enthusiasts don’t have to abide by certain rules of etiquette. As is the case with many other forms of recreation, vaping simply cannot be done in certain places and in the presence of certain company. Fortunately, the rules surrounding vaping etiquette are fairly easy to remember and abide by. So, if vaping etiquette is a subject you could stand to brush up on, remember the following rules.
Being Inconsiderate When Visiting Others
When you’re visiting someone’s home, you should be extra-mindful of your vaping habits. For example, you should never assume that you’re allowed to vape in the residence of a family member, friend or casual acquaintance. So, before taking out your vape pen, make a point of asking for permission. No matter how well you know this person, vaping in their home without permission is liable to make things awkward and uncomfortable between you. Furthermore, being granted permission once does not equate to being granted permission in perpetuity.
You should also be mindful of your vape equipment when visiting the homes of others. For instance, if you’re asked to vape outside, throwing disposable vapes in someone else’s yard not only constitutes poor manners, it also qualifies as littering. The last thing a friend or family member wants to find in the wake of your visit is a yard full of disposable vapes. Odds are you wouldn’t take kindly to someone disrespecting your property in such a manner, so you’d do well to hold yourself to the same standard.
Becoming Angry When Asked Not to Vape
If you request permission to vape in someone else’s home – or in someone else’s presence – and are told no, you should abstain from flying off the handle. There are a multitude of good reasons for which the people in your life wouldn’t want you vaping in their presence, and refusing to accept this comes across as rude, immature and extremely off-putting. In addition to creating an uncomfortable situation, such behavior will make people less likely to want to spend time with you in the future.
You should also avoid making a scene when asked not to vape in public spaces. Since vaping is prohibited in the vast majority of public settings, acting incredulous when told to put away your vape pen only serves to make you look bad.
Vaping in Restricted Public Spaces
As stated above, vaping is prohibited in a sizable majority of public spaces. So, even if you don’t see any signage that explicitly spells out a place’s vaping policy, you should never make the assumption that vaping is permitted. If there’s any doubt whatsoever, simply ask. Assuming you can vape in the absence of a clearly stated policy is liable to result in public embarrassment and bans from some of your favorite local spots. Additionally, if you’re with any friends or family members at the time, they’re likely to suffer just as much humiliation as you are. So, if you won’t be mindful of the rules for your own sake, do it for the people you care about.
Vaping When Dining in a Group
If you wish to vape before, during or after a meal when dining alone, have at it. However, when dining in a group setting – be it someone’s home or a restaurant – you should abstain from vaping, especially at the table. Even if many of the people in attendance are fellow vape enthusiasts, this doesn’t mean they want to see and smell your vapor clouds when they’re trying to eat. If you absolutely cannot sit down to a meal without vaping, at least have the courtesy to take it outside.
No matter how fond you are of vaping, you need to understand that not everyone is going to share your enthusiasm for it. So, when vaping in the presence of others, it’s important to abide by certain rules of etiquette. Fortunately, vaping etiquette is neither difficult to learn nor strenuous to practice. Adhering to proper vape etiquette can be a boon to your social life and personal relationships and help prevent various types of conflict. Anyone who regularly vapes in social settings would do well to educate themselves on the rules of vaping etiquette.