How to Vape in Public Without Being a Douche
One of the greatest things about vaping is that most people find it infinitely less offensive than smoking. There’s probably almost no chance that you’d rip a pack of cigarettes out of your pocket and light up during a concert. Pulling a vape pen out of your pocket and having a few puffs at an outdoor show, however, is infinitely more tempting. Surely, no one would mind if the air happened to smell like a blue raspberry slush for a few seconds – right?
Regardless of what the rules happen to be at a given concert venue, it’s definitely safe to say that you’re not the first person to get the idea of taking a few puffs during the summer festival circuit. There’s a good chance, though, that you haven’t seen many people vaping in public at outdoor concerts, and there’s a simple reason for that: Those people are vaping discreetly. If you want to vape in public – whether it’s at a concert or somewhere else – you need to follow one simple rule if you want to avoid complaints and nasty glances. The one simple rule is that you need to vape without being a douche. Here’s how to do it.
Use a Lower-Power Device when Vaping in Public
The first thing you need to know about vaping in public without being a douche is that if you’re sucking on a huge vape mod and blowing gigantic clouds into the air, nobody’s going to want to be anywhere near you. Non-vapers almost universally find huge vapor clouds incredibly annoying, and you’re not going to get away with using a big vape mod if you want to vape anywhere near other people.
So, if you want to vape in public, the first thing you’re going to want to do is use a small, low-power device such as a pod system. If you’ve only ever used high-power vape mods, you might assume that a smaller vaping device would give you an unsatisfying experience, but that’s not the case at all. The trick is that you need to fill the device with high-strength nicotine salts. Although you’ll be using a vaping device that’s considerably more discreet, you won’t be compromising your satisfaction because you’ll be inhaling more nicotine with each puff.
Don’t Exhale Immediately when Vaping Around Others
If you currently use a large vape mod, you’re probably used to exhaling the vapor almost immediately after inhaling it – most likely at least in part because it’s fun to blow huge clouds into the air. If you want to vape in public without being a douche, you’re going to have to learn the inhale-and-hold technique. Since you’ll be using a lower-power device like a pod system, you should have no trouble with this. You’ll simply inhale the vapor and hold it in your lungs for several seconds before exhaling it. When you exhale the vapor, you should find that there is no visible cloud. If there’s no cloud, no one should have any reason to complain about the fact that you’re vaping.
Don’t Vape Around Non-Vapers Unless You’re Sure They’re OK with It
Do you know the easiest way to vape in public without annoying the non-vapers around you? All that you really need to do is ask the people nearby if they’re OK with it before you whip out your vape pen. It only takes a moment to ask, and there’s a good chance that none of the people around you are going to mind as long as you’re being polite about it. A lot of the ire people receive for vaping in public really has more to do with not asking for permission than anything else. Of course, the drawback of asking for permission to vape is that some of the people in your vicinity may not actually be cool with it – and if that’s the case, you’ll have to leave the vape pen in your pocket. It’s the only kind thing to do. However, there are two completely viable alternatives that definitely won’t cause anyone to think you’re a douche.
Find an Out-of-the-Way Spot for Public Vaping Whenever Possible
If you want to vape at a concert or other public event, vaping while you’re standing in the crowd and holding the vapor in your lungs before exhaling it is certainly one option that’s not likely to offend the people around you – but it’s not the only option. You can also not vape in the crowd at all. This might not be the most convenient solution in the world, and if you want something convenient, you might prefer the next idea on this list. If you simply don’t want to get your nicotine any other way than by vaping, you should find an out-of-the-way spot where you aren’t likely to annoy anyone. If you do that, you probably won’t ever have to worry about causing a problem – even if you decide to blow a few clouds into the air instead of holding the vapor in your lungs.
Not Sure if You Can Vape? Use an Alternate Means of Nicotine Replacement
Vaping gives you an option for enjoying your nicotine discreetly, and that’s something that would never be possible with cigarettes. When you light a cigarette, everyone nearby can immediately smell it. There’s just no way at all to smoke discreetly. Even if you’re using a small vape pen and trying your best to stealth vape, though, you’re going to encounter some situations when public vaping simply isn’t an option. It’s probably a bad idea, for instance, to pull out your vape pen at an indoor concert. It’s possible that no one will notice or care, but it’s also possible that you’ll end up getting yourself kicked out of the venue – and that’s a terrible way to end an evening. If you’re going to an event where public vaping just isn’t feasible, you should leave your vape pen at home and bring an alternative form of nicotine supplementation instead. Try nicotine pouches; they’re available almost everywhere. They’re usually filled with nicotine salt, which packs a great kick.
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