Unspoken Rules for Vaping Around People
There are rules for practically everything in life, even recreational activities. For instance, in bowling, you yield to the bowler on your right and allow them to bowl first if you are both bowling at the same time. At a barbecue it is customary for the guest to bring a side dish. And when on a road trip, the passenger riding shotgun holds conversation with the driver to keep them from dozing off. As for vaping, there are unwritten rules by which vapers abide. They are not laws or restrictions, but common courtesy rules within the culture.
Vaping at home
Let’s start at home. You are the king/queen of your own castle. You set whatever rules you want to. If you want to vape inside then it is totally up to you. However, if you plan on having company over, as a courtesy, air the place out. And to extend the good gesture, if you do have company ask them if they are cool with you vaping in front of them. Some people still are not quite familiar with vaping and what it entails. It could be an opportunity to educate them.
Vaping in your car
Although there are no laws prohibiting smoking while driving in America, in the UK, drivers are not allowed to do so. The law hasn’t extended to vaping...yet. But there are risks that come with vaping in your car. For example, the vapor can impair visibility and your vision while driving making you a potential threat to others on the road. If you must get your nicotine fix from vaping, roll down a window to help alleviate the vapor cloud.
Vaping at work
Depending on the business, you may or may not be allowed to vape inside. It may be a personal preference of management, or it may be a blanket rule to protect everyone. Many companies allow smoke breaks for employees, so stepping outside for a quick hit should not be an issue. Some workplaces have no problem with it at all.
There are many other courtesy rules that are not written, but are more common sense or at least agreed upon. Vaping is still new to many people – smokers and non-smokers alike – so it may take a bit before it is completed accepted by society. But so far, the benefits of vaping far outweigh the benefits of smoking combustible cigarettes. Studies have proven vaping to be a healthier alternative to cigarettes and other tobacco products.