As a man that spent nearly 20 years of his life enjoying the pleasure of a relaxing cigarette, I have grown accustomed to the stares and the looks that people give me when I would enjoy a smoke. I actually got to the point where I would just ignore the hateful looks and simply enjoy the smoke. However I made a change in my life a few years ago. I decided to drop the cigarettes and pick up electronic cigarettes. The differences are huge. Ecigs do not contain tobacco or any of the harmful chemicals that are added to tobacco cigarettes. Ecigs do not burn so there is no fire to worry about. Ecigs do not put off smoke and you do not blow out any smoke. There is no smell and there is no odor that sticks to your clothes. The only thing that the ecig does is provide the user with a burst of flavor and a rush of nicotine. This brings me back to my original point.
Using an electronic cigarette is known as vaping. Vaping in public is similar to smoking in public in that you still have people staring at you. However this time I am starting to realize that the people are not disgusted but simply confused. They see me using a device that looks similar to a cigarette but they also see that there is no smoke. They notice that when they walk by they do not smell tobacco but instead they are witnessing the exhaust of the ecig known as water vapor. Vaping in public is no longer a faux-pa. You no longer have to worry about offending people with the smell and you no longer have to worry about smelling like a dirty ashtray. I vape in public everyday and I am quickly learning that the public is accepting of this new device. Are you?