Vaping Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts of Vaping in Public
by Ivy Simpson on Jun 02, 2023
Vaping has become increasingly common in public places, as millions of smokers have made the switch from combustible tobacco. While it's a personal choice to vape, it's essential to be mindful of the people around you when doing so in public.
Vaping in public can be a tricky subject, as it's not illegal in most regions, but it can still cause discomfort for others. In this blog post, we’ll cover the do's and don'ts of vaping in public, so you can enjoy your vape without inconveniencing those around you.
Do: Follow Local Laws and Regulations
The first and most important thing to consider before vaping in public is to check local laws and regulations. Vaping is still relatively new, and laws regarding vaping are changing all the time. Some places prohibit vaping in public places entirely, while others may have designated vaping areas. It's essential to check with your local authority to avoid any legal issues.
Don't: Vape in Indoor Public Places Without Explicit Permission
It's a common courtesy to not vape in indoor public places. Although research shows vaping is far less harmful than smoking, it still produces vapour, which can irritate others around you. Some people are sensitive to the ingredients contained in e-liquid, while others may have conditions such as asthma, which can be aggravated by vapour.
Many indoor public venues will have a designated smoking or vaping area, so it’s best to use that rather than vaping indoors. If your venue of choice does allow vaping inside, it’s best to use a discreet device that produces a small quantity of vapour, such as the Beco Beak 700.
Do: Be Mindful of Others
It's essential to be considerate of others when vaping in public. While vaping may be enjoyable for you, that’s not the case for everyone! Always ask those around you if they mind before vaping in public. If someone expresses discomfort, move to a designated area or away from others. It's also important to be mindful of where you exhale after vaping. Try to direct the vapor away from others and towards open spaces where it can quickly dissipate.
Don't: Vape Around Children
This should be common sense, but you should always refrain from vaping around children. Although studies suggest that second hand vapour is far less harmful than second hand smoke, children are still far more sensitive to pollutants than adults. As adults, we should also be striving to be good role models for children and not promote vaping to them. Vaping products are not intended for use by minors, and it's crucial to protect them from potential harm.
Do: Be Responsible When Disposing of Vaping Materials
Vaping materials, including pods, coils and e-liquid bottles, should be disposed of responsibly. At Beco, we strongly discourage littering and encourage our customers to properly dispose of all vaping products. Vaping devices typically contain lithium-ion batteries, which should be disposed of in special battery disposal units. If you intend to dispose of a battery, its best to wait until you find a battery disposal point, which are typically located near supermarkets in most regions.
Don't: Vape in Crowded Areas
Vaping in crowded areas, such as concerts or festivals, can be uncomfortable for those around you. While it's not illegal at some 21+ events, it will almost certainly be considered rude. Always be mindful of the people around you, and if possible, find a designated vaping area or step away from the crowd to enjoy your vape.
In conclusion, vaping in public can be an enjoyable experience, but it's essential to be mindful of others. Always follow local laws and regulations, avoid vaping in indoor public places, be considerate of others, never vape around children, dispose of vaping materials responsibly, and avoid vaping in crowded areas. By following these do's and don'ts, you can enjoy your vape without causing discomfort to those around you. If you are interested in a simple, affordable device that’s perfect for considerate vaping in public, check out our full collection here!