It isn't even something that I am contemplating, but it is the new craze here even at work because supposedly it's not suppose to be as harmful as regular smoking. But, they are considering making this smoking illegal, too, in any public building here. Although high school students are also into E-smoking, it's been banned already in all schools here. What are your views on e-smoking in public buildings?
There's still a lot we don't know about the long term effects. Some preliminary research shows that the vapors contain formaldehyde. Also, e-cigs aren't regulated. So kids are able to buy e-cig liquids that contain nicotine.
So yeah, e-cigs should be treated like regular cigarettes for the time being.
Like has already been mentioned, there haven't been a full round of comprehensive or long-term studies yet on the effects of vaping. New Orleans just signed into law its full-blown (pun-intended) anti-smoking ordinance which includes electronic cigarettes but with wording that will make reversing their inclusion simple if it turns out they are, in fact, safe.
I will say however that there's a difference between the guy discretely puffing an e-cig and the douche blowing enough vape that he looks like a steam locomotive. Even if its not harmful, that's just obnoxious. I see a lot of ghetto guys doing that out of car windows, i guess they think it makes them look "badass" or "hardcore" or something
No opinion yet. So far nobody has really bothered me by doing it. I have encountered a couple of guys who were making a point of getting in my face with it - just daring me to say something, so that we could have a nice argument.
So far the annoyance level seems to be about on par with people wearing their pants down below their ass, or sporting a really tragic tattoo. Noisy-shoes annoying maybe.
LOL. Locomtive. Yeah, it seems most people that vape crank up the power and turn into a steam factory. It's kinda ridiculous. The other day, I saw some dude let out a massive cloud while at a red light. He had to roll his windows down so that he could see.
Alright homo's, I have been vaping almost 2 years now, totally quit tobacco with E-Cig. I started small (disposable) and onto the tank with low dose nicotine e-liquid. I can tell you Vape shops are popping up everywhere and most of them are run by, young, (30 and younger) business entrepreneurs, millennia's. These Vape shops are not ordinary. More like lounges some of them. I kind of envy these young people, being there own boss and running a small business, as I am the type who usually works for somebody else. They are in on the ground floor.
The Vaping equipment is an art form unto itself. With extremely knowledgeable young people about how these things work, electrically and mechanically. "Mods" is a frequently used term to describe a "home made" version (vs manufactured) of some electronic components, namely, "the coil". Voltage, Amp is just as important as the E-Cig set up. Just doing a search of You Tube, you will find many people doing E-liquid "reviews", as in taste, vapor production, PG to VG ratio (viscosity) and quality testers. Some even show how to make your own E-liquid.
It appears Vaping is more of a science and those who want to regulate, want in on the craze (its money of course), these Vape shops would not be popping up if the young people didn't see the business potential ahead of big tobacco companies who are now losing millions in tobacco sales. Lets be clear, the motivation to regulate comes down to money more than anything safety. E-liquids come without any nicotine to, as in 0. These young people who own, run these Vape shop businesses, know the science behind their products, more than any bureaucratic regulators will ever know. The product is helping many people, Vape On.......
If the e-cigarettes are in a private place or lounge specifically for smokers, who am I to complain?
But the OP was asking about public buildings. In public buildings, no, I do not want to breathe e-cigarette vapor. I was at a restaurant yesterday, and a customer was blanketed in a fog of his e-cig vapor. I could smell it, and it wasn't water vapor, that's for sure.
Our city has a provisional ban on e-cigs in public buildings and restaurants. I thought his choice to smoke in a restaurant was rude.
Not a smoker, but since they are unregulated i think there are a lot of unknowns. In some instances I've heard it's actually easier to to have more nicotine intake without getting the same "satisfaction" you get from regular cigarettes. I guess I don't know a ton about it, but I'd proceed with caution. :-P
I used to smoke E Cigs and while they are less damaging than normal cigarettes they still contain Nicotine and are therefore highly addictive.
I tried to use them to stop smoking but inevitably I would smoke the E-Cig at home then smoke normal cigarettes when I was out at night - so essentially I was doubling my nicotine intake.
The problem is E-Cigs make smoking so damn easy and that's the insidious side of it - with nicer flavours I feel they are in some respects even more dangerous than normal cigs because they are more pleasurable.
TLR Yes they are technically better for you but in my mind also dangerous because they are just as (if not more) addictive.