Tips For Vaping At Work & In Public
When it comes to vaping in public, there’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is that vaping, so far as we can tell, doesn’t have the harmful effects of second-hand smoke. This means that vaping in public isn’t actively putting anyone’s health in danger.
The bad news is that a lot of people find vaping a nuisance. The New Zealand Ministry of Health has an excellent page on how vaping affects others. They mention that some people have asthma or other respiratory illnesses that can be triggered by vapour. Others simply find it unpleasant.
With all of that in mind, here are some tips on how you can vape in work or in public without causing grief to others.
Vaping at work
The rules for vaping at work are simple: don’t vape indoors, and only vape in designated smoking areas. It’s treated basically exactly the same as smoking is.
When it comes to vaping outdoors, have respect for your co-workers. If you’re in a designated smoking area, but someone has asked you not to vape while they’re around, heed their request. A good relationship with your co-workers is worth the wait.
Vaping in public
The laws regarding vaping in public are spelled out in Bill 30:The Non-Smokers Health Protection Amendment Act (E-Cigarettes). Vaping is banned in:
- Enclosed public places
- Indoor workplaces
- Group living facilities
- Public vehicles (like buses and taxis)
- Vehicles used in the course of employment, while carrying two or more employees
There are a few exceptions (you can read the bill to learn more), but in 99% of cases, it’s illegal to vape in the spaces we just listed.
That basically limits you to vaping outdoors while you’re in public. When you’re vaping outdoors, there are a few things you can do to limit negative reactions from others:
- Try to only vape in uncrowded areas
- Vape away from others, and blow the vapour toward the ground
- If you see that you’re provoking a negative reaction from someone, move away from that person before vaping again
You can also try reducing the amount of vapour your exhale. You can do this by choosing lower VG juices and taking smaller puffs. When coupled with a discreet vape like the STLTH vape, people around you may not even realize you’re vaping!
If you’re looking for a portable, stealthy, vape system with some low VG juices, come and talk to us at our St. James vape shop. We can help you find a vape with juices that allow you to be more discreet. We can even offer you some refreshing e-juices, perfect for when you want to discreetly vape on a hot summer’s day.