The Business Insider’s “9 e-cigarettiquette laws” article blows smoke

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Scrolling through my Facebook Newsfeed this morning, an article my friend Keyzy posted caught my eye (“The 9 Laws Of E-Cigarettiquette: A Handy Guide For E-Cigarette Smokers”). “Ooh great”, I thought “now here’s something that looks useful.” And then I notice, even better it’s from The Business Insider – a credible source. When I click on the link I see some fun black and white sketches. This looks pretty cool. I can’t wait to see what useful tips this article will offer.

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Ecigs aren’t dangerous, people are just negligent

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Recently, many of you may have seen a new story out of Atlanta, GA, about a woman who was the unfortunate victim of an e-cigarette explosion. Luckily, she was not harmed and the only damage to her home was cosmetic. I read this story and I started to think, is the e-cigarette really to blame, or is negligence at hand? Don’t get me wrong, no one should feel like their life is in danger from vaping, but I’m sure we’re missing parts of this story.

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Don’t Just Vape, Advocate!

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This is a guest blog post by VaporVamp.

As the negative effects of smoking have become widely known, smokers have become more and more stigmatized and marginalized. With secondhand smoke being a real danger, smokers are forced outside or away from other people to smoke.  Some non-smoking people take this a step further and seem to actively despise smokers for their habit, not even considering that for most, it is an addiction formed early in life (as teens or, for some, even younger) when they may not have had the best of judgment.  Smoking is looked down upon as risky, dirty, selfish behavior, whether those labels are warranted or not.

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“Hi Officer!”: Talking about ecigs with the police

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I’m back in the swing of things vapers, and it feels damn good to be writing again. Last weekend, I had a buddy of mine come back home from Wisconsin (he left Chicago after college for a job… but I’ll bust his chops for that another day) and we were catching up on things. I told him about this festival going on in town and how we should stop by and grab a few drinks, because that’s what you do when an old friend comes to town: you drink. Continue reading