Vapers have rights too!

An airport smoking lounge in Rio. [Photo courtesy of http://bit.ly/1hDfwMy]

“No smoking within 15 feet of this entrance.” Both smokers and non-smokers have rights. Smokers have the right to smoke, so long as it’s 15 feet away from an entrance. Non-smokers have the right to not be bothered by cigarette smoke. Now we have a “third-party” in the mix – that’s us, vapers. Even though we know there’s no such thing as “second-hand vapor”, there are people out there who are worried about our ecig vapor. We know, we know, it’s ridiculous, but hey – what are you gonna do?

We need to protect ourselves. Some companies that don’t allow their employees to vape inside are going to make their vapers go outside and stand in the same area as the smokers. These are the very people that we’ve all been trying to avoid in our quest to stop smoking. We used to be those smokers, pushed to the side, away from everyone. Then we mustered up the courage to turn to ecigs, and were able to step away from that. We put down the tobacco cigs, and picked up the ecig. No smoke, no smell, no ash, no mess. We vape everywhere we’re allowed. We vape at home, in the car, at the grocery store, and at the restaurants and bars that are cool with it. Now, if all these places suddenly say “forget it – you’re outside again”, what are you going to do? You’re going to be pissed. Here you spent money and time, researching, buying and switching over.

What will you do? You need to tell your employer that you should not be forced into the same areas where the smokers have to go. You don’t want to be breathing in that second-hand smoke, smelling those awful cigarettes, (and if you’re new to vaping) get tempted to start back up again!

Some companies have smoking rooms. When I worked at Meijer many years ago, we had a smoking room. When it was cold out, we all went into that room, next to the break room and puffed away. It smelled horrible. Now, say Meijer were to ban their employees from using ecigs inside at work. Where would they have to go? Outside? In the same room as the smokers? That’s not fair. Would they build a room just for vapers? Unlikely.

Vapers, stand up for your right to vape! If smokers and non-smokers get rights, we should too! Share this with all your vaper buddies and make sure they stand up for their right to vape!

My experience at VaperCon 2013

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This is a guest post by Morandir835.

This has been one of the hardest blogs to write. Even now almost two weeks later it’s still hard to put into words how great of an experience VaperCon was. It had almost nothing to do with the items being sold (I only bought one item while I was there – a very limited run mod), but with the people themselves. I have been to all three VaperCons that have taken place thus far. Continue reading

What makes a vaper’s wife happy?

What makes a vaper’s wife happy?

  • My house no longer smells like an ashtray.
  • My windows are clear and not glazed with smoke.
  • My clothes smell like my perfume and not a cigarette butt.
  • My carpets are free of holes and ashes.
  • My house cleaning does not include ashtrays.
  • My husband doesn’t leave me alone at a restaurant to take a cigarette break outside.
  • My husband’s mouth doesn’t taste like tobacco when we kiss.
  • My dog smells like a dog, not like smoke.
  • My daughter no longer keeps her bedroom door closed and sealed to second-hand smoke.
  • My husband can walk two miles on the treadmill without being short of breath.
  • My life is better without cigarettes even though I never smoked.

What makes you happy about vaping? Even if you are not a vaper…Let me know in the comments below!

- Mel the Vapor Queen at V4L

Vape meets this Saturday

Sample Juice Table at South Florida Vapers December 2012 Vape Meet http://bit.ly/VbwQ1J

Attention LA; Milwaukee; York, Pennsylvania; Birmingham, Alabama; and Largo, Florida vapers – are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? How about attending a vape meet and meeting some new people? If you haven’t yet been to a vape meet, here’s what to expect. Vape meets are usually free, held at restaurants or bars, often have raffle prizes, and sometimes juices to sample. There are a few going on tomorrow, Saturday, January 19, 2013. If you live in the area, how about checking it out? What have you got to lose?

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Vapercon 2 (Part 2 of 2)

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This is a guest post written by Morandir835, an e-cig enthusiast, admin on the Vapor4Life forum, and a regular on their ECF sub forum.

Continued from Vapercon 2 (Part 1)

After lunch Miss Emma, Ms. Bjfgator, my wife and I returned to Vapercon, bellies full and with a few adult beverages in our system. While it was busy before we left for lunch, it was nothing compared to what we walked back into. The room was completely packed to a point where there was no real room to maneuver. Trying to talk to the least active vendor took 10 minutes of waiting in front of their table. It had gotten to a point where many people were just waiting at the tables in front of the convention area entrance, on the stairs, in the lobby, and even outside the hotel to get some fresh air.

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Vapercon 2 Part 1 of 2

This is a guest post written by Morandir835, an e-cig enthusiast, admin on the Vapor4Life forum, and a regular on their ECF sub forum.

Last year’s Vapercon in Virginia was the first time I got to meet some of the key people of V4L. I was really looking forward to seeing them again this year, but sadly some things got in the way and V4L decided not to go to. So while V4L as a company wasn’t there, quite a few of its customers from the area as well as myself were. I missed Friday due to work constraints (along with having no one able to watch our dogs), but luckily had intel all day from forum members who were there. Luckily they were there both days so I got to spend the Saturday with them.

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Instant Gratification and Vaping

This is a guest post written by bjfgator ~ Beth Fitzgerald from Nutter Fort, WV. She enjoys vaping, cooking, camping, laughing and writing.

Instant Gratification Society
We have become an instant gratification society… instant coffee, instant oatmeal, instant rice, instant tea, instant light, instant messaging, instant meals, instant loans, instant win, instant weight loss, instant access… Continue reading