I am a new user here but been vaping for about 3 yrs. now and enjoy it very much(best thing i ever done) i was a 3 pack a day smoker and have switched completely now. I had a disturbing thing happen to me today and would like to share it with the members who dont know about it already. My wife and myself went to a eating establishment today that we frequent a lot. I called for the check and was vaping when the waitress noticed me and told me me in a more than high tone from several feet away that that was not allowed there and she informed me that she knew it was vapor but that i could not do it there. When i asked by what authority said i couldnt she told me Darden corp. said so and they owned the resturant. i complied and did not make a scene i just put it away and said fine but i would not be back. Darden Corp. owns Red Lobster,Longhorns,Olive garden and several others. Just thought i would pass this on to anyone who did not know. Hello to all and happy vaping.
Mysterysrt sir sadly there's a lot of places that have taken that stance... Welcome to the forum. :)
Welcome to the forum Mysterysrt. I still haven't vaped in a restaurant or store. It would just feel too awkward for me. Only places that I vape where I didn't smoke is in my home, and at work.
HI Mysterysrt! Welcome to Vapor4Life!
I do not really fault business's that do not permit vaping. I wish they would but I understand how difficult it would be for the staff to have to explain to other customers what vaping is. It is beyond the scope of their job IMO.
Not to mention that some customers are just pissy in general in restaurants and this would just give them something else to complain about.
I can just imagine that someone would see the vapor and then decide that it must be OK to smoke in the building.
You know how some people can be.. "But Theeeeey were smoking!!!!"
No amount of explaining will change that persons mind.
Like Cruel I mostly only vape in places where I could have smoked with the exception of my house and car.
Even in the house I rarely vape.
Hopefully in time things will change. Our Local Olive Garden has an outside dining area where people can smoke and vape too.
Hi guys I only vape where smoking is allowedDont want to cause any problems. Have a great day everyone.
Welcome to the forum Mysterysrt!
Sorry to hear about your experience. I'm a closet vaper and usually only vape in public if I go out with my DH to a smoking area (he smokes). Or if I'm with other vapers and they're doing it.
Except for theaters :evil: I stealth vape in those because sometimes 2 hours is just too much. Especially if it's a suspenseful movie or I've had a few adult beverages :D
Best of luck finding vape friendly places in your area!