Starbucks coffee shops around America will now prohibit smokers from smoking within 25 feet of the storefront for smoking, including e-cigs. The company recently revised the smoking policy to protect the health of its patrons. The new policy will effect all smokers and force them to find a new place to smoke and get a cup of joe. Businesses like Starbucks are taking a strict stance on smoking for the health of their patrons and are not waiting for states to figure out new regulations on electronic cigarettes. Still, many e-cig users believe the new policies should not be applied to e-cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes can create a fire storm because they often look very similar, especially when an e-cig user is vaping in public. Conventional cigarettes have been linked to negative side effects such as cancer, shortness of breath and more. E-cigarettes may resemble traditional cigarettes but they do not contain the same harsh toxins that can slowly degrade your health. The solution inside e-cigs is water-based and can be safely inhaled as a vapor solution. This solution is odorless and not harmful when expelled. This means there is no second-hand smoke when you use e-cigarettes. Smokers have been given the go to vape in public in many spaces because smokeless cigarettes do not present the same danger as their tobacco counterparts.
Smokers who are new to electronic cigarettes may be confused about the components of e-cigs. Each electronic cigarette has a customizable outside that can be changed to suit your personal tastes. The insides of a smokeless cigarette contains a water-based solution with an adjustable nicotine level from 0g-18g. Every smokeless cigarette company offers a wide selection of e-liquid flavors that can be purchased based on your flavor preferences. Classic flavors like Menthol, Mint, Tobacco, Cherry are offered by most leading electronic cigarette manufacturers. Each e-cig includes a rechargeable battery that is used to power the heated coil inside the e-cigarette. This makes it is easy to keep your cigarette charged and ensure you can vape on the go.
The new Starbucks ban has not put a damper on public vaping. Electronic cigarettes provide a safer alternative for smokers that enjoy the taste and flavor of cigarettes but do not want to harm themselves or others.
Using electronic cigarettes in public places is legal in many states but many people wonder if vaping is safe. Smoking conventional cigarettes endangers the smoker and others around them because of the carcinogens found in tobacco smoke and second hand smoke. E-cigarettes give off smoke but this smoke is a harmless water-based vapor. Still, many people are unsure about how e-cigs work and whether or not they are safe to use. The stigma attached to smoking is still strong in America.
Electronic cigarettes are safe compared to the dangers of using tobacco cigarettes and products. Conventional cigarettes release toxins when lit that can damage the lungs, throat, heart and more. Long-term smoking indoors can leave a house smelling like an ash tray, a smell no homeowner wants their house to have indefinitely. Electronic cigarettes use a battery that heats a flavored e-liquid inside. This vape juice is made of propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin so it is safe for humans to use. When this liquid is heated it produces an odorless vapor that can be inhaled to get nicotine. There is no smell and no second-hand smoke to worry about when you use electronic cigarettes. Many restaurants, bars, and other public spaces allow vaping indoors.
This question is difficult to answer but if the place allows vaping then it is okay to use your electronic cigarette inside. As electronic cigarettes are used by smokers who want to quit smoking, the very design is built to look like regular smoking. Some people you encounter may not approve on any form of smoking indoors so use your discretion. Electronic cigarettes are not a danger to the people around you but if you don’t feel comfortable vaping around others then it is fine to go outdoors. The stigma attached to using e-cigs can makes vaping in public more acceptable in some areas than others. Just take it one step at a time and you should be okay.