Here is something even I am guilty of. From this post on, I will no longer use the terms “smoking,” “electronic cigarettes,” “e-cigarettes,” or even “e-cigs” for that matter, when talking or blogging about vaping.
Since many of us are recovering smokers who have realized how idiotic cigarettes really are, there is a lot of animosity with people who vape towards cigarettes. There are those who really care about vaping and want to distance the culture away from the bad rep tobacco and cigarette companies have.
Due to the ignorance of some lawmakers, there are plans of regulating the sale of vaporizers, e-juice and accessories. I have even come across stories of vape shops being shut down. This is sad because these lawmakers have a notion that vaping is at the same level of smoking.
There have been discussions among people who vape to try and stop associating vaping with cigarettes, or even to stop claiming that vaping is an alternative smoking. There are a number of people who vape and have never smoked a cigarette in their life, vaping is just that awesome.
Some ways we can do this is by changing the terms we use in vaping. In my case, I will refrain from using the terms I mentoned above. This is my “vape” which I use to go “vaping” whenever I feel like it. Do you mind if I “vape?” We aren’t smoking, we are “vaping.”
My co-workers call it a hookah pen which is annoying to me, but I guess that’s better than them calling it an e-cigarette.