I just started my new job. I love it because it only takes me 5 minutes to get to work, versus my old job which was a 1 1/2 hour commute from hell. So on my second day I bring my vape to work and leave it on my desk. My boss (who is cool and such a sweetheart) notices my unit on my desk. She picks it up and says “Do you really use this?” Confused, I reply, “uh, yeah?” She says: “Don’t you know how dangerous these things are? They aren’t even approved by the FDA.” Another co-worker (who is a smoker), chimes in and says “yeah, there hasn’t been long term study on them.”
I was shocked! All of this is coming from a smoker and a person who doesn’t even smoke. I wonder where they came up with all this BS. Has the propaganda against vaping been that effective? How can something that was invented with the best intentions (get smokers off of their addiction to cigarettes while letting them “smoke,” and at the same time eliminate the offensive smell cigarettes let off) be shot down so quickly? I don’t understand, why do these people hate vaping. They seem to hate vaping more than they do smoking.
I really felt like going off on them and telling them why I choose to vape, but the thought was still stuck in my head of how people perceive vaping that way. I simply smiled, and said “I haven’t smoked a cigarette in 8 months, and that’s good enough for me.”
Incidents like these just make me realize how we the vaping community should inform those who continue to be ignorant, and those who are in complete denial of the benefits of vaping. There is still a lot of work to be done, but with persistence we will earn the respect and recognition we all deserve.