Eliminating the Social Stigma of Vaping

by Stina Riner

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When many hear the word vaping, one thing comes to mind. They view men in sitting around puffing on their devices and bragging about who can blow the biggest cloud of smoke. But, that isn’t anywhere near the case. Unfortunately, the stigma attached to vaping is making many people hide it from those around them. Many people fall prey to stereotyping. While every group of individuals will have the rowdy bunch, that doesn’t mean that all of these individuals are the same way.

Just because someone who drives a Porsche drives like a maniac, does that mean all people who own a Porsche are going to drive that way? Of course not, but that doesn’t stop people from assuming certain things. That same thing can be said about people who vape. You can’t classify all those who vape as being the same. The stereotyping needs to come to an end. In all honesty, many people have benefitted from vaping. In fact, many have used it in place of smoking traditional cigarettes. You tell me which one you think is better or worse?

While some use vaping in their pastime as a way to relax and unwind from the stress of the workday, others use it to wean themselves from the harmful nicotine found in traditional cigarettes today. There are even articles about how vaping helped people quit smoking entirely. With a traditional cigarette, you have no control over the amount of nicotine in the item. That isn’t the case with an e-liquid. You are in complete control of how much, if any, nicotine you want in your e-liquid. If you are someone who smoked heavily before, you might need to start at the higher nicotine concentration and slowly wean yourself down. Before you know it, you might not need nicotine at all.

One of the best things about vaping is that you can choose from an assortment of different vaping flavors. Regardless of whether you want something fruity or dessert inspired, you will find a flavor that is going to draw you in and keep you coming back for more. With a vaporizer, you inhale the vaporized liquid instead of that of the nicotine and other chemicals in traditional cigarettes. While many believe this is the far better option, there is still a lot of negativity surrounding smoking in general. However, vaping and smoking aren’t the same thing.

You would think people would be happier to see someone vaping over smoking a regular cigarette, but that isn’t the case. Maybe, the views on vaping will change at some point down the line. The thing is that many probably don’t know the specifics involved to really understand why people choose vaping over smoking in general. Being equipped with the right knowledge and information can go a long way in making an informed decision about how to treat people who vape. Until then, it would be nice if people could exhibit a little courtesy toward their fellow man or woman.