Smokers have long been banned from lighting up at work and public spaces, instead relegated to taking a puff huddled in doorways. While the rules are clear for traditional smokers, the growth in use of e-cigarettes is raising questions about where e-cig users can exhale their ‘vapors’.
So far, there is no evidence that the ‘smoke’ exhaled from e-cigarettes is harmful. For this reason, e-cig users say they should be able to light up anywhere. But etiquette experts argue that you shouldn’t use an e-cigarette anywhere you can’t smoke a traditional cigarette.
Where are some of the places you’ve seen someone use an e-cigarette? Should the same rules apply for e-cigarette and traditional cigarette use?
Steven Petrow, Etiquette Expert and author of Manners in the Digital Age: Navigating Life in an Age Without Rules