When you’re at a festival or concert, there are several things to keep in mind when vaping. The good news is that you can vape responsibly at concerts and festivals without putting yourself or others at risk. If you’re new to this world of e-cigarettes and non-traditional smoking, here’s what you need to know before hitting up your next big event.
Be sure to check local laws
If you’re planning a trip to an outdoor festival or concert, it’s important to check local laws regarding vape products before packing up your gear for the day. Many shows now have designated areas where you can vape safely without interfering with other attendees. If there aren’t any designated areas, be respectful of other people’s personal space and take advantage of the designated smoking areas if they’re available.
Be respectful of other people’s personal space
It’s easy to forget how close you are to other people when you’re focused on the stage, but remember that everyone around you doesn’t want to be hit by your vapor clouds! If you’re standing near the front row, try not to blow vapor directly into someone else’s face or mouth.
Do not blow your vapor in anyone’s face. If you can’t see them clearly because of the lights or fog machines, ask them if they’re ok with it first before hitting your vape button.
Keep your vape out of reach of children
Vaping devices contain small parts that can be easily swallowed by children, so keep them away from places where kids play and keep them secure when they’re not in use. This is important whether they’re yours or not. Even if they’re older, they could pick up a device and think it’s a toy. This non-traditional way of smoking is still relatively new, so kids may not understand what it is or why people do it.
The same goes for adults who might not realize how dangerous it could be if they leave their vape unattended and someone else picks it up thinking it’s just another electronic device like a phone or tablet.
Don’t use a box mod or get wild with e-juice flavors
A lot of vapers like to use box mods because they can make the vapor thicker and more flavorful than what comes out of smaller devices like cigalikes which are less expensive. But these devices can also produce more vapor and have higher wattage than smaller ones. They also run on lithium batteries that are more powerful than those in other devices. If you don’t know what you’re doing with them, you could hurt yourself.
There is no excuse for littering
If you’re going to vape, make sure you appropriately dispose of your trash. You can dispose of used cartridges and batteries in a garbage can or recycling bin. If there isn’t one nearby, take your trash with you until you find one. Don’t just throw them on the ground.
All in all, we’re fairly confident that vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking. Vapers tend to have fewer health issues than smokers and vapes give off far less odor, meaning they are much less of a nuisance to those around them. But it is possible to vape responsibly at concerts and festivals. If you or someone you know chooses to vape, make sure it’s in a designated area and not creating an annoyance for others.