Etiquette experts reveal the dos and don’ts of vaping — including never doing it on Zoom

The number of e-cigarette users is increasing, but six out of 10 adults who use e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking admit they are not familiar with e-cigarette vaping etiquette

Etiquette experts have revealed their dos and don’ts when it comes to vaping

Etiquette experts have uncovered the dos and don’ts of vaping, including never doing it during meals or Zoom calls, and ask when in doubt.

Vaping is on the rise, but 59% of adults who use vaping as an alternative to smoking admit they are not clear on what is good and bad vaping etiquette.

Another 61% believe that vaping in public is a “social minefield”.

But help is at hand – five years since their last advisor, the leading authority on etiquette and conduct, Debrett’s has come together Vuse update his advice.

The tips were developed after a survey of 2,000 adult nicotine users found that 67% think vaping etiquette is “important”.

Experts say when in doubt, ask



A spokesman for Debrett’s said: “The number of people vaping in the UK has increased significantly in recent years, but the rules surrounding vaping are not always clear.

“Five years after our first guide to vaping etiquette, we’re excited to partner with Vuse to share our top tips for being a polite and considerate vaper.”

If it’s not clear if the public area you’re in allows vaping, just ask a member of staff, according to the etiquette guide.

And if the answer is no, “accept this message with kindness,” because that way, “people will appreciate your good manners and consideration.”

The guide also advises against vaping in “small spaces like elevators or public restrooms” and ” hospitals or other healthcare facilities”.

And many of those surveyed agree – 38% think you shouldn’t do it in a hospital, while 36% think doing it in an elevator is a no-no, and 24% feel the same way about vaping in public restrooms .

The tips also state that “enveloping others – or those around them – in a cloud of steam is not socially acceptable.”

And 45% of respondents seem to agree – when vaping in public, they think users should lower the wattage setting on their device to minimize vapor clouds where possible.

The number of people vaping in the UK has increased significantly in recent years


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When it comes to food, there is no ambiguity: “Vapers should not vape while consuming food or drink.”

More than a third of respondents seem to agree – arguing in restaurants should be off-limits for vapers.

Likewise, 31% think it’s best to avoid vaping where food is being prepared.

Vaping in the workplace is not recommended — “unless your employer has given permission,” while during meetings, Zoom calls, and job interviews, it can indicate someone is “not focused.”

With that in mind, 33% of those surveyed via OnePoll agree that one should not vape in an office workplace.

A spokesman for Vuse, who commissioned the research, said, “We hope this newly updated guide will put vape users out of some awkward situations.

“As the study shows, there is a lot of confusion about what is good social etiquette when it comes to vaping.

“But of course it’s important to respect the people around you and be as accommodating as possible.”


• If in doubt, just ask

• Respect personal space

• Know your audience

• Rely on your hosts

• Remember that eating and vaping don’t mix

• Vaping at work looks bland

• Respect the views of others

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