We all may be staying home for a while. And for those who enjoy a nice cloud-rich outdoor vape, this may mean some adjustments. Is there anything special about vaping indoors?
First, let’s look at some general indoor vaping tips.
Before we do though, let’s address the elephant in the room: second-hand vaping is not the same as second-hand smoking.
Smoke is a product of burning. When you burn any substance, volatile gases, carbon monoxide and other potentially toxic substances are released into the air. Burning tobacco sets free over 7,000 chemicals, hundreds of which are considered toxic and over fifty are carcinogenic. This makes smoking a very unhealthy habit and second-hand smoking quite a dangerous side-effect. In fact, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even added an online pamphlet to their website specifically outlining the dangers of second-hand smoking.
Second-hand vapor is the result of a different process. It’s technically an aerosol exhaled by a vaper and is not a product of combustion. Thus, you are not inhaling second-hand smoke but rather clouds of flavorful steam. The vapor from vaping devices is the result of e-liquid being heated by a vaporizer and no carbon monoxide or tar is released in the process. Thus, it will not linger in the air, clothing or hair and does not have the sharp smell that cigarettes do.
But as safe as vaping indoors may be, there are still a few things to look out for and a few simple rules to observe:
Tip one: don’t vape next to kids (or adults who don’t want to be vaped next to).
Second-hand vaping is basically inhaling aerosol exhaled by a vaper. As the main ingredient in most e-liquids is propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin, those you vape next to will be exhaling a little bit of that. Plus, if you are smoking nicotine-containing e-liquids, there will be minimal amounts of nicotine in the air as well. Thus, it is always a wise recommendation not to vape next to children. You should also always ask those around you if they are okay with you vaping next to them — some people may have allergies or simply feel uneasy in a closed space with a vaper.
Tip two: don’t vape next to pets
You will be exhaling minimal amounts of nicotine as you vape and some animals are more sensitive to nicotine than others. For instance, cats are known to not enjoy second-hand vaping and fish are especially sensitive to nicotine. So, if you handle nicotine-containing vape juices, make sure to thoroughly clean your hands before feeding fish or cleaning the fish tank.
Tip three: wipe down your walls and windows after a vape session
Vaping indoors generally doesn't discolor walls like cigarette smoke, but it might make your walls sticky and dusty — so you may want to wipe down any surfaces that you vape next to.
Tip four: try not to vape around tech
If you do a lot of heavy vaping near your computer, you may soon notice a thin layer of sticky liquid on the surface and, what’s worse, inside your PC. If you do end up vaping a lot near your tech, make sure to clean it regularly. If you can resist the urge, though, of pairing your flavor sesh with a browsing sesh, it may be for the best.
So, if we take all of the above into consideration, what type of kit would be best for indoor vaping?
Naturally, this will absolutely depend on your preferences and living conditions. If you can easily sub-ohm at home as binging on Netflix, we surely won’t wrestle your vape device away from you. But if you are at home with family or spending lots of quality time with your pets, you might want to change a few things.
Some vaping kits are less “intrusive” than others. They are smaller, make less vapor and are generally easy to play with. Some are even discreet enough to have you vape without drawing attention to yourself — stealth vape, if you will.
If you are looking to minimize the clouds while keeping the flavor on the max, the iQ Air is the perfect example of how this can be done.
iQ Air is both discrete and stylish: you can hide it if you want and show it off if you will. Measuring just 16.5mm x 6.5mm x 110mm, Air is one of the lightest pods on the market. It can fit right into your pocket and won’t draw any attention to itself. With that, it’s a very sturdy little gadget made of durable aluminum alloy and carefully tested for drops, humidity and temperature changes so that it can serve you long and well.
Air may not be for cloud chasers — but flavor chasers will definitely get their juice’s worth out of the tiny device. With less vapor, you won’t have to make as many adjustments when vaping indoors — and Air will always be there by your side for fun, flavor and freedom.