Stealth vaping is a tool worth adding to your arsenal. With so much scrutiny being paid to e-cigs by the media and lawmakers, a free-for-all, “vape whenever and wherever you want” attitude may not be the right approach. Not only will it attract unwanted attention, but it gives vapers a bad rep’. A little respect will go a long way at improving the public’s perception, something we could all use right now with looming regulations and proposed vaping bans. No one is suggesting that you hide in a corner, but honour the rules and use common sense.
Use a smaller device – your giant custom MOD performs extremely well and produces huge plumes of vapour, but it quickly draws the attention of everyone around you when you decide to spark it up. Not only is it large and nearly impossible to hide, but it’s voluminous clouds resemble a smoke signal letting everyone in the room know about your love affair with e-cigs. Consider a backup device for public use or on occasions where you’d like to be discreet. A smaller set up will be easier to shield in your hands, and less vapour means less unwanted attention.
Reduce volt/watt settings – even if your MOD is small, it still has the potential to fill a room with one satisfying puff. Reduce the volt / watt settings so you don’t set off the fire alarm.
Use higher PG E-juice – propylene glycol (PG) is known for creating excellent flavour, but it lacks the strong vapour production of VG-based e-juice. By choosing 100% PG, you’ll limit the amount of vapour you produce and you’re less likely to stand out in a crowd.
Hold the vapour in longer – this technique can be applied several different ways, but the concept is, the longer you hold the vapour in the more it will be absorbed by the body. Some people simply inhale and hold for 3-4 seconds, while others take a few gulps of air after each draw – then hold. The longer you hold it in, then less vapour that will be released.
Exhale more slowly – incorporating the same concept as above, the slower you exhale, the more time the vapour has to be absorbed by your body. The result is less vapour.
Capture/diminish the vapour – a simple way to diminish e-cig vapour is to discreetly exhale into your hand to help break up the cloud. Others will try to capture their vapour in a cup or sleeve, while some simply breath through an article of clothing to help reduce the visual impact.
Jeremy Salter. (16 April 2014) Tips for vaping in “Stealth Mode” [online magazine]. Retrieved from http://www.cigbuyer.com/tips-for-vaping-stealth-mode/