“Oi, you, what are you doing?”
“Disgusting – you should be ashamed of yourself!”
Have you ever been criticised for vaping? I know I have.
Sometimes, if you’re like me, you’re tired and just don’t want to explain the science and issues behind vaping for the thousandth time. What’s more, while you could join the other smokers in the smoker’s corner, you may want to keep yourself away from the temptation of tobacco cigarettes.
Fortunately, there’s an answer to the problem.
In this post we’ll review acceptability, equipment and two techniques for stealth vaping, plus you can get a discount code for some ideal stealth-vaping equipment!
What is stealth vaping?
Simply put, stealth vaping is the act of vaping in such a way that, unless someone is paying close attention, nobody will notice you vaping.
When is it acceptable?
The concept of stealth vaping hasn’t really got out of vaping circles yet (although it is only a matter of time).
But when it does, I can see the anti-vaping crowd jumping on it.
After all, why would you stealth vape except to vape in places where you are not allowed to.
Except sometimes we vapers stealth vape simply because we do not want to draw attention to ourselves.
After all, there is a crowd of people who seem to think they have the right to lecture us about how we choose to live our lives. They’ve criticised people for smoking, and now they have decided to transfer that to vapers.
There’s also a proportion of the general public who have been largely misinformed, believing that second hand vapour could harm them in some way, even though studies like this have shown the risk from second-hand vapour is next-to-none.
Perhaps that’s why 67% of vapers think that stealth vaping is sometimes acceptable
Of course, it is quite possible that one day vaping will be illegal.
Yet vapers are not likely to give up vaping.
In fact, two thirds said they would buy eliquid on the black market if it is banned by the EU
How do you stealth vape?
Stealth vaping is simple. All you need is the right equipment, the right eliquid and the right technique.
1. Stealth Vaping Equipment
While you may love sub-ohm devices like the Aspire Cf, this is not the time or the place for it.
Instead you want to go small.
(Don’t have the mini clearomiser/ego battery? Click the image below for a discount code so you can get them cheap!)
Most e-liquids contain a mixture of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine. Both can be used to vape, but both have different properties.
The tendency today is towards e-liquids with a higher vg ratio. However, when you are stealth vaping you are better with a high pg ratio, as it produces less vapour, and will also give more throat hit per puff.
If you are using a smaller device than usual (such as the one suggested above) then you may need to use a higher nicotine strength to get the same throat hit you do on a larger, more powerful device. (Thanks to Michael from The Vaping Forum for this tip!)
The Second Inhale
You’ll generally see advice to inhale deeply and hold in the vapour before blowing out.
However, for best results, you want to inhale on your tiny ecig, remove the ecig from your mouth and then inhale air after the vapour. Then hold the vapour in for a minute before breathing out.
The Swallow Technique
The second technique is to inhale, then swallow the vapour (twice if you can). Inhale again if you can, then exhale through your nose.
I’ve demonstrated these techniques in the video below:
OnVaping also have some pretty good tips, including putting a fist in front of your mouth when exhaling.
Be aware that people have lost their jobs for vaping at work, and have been put in prison for vaping on airlines. These techniques are ideal for places where you are allowed to vape, but do not wish to draw attention to yourself.
Do you stealth vape? Do you think stealth vaping is acceptable? Do you have any tips we haven’t mentioned in this post?
Let me know in the comments.