Keep Calm and Drive Vaping Safely
One of the most beloved things about vaping is the fact that this hobby can be enjoyed in many places in which smoking is prohibited. Because vapor is different from smoke, it doesn't linger in the air nearly as long, meaning that it's far less offensive in public spaces.
Many of us enjoy vaping in our cars while we drive. We love the fact that we can vape to our heart's content without worrying about creating a long-lasting odor. However, it's important to keep in mind that vaping while driving has the potential to be dangerous. Luckily, there are some easy ways to vape safely while on the road.
Why is Vaping While Driving Considered Dangerous?
Sub-ohm devices such as box mods continue to be highly popular among vapers. These systems are specially designed to turn e-liquid into fluffy clouds of vapor. They heat the vape juice to a high temperature while using a low-resistance coil, resulting in a much denser and larger cloud.
Clouds tend to dissipate into the air in less than a minute. However, if you're using one of these units while driving in a car with the windows up, you're putting yourself at risk of getting into an accident. These thick, massive clouds can interfere with your ability to see the road in front of you.
In fact, British citizens who vape while driving can end up having to pay a hefty fine. While American laws are laxer regarding this activity, it's still important to be safe.
Another factor that can make vaping while driving dangerous is the potentially distracting nature of this hobby. For those who always chain-vape, you might find that you're adjusting your settings, refilling your e-liquid and replacing your coils several times throughout the day. It should go without saying that tinkering around with your vaping setup while your hands should be on the wheel is very dangerous.
How to Vape and Drive Safely
Driving while vaping isn’t something that should be done, but if you absolutely must, there are several ways to minimize the risk of danger associated with vaping while driving.
Invest in a Portable Device
One of the best moves that you can make is investing in a portable vaping device such as an electronic cigarette or pod system. Unlike large, complicated box mods, portable devices are small and compact. They don't require adjustments throughout the day because of their simplified technology. Plus, they don't produce the enormous clouds associated with sub-ohm units.
Turn Down the Device’s Wattage
If you must use a sub-ohm system while you drive, turn the wattage down and use a coil that can accommodate this output level. This will reduce the size and thickness of the clouds that come out of your mouth.
Try Only Taking Hits at Stoplights
Though a bit impractical for vapers who drive mostly on busy highways, it could work for those who are driving on small streets and roads. There are e-cig holders for devices to be placed in, that’re still an easy access spot when driving. So, when at a red light, pick it up and take a draw or two.
Roll Down Your Driver’s Side Window Slightly
Rolling down the window ensures the vapor escapes the vehicle rapidly and not disrupt your vision.
Simply Refrain Until You Reached Your Destination
Of course, you can also opt to refrain from vaping while driving. If you tend to get distracted easily while you're on the road, it may be best to put down the device until you've reached your destination.
Keep These Vaping Driving Tips in Mind
Vaping while driving isn't illegal in the United States. Still, it is important to exercise caution while vaping in a moving vehicle. And whatever you do, make sure the vapor doesn’t distract you from the road. These tips will ensure that you vape safely while you drive.
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