Can we stop using the term "E-Cig"

Discussion in 'What are electronic cigarettes?' started by punishedprimate, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. punishedprimate

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    THIS is an e-cig[​IMG]

    which im sure most of us dont use.

    THIS is a personal Vaping device [​IMG]

    Using the term "e-cig" associates vaping with cigarettes and that is not at all what we're about. Maybe if we change the attitude amongst ourselves, the media will be forced to follow suit.


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  2. Whiskey

    Whiskey Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    A question as old as "vaping devices" themselves my friend
     
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    I rather think we are stuck with it.

    I imagine if you ask ten random people on the street if they know what an E-Cig is most of them will say yes. If you asked the same 10 people what an APV or Advanced Personal Vaporizer is, the will give you a blank stare except for some of the older ones that will think of the things that you set beside your bed to produce steam when you have a head cold.

    Hell, some people still call copying machines "Xerox's"
     
  4. Browncoat

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    Agreed.

    These things tend to stick, and if the media can drum up additional drama by keeping the word "cig" or "cigarette" fresh in everyone's minds, I doubt it's going to go away anytime soon. It doesn't make much sense to basically call these devices an electronic miniature cigar, but it is what it is.
     
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    Yeah I'd say stick with it... For obvious reasons lol
     
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    I would like to see/use the term Vaping Device, but that would be VD and we don't want that.
     
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    But Vape has been a top word of 2014, isn't it? People need time to get to know it I think.
     
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    Is the word of the year "Vape" a verb? I vape, you vape, he she or they vape. What should we call the device we vape with?
     
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    Personally I am confuesed if the word "vape" a noun or a verb
     
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    its both

    noun:
    "do you have a vape?"

    verb:
    "im about to vape"
     
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    as far as the OP question goes when people ask me what im "smoking" i say electronic cigarette. sounds more professional and doesnt make them look at me like im doing something illegal if i say personal vaporizer. one could also call it a penis, personal electronic nicotine intake system
     
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    The wordsmiths at Oxford Dictionaries think the trend is so significant that they've named "vape" the word of 2014.
    The meaning of the word is, "to inhale or exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device." It originated as an abbreviation of the terms vapor and vaporize.
     
  13. smoke free vapor

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    As far as the things need to be concerned is that oxford dictionary has added the term vape in its list. So going for vape sounds more standard.
     
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    When people ask me what I'm smoking, I tell them nothing... I'm vaping.
     
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    I don't mind the term electronic cigarette. When smokers ask about my sigelei I tell them it's a high end electronic cigarette . They then know exactly what its used for and are amazed because all they have really seen are the ones in the gas stations or Blu commercials. Then they usually say
    something like "wow, that may actually work". Also " personal vaporiser" may be associated with other substances.
     
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    The First Amendment You can call it anything you like But FIRE!
     
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    While we are at it, can we BAN the word "steep"? It's AGE, not steep!

    Buy a dictionary dangit!
     
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    I don't mind the term but you are right, they're basically two different things
     
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    You're right. I remember it being on the news. Funny thing is, bae was #2 I believe.

    Lol I should do that.
     
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    Haha, i love this. I call it "fogging", my grand dad calls its a hookah pen. I don;t care what people call it. Just like I could give a rats arse on what they call me. It helps me that's what I care about. (not to sound self centered)
     
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    A men Brotha

    Someone should show a box mod as well Now that's 2015 vaping
     
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    I always just called the skinny ones Vape Pens made sense to me. Plus E-cigs does sound dumb i didn't quit regular cigs to smoke e-cigs.
     
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  23. kelli

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    i just call them my sucky thingies.
    don't judge....i am very literal.
     
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    They're VAPORISERS...that's what they're used for, what they do.
     
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    'Thermally-melded(compounded)'.
     
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    Ain't judging, just wish I was yer ...(I'll stop...)
     
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    As with what some of the things others have said, I do believe we are stuck with the term "e-cig" as it has deeply rooted itself since the beginning.
     
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    What about "Electronic vaping machination" ?
     
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    Gotta give it a firm grip, pull gently, and white stuff streams out. It all makes sense now!
     
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    Full Definition of STEEP

    transitive verb


    1

    : to soak in a liquid at a temperature under the boiling point (as for softening, bleaching, or extracting an essence)


    2

    : to cover with or plunge into a liquid (as in bathing, rinsing, or soaking)


    3

    : to saturate with or subject thoroughly to (some strong or pervading influence) <practices steeped in tradition>

    intransitive verb


    : to undergo the process of soaking in a liquid
     
  32. Hey! it's just Ray...

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    I asked this question in the beginning myself for
    the same reasons and got about the same replies.

    I come up with E-Vape, E-Vaper
    [​IMG]
     
  33. kingworm

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    my votes on penis.... let me just grab my penis real quick and stick it in my mouth...
     
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    Who do you think you are? Ron Jeremy?
     
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    no.... my stache is much better
     
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    But do you have as much overall body hair? LOL
     
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    im like a homeless wolly mammoth. even got third knuckle hair
     
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  38. Taajsgpm

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    Best term
    I have heard is "smoking cessation device" :)
     
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    When I explain mine to people, I tell them its a "Vape Mod" and not an E-Cig! Most all "E-Cigs" are made by big tobacco, Vape Mods are not and do not contain the same ingredients, so, I don't see why they should be called an "E-Cig when in fact they are different! Just my opinion :)
     
  40. ctcanaan

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    I believe that e-cig is sort of a derogative term for us to be complying with or even supporting. I think we should change directions away from using e-cig as it ties us down to being related to tobacco which is the last thing our community needs. For instance at my University smoking is not permitted on campus and because of the ignorance of some people vaping is to even though it is not stated in the tobacco policy that the University has put ou. We need to bring people into the community who do and do not vape in order to diversify our selves and make stronger connections with other communities. If we accomplish this I think, with time, people will be able differentiate us between smokers and better yet big tobacco companies. There is a fallacy that others have been following by grouping us up with tobacco products or companies because we are different!
     
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    I call mine a life choice. It comes with many other choices. It is a focus device. But most of all, it keeps me from punching some as hole out because I was smoking.
     
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    True, you don't buy steeped wine you buy aged wine.
     
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    The co manager walks over by my friends car as we are all visiting and says " Oh, you guys are doing hookah sticks haha, I thought you were doing something else "
    annnnd ill pretend like you never said that.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Where the hell is your school, nazi Germany?
     
  45. Laughmore

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    I like the term "personal vaporizer" or PV. It's accurate. If someone's sharp they may ask what you put in there, though most just assume nic. It's a good opportunity to define "eliquid:"

    0.4% nicotine I mixed at home with vegetable glycerin for vapor, and a fucking badass recipe of food flavorings. *sunglasses*

    It's fairly straightforward to address the media scare points that I've at least tried to address with my rig and juice mixing most scary stuff avoided and unknowns minimized with quality products and reputable sources.
     
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  46. wilw

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    I have to agree with him E-Cigs has got to go as a seller (I personally know this) we are being censored against by the term E-Cig on eBay "where allot of people buyfrom" they will delete your listings if you have the words: Innokin, Sigelei, Aspire, or Smok, these are the products I sold there and now can't because those companies use the term E-Cigerette in their website and eBay has the "No Tobacco Policy" which they lump e-cigs into
    I like to try and give all my buyers the best product I can get and the most popular ones too which are usually from one of those above mentioned companies
    I don't know what term we could use but already the backlash from the PC people are coming after the vaporers and treating us like the Big Tobacco people which is exactly who I was trying to escape from when I started vaping
    It's much better for us physically and financially to vape and the taste is much..much..better. lol
    I hope you will find me at. wwvapes.com
     
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    You guys are hilarious. I call it my vape (noun) lol, I'm vaping on my vape.. When I talk to my parents I switch between vape and e-cig so it's easier for them, because like a PP said people are used to those things at gas stations that don't help. To find devices I started out googling "Personal vaporizer" and "vaporizer" but all you find are devices for inhaling dried things and get directed to high times magazine a lot. it was a headache.
    nicotine vaporizer maybe? Ending halfway off topic: "hookah pen" drives me crazy because I see all the flavors of juice labeled hookah with 0mg lol. Like I want that flavor, make it in a 6 NOW haha ;) plus I relate hookah to teenagers who want to be 'cool' before they're allowed to drink. I actually enjoy hookah but it's sad that you can feel so ancient in your 20s, there was a time when i was 22-23 and went to a hookah bar full of like probably not legal to even hookah, teenagers.
    I feel the same way with vaping in public, my friend's 18 y/o gf had/has a vape so I really saw it as a young people thing, I think that's probably another reason to keep it having 'cig' in the name 'officially', because minors are... dumb... and devices are fantastically AWESOME to the point of "Ahhh that's so cool i have to have it!!!!!!!!!". As a young person and a parent I can see why people are afraid of kids getting hooked on vaping and why they should mostly be used for people who are ex/trying to be ex cigarette smokers.
     
  48. that-queer

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    I hate it when people ask to see my "e-cig"
    Yo, I dropped over two hundred on this mod and its coils and juice, etc.
    and time working on the mods I've had
    This is a vape mod, not some ten dollar e-cig
     
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    It's a tobacco cessation device! I have 100s of dollars in box mods, rebuildables ect, but in the end, I'm 15 months smoke free after 40 years of smoking. In the end, that's what really counts....
     
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    The word e cigarette needs to stop being used by everyone and referred to as vaporizer, vaping, or mod. Society is persecuting the vaping community only because the word "cigarette" is being used in E-Cigarette. Any other word or phrase could have been used like e-shit or p-hole, just anything but the word ie-cigarette and nobody in the world would have reacted the way they did and it wouldn't even be an issue right now but when most people just hear the word "cigarette", they immediately over react like the world is coming to an end and everyone is going to die because tobacco is the only thing that is killing people all over the world. So anything with the word "cigarette" in it should be removèd from the vaping community's vocabulary and everything that is vaping related.
     
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