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To prefer the smell of actual tobacco to that teeth coatingly sweet chemical vape crap.

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Lanark2 Fri 11-Mar-16 00:00:35

I'm not talking as a smoker.. As a passive smoker.. Or just someone in the street. To me at least tobacco has that old world, masculine adventure, growing, curing, industry craft historic smell. The vape sweet crap is just like gobbling down an air freshener.

I would actually prefer to be around actual camcery smoke than the pink-smelling horror or the vape. Anyone else?

FlyingRussianUnicorn Fri 11-Mar-16 00:05:17

Im a smoker and a vaper (I know, its bad)

Part of the reason I still smoke is because I love the smell of cigarettes. Always have. Used to love walking into the pub and being hit by the smell of beer and cigarettes yes im a weirdo

I vape because people tell me it helps me cut down and because I can use it in the house.

Does it work? Not sure


Friendlystories Fri 11-Mar-16 00:30:47

I'm a vaper and cannot bear the smell of cigarettes now I don't smoke them. I don't really get where you're coming from with your description of the smell of tobacco tbh, modern cigarettes smell awful and chemically, not like old fashioned tobacco at all although I still love the smell of proper pipe tobacco. As for the smell of eliquid, some I love, some I hate, there's so many different flavours I don't see how you can generalise.

infife Fri 11-Mar-16 00:42:26

I'm not a smoker and never have been. I understand what you mean about the smell of cigarette smoke.

For me it must be fresh. Stale smoke is horrible, but fresh smoke, especially outdoors when it's slightly chilly... It appeals to me for some reason. I don't know why.

Marshy Fri 11-Mar-16 00:44:16

No I wouldn't prefer to get cancer from passive smoking.


EveOnline2016 Fri 11-Mar-16 01:27:51

I am almost 5 weeks smoke free, smoking for vaping doesn't bother me.

I just happy with my mints.

CateNoviceBaker Fri 11-Mar-16 02:17:42

I'm an ex-smoker and I still like the smell of cigars but HATE the smell of cigarette smoke.

MattDillonsPants Fri 11-Mar-16 02:24:32

I vape now and I too hate the smell of the oil as do my DH and kids. I refuse to call it "juice" fecking's not Juice! It's oil and it stinks.

Better than smoking though eh?

Stanky Fri 11-Mar-16 02:41:06

It smells like a sweet shop outside my work building. Everyone's vaping now at my work. It's extremely popular, but does any body really know what is in that stuff? Hopefully it's better for them than actual smoking.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 11-Mar-16 04:39:16

I HATE the smell of vaping. Awful. I work with teens and they all bloody do it. I swear they wouldn't have smoked but now vaping smells like shitty candy, they all do it.

Oysterbabe Fri 11-Mar-16 06:58:11

Yabu. Cigarettes smell absolutely disgusting.

RitaVinTease Fri 11-Mar-16 07:01:46

YANBU. I'm another ex smoker, and think they're like alcopops compared to champagne grin

exLtEveDallas Fri 11-Mar-16 07:02:11

The only time I have been able to smell vape juice is when someone was vaping one of those more powerful machines that give off absolute cloud. I can't smell the normal ones at all.

Ginmakesitallok Fri 11-Mar-16 07:05:30

Mattdillonspants -there is no oil in e liquid. Cigarettes stink, smokers stink.

Raia Fri 11-Mar-16 07:19:39

Ikwym, some of the vape liquids reek (the custardy ones are especially overpowering). I am a vaper myself. Ikwym about the old fashioned smell of some tobaccos, but most cheap fags smell vile. And stale smoke smells vile.

Vape liquid contains food grade flavourings carried in propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerine. I don't know what long term effects will result from inhaling the vapour from those substances. I can't assume it's harmless but inhaling burning tobacco smoke very definitely isn't harmless, so ...

Houseofmirth66 Fri 11-Mar-16 07:21:01

Not all of the liquids are scented. I use one which is odourless so I can sneak a few puffs in the kitchen at work.

LittleLionMansMummy Fri 11-Mar-16 07:56:31

Yabu. And kissing a smoker is fucking gross too, I'm much happier now dh vapes.

TheCrimsonPleb Fri 11-Mar-16 08:03:22

I think both are equally revolting. DH for some stupid reason smokes and vapes. The blueberry oil he uses is sickening and the smell of the roll up baccy he smokes is just evil particularly on his clothes. It sort of smells dirty and it's so powerful. I hate it.

LittleLionMansMummy Fri 11-Mar-16 08:05:24

Why do people smoke and vape? I don't get it. confused

MassiveStrumpet Fri 11-Mar-16 08:14:07

I don't get it either. I guess some don't want to quit smoking but they vape when they can't smoke.

I can't smell vape. Perhaps if someone blew a cloud in my face. I hate the smell of cigarettes and people who smoke stink.

Sparklingbrook Fri 11-Mar-16 08:17:27

I have never smelt vape. I would rather not breathe in a cloud of anything someone has just breathed out though TBF.

KayTee87 Fri 11-Mar-16 08:23:59

Vape smells horrible, unlit tobacco smells brilliant but smoke us disgusting.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Fri 11-Mar-16 08:34:07

No I quite like the smell of fresh smoke too but have never been a smoker. Pipe smoke smells like ice cream to me! In my late thirties I occasionally think of starting. Obviously I wouldn't but I do find the smell quite pleasant. Glad you can't actually smoke in public places though.

TaraCarter Fri 11-Mar-16 12:00:59

Are you Jilly Cooper in disguise? She likes the heady smell of nicotine, or at least her characters do.

Dontneedausername Fri 11-Mar-16 12:31:34

There is no oil is e-liquid.
It's not oil!

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