[hackerspaces] Fwd: Vaping in Spaces?

Matthew McCabe matt at mrmccabe.com
Wed Oct 8 19:44:45 CEST 2014

There is no documented medical evidence showing that vaping leads to any
kind of harm to the person using the vaporizer or people inhaling the vapor
2nd hand.  (If you have some links to peer reviewed medical journals, I
would love to read them.)  When we founded ATX Hackerspace, a few of our
members vaped indoors without incident though I don't know what their
policy is today.

All of that being said, be sure to check your local laws as some cities
like Seattle and San Francisco have made it illegal to vape indoors.  So if
you are concerned about following the letter of the law in your space, you
may need to ask people who vape to do so outside.  Also, I have
(antidotally) heard of people who are mildly allergic to the vapors but
that is probably not a good reason to ban them outright in a space.

IMO, yes, be excellent and if vaping causes someone else physical
discomfort, don't do it around them.  Though, the "OMG you are smoking
indoors and smoking is bad" kind of attitude is just ridiculous.  Vaping !=


On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 10:10 AM, JB Zurn <jbzurn at gmail.com> wrote:

> There used to be a group of people at FamiLAB who vaped quite a bit, and
> the smell bothered another group who was there quite a bit. A large part
> was though, the vaping also involved hacking, they were taking apart ecigs.
> Which helped give me an idea for a project (www.senti8.com)
> How the issue got resolved - there was the usual ruckus that comes with
> all disagreements. In the short term, the vapers started doing most of
> their vaping in the warehouse near the garage door, which worked for them
> because they could sit near the outside and hang out. In the long term, the
> primary vapers ended up getting a job at an ecig store closer to their
> university, and spent less time in the lab.
> So some of the stuff kinda resolves itself if you wait it out.
> -Brooks
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM, Sam Ley <sam.ley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 8:58 AM, Mark Janssen <dreamingforward at gmail.com>
>>  wrote:
>>> You don't see these issues within certain demographics, because people
>>> who live on Truth get fed naturally.
>> I agree completely. At our space we have a strict requirement that
>> members be pure of mind, body and spirit. The application process consists
>> of them sitting on top of a pillar of amethyst, and subsisting only on
>> natural sunlight and rainwater for 14 days and 14 nights. On the final
>> night, should they survive the trials, we write down their ravings in our
>> wiki, as pure Truth unbiased by toxins of the outside world.
>> God willing, we will prevail in peace and freedom from fear and in true
>> health through the purity and essence of our natural fluids. God bless you
>> all.
>> -Sam
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