The vaping community is unabashedly weird, and wildly diverse. Amongst this diversity, distinct vaping types have emerged. Though categorizing vapers is overly simplistic, it is impossible to ignore the colorful characters we’ve encountered in this industry. What type (or types) of vaper do you identify with?
This vaper shops for obscure, boutique mods off Etsy from bizarre companies that may or may not exist. Much of his vaping lingo sounds made up. Perhaps some of it is. The Elitist has the latest and greatest products, and they will scoff at your setup, no matter how functional it may be. The elitist tends to be extremely opinionated, even polarized, about products and vapor companies. Beware of the Elitist, as he or she will belittle and scare away new vapers.
Common interests: Ska, podcasts, Reddit, fedoras.
The Cloud-Chaser is a human fog-machine. This vaping type looks like a cloud with legs. These vapers make their presence known with billowing, volcanic gouts of vapor. The Cloud Chaser knows all the vaping tricks and lives in a perpetual state of wrapping coils. This vaper will turn a room into an 80’s music video.
Common interests: Metal, violent video games, the color black, skateboarding.
THE PARENTAL VAPER:
Life changes when you have kids. For the well-being of the children, these vapers have sworn off smoking for keeps. A married couple may vape together, and it may be adorable. A vaping conversation will inevitably become a tangent about their kids. The father can be sighted vaping while turning a ribeye steak at just the right time, even leaving pleasing criss-crossing grill marks on each side. A vaping mom transforms the family minivan into a fragrant oasis of wafting mist.
Common interests: Eddie Bauer, minivans, PTA, barbecue, meandering conversations about a cute thing their child did.
Even the Elitists and Cloud Chasers were new at some point. These people can be identified by their bewildered facial expressions and starter kit setups. They look at mods like alien ray guns, and are aptly full of questions. If you are a Newbie, keep at it and don’t get overwhelmed! If you aren’t, be supportive to the newcomer, and make them feel welcome in the vaping community. Remember, gentle Newbie, you can direct all your questions to Customer Service, or our numerous Social Media platforms. Do not be frightened!
Common interests: personal growth, experimentation, technology, befuddlement.
The Revolutionary is the activist of the vaping world. This type is always up to date on government legislation and the status of vaping in countries you have never heard of. They can be spotted performing monologues to befuddled onlookers. This vaper may be a blogger, and probably still has subscriptions to print newspapers. If ever you need an encyclopedic spiel about the MSA, Vaper’s Rights, vaping bans, or NPR, this is the person to talk to.
Common interests: politics, liberty, blogs, the 1960’s, Orwell novels.
Something to think about:
Is there any type we missed? Which type do you relate with?