[Tagging] Electronic or 'e' cigarettes?

Tac Tacelosky tacman at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 19:48:20 UTC 2015

Another legitimate terms for these shops is a "vape shop", and the practice
of using any sort of electronic cigarette is now referred to as "vaping".
This is a better term than "smoking", as the product emits vapors, not

We are enthusiastic about seeing this term standardized, as many
jurisdictions do not license or regulate vape shops in the same way they do
places that sell cigarettes (and thus "e-cigarette" is a confusing term).
Our research is often about tobacco shops, and vape shops, because they're
not licensed, introduce a new wrinkle.


On Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 8:02 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>> A shop that solely sells electronic cigarettes has been added locally. I
>> guess this type of product will be on the increase so I think it's best to
>> clarify unified tag, if there's ever been such a thing in OSM :-) Checking
>> Tag-info it's 8/6 in favour of electronic_cigarettes over e-cigarettes.
>> To me, electronic_cigarettes is clearer & should be used, but I thought
>> it best to discuss first. I don't smoke, are all these power based?
> As far as I am aware, yes, all e-cigarettes contain batteries.
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