So how clean is vaping compared to smoking cigarettes?
As you may be aware smoking cigarettes indoors causes the yellowing of most things white such as, Ceilings & woodwork like door fames, skirting boards and cupboards, and of course along with smoking comes the smell which will get trapped into fabrics such as, curtains, sofas and cushions, but what about vaping indoors?
Well, vaping indoors is most certainly more ‘hygenic’ compared to smoking inside, however, vaping indoors does still come with it’s own drawbacks and the biggest one being ‘steamy windows’.
So why do the windows get ‘steamy’? Well when you vape you inhale vapour more specifically an ‘oily’ vapour, So when you exhale that booming cloud of vape it lingers around and settles onto ‘most surfaces’ but it’s mostly noticeable on windows. Note that i mentioned most surfaces, that’s because like cigarette smoke exhaled vapour will also build up on other surfaces such as glossy door frames/doors and plastics (mainly surfaces that are non pourous).
If you vape indoors and have noticed that your windows have ‘steamed up’ go and take a look at your door frames and plastics, like upvc window frames you may notice if you look close enough that they appear greasy, and if you touch them usually you can feel the greasynnes on them too.
How can i stop or clean vapour covered surfaces?
Let’s start by listing some points on how to prevent vapour build up.
- Open a window to allow vapour to escape.
- Use a device that produces minimal vapour when indoors, such as a diposable device which you can find here.
- Use vapour free e-liquids like the ones here.
- Get yourself a personal vapour filter, take a look we sell them here.
- Buy an air purifier, you can pick them up at reasonable prices.
So now that we’ve looked at the best ways to prevent vapour build up let’s find out how to go about cleaning it.
If you have got vapour build up on your windows or anything glass such as mirrors, the best way to clean them is with a suitable window cleaner. (you can buy a bottle of spray window cleaner for usually a few quid). Genrously spray the glass with a window cleaning solution then give it a good rub all over with a microfibre cloth, then wipe of the solutions with a dry microfiber cloth. Or for the best results i would reccommend using something like a karcher window vac, they’re quick and really easy to use.
What about vapour build up on other surfaces such as plastics, glossy door frames and doors? Well, the best way to clean these would be a general purpose surface cleaner (without bleach) or you could just use some warm soapy water, a quick wipe over with a soapy microfiber cloth will easily remove any vapour build up.
So, we have looked at a few differences here and in conclusion vaping indoors is definitly more ‘clean’ than smoking indoors. The vapour smell doesn’t tend to attach to fabrics and is far easier to clean than nicotine staining from cigarettes.