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The 'hate' from social media

Discussion in 'Vape Politics and Media' started by Healey, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. cig93

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    Well you know how it goes with these internet images, memes etc.

    They picked on twilight, a relatively average film - it become the worst.
    Leo didn't get an Oscar - neither a lot of other good actors - still internet sensation.
    Grumpy cat - is just a cat - everyone loves it at once.

    Don't be so angry with it.
     
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    That is true about Twilight, I like it. :) As for vaping the same, when someone says a lie too many times it becomes the truth. Things is all the users say otherwise. ;)
     
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    It's not necessarily hate as other people have said. They're all just meming about it. People don't hate Obama simply because people make memes about him like "Thanks Obama". As another poster says, memes are made of almost everything whether or not they're seen as bad or unhealthy.
     
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    This all because of the very aggressive anti tobacco campaigns we have been subject to lately. The only thing is the old saying were there is smoke there is fire doesn't hold true, in fact what people are seeing is vapor but they don't know the difference.
     
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    It's often unreasonable, but people have always been very vocal about being against this sort of thing. It's hardly surprising, if not a little disappointing.
     
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    I think its unwarranted, but there's not much the average person can do to stop it. Everything gets hate—at least it's pretty easy to avoid on social media (blocking is one of the best features ever developed on the Internet)!
     
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    I think there is a lot of hate from people who don't understand why we do it, or who honestly believe that we are doing it as some kind of status symbol, when this just isn't true in the slightest. I know that most people don't understand what it's like to have to quit smoking, so I don't blame them for what they think, but I honestly believe that they should simply let people do what they need to do without feeling the need to comment on it all of the time. If I see anybody post anything I will explain it to them, and I can usually get them to see my side at the end of the conversation.
     
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    I've seen a few people ranting about vaping as a "hipster" thing. I'm no hipster and nor are most of the other vapers I know so I view these people with contempt. Some people are just looking for any avenue to direct their anger.
     
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    I guess that it's an easy target, but also the tobacco industries are fighting to keep their place in the world (even though the smart ones are starting to produce vaping devices). Most probably, the media which is always easy to buy, is "influenced" by some powerful people in the tobacco industry.
     
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    People just have the wrong idea about vaping. A lot of people have this idea that people vaping is some type of hard drug use. I used to think the same thing, so I don't blame them. It's just a matter of vaping getting bigger and mainstream People will realize they are just nicotine juices being vaped.
     
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    The hate from social media is really ridiculous. I think it’s a trend to hate anything that is cool. So, if you do something cool then you are going to get hated. I think that is very true. Cool use to be something that people did to have others say your cool but now cool is just really gay. If you dress cool or dress like you are straight man, people will talk crap about you. The trends these days suck.
     
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    vaping is still new so people see it as an easy target, you don't see them going on like this about tobacco, yet it's much more damaging then vaping. I think while vaping doesn't become more main stream there will always be those that will criticize it.
     
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    I think vaping, for most people, is new and they don't know much about it. That's what makes them question what really is it for. Some equate it to smoking cigarettes or even lower, which is really painful for me to read or hear. It just boils down to, it's new and doesn't make sense to them. Whereas smoking has been around for a long while now and even though it's more dangerous, it's already accepted by many. And what's worse, when you're smoking, some people equate it to being "cool." At least when I was in high school, that is what students who don't smoke think and maybe the younger students.

    So because of that, there's a hate in social media for vaping. Some people even make fun of us vapers thinking we're just in it for the fad of it. The reality is, they don't know how vaping has actually helped us get rid of an unhealthy habit. They can make memes and put the joke on us, but we all know the benefits of vaping. So long as we know the truth, then we can just ignore the haters!
     
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    There is definitely a condescending tone towards vaping in general. I think that people fail to realize that it's a good alternative to the former of smoking tobacco. People like to poke fun of it, and you see a ton of memes and Youtube videos doing just that.
     
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    I have seen it around and I sincerely dont think that it is an offensive thing, people are mostly wrong about almost everything new that comes up, you like it, you do it, do not pay any attention to whatever people do or say about what you do, move on and be yourself.
     
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    I find everyone and everything gets hate from social media. It can be a very negative place. It's pretty natural vape's will get hate and shade online.
    Just ignore the haters and do your own thing!
     
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    If social media can find a way to turn anything into a "meme" they will. It's just a matter of not caring about what they say. It took me some time to get over it but I did. I'm not going to be angry about something I can't control if I can be doing something I can control - vaping! Hehe but seriously, forget them. You do you.
     
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    Maybe because vaping is something that distorts the traditional and widely accepted smoker's social profile. "He's smoking something harmful but that's cool". And for a vaper "Look at that hipster with his/her glorified cigarette yabadaba".
     
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    In my area vapors are also called "douche flutes" or "fag sticks." Yes, going has been getting a bad wrap.
     
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    Facebook and Snapchat friends criticize me and my buddies about vaping. Vaping is clearly better than smoking, and a lot more enjoyable as well. Plus it doesn't get you as hooked as cigarettes, and also much cheaper.
     
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