A Guide to Stealth Vaping

Many vapers enjoy creating big clouds with their vapour, but this can annoy non-vapers, not wanting vapour in their face and making people wary of the dangers of second hand vapour. There is, however, a way to vape without making massive clouds. This is stealth vaping.

What is Stealth Vaping?

To put it simply, stealth vaping is a technique many vapers use to minimise the amount of vapour released upon vaping. There are many ways to do this discreetly and it can be useful in situations where there are strict rules about vaping, so you can still enjoy your e-cigarette when you want to, though in some situations, vaping is still not allowed, so stealth vaping is still not a good idea in those situations.

How Do You Stealth Vape?

If you're looking to be discreet with your vape, the best thing to do is have a small kit (small enough to fit in the palm of your hand) so it is easy to conceal. Also make sure any LED lights are covered so they aren't easily seen.  

Reducing the amount of vapour is the best way to reduce the visibility of the vapour. This can be done in many ways.

  • Use an e-liquid with less VG in it. VG is the chemical in e-liquids that causes the clouds, so having a VG/PG ratio of around 50:50 would be better.
  • When vaping, breath in, swallow the vapour and exhale out your nose. All the visible vapour will have disappeared.
  • Hold the vapour in your lungs for an extra few seconds.
  • Take another breath after you've puffed on the e-cigarette.

Choosing a small e-cigarette with limited vapour production to use as discreetly as possible is the best way to vape unseen.

Why Stealth Vape

The most common reason to stealth vape is due to public opinion. People who are unfamiliar with vaping often negatively associate it with smoking. Therefore, stealth vaping is best to avoid upsetting or annoying passersby. Many companies have blanket rules regarding vaping, so keeping it discreet is best to get your nicotine hit easily.

Another good reason for it is it allows you to avoid temptation, since many vapers vape to quit smoking. Some companies have designated smoking shelters for both smokers and vapers. If you are an ex-smoker, you don't want to be surrounded by smokers, since it may cause you to give in to temptation.

When Not To Stealth Vape

While it does feel good to be able to vape wherever you want, there are still some places where you need to be respectful.

All UK airports have banned the use of e-cigarettes, with most airlines not allowing it on board. Also, in countries like India and Thailand, vaping is illegal, so vaping there can cause serious repercussions.

Also, when vaping around children and pregnant women, as well as in schools and at work, you need to be wary, and be sure not to blow vapour at anyone.


Now you should know how to discreetly hide your vaping to be respectful of other people's rules. Happy Vaping!