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Sunday, April 10, 2016

No More Chili's...

Yesterday "Vape" and I went to the local Chili's restaurant.  "Vape" has been vaping in this particular restaurant for over five years along with others.

But things have apparently changed.

A manager approached us and asked that we no longer vape inside the facility.  A sign had been posted out front (see image).

The sign is patently ridiculous.  There is a road and another parking lot within 50ft of this door.

In protest I submitted the following comment:

"Yesterday we were told we may no longer use or carry our vaping products in or within 50ft of your Chili’s restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA. The sign out front says “No Smoking or vapor cigarettes within 50ft of Entrance.”

Vaping uses these exact ingredients (propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, food flavorings and nicotine) found virtually all food (nicotine, for example, is found in tomatoes).

Further, in your kitchens these same ingredients are heated, just like in “vapor cigarettes,” to create the smells which fill your facilities.

We are not smoking.  “Vapor cigarettes” are fully legal here and not restricted by law in any way here.  You cannot ban us from doing what you do utilizing these same ingredients similarly (by heating).

This is discrimination and an attack on our Constitutional rights of “liberty” and the “pursuit of happiness.”

We have been weekly customers for more than 30 years and spent $50,000 in that time for business and pleasure.  We will lose our rewards points.

I am very sad that your company has chosen this route and I plan to challenge what you have done and to make a public matter of this issue."

I generally don't even vape nicotine which makes this even more frustrating.

Sadly, we are no longer going to return.  We have many friends there including on the staff but there is little we can do.

We have noticed a disturbing pattern in other "chain" restaurants lately along these same lines.

I plan on pursuing the matter as best I can...


  1. You are a fool and I would appreciate it if you didn't speak out for the vaping community anymore. Thanks��

  2. It's their establishment. You are a guest and if you so choose to eat there, then you must respect their rules. If you do not like their rules, go elsewhere. Your false sense of "entitlement" is astounding.

  3. please don't speak for me... you are an idiot... and take that silver spoon out of your mouth...

  4. You do not speak for me in any way, shape, or form. If an establishment decides (whether corporate wide or on a location by location basis) to ban the use of vaping devices it is entirely at their discretion, if I decide to visit their establishment I will abide by their rules. People like you are one of the many reasons that vapors are getting a bad reputation so thanks for adding fuel to the fire they're using to burn us down.

  5. I understand your frustration. I am sick and tired of being told what to do and living in what is now a communist america. But, unfortunately we have to live by their rules and regulations. My suggestion is vape with friends and family, stay away from negative people and places. Someday(I hope) human beings will become educated and smarter than they are right now.