Vaper Spotlight: Scott

5 year vaperversaryA few of our customers have been making some major milestones lately. It all started with Mary Kay from the E Cigarette Forum (ECF). She celebrated her 5 year “vaperversary” this past May. That means she’s been vaping for five whole years! Then a few people posted on our Facebook page that they’ve been vaping for 5 years, and another lady said she’s been tobacco free for 13 months. Scott is one of our customers who recently celebrated his 5 year vaperversary too. I saw that he posted about it on ECF and thought it would be fun to hear his story.

 

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Vaping at college

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A lot of students are heading back to school this week. If you’re one of the college students who made the switch from smoking to vaping over the summer, congrats! School this year will likely be easier for you just with this one change. When you smoked, your life probably revolved at least a little on your smoking habits. Now that you’ve traded your smokes for a vaporizer, your daily routine may change. And that’s a good thing! Adjusting from a lazy summer to the hectic and busy college life can be stressful. You might feel yourself wanting to start smoking again. Resist the urge! You were able to put down the pack for a much better alternative, so you know you have it in you to stick with vaping. Here are some of the differences between your life as a smoker and life as a vaper.

 

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Vaper Spotlight: Peter

Vaper Spotlight PeterToday I sat down with one of our customers in our Northbrook Vape Shop. Peter Nucci from Winnetka, Illinois has been coming in for quite a while. He’s really into chess and comes in a lot during the weekends to play with some of the guys who work in the shop. Mike, one of the lounge reps set up a table with a chessboard so it’s ready whenever someone wants to play. Continue reading

New vaping research study says “ecigs are magnitudes safer”

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Research findings from a new vaping study were just published in the Addiction Journal. Researchers from the Queen Mary University in London conclude that ecigs are far less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes. The conclusion is based on over 80 studies that they looked at. Their review is titled Electronic cigarettes: review of use, content, safety, effects on smokers and potential for harm and benefit.

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How to choose a cartomizer for your ecig

How to choose a cartomizerWhat cartomizer fits my battery? Can I use a Smileomizer with a Vapor King battery? Does a tank fit my eGo? Do these questions sound familiar? People new to vaping, or even people who have been vaping for months or years can have a lot of questions when it comes to using refillables. That’s OK because the vaping world is huge and there are lots of gadgets to choose from! This guide will help you figure out what carto fits which vaping battery.

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Vaper Spotlight: Gabby and Jordan

Today we’re featuring a couple customers who I met in our Northbrook vape shop. Gabby loves coming in frequently to hang out and meet other vapers. She was picking up some vaping juice and brought her friend Jordan to try some flavors. I sat down with them to┬áhear about their experiences with vaping. Continue reading

CASAA and the FDA’s proposed ecig regulations

FDA commentsIn April 2014, the FDA proposed regulations that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to cover additional tobacco products including ecigs. These proposed restrictions would hurt the vaping industry by eliminating diversity in the market, and the consumers’ ability to customize their ecigs.

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Summer vaping tips

Summer vapingIt’s summer and time to enjoy the sun, sand, beach, watermelon, and street fests! What could be better than relaxing outside, soaking up the sun and vaping? Not much! We want you to keep on vapin’ during these gorgeous months, and have fun this summer. Here are a few things you should keep in mind during this time of year.

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How to help a friend switch to vaping

Help a friendAre you a vaper who still has friends who smoke? Despite watching you successfully make the switch from tobacco to ecigs, some of your friends or family members might still smoke. Maybe you’ve tried loaning them your ecig, or even bought them a kit of their own. Whatever you have tried to do hasn’t worked quite yet. Well, don’t give up. There is still hope that they can make the switch too! Here are some things you can do to help ease them into vaping. Continue reading

V4L’s ecig tips for new vapers

Are you new to the ecig world? Welcome! Here’s a list of our favorite tips for vapers that include everything from ecigarette batteries, to nicotine strength, and vapor flavors. We consider these key to making a successful switch!

Vape tip #1: Always carry an extra battery

You don’t want to be left without a charged ecig battery. It’s good to keep a spare in case yours dies. Or if you’re out and about and someone wants to try vaping you can lend them the spare for a minute. Continue reading