Behind The Scenes at Vapor4Life

This is a guest post written by Morandir835, a regular on V4L’s sub forum on ECF, and an e-cig enthusiast.

Mural inside Vapor4Life's Smokeless Lounge & Store

I recently got the pleasure to visit Vapor4Life outside Chicago for a few days. Anyone from the forums know who Mark, Chad, Wader, Mariano, Smilin sirs, and Ms. Audrey are, but few realize all the other people who work their tails off to provide us the customer service level we have come to know and love. They are the unsung behind-the-scenes folks who stock the supplies, pack the orders, and take care of all the customer service needs people have every day. These are the people who make sure what we order is packed and sent quickly, stocked correctly, and do the grunt work so many of us take for granted.

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Finding Other E-Cigarette Vapers

This is a guest post written by Keyzygirl from Key West, Florida. Laid back and vaping in paradise.

If you are new to ecigs, want to find other people who are interested in vaping, or just want to socialize with other vapers, there are some great options offered by V4L. Continue reading

Fitness Diary of a Vaper

This is a guest post written by Michelle, who loves writing, vaping, and testing new products.

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Dear Diary,

I smoked for about 30 years. For almost as long as that, I have wanted to be a runner. I have always had dreams of running, and know that deep down inside me there is a runner. It’s a very strange thing to put into words, but I believe that each of us has this person we were meant to be inside of us. But, our personal circumstances have not allowed that person to come out. I am not afraid to say that I do not consider myself a person who finishes what she starts when it comes to fitness, losing weight, eating right and giving up the stinkies. If it’s uncomfortable, I want nothing to do with it. I let myself off the hook and never hold myself accountable. Continue reading

Musings From the Vaping Short Bus – Part 1

This is a guest post written by Joyce B., an emergency management professional who has been enjoying Vapor4Life products for just over a year.

No Techspeak Here

There are a couple of things you need to know about me. First, I don’t do

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technical reviews because I don’t have that skill. I don’t know an amp from a mah or an ohm. People in the know tell me what they are and what they do, and go on about resistance and load and I nod and smile, my mind wandering. Actually, it’s not quite that bad, but I just have difficulty retaining what I have learned past the actual conversation at hand. Fortunately, I have knowledgeable friends that are very tolerant of my mental block. I have great respect for those with that talent, and am everlastingly grateful to them for their help. Continue reading

Smoking Inside Allowed Again?

In less than two weeks from now, the Springfield Illinois Legislature will make a decision on bill HB 4012. If passed, it would allow some businesses to apply for smoking licenses that would allow their patrons to smoke in their establishments. Eligible establishments include bars, casinos, adult entertainment night clubs, and any establishment hosting a convention or exposition for selling cigars, pipes, tobacco and related smoking devices and accessories.

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In order to take part, businesses would be required to apply for and get a license through a local liquor control commission. It would require the establishment to let all employees know that smoking is allowed on the premises, install an air filtration system, and post a sign in a prominent place notifying the public that it has been designated as a smoking establishment.

The bill would be an amendment to the Smoke Free Illinois Act. Smoking in all indoor public places was banned in Illinois beginning January 1, 2008. State Representative Anthony DeLuca has proposed the bill after introducing a similar one last year. That one passed the committee but never made it to the floor for debate.

View the bill in its entirety here.

What do you think about this proposed legislation?

Vaping in the Great Outdoors

This is a guest post written by a fire spinner from the Midwest.

It is the New Year and time for me to plan my summer vacations. For most, this may include a trip to a national park, or a local hotel to get away from the kids. I travel out-of-state to teach workshops at fire gatherings, which are for fire dancers to learn different techniques, styles, props, and socialize. These are held in areas meant for camping, which I really enjoy. Continue reading

Unusual Vaping Terminology

Every industry has their own lingo that people use to communicate, including the electronic cigarette industry. There is a lot of jargon used by people who use personal vaporizers. Some terms are self-explanatory, such as manual, automatic, battery, center post, flavor, LED tip, throat hit, cartridgevaporjuice, and nicotine strength. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Juice, Baby!

This is a guest post written by Clover, a college student and vapaholic from the Midwest.

Let’s Talk About Juice, Baby.

Alright, you’ve got your favorite handy-dandy V4L Diamond battery, the Slim Chargers, the Drip Tips, and all the other gadgetry. Now what? So many juice choices! Where to start? There’s USA juice, WOW juice, Premium juice, and VG juice. What does that all mean? Well different PG/VG ratios for starters, but I’m no techie. For me it’s about taste, throat hit, and vapor production. Flavor is most important to me, next being throat hit, and vapor production is least important, although I do love clouds! When I started out, I tried all the sampler packs. Pre-filled cartos are a good way to get an idea for a flavor, but the true flavor is in the juice. So when I would try a flavor I liked, I would buy the bottle. There is definitely a difference between pre-filled and filling your own with bottled juice. I highly recommend filling your own cartos with your favorite juices. Your taste buds will thank you! Continue reading

The Truth About Vapers

This is a guest post written by Keyzygirl from Key West, Florida. Laid back and

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vaping in paradise.

I think most vapers have an addictive personality. This probably isn’t too
surprising, since we’re all addicted to either nicotine or the hand-to-mouth simulation e-cigarettes provide (or both). We need to get our fix. I admit that I am just as bad as anyone else.

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Power Vaping For Pros

There are hundreds of kinds of batteries. V4L sells a large variety, and recently added several more to the collection. In addition to our Vapor Kings, Original Vapor Kings, Diamonds, and Stealths, we now also carry VGOs, EGO-Ts, Auroras, and OMGs.

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