People wonder if e-cigs are an effective smoking cessation tool. Now as an ecig manufacturer and retailer, we can’t say that they are. If we were to say that, we’d have to be regulated as a drug under the FDA. Our products are an alternative to smoking, but we don’t say “they will help you quit smoking.” We leave that to the customers to find out for themselves.
Have you heard about our new vape shop in Chicago? E-Cigs by WOW Vapor just opened in the Lincoln Square neighborhood at 2307-B W. Lawrence Ave. on the corner of Western and Lawrence. If you’ve ever been to our flagship store in Northbrook, you probably know Kevin. He’s now the store manager at the new store. Vicky, who used to be a customer service rep at Vapor4Life is now the assistant store manager.
Next Monday (2/24), Los Angeles City Council’s Arts, Parks, Health, Aging & River Committee expects to consider an ordinance that would ban use of e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited. This will take place at its next regular meeting, in room 1060, City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. We need your help to prevent this from happening!
#10) We’re saving lots of moolah, to spend on cooler stuff than smokes.
#9) No more dirty looks from non-smokers.
#8) No more bad breath.
#7) No more stained fingers.
#6) Our clothes don’t smell anymore.
#5) We don’t have to stand outside in the middle of winter to enjoy a vape break.
#4) I don’t fear falling asleep with a cig in my hand.
#3) No more gross ashtrays stinking up the house and car.
#2) Vaping makes us feel better, and our lungs aren’t being exposed to the over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco cigarettes.
#1) We get to help other people feel better too!
Why do you love vaping? Any other reasons that you can think of?
I just got off the phone with someone from Chicago City Hall. I had called to discuss Chicago’s new e-cig ordinance on vaping inside. When I told the guy I worked for a vaping company, it took him a second to process, so I then said “e-cigarette company.” This garnered the response “oh vaaaping, ha ha”. Ok, that’s fine. I understand “vaping” isn’t a word the general public is familiar with. Now I don’t fault the gentleman working for City Hall at all. It’s not his job to know all the terminology of every industry.
CVS has made the bold move to quit selling smokes. By October, their 7,600 stores will have phased out cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco. CVS says that tobacco just doesn’t belong in a pharmacy. They will lose $2 billion per year, but they think they’re making the right move.
Some ecigs come ready to use right out of the package. Some ecigs need to be filled with juice before you can use them. The advantages to filling ecigs yourself are that you can mix flavors together and save money. Here are four different cartridges for ecigs, and how to fill them.
Today, the Chicago City Council as a whole voted on the proposed ecigarette ban. It passed 45 to 4. The four Alderman that voted against the ban were Roderick Sawyer, Ray Colon, Nicholas Sposato, and Brendan Reilly. Chicago is set to be the first major US city to ban vaping in restaurants, bars, and other indoor places. The ban will go into effect in 30 days. As soon as we get the exact wording of the ordinance and more info, we’ll share it!
Today, the Chicago City Council Joint Committee on Finance and Committee on Health and Environmental Protection passed an ordinance regulating e-cigs. The ordinance amending Chapters 4-64 and 7-32 of the Municipal Code of Chicago regulates ecigs like tobacco cigarettes on sale, distribution and use.