Vapers, as you have probably noticed, proposed ecig bans are popping up everywhere! New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and several members on the NYC Council plan to quickly pass an ordinance that would ban ecigs from being used everywhere tobacco cigarettes are banned. Vapers would be treated like smokers again.
Please note: This event is now over. Please check out “Trade a pack for a cold turkey sammie?” for a rundown of our event and others!
We’re getting ready for tomorrow’s 3rd annual Trade-A-Pack event! Beginning at 9am, any smoker can come into our Lounge to trade their pack of smokes for a free ecig kit. The kit includes a battery, a USB charger, and a cartomizer. You choose either menthol or tobacco-flavored cart. Our Smokeless Lounge will be open until 8pm on Thursday so anyone who can’t make it until after work will still be able to take part.
The Great American Smokeout was created on November 18, 1976 by the California Division of the American Cancer Society. It takes place on the third Thursday of November. This year is our third hosting a free “trade-a-pack” event in our Smokeless Lounge. On Thursday, November 21, smokers are welcome to trade their pack of smokes for an ecigarette kit any time between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The kit includes a Vapor King battery, a cartomizer, and a USB Charger. Our Lounge will be open for one extra hour to accommodate those who can’t come until after work.
Last night, BHam, Brian, and I attended an Evanston City Council meeting. We were there to show our opposition to their potential ordinance that would prohibit vaping in any place that now prohibits smoking. We were happy to see that our friend Stephanie (“Loveridden” on the forums), several Vapor4Life customers, a Wicker Park vapor shop owner, Michael Cozy – a CASAA rep, and a few other vapers were also there in support of ecigs.
One of the best ways to meet fellow vapers in person are conventions. There’s quite a few of them around the country held throughout the year. There’s far more to them than just the buying and selling of multiple PVs (personal vaporizers) from vendors around the country, it’s where vapers get to interact with each other, explore new items first hand, and pick up a lot of tricks and tips from avid vapers.
Any Bloody Mary fans in the house? Vapor4Life recently attended Highwood’s Bloody Mary Festival. Bright and early Saturday morning I arrived with my car full of equipment and ecig products. At 8 a.m. there were a handful of other vendors getting their booths set up. After figuring out where our booth would be, I got to work setting up the tent and tables. Luckily Joey from our tech team was there to help.
We recently held our very first customer appreciation party at our Smokeless Lounge here in Northbrook, IL. We invited customers from the area to hang out, eat some food and meet other vapers. Continue reading
Vvrrrroooomm, vrooom! Are you a biker who lives near Chicago? If so you won’t want to miss our booth at the Highwood Bike Rally! This event takes place on the fourth Sunday of each month through September at The Toadstool Pub in Highwood, Illinois. Bikers and bike clubs from all over the Midwest are invited to celebrate the joy of motorcycle riding. The event supports Margaret’s House, an organization benefiting abused women. Guests will enjoy “bold biker bites”, beer, live blues music, and Poker run. A “Best of Bike” show will take place on the last Sunday where prizes will be awarded to “Best Paint Job”, “Best Chrome Job”, and “Best Decorated.” The first ever “Highwood Biker Betty” will also be crowned on this day. This biker babe will be the queen of bikers all around. The winner will be determined with the loudest motorcycle roars as contestants take the stage and proudly declare why they should be the first Biker Betty!