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.
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.
The Chicago City Council is meeting for a second time likely to discuss a proposed ordinance banning e-cigs wherever smoking is prohibited. The meeting is this coming Monday, January 13, at 11:30am. We are encouraging all Chicago vapers to call and email their Alderman, to let them know why they should not pass the ordinance. It would also be extremely helpful to attend the meeting and speak about your experience with e-cigarettes.
E-cigs are under attack in Chicago and Illinois! The Chicago City Council is trying to ban e-cigarettes everywhere tobacco cigarettes are banned. Please help protect your right to vape by contacting your local Alderman, and explaining how e-cigarettes have positively affected your life.
Tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 26) Chicago’s City Council is going to introduce an ordinance that would expand the city’s regulation of tobacco products to include ecigs. It would prohibit their use in smoke-free areas. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Will Burns and Alderman Edward Burke are backing the legislation. If the ordinance passes, Chicago would become the first major city to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products.
Vapor4Life just attended a Chicago street fest this past weekend. Oktoberfest took place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Several people from Vapor4Life helped to explain electronic cigarettes to festival-goers including Bham (Brandon), Vicky, Bobby, Brian, Kevin, Joe, and Scott.
A couple weeks ago, a few of us from the Vapor4Life team went to a local event in the city of Chicago called the “Taste of Lincoln Avenue” in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. This festival is huge and has been around for over 20 years so this was a big step for our three-year old company. It was a two-day event and both days were memorable.
Vapor4Life loves street fests. The live music, the sun, the crowds, the grilling – it all makes for a fun time. The 29th annual Taste of Lincoln Avenue event is coming up here pretty soon and we’ll be there! If you’ve ever been to our Smokeless Lounge in Northbrook, Illinois then you’ll recognize some of the faces at our booth. If you live too far away and can’t make it, you can still find out what’s going on. We’ll be live tweeting (@Vapor4Life) from this event all weekend long. Here’s all the details.