Vaper Spotlight: Mary Kay

Mary KayToday we’re talking with Mary Kay who just celebrated her FIFTH year vaperversary! That means she’s been vaping for five whole years. Now that is certainly something to celebrate! I met Mary Kay on the world’s largest electronic cigarette forum ECF. When she posted that it was her vaperversary, I thought it would be fun to ask her a few questions about her vaping journey. Continue reading

Do more smokers switch to ecigs, or begin smoking and vaping?

Have you heard the term “dual use?” This refers to people who smoke cigarettes AND vape electronic cigarettes.

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.

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V4L Hosts 3rd Annual Great American Smokeout Trade-A-Pack event

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.

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What’s Buzzin’ Vaping Cousin?

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This is a guest blog post by Via.

Did you know that Wednesday, July 24th was National Cousin’s Day? No, I didn’t either! But, luckily, Vapor4Life had a National Cousin’s Day Sale, which reminded me to call my favorite cousin!

My Favorite Cousin

I began smoking in 1967, and my favorite Cousin, Olivia, was right there with me, every step of the way. At family gatherings, we were always sent out to “the back 40″ to indulge in our stinky hobby; and no amount of being banned, no amount of pleading was going to deter us! We were both skinny then because we were busy smoking and not waiting in line for Gramma’s freshly churned ice cream and Auntie’s peach pie, still warm from the oven! Yum, yum!

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Self improvement through ecig gadgets?

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I actually enjoy the act of smoking a cigarette. It’s every other aspect of cigarettes I do not like. The cost ($11 a pack in NYC!). That lingering smell on my clothing and hands. The cost. Cleaning ashtrays. The cost.

I ended 2012 by joining a gym and signing up for the Spartan Race with one of my best friends. A little self-improvement never hurt anyone, right?

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Too stubborn to vape e-cigarettes?

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Everyone knows someone in their life that can be a bit stubborn. Some people are set in their ways, have certain routines they get used to, and simply put – don’t want to change. Maybe you are stubborn yourself, or it’s your spouse. Perhaps you and your husband used to smoke together for many years until you discovered a better alternative.

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Vaping advice for newbies

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We are well into 2013 and many of us have made or are thinking about making the switch to vaping. What was it like for you when you first made the switch and what advice would you give? We asked this question to our Facebook community and received a ton of replies! Many vapers offered their advice to guide new vapers on their journey. Here are some of the replies:

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The Smoker’s Flu and new vapers

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Vaping veterans – do you remember when you first switched from smoking analogs to using electronic cigarettes? How did it feel? Some people feel sick and have flu-like symptoms for the first few weeks after making the switch. Both people who quit smoking tobacco cigarettes altogether and those who alternatively use e-cigs can feel these symptoms. This is commonly called the “Smoker’s Flu”.

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From Smoke to Vapor (Part 2 of 2)

This is a guest post by Rantz, who writes surrounded by a cloud of vapor.


By the summer of 2010 I’d had enough of smoking. It was a long time coming, built up over the decades, without a single event that pushed me over the edge. Instead it was a thousand little annoyances that ate away day after day, like nibbling ducks, culminating in my serious consideration of giving up the 30-year vice that had become such an integral part of my identity.

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My One Year Vapiversary

This is a guest post written by Morandir835, an e-cig enthusiast, admin on the Vapor4Life forum, and a regular on their ECF sub forum.

On December 23, 2011 I celebrated my one year vapiversary. Thanks to all the chaos going on around me, I wasn’t able to blog then as I had hoped. Now that everything has settled down, I figured it was time.

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