OMG!! Help! I need educating!! Vapor shops?

I truly don’t understand!! What is the deal? I admit to being ignorant to this new “fad”…I admit I’m old and narrow minded! But really? Everywhere I go there are Vapor shops on every corner!! I know there are at least 20 – 30 right here in our town of 75,000!!

What am I not understanding? The only thing I do know about these “electronic cigarettes” is that they are supposed to be an alternative to the more harmful “real” cigarettes. Is that even accurate? I’m clueless! I don’t get it! I really don’t…and I need educating.

I’ve never been what I would consider a “big” smoker, but back when I was in my twenties, I tried it for awhile. I mostly smoked when I was hanging out with friends (in an attempt to “look cool”).

In my mind, I guess I’ve always felt like inhaling anything into your lungs other than oxygen can’t be a good thing!! I’m not even one to clown around by inhaling helium to talk funny like so many of my friends have done. When I did smoke, I was never very good at inhaling. Thankfully, I can’t say I was ever hooked on smoking like some of my dear friends and family are.

So what’s up? Are these really better? How do they work? What are you inhaling when you use one?

And is this a very competitive market? It must be!! I see shops everywhere!! If they all sell them for the same price, we wouldn’t need so many shops, would we?

“Vapor Lounge”, “Vape City”, “Mighty Vapors”, “Vapor Exchange”…shall I go on? In my day, to have a case of the Vapors meant something entirely different! What is going on? Is this a social experience, much like Starbucks and the like? Naturally, I’ve never walked into one, cause I have no need…so I really don’t know what goes on inside. But, they have just sprung up like overnight – or at least it seems that way!!

I’m boggled by it all – HELP ME UNDERSTAND, please??

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MrJohnson
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 23:06:05

    You can find all the answers in Google..haha

    But I think everyone is trying to make a quick buck before it becomes regulated by the government.

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    • bittygirl51
      Oct 19, 2014 @ 16:28:40

      Thanks for commenting. I did google it and discovered that this is liquid nicotine. Still don’t get it.

      Reply

      • MrJohnson
        Oct 19, 2014 @ 16:53:55

        They call it ‘juice’ and it comes in many different flavours and a few nicotine strengths. The idea is that it has less harmful ingredients than cigarettes. The downside is that you can suck on your vapour machine any spare second you have almost anywhere. I just enjoyed blowing vapour out of my mouth because it made me feel like a dragon..haha

  2. A.PROMPTreply
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 23:16:04

    Sorry…not sure what’s up with all this but it has come on very quickly! If you find out, let me know! Last I heard, these were actually turning out to be quite dangerous unlike what everyone had thought in the beginning.

    Reply

  3. tric
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 10:23:04

    I just don’t get it. Why bother inhaling these?

    Reply

  4. Diane Fiore
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 13:55:48

    I’m even more clueless as I’ve never even seen a Vapor Shop in our area. Maybe they’re here, but I’ve never seen one. I have, however heard of electronic cigarettes, and agree fully that they can’t be good. It’s just another way of fooling people and making money. Terrible!

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  5. Tanya Ruff
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 15:04:30

    We have several stores here too! Rob and I have made jokes about them, but I spoke to a close girlfriend the other day and she’s even bought into the craze so I stopped joking and asked her about it… She said she has completely stopped smoking cigarettes and is only using the vapors now. She thinks it is truly helping her kick the nicotine. I’m all for it if in the end I have a healthier friend. It is a little strange though and I worry about what all that moisture in the lungs is doing to her. (I haven’t done ANY research on them, I am just ASSuming they will have side effects too)

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    • bittygirl51
      Oct 19, 2014 @ 16:25:58

      Yeah, when I first decided to blog about this was after being in Wichita Falls. I noticed you had several, and then when I returned home I noticed we had tons!! Toby was the first one that I knew used them (don’t know if he still is), but after reading about it…I can’t see that they are any less harmful then real cigarettes, but maybe they are. Not just moisture, but the moisture, but liquid nicotine is heated up! I just don’t get it!!

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  6. The Underground Writer
    Oct 18, 2014 @ 14:29:51

    Huh!!! I have never heard of Vapor Shops. When I read your title, I thought they were some sort of hipster shop selling a new fangled, aroma therapy gadget.

    Reply

    • bittygirl51
      Oct 19, 2014 @ 16:23:53

      I’m surprised that you haven’t heard of them. They are all over Texas! From what I understand after googling it, they are inhaling liquid nicotine!! So how is this LESS addicting?

      Reply

  7. diana black
    Nov 03, 2014 @ 03:03:29

    my sister Teri is a smoker, she is 54 and has COPD, she tried the Electronic cigarettes she got worse. She said it is wet nicotine coating her lungs and made her cough more, so she started back with the regular cigarettes again. I thank God I put down cigarettes back in my early 40’s wasn’t really a serious smoker. God delivered me completely from cigarettes in 1994. I know a few people that tried the vapor cigarettes to help them quit smoking and they all went back to regular cigarettes. It is all smoke in your lungs and that is not good for you.

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