Dear Summit: How Can I Convince Smokers to Vape?

Hey there, vape fans!

I know you’re all vaping, but there’s a good chance you’ve still got smokers in your life. Friends, family, coworkers, private detectives, cat-calling construction workers, mysterious X-Files antagonists… There are still a lot of smokers out there who haven’t yet made the switch. In today’s Dear Summit blog, I’ll give you some tips on getting people in your life to make the switch!

1. Let a smoker try vaping with your equipment.

Chances are, you have a few options for vaping. The smokers in your life perhaps haven’t tried vaping. Remember your first vape? For many, it’s mind-blowing: a flavorful, lighter puff that gives you the nicotine without the stench of combustion. Feel free to blow minds by letting a smoker blow a few clouds! You may have a spare e-cigarette to loan. If you loan your equipment out, be sure to give the borrower a thorough lesson in vaping safety and instructions on how to use the device properly.

2. Tell a smoker how vaping has changed your life.

Vaping changes lives in many ways. Be real, be honest. Tell the smokers how your car isn’t covered in ash. Tell the smokers about how much better you smell. Tell them about the exciting “hobby” aspect of vaping. Word-of-mouth endorsement is one of the most effective means of shaping perspective. To convert the smokers, be completely honest, and they may be receptive.

3. Give the gift of vapor.

The most important part of any journey is the first step. Sometimes, smokers are set in their ways and have a hard time making the first step: laying down the initial investment. If you buy a smoker a vape setup, and direct them to Mt. Baker Vapor, you will very likely galvanize an exciting change in their life.

4. Educate!

Though vaping is a relatively young industry, there is a wealth of information (and misinformation) on the topic. Prominent publications, studies, forums, and blogs are all over the internet and print media world, and are illuminating to smokers looking to make the switch.

Well that’s it for this week’s Dear Summit installation. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, be sure to leave them in the comments section below!

Something to think about:

What topics would you like us to cover in the next Dear Summit blog?

Tim Mechling

Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.

  • Bryan Miguez says:

    Like most of us were before we started vaping, preaching to a smoker about the dangers, will fall on deaf ears more often than not. Mostly because they already know the downside to smoking. Instead, we need to be an example and be ready to answer questions about vaping and testify how it changed our lives, when the opportunity comes.

  • Michael Murphy says:

    Vaping has been great in quitting smoking. Lets get real, everything you do or everything you’re around is probably going to affect your health. With that being said, switching to vaping from smoking, there is a noticeable difference in the mornings, overall health and especially the frequency of illness. I love it!

  • Ken C says:

    I’ve been trying to get my mom to make the switch. Had her try different flavors and different pg/vg ratios. And different atomizers too. But no luck so far.

    • John Swanke says:

      What kind of setups did she try? For smokers looking to quit it’s important to find a vape that will come close to their style of smoking. For me I had always preferred the mouth to lung hits as opposed to blowing big clouds.

  • Evan says:

    Honestly….I do my part when the subject of the matter comes up! I would never ever force someone to “convert” but I also would love to rid the world of the cancer killlers called “cigarettes!! I have had the pleasure of converting 2 smokers in my life and I felt AMAZING! It was like I accomplished something in my life! Two family members in my life have passed away because of cigarettes and I never want to hear of more people passing away from tobacco. Honestly, if someone doesn’t want to hear us talking to them about the benefits of E-cigs, then they can freely just walk away or ignore us, but I will never stop spreading the word when I have the opportunity!!!! VAPE ON! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Tim Mechling says:

      Excellent point. People don’t generally like to be lectured on making the switch. A good course of action is to gently guide smokers to vaping.

      So proud of you and your success!

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