Meet Mt Baker Vapor – Amy’s Story
My journey to Mt Baker Vapor, surprisingly, did not begin with a cigarette smoking habit. I have been lucky enough to avoid picking up that habit over the years and working for Mt Baker Vapor only solidifies my resolution to not start. As I was never a cigarette smoker, I had no need to pick up the habit of vaping either. The first time I was introduced to vaping, I thought it looked just a bit silly. Being rather averse to embracing new technology, I wondered why anyone would pick up such an intimidating device to suck on, when they could continue with the good-old-fashioned burning of cancer sticks. Was this just a more effective method for getting cancer inside of your body? Are people just junkies nowadays and need nicotine delivered straight to their veins?
I took the time to ask these questions, and learn more about e-cigs before I judged further. I found a common theme in all the transition to vaping stories I heard: people are looking for ways to be healthier and do better by their bodies. I was told that vaping is, arguably, a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes. While evaluating these health claims, I took into account that inhaling any foreign substance into your lungs is not encouraged. However, in comparison to the known toxins inhaled with cigarette smoke, vapor is a better alternative. I heard stories of smokers being able to smell, taste, and run again after making the switch to vaping. This was proof enough for me, and I embraced and supported those who chose this new alternative to smoking.
When the opportunity arose to work at Mt Baker Vapor, I was at a place in my life where I began seeking healthier alternatives to my current unhealthy habits. I started eating more fresh vegetables and less fried food, exercising more and drinking less beer, reading more and watching less TV. Including Mt Baker Vapor in my healthy expedition was just another natural step in my progression of change for the healthy. With my move from California to the headquarters of Mt Baker Vapor in Bellingham, Washington, I was able to breath easier. The pace of life in the Bay Area had become overwhelming, and I was ready to slow down and refocus on what mattered to me. This, of course, included focusing on improving my health. During my quest, I found that I had plenty of co-workers who would participate in and support my journey. I am a fan of nature, and amongst my coworkers, I found plenty of hiking buddies. Vapes are always welcome on these expeditions, as they do not slow anyone in the group down in comparison to the smoke breaks required by my college friends. I am also a fan of eating, and my coworkers had plenty of local restaurants that fit within my dietary requirements. I am not a fan of gyms; however Mt Baker Vapor even found a way to motivate me to get back to those and give it an honest try. Stepping into the company, I had no excuse not to improve my health. They provided me with almost everything I needed; all I had to add to the equation was motivation.
The encouragement to improve my health was a necessity and much appreciated. However, it is also something that can easily be taken for granted in life. Not all groups of people or companies can encourage the best in their employees both in the office and outside of it. Mt Baker Vapor was able to do that, however, by surrounding me with people on the path to health as well. We are not all focusing on the same health goals, but we’re in it together and the added support I received got me much farther than I would have on my own. And isn’t that what vaping is all about? Creating a community of support and encouragement in order to stop smoking cigarettes? That’s what we aim to be for all of you smokers out there attempting to make the switch. The Mt Baker Vapor community helped improve my health; now what can we do for you?
Written by: Amy B.
Marketing Account Manager