Meet Mt Baker Vapor – Andre’s Story
You will find that vaping is a hot topic in the media at this time. There is a constant debate about if vaping is healthy for you, if it’s being marketed to children, if the industry needs to be regulated or not. To avoid all of this skepticism, I propose that we stop referring to vaporizers as “electronic cigarettes”. If we don’t want to be treated like cigarettes, let’s take it out of our name. Let’s only refer to our vaping devices as “vaporizers”. We are a young industry, and we have the opportunity to influence it, during the growing phases. Let’s create the image that we want to have.
I, admittedly, held the image of being a smoker for two and a half years. I had my first cigarette during a Flogging Molly concert at Sasquatch! Music Festival, and was hooked on Marlboro Menthol 100’s since then. With the use of sheer willpower, I quit smoking, cold turkey, about a year before I decided to join the Mt Baker Vapor team. I am proud to say that I haven’t touched a cigarette since then.
I now hold the image of being a vaper. As an aftereffect of being hired at Mt Baker Vapor, I picked up the vaping habit. I was referred to Mt Baker Vapor by a friend who would rave and rant about how much fun the company was and how well they took care of their employees. I decided to move from Portland to Bellingham, and give Mt Baker Vapor a chance. Turns out it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I started out as an e-juice mixer, and started vaping low-nicotine leveled juice so that I could understand and appreciate the juice I was making every day. Vaping also reminded me of my old habit, and provided me with a level of comfort when so much change was happening in my life. My first setup was an Ego and iClear 16, however shortly after that I switched to an eVic with an Igo-L.
Now that I have joined team Vape, I am excited for my involvement and to leave my mark on the anti-smoking movement. “Where will this industry be in five years?” Well, that’s the million dollar question isn’t it? I know we will be a regulated industry, and I’m thinking there will be a lot less e-juice manufacturers than there currently are. Regulation brings a lack of diversity, and this is something that we need to be prepared for. However, I think we still have a lot to learn as an industry, especially when it comes to portraying professionalism. So let’s all be professional about this vaping habit, and speak intelligently, while being informed about the current hot topics. Vaping has given this generation an opportunity to leave its mark on the world, and we should embrace this opportunity.