Meet Mt. Baker Vapor – Ashley U’s Story

Smoking cigarettes was never really something I had a desire to take part in. I would have the occasional cigarette while drinking, but overall, I have never been a steady smoker. After watching my grandfather pass away from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), which was directly related to smoking cigarettes, and my dad constantly smoking as well, I have always had a negative outlook on smoking cigarettes.


My brother started working for Mt. Baker Vapor before I did, and after some convincing from my end, I also started working for the company. I had briefly heard of electronic cigarettes before I started working for Mt. Baker Vapor, but only from what I had seen in either a gas station or a smoke shop. I was clueless when it came to the variety of devices and e-liquid available until I started my job here. I never really got into vaping until about 4-5 months into my employment, when I started working customer service and wanted to be able to inform customers properly about the product our company was offering.

I believe my first setup was an Innokin VV V3.0 battery with a Kanger Aerotank Mini, which was nice as a beginner because it taught me about variable voltage and airflow control. Since then, I have upgraded to a mechanical mod and a dripping atomizer. I enjoy being able to use my vape when I go out, rather than wanting to smoke a cigarette, which I used to occasionally get an urge for.

Working with the company has really taught me how appreciative our customers are for helping them to quit smoking. I definitely heard an array of stories, some of them in a life or death situation if they hadn’t found vaping. This is partially what has kept me motivated to continue working in the vaping industry. Another motivation is working for a company where I feel as if my work is acknowledged. Jesse and James do a very good job of keeping their employees happy, myself being one of them.

The growing industry has brought upon a huge vaping community that is expanding exponentially every day. With the new laws trying to get through legislation, I feel like there has been some misinformation construed to the public. Doing your own research and considering the source of information is one of the most important suggestions I can give to anyone who is unsure of the legislative situation happening currently before making your decision on voting.

Something to think about:

What information have you seen in the news that has made you wary of  e-cigarettes? How do you answer questions about e-cigarettes to those who ask you about it?


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.