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?