Meet Mt. Baker Vapor – James’ Story

I started smoking at the tender and rebellious age of 13 and continued to smoke for 11 years. Honestly, I would probably still be smoking today if it weren’t for a coworker of mine six years ago that introduced me to electronic cigarettes. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer, and was looking to make the switch to vaping herself. I was ready to quit myself, so I invested in cigalike type e-cigarette. I found that I loved the clean feeling and tobacco flavored e-juice and was instantly converted. I quickly found I had to invest in more batteries, as at the time the battery life of the electronic cigarettes were only about two to three hours, but it was worth it to stay off cigarettes.

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Once I started using my electronic cigarette at work, I found many people were interested and asked questions. I was handing out cards for the company I purchased mine from and saw more and more people converting from smoking to vaping. Now, I had a background in internet marketing, so I started to wonder why I didn’t start selling them directly, instead of forwarding business on to another company. Once the idea blossomed, there was no stopping the transition in my life. I contacted a distribution company and ordered starter kits to sell to my coworkers. That was the humble beginning of what is now Mt. Baker Vapor. There was a surprisingly quick growth from starter kits, to making and delivering my own e-juice, and now having a warehouse and over 100 employees.

I love how new and diverse the industry is. There are so many different types of ‘vapers’; the hobbyist that builds their own coils; those who are content with a starter kit and weaning themselves off nicotine completely; and people like me who are wanting the ability to have nicotine without the carcinogens associated with traditional cigarettes. With the amazing explosion of growth and advancement in the industry, it’s been a fun and exciting ride. I can honestly say that vaping has changed my life for the better, and I am proud to be able to offer that opportunity to other smokers interested in making the switch. My goal is to keep all vaping products, including the e-juice at an affordable price to make it more accessible to adults interested in using vaping to quit smoking. The most important part of this goal is to be able to do it without sacrificing quality. Just because the e-juice my company creates has a lower price tag than most, doesn’t mean it’s not a delicious and quality product. I personally have been vaping Mt Baker Vapor e-juice for years, and I love it. Although, I will admit to a hint of biased.

The vaping industry is moving at such an amazingly rapid pace that it’s difficult to estimate where it will be in the future. I believe we are going to see the ‘cloud chasing’ trend start to fade out and the overall industry focus return to creating and vaping the best flavor possible.

The question I get asked most often is about the current legislative trends, and honestly, it’s been an issue for us. We are working to keep up with each of the individual state regulations, but I believe that regulation should come from the federal level and be standardized across the country. Legislation is inevitable, but we are working to fight proposals that limit the accessibility of vaping to adult smokers who want to make the switch. I do want to assure you that as a company, we are taking steps to make sure that if online shipping ever becomes unavailable we are in a location near you so you can still get your vaping supplies.

We, as vapors are a minority. History has proven that minorities are most often oppressed. The key is to keep fighting for our right to vape. That means not giving up, and continuing to actively contact your local representatives and make sure they understand what vaping is.

Something to Think About:

Eliminating the misunderstandings surrounding electronic cigarettes through education will smooth the way for the road ahead in the vaping industry.

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.

  • Matt Bly says:

    I am thankful for all that you guys are doing. I am going on 4 months with out a cig and I couldn’t be happier. Although I enjoy building coils, I would consider myself a flavor junky more so than a cloud chaser. Taste is very important to me and this site has provided not only a consistency of great flavors but ever expanding varieties and unique ideas for flavors. When buying from MTBV you not only do get a FREE sample of juice, but there isn’t a feeling of buyers remorse if a flavor isn’t exactly what you were expecting because the pricing is very competitive yet fair. I could talk all day about how great I think your products are, although I’m not a paid spokesman of this company (yet?) lol. Thank you for all future business and keep up the good work.

  • Sue her cling says:

    yeh guys I have Bort your juices an thanks I’m now down to ten cigs a day after being a thirty a day smoker it’s been three months still working towards quitting

  • Matthew says:

    I quit 3 years ago by vaping, it was ctitical as i am a diver and diving deep i needed to jave solid lungs. It has also allowed me to work out every day at the gym. I order from Australia and the service, speed and customer service is great. Recently a shipmant was held at customs and you guys sorted it out. Great work

    • Congratulations on making the switch! I always love hearing success stories. Thank you for sharing your story and letting me know my customer service did a great job of taking care of you! Vape on!

  • Terry says:

    I think mtbakervapor is awesome. I’ve been buying juices and other products from the company for about a year. Only had one issue in a year and that was from the seal being broke on a 236ml bottle of juice I bought. A quarter of the juice leaked out. I sent the company an email and I got no response at all. The issue wasn’t so much that the seal was broke and the juice leaked out but that no one, and I mean ABSOLUTLY no one responded to my email

  • Diann Willis says:

    I look forward to Mt Baker’s newsletter every Monday! Learning more about the company, it’s employees, and products is very enlighting. Thru experience that I have had with them, makes it a company that I trust! Keep up the good work!

  • Terry says:

    The apology makes it right for me. THANK YOU

  • Fran says:

    I personally think you have some kind of DEAL with USPS – NOBODY gets me my order faster than MBV! Love the new juices – Cinnatoast Crunch and French Toast are favorites – and the tried and true Moo Juice is one of my few ADV’s. You guys keep on keepin’ on – we love you out here in Cleveland! (I let my boss try Moo Juice and boom, another MBV customer!)

  • Fran says:

    and that Infinite Stingray X I got from MBV – best mod ever!!

  • Nick says:

    I’ve been ordering from MBV since this past December. All of your reps that I’ve spoken to have been extremely helpful, polite, and knowledgeable. The fluids I’ve ordered have been awesome (most of which were suggested by your reps), very well priced, and the delivery times are really fast.

    In short, I’m well on my way to being done with nicotine altogether and I owe a lot of that to MBV keeping me interested in vaping. Keep up the good work!

  • Darla says:

    All I can say is, there ain’t no Vapor like Mt Baker Vapor. Thank you, James, for starting up this fantastic business. You have the best customer service I’ve ever dealt with, best tasting e juice and love Michelle Harden’s articles. I can’t say enough good things about you guys. You are ALL a God send

  • cathy says:

    I switched to vaping from cigarettes this past Jan. Our local vape shop either never had the flavor I wanted or the mg. So I decided to look online and found your site. It was the best move ever. Love your flavors and service. I have handed out your cards and spread the word to everyone!

  • Millie says:

    Hi all, after being very sick last Oct from surgery , then breathing troubles. I have not had a cig since Oct 22,2014 after 54 years of smoking, Had. Bad bout with copd last week ended up in hospital home again Drs glad I quit Oh so am I house smells so good . I really like Blue Palms. I’ll be needing to put order in again love ordering and just going to vapor store trying new flavores. Glad to have found your site . Thanks all

  • Wade Ross says:

    I’m a huge fan of MBV!
    Not only because of their low prices and quality E-juices. that is enough on it’s own, their customer service is top notch. “I had a small complaint that I got the same sample bottle on my order a couple times and the next delivery; They doubled my E-Juice order for free!) I am not suggesting that you are going to Enjoy every E-Juice you order here, everyone has diff taste’s and time to steep; some may be a lil diff. then other’s All I can suggest is that this company is my “go to for all Vape need’s! ” I can now say I am a non-smoker and have been advising my friends and family about Vaping and MBV! (this was not a paid Add. just a true fan) Keep Vaping 🙂

  • Margret says:

    I am smoke free since 5 weeks.. i was a heavy smoker for 40 years and over 60 cigarettes a day…. i love all the flavors… i bought tons of cheap batteries . now i got my first Istick30 .. i am addicted to your guys and i got a 4 friends already to stop smoking and vape… i hope you will be soon able to deliver to GErmany.. ( where i lived for 40 years) so i can confinse more friends to stop the cigarettes and start vaping… the only complain i have that the free bottles are always nicotine free.. why is that????

    • Congratulations on making the switch, and getting friends to switch as well! That is wonderful news and we love hearing success stories like this. I can tell you we have successfully shipped to Germany in the past, unfortunately when it comes to customs we cannot make any promises. As far as the freebies, we have all our free samples pre-made and 0 nic. This allows us to offer a free sample with every order and increase our efficiency within our production department so we can do more to take care of customers like you :). For more information about the freebie policy, please see our blog: http://blog.mtbakervapor.com/freebie-sample-packs/

  • Patty Piazza says:

    What a pleasure to meet the Mt Baker family! There are few companies these days that inspire respect and trust, but Mt. Baker is definitely top on that small list.

    I quit smoking almost 2 years ago, completely by accident. I smoked upwards of a pack a day for 43 years and had tried every conceivable drug and gimmick out there. Nothing worked and I eventually decided to stop beating myself up over my addiction, believing there was nothing to do that wouldn’t be terribly uncomfortable, expensive and cause weight gain to boot. When I started vaping, it was purely another thing to smoke and, at the time, I could do that in more places than you could smoke. That was pre-BigPharma/government campaign to destroy the possibility of smoking cessation without dangerous drugs.

    At some point, I realized that when smoking analogs, I would take a drag of my e-cig to get a better flavor in my mouth. When I did this, I thought about how much more cost effective vaping was and decided to put my cigarettes in the freezer and go get them if and when I wanted one. I put my e-cig on a silver chain around my neck and never went to the freezer!

    Since then, I’ve researched the heck out of e-cigs. I would offer a word of advice for anyone who is looking for the truth: Read what the INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS have to say about them. You’ll be surprised. Anyone not connected with BigPharma says there is virtually NOTHING harmful in e-cigs. In fact, digging a little deeper, I found that not only is the polyglycol (sp?) FDA approved for our food, it used to be used in hospitals to purify the air! I am 60 years old and am now the healthiest one in my family. When the flu goes around and my very fit daughters get it, I do not. There was also a small study done with a group of people who had either pneumonia or bronchitis. There was a group that had never smoked and a group that vaped. The study was done by doctors. The results were clear-the vapers all recovered faster and had less severe symptoms. I am so confident in the information about safety that the independent scientists provide that I vape indoors when my grandson is here. Now there is no one on earth I love more than this little guy and I would not ever consider taking a chance with his health. I most firmly believe that I am purifying his atmosphere and although I am always learning and open minded enough to change my mind….it will not be the BigPharma lobbyists who donate hundreds of millions of dollars every year to the government (and outnumber our congressmen,btw) who change my mind. I will continue to get real information from qualified scientists-even if it’s not what I want to hear.

    I’m not looking to sway anyone toward my belief, but if anyone is interested in reading the study or information by independent scientists, I would be happy to provide links.

    Happy vaping and congratulations on choosing a reputable company to buy your great tasting juice!

    • Patty, thank you for your wonderful comment! You definitely sound like you have done your research, and I would love to read that study about the Vapers vs. non-smokers with bronchitis, if you wouldn’t mind linking me to it. Congratulations about you quitting as well as about your most likely adorable grandson! You know, we would love to hear more about the wonderful studies that you have discovered, if you are interested, we have our guest blog Invite. Where you would write a bit about how you started smoking, what made you quit, how the transition over to e-cigs went and what have the benefits been with vaping. Here is the link that will tell you a bit more on how to write as well as where to send it: http://blog.mtbakervapor.com/e-cigarette-guest-blog-invite/! Thank you for your compliments!

  • Chris says:

    I’ve been cig free for 40 days mbv has the best customer service better than fortune 500 companies your shipping is phenomenal shipped from az to ct in _3 days its crazy fast ordered 4times this month just can’t get enough thank you for being the best of the best you guys have thousands of happy customers keep it up

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