What is a Vape Shop?

Apr 23rd 2021

What is a Vape Shop?

So you're curious about vaping. Maybe you've seen people blowing out the tell-tale vapor clouds on the street. Maybe you're trying to quit smoking. Maybe you've just read one of the many breathless news articles about vaping's meteoric rise in popularity.

If you just google "vaping," you're likely to feel overwhelmed by the products and information that come up. What you need is a vape shop. Not an anonymous online retailer or a corner shop that popped up a JUUL display, but a responsible member of your community who wants to earn your repeat business.

But what is a real vape shop? What can you expect when you go there? Read on to find out.

Beginner-Friendly Support

Getting started in vaping can feel overwhelming, to say the least. The vaping world contains a huge variety of products, and vaping lingo can seem like a different language. Pods, mods, salt nics, sub ohms...what does it all mean?

When you’re a newbie to vaping, the cashier at the gas station with a disposable pen display is not going to be your best guide. Stores that don’t specialize in vapes at all tend not to have the expertise to help beginners find a comfortable start.

Newcomers are hardly more likely to have a positive experience at vape shops that embrace an elitist attitude. If you don’t look like a “typical” vaper or are new to vaping, your first visit to a snobby vape shop will likely be your last.

A good vape shop will provide friendly, educational service to all customers. They'll provider a "local touch" that makes customers feel at ease and at home. It's a community-oriented feeling that huge online retailers can't come close to replicating.

Smoking Cessation Help

Are you trying vaping to quit smoking? You’re not alone.

Quitting smoking is one of the most powerful single actions you can take to improve your health. The FDA identifies 93 harmful or potentially harmful chemicals in cigarettes. Smoking costs lifelong practitioners about a decade of their lifespan on average.

If you’re a smoker, however, chances are you don’t need to be told to quit. About 7 out of 10 smokers want to stop. Quitting is very difficult, with about 60-90% of attempts relapsing within one year.

If you want to quit smoking, vaping can be the light at the end of the tunnel. It provides nicotine while drastically reducing your exposure to carcinogens and dangerous chemicals. It also provides many of the important social and “ritual” benefits, such as the five-minute cigarette break, that many smokers take comfort in.

Quitting smoking has been a major driver of the vaping industry. The New Zealand Ministry of Health, in fact, officially recommends vaping as a harm-reduction method crucial to the country’s SmokeFree 2025 goal.

All of this means that vape shop staff deeply understand how important yet difficult quitting smoking can be. They have helped plenty of people make the switch before, and they can help you, too.

Guidance Picking Quality Products

Sometimes even smokers who turn to vaping can hit bumps in the road. That’s because a few pulls from the freebase nicotine in many e-juices can’t provide the immediate, concentrated nicotine dose cigarette smokers are used to.

Those users often wind up with a sore throat and a severely depleted pod trying to replicate the nicotine rush of cigarettes. Someone vaping nicotine salts, on the other hand, can get plenty of nicotine with a few pulls, satisfying their smoking cravings. You can read more about nicotine salts—and their unique appeal for ex-smokers—on our blog.

What if you’re interested in a vaping experience with huge clouds of vapor and a strong, luxurious flavor? A sub ohm device may be for you.

These devices use their low electrical resistance to generate high heat and intense hits. They need the right battery set-up and do come with downsides, such as higher battery drainage and e-liquid use. They can provide a great experience with the right e-liquids and a jittery, unpleasant experience with others, such as nicotine salts.

In short: the perfect vaping experience is different for everyone. A high-quality vape shop is the best place to find your unique preferences and explore different ways to vape.

Employees can help you find the best (and safest) device for your needs, whether it's a disposable Puff Bar or an elaborate vape mod. Vape juices come in a wide variety of flavors, from fruity to minty to tobacco-imitating. Vape shops let you experience different flavors before making a purchase.

Of course, the best vape shops are always run by committed vapers. At Granite Vapor, we only offer products that we would use ourselves.

We Can Be Your Vape Shop

Why do we think this is what you'll find in a good vape shop? Because these are all principles we've kept in mind for running Granite Vapor. From accessibility to education, from health to safety, we've put effort into deserving our community's trust and business.

Interested in learning more about what we have to offer? Stop in at one of our locations today.