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The Vaporizer

Mount Gilead, OH

#1 Jan 14, 2014
Anyone made the switch? I'm sure the Taxman is not happy with the rise of this evolving industry.
If you smoke or use snuff this is a great adjustment to the toxic effects of the evil weed, now if they would just be sensible and Legalize the good herb in this state people may abandon pills and booze for fine strains which are legal all around the country.

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#2 Jan 14, 2014
My wife and I both switched a little over a year ago. It's different, but it worked easily for us. I know a lot of other people who are using them as well.

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#3 Jan 14, 2014
The Vaporizer wrote:
Anyone made the switch? I'm sure the Taxman is not happy with the rise of this evolving industry.
If you smoke or use snuff this is a great adjustment to the toxic effects of the evil weed, now if they would just be sensible and Legalize the good herb in this state people may abandon pills and booze for fine strains which are legal all around the country.
Sounds like you may be an e-cig user. There are several stores in town that sell e-cig stuff like Low Phil's, Speedy Mart, WalMart, Murphy gas station and Smoker's Paradise. The guy at Smoker's Paradise has a lot of knowledge, but is still lacking in products at this time. There is also Cheap Tobacco store in Urbana that has a lot of stuff. I did a lot of business there along with myfreedomsmokes (MFS) dot com, but a co-worker told me a friend of his told him about a new store had just opened that sold just e-cig items. I took my lunch break to check it out. I wasn't expecting much, but was surprised. A very young kid (at least to me he was) seemed to be at the helm with the information with two other ladies in support. They have a lot of flavors for people to test and have a nice set-up to do that. You can just go in, sit down and see if e-cigs are and answer to the smoking habit. E-cigs aren't for everyone. If someone doesn't really want to quit smoking regular cigarettes, then e-cigs would be a waste of money. If someone just wants to cut back, then e-cigs MAY be the answer. If someone really WANTS to quit, then this is the answer. It costs nothing but time to go check out the place. Sorry, but I'm not sure of the name of the place. It's at the corner of Lake and Main St across from the car lot. It has a black and yellow sign, I think. I think it's called Liquid "something".

I hope they can continue to do business in a small town like this because I get tired of having to wait to place an on-line order at MFS until I have enough things I need to warrant the shipping costs. They are also in a sort of "dead zone" area. That building has had a lot of businesses in it in the last few years. Someone told me, since I am not originally from this town, that it was once an ice cream store. I remember it as a store that sold "pottery" type items, a Teamster's office and a tattoo parlor.

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#4 Jan 17, 2014
Sorry. This is their page. I finally found it. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liquid-Smoke/1...
Nick Beard

Swanton, OH

#5 Jan 18, 2014
Have one pointless addiction instead of another pointless addiction that kills you.

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#6 Jan 18, 2014
Nick Beard wrote:
Have one pointless addiction instead of another pointless addiction that kills you.
That doesn't appear to be of much help on the subject, but thanks for your input.
Betty Boop

Goshen, VA

#7 Jan 19, 2014
Anyone have any success with these? I want to quit smoking

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#8 Jan 19, 2014
Betty Boop wrote:
Anyone have any success with these? I want to quit smoking
If this double posts, I sorry. I will try it again.

My wife and I have been "tobacco-free" for over a year now with e-cigs. The 1st morning after I started e-cigs, I didn't wake up to 20 minutes of coughing. I was a 2 1/2 pack a day smoker for 20 years and my wife smoked less daily, but for a longer time. E-cigs are not the same as a regular cigarettes, but if you really want to quit (or cut down) they may be the way to go for you. We had to WANT to quit first. We did. We tried it. It worked for us. Would I still like to have a regular cigarette after using e-cigs? Sure, but with the e-cigs, I don't have to. It's just that simple. I know a lot of people who had quit smoking for years who say they still have the same desire for a cigarette though, but they didn't have this option then. A new store just opened up in Bellefontaine. It's called Liquid Smoke. It's on the corner of Main and Lake St where the tattoo parlor used to be. They have a "juice bar" type table where you can try all of the different flavors they offer for free.

Betty - the only thing you have to lose is a little time to see if e-cigs are for you or not. They may not be for you, but it's worth a try to see if they will work. The cost of a decent kit and e-liquid would probably be less than what you pay for a carton of regular cigarettes. I've been in there a few times now. They don't sell some of the "junk" stuff that I have seen around town.

Disclaimer - Before anyone gets on here and asks me "How long have you owned this store?", I will say that I have no stock in this business, but I am happy that I can purchase many of the things locally that I have had to pay the "shipping and handling -($5.95 each time)" charges at the on-line site where I had to order things I needed. I hope they are able to stay in business.

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#9 Jan 19, 2014

BF, I think it's nice of you to take the time to post so much information in the hope that someone else will benefit from it. Kudos.

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#10 Jan 19, 2014
magictrix wrote:
BF, I think it's nice of you to take the time to post so much information in the hope that someone else will benefit from it. Kudos.
Thanks. I appreciate your input. I started smoking stupidly at around 40+. The reason I started then was even more stupid but I won't go into that. I went into that store expecting little, but was surprised. The young man that I talked to actually knew what he was talking about. That was refreshing . I don't give the "thumbs up" easily, but they deserve it. I sat down at their "bar" and tried some of the many flavors they offered. I was impressed. This store has taken a completely different direction than what I expected in this little town. I hope they succeed. I hope they succeed not only because I want a local business to succeed, but because I want to be able to buy what I need "locally".

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#11 Jan 19, 2014
Bellefontaine Forum wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks. I appreciate your input. I started smoking stupidly at around 40+. The reason I started then was even more stupid but I won't go into that. I went into that store expecting little, but was surprised. The young man that I talked to actually knew what he was talking about. That was refreshing . I don't give the "thumbs up" easily, but they deserve it. I sat down at their "bar" and tried some of the many flavors they offered. I was impressed. This store has taken a completely different direction than what I expected in this little town. I hope they succeed. I hope they succeed not only because I want a local business to succeed, but because I want to be able to buy what I need "locally".


Have you heard that dumbass Sherrod Brown wants to ban them?

I hope you can still buy them locally in the future, but if he gets his way you will have to go online and support the economies of other cities and states.

Glad it worked for you, and hope it can work for others. Nicotine is nasty-addictive.

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#12 Jan 19, 2014
magictrix wrote:
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Have you heard that dumbass Sherrod Brown wants to ban them?
I hope you can still buy them locally in the future, but if he gets his way you will have to go online and support the economies of other cities and states.
Glad it worked for you, and hope it can work for others. Nicotine is nasty-addictive.
DeWine wants more regulation, too. I have his phone number saved in my cell phone. A phone call to him is coming.

I was a non-smoker until I was 40+. When I became a stupid smoker, I still tried to stay away from non-smokers so that my stupidity as a smoker did not affect them. I switched to e-cigs, but that was not enough for our government. They want more as they try to ban their use as they try to "appease" those who want things their way and earn points. Sad.

BTW. E-cig users are now called "vapers" and are calling e-cigs PVDs. That would be "p"ersonal "v"aping "d"evice. Just one way to stay in step with the PC police before they come to our door.

Thanks. Bedtime for this old-timer.
Tax and Bend

Mount Gilead, OH

#13 Jan 19, 2014
Well, let's face it, the humble State of NOHIO is considerably flustered at loss of guaranteed tax revenue from cigs. They wish folks were still paying $3 a pack in taxes every time they want the fix! Now all they need is a freakin little vaporizer...no ash or gum disease. The state wants you to smoke smoke smoke that cigarette.
Along with people switching to healthier alternatives like Hindu Kush medical grade cannabis and good food instead of all the garbage we've been sold and fed fee last several decades from stupid Babyboomers people are willing to try new ideas, because lets face it morbid obesity, hard drinking, heavy eating and smoking and a sedentary lifestyle is screwing people up. Oh! And don't forget all lame pills and weird ass bath salts!
There is hope! Get up off yer bums and quit smoking s hitty tobacco from Speedy Mart, buy a vap!
Tax and Bend

Mount Gilead, OH

#14 Jan 20, 2014
Fed for
Josh

Buffalo, NY

#15 Feb 6, 2014
Hello, I grew up in Bellefontaine, OH and I moved to Buffalo, NY in the 90's. I have a vape shop in Buffalo now. I just talked to my cousin out there about opening a new store down there. https://www.facebook.com/YetiVape

Im here to see if there is any interest in Bellefontaine..

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#16 Feb 6, 2014
Josh wrote:
Hello, I grew up in Bellefontaine, OH and I moved to Buffalo, NY in the 90's. I have a vape shop in Buffalo now. I just talked to my cousin out there about opening a new store down there. https://www.facebook.com/YetiVape
Im here to see if there is any interest in Bellefontaine..
If this double posts, I'm sorry since it didn't take the first time.

Congrats on having a vape store. I hope you do well. I do believe I have already perused your website in my search for different items. I went back to it after your post. Nice site.

I try to stay informed as to what the government/politicians are attempting to do with e-cigs. I'm sure you are already familiar with Phil Busardo (pbusardo) and you already have a FB page. If you haven't already done so, follow him on FB. Along with the research I do myself, he keeps us up on the things we may miss. The latest thing I have heard is that they are looking at banning re-fillable e-cigs while keeping disposables. That could kill the "tank" systems that many of us enjoy and channel us into their net. I read late last year that major tobacco companies were going to enter the e-cig world in 2014. This may be their final solution to the loss of their own revenue from people making the switch to e-cigs. They could make disposables with their brand name on it.

As far as your cousin starting a store in Bellefontaine, he/she may want to look at what is currently available in this area. Right now, there are stores that deal with e-cig items as an "addition" to their tobacco inventory. We have two smoke shops in this area (three, including a smoke shop in Urbana) that carry e-cig products. One in the east end (Smoker's Paradise) of town and one in the south end (Low Phil's). They carry "parts" and some juices. There are a lot of stores (Walmart, Murphy Gas, Speedy Mart, etc) that carry a lot of disposables and juices. There is now a new store that opened a few weeks ago that carries only e-cig products. They carry no "junk/disposable" items. It's called Liquid Smoke - https://www.facebook.com/LiquidSmok...

Competition is always good, but since you are from here, you know this is a small town and a pie can only be cut so many ways before everyone starves. Please be sure your cousin looks at all of the competition before they venture forward so they can succeed. If they decide to open another store here, it will just give me one more option.
Smoke and Toke

Mount Gilead, OH

#17 Feb 9, 2014
Would love to try the honey hash! The DABS sound fun too.

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#18 Mar 30, 2014

BF...I was just talking to someone about these vapes and they wondered if any of the liquid sold locally was nicotine free. Do you know?

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#19 Mar 30, 2014
magictrix wrote:
BF...I was just talking to someone about these vapes and they wondered if any of the liquid sold locally was nicotine free. Do you know?
I just called Liquid Smoke at the corner of Lake St and Main St. They used to carry only 18mg, but the last time I was in there, they added more types. They now have 0, 6, 18 and 24 mg. I think Smoker's Paradise out by the theater may carry 0mg too, but I can't remember for sure. Once Liquid Smoke opened, I pretty much only buy there. I still buy some things from myfreedomsmokes dot com, but Liquid Smoke is lining up to carry Innokin products also, so I will save $5.95 shipping and be able to support local business. Liquid Smoke uses child safety bottle which is a good thing if that is a concern, and they make the juice right there. I make my own juice at 30mg that is a psuedo-tobacco flavor and I like it, but when I tried to make flavored juices like creme de menthe, it didn't come out so great. There is an art to making e-liquid, and I don't have it knocked. The only sell 30 mil bottles and and it runs $20.00 which is a bit higher than other places which sell smaller bottle (usually 10 mil), but the good thing there is you can try the different flavors before you buy so you don't end up wasting money on something you may not like. I have purchased a number of flavors from different places that sounded good, but I didn't get to try it first. Once I did try it, I couldn't stand it. I bought a blueberry flavor from myfreedomsmokes that was fantastic, but I bought a different blueberry from Cheap Tobacco in Urbana and it was horrible. Cheap Tobacco's butterscotch was great though.

There is one downfall if the person wants to try flavors at Liquid Smoke. I think all of their testers are 18mg. They have a Facebook page where you can see the tester table and some of their products. https://www.facebook.com/LiquidSmok The phone number, location and business hour are on the page, too, so they can call first. Good luck to them. I know so many people who have made the switch and have not gone back to tobacco.

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#20 Mar 30, 2014
Bellefontaine Forum wrote:
<quoted text>I just called Liquid Smoke at the corner of Lake St and Main St. They used to carry only 18mg, but the last time I was in there, they added more types. They now have 0, 6, 18 and 24 mg. I think Smoker's Paradise out by the theater may carry 0mg too, but I can't remember for sure. Once Liquid Smoke opened, I pretty much only buy there. I still buy some things from myfreedomsmokes dot com, but Liquid Smoke is lining up to carry Innokin products also, so I will save $5.95 shipping and be able to support local business. Liquid Smoke uses child safety bottle which is a good thing if that is a concern, and they make the juice right there. I make my own juice at 30mg that is a psuedo-tobacco flavor and I like it, but when I tried to make flavored juices like creme de menthe, it didn't come out so great. There is an art to making e-liquid, and I don't have it knocked. The only sell 30 mil bottles and and it runs $20.00 which is a bit higher than other places which sell smaller bottle (usually 10 mil), but the good thing there is you can try the different flavors before you buy so you don't end up wasting money on something you may not like. I have purchased a number of flavors from different places that sounded good, but I didn't get to try it first. Once I did try it, I couldn't stand it. I bought a blueberry flavor from myfreedomsmokes that was fantastic, but I bought a different blueberry from Cheap Tobacco in Urbana and it was horrible. Cheap Tobacco's butterscotch was great though.
There is one downfall if the person wants to try flavors at Liquid Smoke. I think all of their testers are 18mg. They have a Facebook page where you can see the tester table and some of their products. https://www.facebook.com/LiquidSmok The phone number, location and business hour are on the page, too, so they can call first. Good luck to them. I know so many people who have made the switch and have not gone back to tobacco.


Thank you! Huge help. I told them I knew who to ask.

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