More and more vape shops are popping up these days, but not every vaping enthusiast knows much about them. If you’re an experienced vaper, you may already know all the facts below, but that may not be the case if you’re a newbie.

So, before you find a vape shop that you can rely on, read through some of the most exciting facts about these retail stores.

  1. Vape Shops Exist Thanks to Herbert A. Gilbert and Hon Lik

Herbert A. Gilbert was the inventor of the first electronic cigarette. In 1963, he developed his “Smokeless” prototype, which was nicotine-free and tobacco-flavored.

He couldn’t commercialize it at the time, partly because people weren’t looking for safer alternatives to smoking and partly because he lacked today’s battery technology.

It wasn’t until a Chinese pharmacist, Hon Lik, started experimenting with Gilbert’s invention in 2001 that we had our first vaporization system used in every vaping device today.

  1. They Offer Myriads of Different E-Liquid Flavors

E-liquid flavors fall into several main categories, including tobacco, menthol, beverage, fruit, and dessert. Within those and other categories, there are thousands of different flavors to choose from.

No matter which vape shop you choose, you’ll find an array of flavors to awaken your taste buds and have a delightful vaping experience. If you visit an online shop, you’ll have even more options at your disposal.

  1. They Collaborate with a Huge Variety of Brands

Your nearest local vape shop may offer products from a dozen brands only. That’s great if you’re a novelty-seeker and like frequently switching between different flavors and devices.

However, online vape shops partner with hundreds of brands, which takes your vaping opportunities to a whole new level. It may be a bit overwhelming when looking to try something new, but you can’t deny it’s fantastic.

  1. Not Every Vape Shop Sells E-Liquids with Nicotine

Most vapers think that you can’t buy anything without nicotine in vape shops.

While there are shops where every e-liquid contains nicotine (they always disclose such information), there are plenty of those where you can choose to avoid it.

  1. Vape Shops Are (Usually) Not Secretive About Their E-Liquid Ingredients

Every reputable vape shop is open about the ingredients that go into their e-liquids. The main ingredients are PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerine), and the flavoring.

Propylene glycol is the one that carries the most flavor and produces those big clouds of vapor.

If a vape shop uses a third-party lab to test all the ingredients (most of them do), they also don’t have a problem with disclosing the test results.

If they are mysterious about them, they may not be very reliable.

  1. Not Every Vape Shop Is Legit

Although few in number, there are still vape shops that don’t follow the rules and regulations regarding e-liquids. They either don’t work with an independent lab to test their products or publish false lab results.

That’s why it’s crucial to do your research before picking a vape shop. Check the reviews and testimonials to see what their customers are saying about them.

  1. Vape Shops Employees Want to Help People Quit Smoking

If you’re looking to break the nasty habit, any vape shop employee will be happy to help. They’ll provide you with smoking cessation advice and recommend the best vaping devices and e-liquids for beginners.

So, don’t shy away from asking anything because there are no stupid questions regarding vaping. The staff is there to help you on your journey and provide the best assistance for a delightful vaping experience.

  1. They Allow You to Taste Samples Before Buying

How can you know which e-liquid will best fit your needs if you don’t try it first? You certainly wouldn’t want to buy one randomly and end up tossing it away because it didn’t match your unique taste.

Now, you can’t exactly taste some samples when buying online, but you can in a brick-and-mortar store. The staff in most vape shops will even encourage you to sample various flavors before you buy them.

  1. You Can Get Personalized Customer Service

Did you know that there are vape shops that offer personalized services to every customer? They create your flavor profile based on the flavors you like and don’t like so that they can always have something interesting in store for you.

For instance, when they launch a new flavor that fits your profile, they can notify you or even deliver it to your front door. Now, that’s an exciting way to discover new flavors and regularly spruce up your vaping experience.

  1. Vape Shops Offer Franchise Opportunities

Not every vape shop offers franchise opportunities, but many bigger shops do. If you’ve ever dreamed about being your own boss, running a franchise vape shop might be your way to go.

Think about it. You like vaping, you know (or will learn) all about different vaping devices and e-liquids, and you know your customer because that’s you. If you can afford the initial investment, go for it, and build a profitable future.

Did you know all these facts about vape shops before? Is there something we missed? Feel free to let us know!

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