So, we went to an interesting place today - right here in Hendersonville too.
Now, who knows exactly how I should be introducing you to this topic. And just a heads up - for some of you this post will be of zero and I mean zero interest to you. That is ok - we'll see you next time!
This post is for the smokers, or the not wanting to be smokers or for those of you with a smoker in your life.
We have learned some things and we would like to pass the information on to you - nothing less nothing more.
Derek smokes - if this is big news for you then there it is. Probably not a surprise to long time followers as there have been many occasions when I have taken a picture only to realize later that Derek had a cig going. Another bit of news - since it's only fair - I have never smoked cigarettes - not one - not a puff - nothing. Just a fact - it certainly doesn't make me a better person - just thought I would give you the full picture.
Anyway, being a non smoker married to a smoker means I know quite a bit about the subject.
The real story here starts back this summer when Derek's long time friend Chris, stopped in to visit us. He had an e-cig with him. Now, we don't live in a closet so we had a faint idea what he was up to. However, Derek wasn't totally convinced - even though Chris sure did seemed convinced and had a convincing story to go along side. Hmmmmm.
Chris and Derek this fall just before we left Jubilee Regional Park.
Jump ahead to a few weeks ago here in Hendersonville, Derek - with all his free time and wifi access - decided to do some research. To know Derek is to know that when he researches something he goes all out.
Interestingly, after all that - he found a retailer of e-cigs with a seemingly good quality product right here in Hendersonville, NC.
So, today was the day. We headed to Mountain Vapor. Ya - I know - what a neat little trip for the Wood Clan - right?!
There are several options but we went for the most popular kit which includes two Smokin' Crow batteries and two clearomizers (with a hemp wick), a battery charger and a fancy little box. All for $50. The wick needs to be changed about once a month - a box of 5 wicks costs $3.50. The battery lasts for a long time - guess we'll see how long - eventually.
The e-liquid with different strengths 3.6 being the highest, comes in bottles below with these flavours.
Derek giving it a try for the first time. We weren't exactly sure what to expect but he was surprised that it gave him a hit like a real smoke.
This is Melanie - a very friendly enthusiastic gal with a whole lot of patience to answer all of our questions.
Another flavour - another try.
We ended up being at Mountain Vapor for about an hour. It took this long mainly because we didn't really want to hold the other clients up. It was a very busy place - obviously doing a brisk business.
After a few other errands we were back home. Derek with his e-cig all charged and ready to go, with his new swanky pouch and neck strap.
Pretty happy to be starting something new. It's early days yet but we have our fingers crossed that this works out. If he can stick to about 30mls per month it takes our smoking bill in Canada down to $12 per month from $280. An amazing difference!
This was the white/clear combo other colours included red and blue for the bottom and grey, red, pink, blue or clear for the top.
Derek took a few pics tonight of his kit so you can get a better look. The combo of those bottles should last Derek about 9 months. That with the kit meant that we dropped $138 at Mountain Vapor today.
The flavoured liquid.
One of the things Derek liked about Mountain Vapor is that the e-liquids are made in the USA not China.
An education on Smokin' Crow/Mountain Vapor e-cigs.
For more information visit The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association.
Also, the Canadians Advocating Vapers Rights.
All from me tonight,
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