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Steven Stern, left, and Brett Weiss are co-owners of RAD Vapor. The store is quickly becoming the premium vapor store in North County. They’re located in the Lumberyard at 937 S. Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas. Visit them online at
Steven Stern, left, and Brett Weiss are co-owners of RAD Vapor. The store is quickly becoming the premium vapor store in North County. They’re located in the Lumberyard at 937 S. Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas. Visit them online at
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RAD Vapor is changing the way we see ‘smoking’

Scanning a list of flavors in front of them, a couple chooses together what samples they want to try next. 

No, this couple isn’t at a winery, they’re sampling e-liquid juices at RAD Vapor.

Offering a personalized and friendly vaping experience, RAD Vapor has quickly become the premium Vapor store in the North County. Its array of vaporizers, e-liquid juices, and accessories satisfies the most discriminating vaping enthusiasts. And there is no smoke!

RAD Vapor store manager, Gabe Wortman pointed out “There are two distinct groups who visit their Store: Vapers and people interesting in becoming vapers. “About 75 percent of the customers are the “interested” and usually start with a basic ecig starter kit. It has everything you need to get started.”

There’s something for everyone. From the curious beginner to the experienced vapor who is looking for the more unique devices, or mods as they call them. With the many devices, colors, and flavors it has also become a fashion statement and extension of one’s personality.

If you’re seeking this alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes but are intimidated about the “electronic” part of the cigarette name or maybe the many choice’s of the e-liquid itself, “RELAX,” Co-Owner Steven Stern says. “Our great staff will take the time to explain everything! We’ll even make you “load your first one” before you leave!” Stern’s partner, Brett Weiss went further and added “We’ll customize everything and take the fear out of the switch! We are known for our high quality and selection and offer different options and colors that appeal all ages and both genders.”

Both Stern and Weiss are passionate and truly believe they are reshaping the future of American culture. They point out that an ex-Surgeon General, all the major media Doctor’s and unbiased studies endorse electronic cigarettes as a true alternative to smoking.

Vaping has existed since 2007 and was developed by a pharmacy group in Italy and there are no long term studies yet. However a recent study in the Lancet, one of medicine’s most respected journals, showed electronic cigarettes are more effective to quit smoking than the patch. Recent studies have also shown that “second hand vapor” is not harmful.

The habitual sensation of inhaling an e-cigarette and blowing out a smoke-like vapor is something traditional smokers are embracing. They get to have the experience as well as the nicotine. Stern and Weiss go on to point out the most doctors agree that nicotine in this pure pharmaceutical form is essentially similar to caffeine.

The e-liquid flavors have expanded options like never before with all the traditional tobacco flavors to the more exotic flavors like Irish Cream, Pumpkin Pie and Mango. E-liquid blends range from strength’s as high as an unfiltered cigarette to no nicotine at all. The ingredients of the e-liquids are water, flavorings, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and nicotine (unless it is a 0 nicotine blend). As RAD Vapor continually creates innovative flavors, they also carry select e-juice inventory from other lines such as Pink Spot, Vape Goddess, and Uncle Junks.

Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, used for e-liquid diluents, are common in over 1,500 food items like cake mix. Both have been studied for over 40 years and considered safe by the FDA. Propylene glycol is part of the delivery system in asthma inhalers and is a byproduct of the fermentation process. An e-cigarette vaporizes the E-liquid into a “steam-like” smoke without creating a flame or actual smoke.

It mimics the experience of smoking a traditional cigarette but it’s removing secondhand smoke, ash, tar, combustion, carbon monoxide and other chemicals found in tobacco. Because of this, most “vapers” also feel better using the electronic cigarettes.

It’s much easier on the wallet as well. A traditional smoker who goes through two packs a day equals about $3,650 spent on cigarettes every year.

Two packs a day converted to e-liquid equals about $2 per day which adds up to about $730 per year. Imagine smelling and feeling better while saving $3,000 a year. Some perks!

1 comment

Absolute Virgin Line January 4, 2014 at 3:22 am

E-Cigarettes is the very best approach for smokers.i think this is beneficial with compare to original cigarettes.Original cigarettes is not healthful and not good my suggestion for smokers is that the E-cigarettes is best for you.Thanks for sharing this information.

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