Halo Retailer Spotlight: E-Cig Gallery of Laguna Hills, CA

E-Cig Gallery owner Ed Bolin took his years as an art gallery owner as inspiration for his vaping shop, and feels vaping has enabled him to get closer to his loved ones … Halo: How long have you been in business? Ed: Since December 2012. Halo: Do you have more than one location? Ed: We have a beautiful retail shop

Halo Retailer Spotlight: The Vape Place of Mount Juliet, TN

Carl Groll opened a vaping business only to have it shut down by lightning just days later. Before long The Vape Place was up and running again and selling 100 e-liquid flavors with great success … Halo: Where did your store name “The Vape Place” come from? Carl: Everybody has so many creative names; I just wanted it to be

Halo Retailer Spotlight: It’s a Dream Smoke Shop of Kansas City, MO

Josh Funk has loved visiting It’s a Dream Smoke Shop since he was old enough to be a customer. Now he’s running the place as its manager … Halo: How long have you been in business? Josh: Seven years. Halo: Where did your store name come from? Josh: The reason why we call our shop “It’s a Dream” is because

Halo Retailer Spotlight: Peace Out Vapes of North Carolina

Lee Bauguess turned her personal passion into a thriving vaping business with seven locations. We’ll let her tell you the rest of the Peace Out Vapes story … Halo: Where did your store name come from? Lee: I have an apron with a frog holding up peace sign with his fingers. Loved it. So it stuck. Halo: How long have

Halo Retailer Spotlight: Vape Escape of Alabaster, AL

John Seale, founder and owner of Vape Escape, was inspired to open a vape shop by his wife. Within 14 months he was operating five locations … Halo: Where did your store name come from? John: My wife and I tossed around lot of different names. It was a play on words, I guess, with “great escape.” I like the

Support the Armed Forces

Saturday, May 20, is Armed Forces Day, a day we set aside to honor those who serve in all branches of the U.S. military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. It’s the main event of Armed Forces Week, which runs from the second Saturday through the third Sunday in May every year. Armed Forces Day is

Halo Retailer Spotlight: The Vapor Emporium of New Market, MD

Elmer Bailey, owner of The Vapor Emporium, credits his sister-in-law with inspiring him to open his own vape shop … Halo: How long have you been in business? Elmer: We opened our shop here in the small town of New Market, Maryland in February of 2013. I believe we were the first full-service vape shop in Maryland. It was a

Halo Retailer Spotlight: Zero Gravity of Northern Alabama

Zero Gravity was already a well-known business when owner Rob McAlpine decided to pursue even greater success by adding vaping products to his extensive lineup … Halo: Where did your store name come from? Rob: In the early ‘90s we owned a surf shop in Panama City Beach, Florida. “Zero Gravity” is a term that was used in surfing and

Halo Retailer Spotlight: Magic Vapor Shop of London, KY

Jerry Wayne, CEO of Magic Vapor Shop, started selling vaping products in a parking lot before the cold chased him indoors. Now he owns six bustling stores … Halo: Where did your store name come from? Jerry: I told my wife that I just quit smoking. She’s like, “Yeah, I’ve heard that before.” And I said, “No, this stuff is

Timeline of 10 Public Health Achievements

World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 to bring awareness to a specific health topic picked by the World Health Organization (WHO). In honor of World Health Day, we want to take a moment to reflect on the 10 most influential public health achievements within the last century. 1920s: Food Safety At the beginning of the 20th

Halo Retailer Spotlight: Smokers Haven of Epsom, New Hampshire

Taylor Crowder, Marketing and Training Manager for Smokers Haven, couldn’t be more enthusiastic about vaping both as a business and as a hobby … Halo: How long have you been in business? Taylor: Our retail Smokers Haven stores have been open since 2014, but we had our location in Epsom prior to rebranding: Smoke N Discount. Halo: Where did your

Halo Retailer Spotlight: Vapor Haus of Dayton, OH

Vapor Haus founder and owner Chris Voudris speculates on the future of vaping, traditional tobacco use, and more … Halo: Where did the name Vapor Haus come from? Chris: I had written down tons and tons of names. I wanted to find something that really flowed and made people think twice. (Haus) is actually a German spelling for “house.” It kind of sticks

America Kicks Butts

Back in 1996, a day was devoted to youth activism against Big Tobacco. Kick Butts Day has been held every year since, with various groups staging events at schools and other locations around the United States. These events help raise awareness of the epidemic of tobacco use, inspire kids to stay tobacco-free, and encourage elected officials to enact laws that

Halo Retailer Spotlight: Vape Daddy’s of Newton, MA

Stacy Poritzky bought a starter kit for her 20-year-old son and then one for herself. Neither has smoked since. The success of the product and the business that sold it convinced Stacy and her partner David Bershad to start their own vape shop, Vape Daddy‘s. Together they’ve established four thriving locations. To quote Stacy, “I’m the muse, he’s the muscle.”

Halo Retailer Spotlight: Vapor Authority of San Diego, CA

Mike Ebrahimi considers Vapor Authority THE source of information for all things vaping, and credits customer referrals as the secret to his business’ success … Halo: Where did your store name come from? Mike: From the inception of the company, we have always been steadfastly dedicated to offering a wide selection of authentic products at the best possible prices. We