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

Halo Retailer Spotlight: Knoxville Vapor of Knoxville, TN

Bill and Terri Livezey started their vaping business in a 10’ x 10’ flea market booth. Today they own two brick-and-mortar Knoxville Vapor stores. The one thing that has remained consistent throughout is Halo … Halo: How long have you been in business? Terri: Four years. Halo: Where did your store name come from? Terri: We moved to this area

Halo Retailer Spotlight: SCS Vape of Victoria, TX

Michelle Krogsgaard, co-owner of SCS Vape and a former two-pack-a-day smoker, used to drive 90 minutes once a month to pick up her vaping supplies. Then she started her own shop. Now she’s running three of them with her husband, Jerry … Halo: Where did the name SCS Vape come from? Michelle: Stop Cigarette Smoking (laughs). It was kind of an

Halo Retailer Spotlight: Worcester Vapor of Worcester, MA

Societe “Si” Caponette is the founder and owner of Worcester Vapor, the very first vape shop in her town. After 35 years as a smoker, Societe became a vaper and never looked back … Halo: Why did you start selling vape products? Si: I believe in the product. I went into the store, I bought a starter kit. I used

2016: The Year Everything Changed for Vaping

There’s no question that 2016 will be remembered for consequential world events and the loss of many beloved public figures. For vaping enthusiasts and retailers, it will also be a year remembered for widespread and often excessive regulatory actions in the United States and beyond. Here are just a few highlights, good and bad, from of the biggest vaping-related stories of

Webinar: Basics of Quality E-Liquid Manufacturing

There are many definitions that people use to describe quality, but it’s usually represented as the development and delivery of a product which meets or exceeds the expectations of consumers.  At Nicopure Labs, we strive to not only meet, but exceed all standards when it comes to the to the quality of our product lines. Watch as Daniel Morgan, Nicopure Labs’ Quality Assurance Director,

UK Implementation of Tobacco Products Directive 2

The United Kingdom was one of the first countries to implement the Tobacco Products Directive. Watch as Patricia Kovacevic, Nicopure Labs’ General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, explores the latest news regarding the UK’s implementation of TPD. In this webinar, Patricia discusses the premarket notification, product submission requirements, advertising guidelines, and more. ABOUT NICOPURE LABS Nicopure Labs is an industry-leading manufacturer

New Webinar: Non-Industry Voices on THR & Vaping Products

For many decades, since the long-term effects and risks of consuming conventional tobacco products became known, tobacco harm reduction, or THR, has been a main area of focus for many leading organizations—both governmental and non-governmental. Prior to the advent of the electronic cigarette and vaping products, tobacco harm reduction efforts generally revolved around the taxation, labeling, and packaging of conventional

European TPD is Enforced

Although we take great pride at Nicopure Labs in delivering quality, great tasting American-made e-liquids, our presence in the vaping industry spans far beyond the U.S. with thriving partnerships and satisfied customers in over 90 countries. Just weeks ago, the highly anticipated Deeming Rule was announced by the FDA in Washington, D.C., sending shockwaves throughout the entire vaping industry. From