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

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,