Halo Retailer Spotlight: The Vapor Stop of Sulphur, LA

Halo Retailer Spotlight: The Vapor Stop of Sulphur, LA

Crystal and Ron Burdick opened The Vapor Stop to provide an alternative for smokers in an area where few vape shops existed …

Halo: How long have you been in business?

Crystal: We’ve been in business since 2013.

Halo: Where did the name Vapor Stop come from?

Crystal: The store name was something we thought was just straight to the point without being on the side of a hangout or trendy kind of shop.

Halo: Do you have more than one location?

Crystal: We have two locations currently.

Halo: Why did you start selling vape products?

Crystal: We started in the vape industry years before we opened a shop just using the product to quit smoking. It worked but was hard to get in our area. Not many people here knew about it. So we decided we would do research and start educating people while helping them. After my husband Ron was tested and found to have the lungs of 62-year-old when he was 35 and then normal lungs just three years later, it was enough to stay involved. We now keep those (test results) posted in our shops.

Halo: What do you like best about selling vape products?

Crystal: The best thing about dealing with customers in this industry is hearing how much their lives have improved and what their doctors say.

Halo: What do you want customers to know about your store?

Crystal: Our locations are well known for our customer service. We want (vaping) to work for you the way it did for us, so we do all we can to give all the information we can. We never got into this industry to make a fortune. We did it because we believed in what it was doing for people.

Halo: What’s your customers’ favorite Halo flavor?

Crystal: Their favorite Halo flavors are Turkish Tobacco, Kringle’s Curse, and SubZero.

Halo: How has Halo/eVo helped The Vapor Stop?

Crystal: Halo was one of the first companies of e-liquid besides our house blends we put in the stores.

Halo: What’s the first/most common question Vapor Stop customers ask you?

Crystal: The most common question is usually what’s the best thing and best flavor on the market? Then we have to explain that there’s no such thing — it really is all based on preference. The point isn’t to have what’s new but to have what works for you.

Halo: Do you vape?

Crystal: I actually don’t vape anymore. I smoked for years — I would guess on and off for about 11 years — and then vaped for about two years. I have quit smoking and vaping even though I am around it daily. My husband Ron does still vape. He smoked for about 20 years and has vaped for about five or six years now.

Halo: What does vaping mean to you?

Crystal: Vaping changed our lives. We went from stopping to smoke on trips, smoking outside, smelly clothes, my husband almost failing his lung test for work, to none of those things now.

Halo: What’s your favorite Halo flavor?

Crystal: Our favorite Halo flavor is Tribeca.

Halo: Do you think the public has misconceptions about vaping?

Crystal: As long as we have been here we still have people who come in asking if (vaping is) the same as cigarettes. So yes, absolutely the public doesn’t understand the benefits. But it’s nice when a pediatrician will stand up for you at a city meeting or doctors send a patient to us or a doctor praising their patient in amazement of their health due to the switch. We see it every day!

The Vapor Shop’s main store is located at 111 Landry Street in Sulphur, Louisiana. Stop by to see Crystal and Ron when you’re in the area.


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