Sault Ste. Marie has a new business that has set up shop at the corner of St. Georges Ave. E. and North Street. Sault Vape Shop offers customers a full and growing line of Vape products. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Ken and Dianne Durocher have moved to the Algoma area, where “Ken can enjoy the winter sports like snowmobiling he loves so much.” said Dianne Durocher at Sault Vape Shop.
With the relatively new and burgeoning business of E-cigarettes, vaping and e-juice are terms that will become more and more part of the popular culture lexicon. So, what exactly is e-juice?
‘e-Liquid or e-Juice is atomized into vapour and is normally composed of up to 5 ingredients
VG (Vegetable Glycerin) The Base makes up 80-90% of e-juice and is composed of 100% VG or a mix with PG. Common ratios are 100% VG, 50/50 PG/VG, and 80/20 PG/VG.
PG (Propylene glycol) Commonly mixed with VG as the base for e-juice. This is a solvent that’s used in all sorts of things. Along with being a solvent, its mainly known for its use in fog machines. A higher PG mix e-juice will produce thicker clouds of vapor. However PG can dry out your throat and even cause mild allergic reactions in some users. If you have any issues with PG, just use a 100% VG e-juice like those from Virgin Vapor Flavor 10%-20%. e-juice uses Food grade flavorings originally intended for baking or candy making.
Distilled water is sometimes used to dilute if needed. http://www.projectvape.com
“There are no carcinogens or poisons in vaping” shared Dianne. “A person can vape without getting any nicotine. Vaping is not smoke.” shared Dianne. When a PV (personal vaporizer) is triggered (either by an inhale or with a button press) the battery is connected to the heating element (atomizer) which boils a tiny amount of liquid (e-Juice). This creates a vapor which is inhaled by the user. At no point is anything burned through the process of combustion so no smoke/ash/tar is ever created.
Vaping is described as: To inhale vapor from a personal vaporizor (PV), commonly referred to as an electronic cigarette or e-cig. The term “smoking” doesn’t apply because a PV doesn’t produce any smoke, only vapor.
Dianne has opened an E-Juice Testing Bar as a feature of the store. “A person can try strawberry cheesecake e-juice, for example. It’s like having strawberry cheesecake but without the calories.” Dianne and Ken opened the store in early August,2015. “The initial stock was successfully moved, so much so, that things were depleted quite quickly.” There are over 50 varieties of e-juice. From fruit flavours to Apple pie, to Irish Cream and Pina Colada, there are alot of interesting choices for sure.
E-juice is generally sold in 10 ml. amounts, however, Dianne will order in various sizes, based on customer requests. “A starter kit will last approximately the same amount of time as a carton of cigarettes.” said Dianne. “For 45.00, (starter kit) a person is saving a significant amount of money, in comparison to the cost of a carton of tobacco cigarettes.”
The Sault Vape Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm. Stop Smoking. Start Vaping.