A new shop in Union caters to the next generation of smokers.
Good Vibes Vapor will hold it’s grand opening at 1553 Denmark Road, next to El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant.
The store specializes in vapor pens, or e-cigarettes, vapor liquids and other accessories, according to owner Dan Waggoner.
Vaping is the use of an electronic tool that simulates tobacco smoking, but without harmful chemicals. The vapor pens, or mods, use a heating element to vaporize liquids, also called vapor juices.
Waggoner said he opened the store just a few months after he quit smoking cigarettes. He explained that his daughter had been begging him to quit for several years and recently bought him a vapor pen.
“I found what I liked and it was no more smoking for me,” he said.
Waggoner had smoked cigarettes for 28 years.
“You don’t get 4,000 chemicals (using vaporizers) and you don’t get cancer,” he said. “You can essentially smoke but not kill yourself.”
Manager Lou Davis added that through the use of a vapor pen, people can gradually reduce the amount of nicotine they take into their body.
“We can get you set up to walk you down in nicotine levels,” he said. “Your craving for nicotine will severely go down.”
Waggoner noted that the e-cigarettes are odorless and there are more flavor options.
At the store people may try the 21 flavors of vapor liquid. There also will be five flavors added each month.
There will be a grand opening Saturday at the store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store will be open until 8 p.m. that day.
The event will feature giveaways, snacks and the chance for people to try the liquids.