E-cig stores and vapor stores are not necessarily the same things. An advanced personal vaporizer (APV) is not really an e cig in the sense one often imagines. An electronic cigarette is a small device that resembles a real cigarette in size and shape, or maybe as large as an 1100-mAh manual battery with a CE5 attached at the most.

Any larger or more sophisticated item would be hard to mistake for a cigarette and difficult for a brand new vaper to get used to right away. You would refer to such a device as a personal vaporizer, APV, mod, etc.

Vapor stores operating in the state of Minnesota carry all kinds of products. Many stores can be found around St. Paul and Minneapolis but the industry has expanded due to the population’s hunger for this tasty and affordable alternative to smoking.

A Handful of Stores

A small list, only the beginning of your options, includes ECig Shop LLC in Anoka, Coon Rapids E Cig Crib, LiquiVape in Forest Lake, Waite Park’s Ecig Lounge, and Ecig Pod of Minnetonka. Between these and several other vendors, selection is huge. Some companies do not go online except to host a social media page or two. Several firms sell e cigs as a sideline, but their main source of revenue is vending cigarettes or wine.

ECig Shop, Anoka and St. Paul

Shop in person for all of your vaping needs at the ECig Shop. Aptly named, their specialty appears to be variable watt mods. View Pioneer4You’s variable watt IPV devices at several watt levels, the Eleaf iStick 30W and Innokin iTaste MVP 20W mods, and tanks to fit all of them.

Aspire Manufacturing of China supplies the goods here: their Nautilus and Atlantis, for instance. For those who are new to vaping, there is the attractive Innokin CLK Express. If you’re into Innokin devices, try the VV 4.0 angular battery or Innokin’s Cool Fire II (grenade e cig). ECig Shop also carries e-hookahs, which is yet another alternative to traditional smoking.

Burnsville’s Infinite Vapor Store

A slick website leads you to a huge selection of items with really attractive price tags, but the store front is also open from Monday until Sunday. Drop in or buy online. Or you may opt to browse online first and then visit in person to hand over your money and complete your purchase. The Infinite Vapor lounge awaits your custom. Check out their physical store at your convenience to try some juice or browse for a gift.

Juices by Dripped Life, Jimmy the Juice Man, The Vape Apes, or Vita Vape might have been overshadowed by Five Pawns, Space Jam, NicQuid, and other big names, so test them out at the store. Here is your chance to experiment with a new label which has great potential to become a favorite.

The Eroll Kit is an e-cig by JoyeTech: small, light, and very much like a real cigarette. An Aspire CF (carbon fiber) is thicker, offers higher power, and pairs perfectly with that same company’s ET-S Glass BDC Tank.

Infinite Vapor carries the Tobh Atty Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer, Sigelei 100W Plus (maybe a good pairing right there), the E-Mech, the ELVT almost-indestructible mod versions 1.0 and 2.0, the Panzer mechanical mod, and lots of other APVs. In my opinion, this business is capable of serving a less confident individual or help you find a gift for someone starting out, but their selection is heavily weighted in favor of advanced equipment.

E Cig Store, Shakopee

Vapers are welcome to visit the E Cig Store at either one or both of two Shakopee locations. They carry 50 flavors of e juice plus blends by Wanted Dog and Baked Vape. Wanted Dog ($14.95/15 ml) bears a disturbing rabid dog/wolf image but contains the sweet taste of Swirl Berry, Peanut Butter Scotch, cantaloupe with sparkling strawberry wine (Fall of Troy), and several others. Their stores are open seven days each week.

Choose a juice and use it to fill a brand new tank bought during your visit, perhaps with the juice style in mind (glass for acidic flavors, plastic or glass for anything else). E Cig Store carries Kanger and Aspire accessories. They also sell VW mods by Pioneer4You and Eleaf.