Deciding to quit smoking is a daunting decision; an adventure of sorts, especially if you choose e cigs in place of cigarettes. Assorted styles, brands, colors, and qualities of products could leave you bewildered, which is where the numerous online information sites come in handy.

They explain what e cigs and vaping are and often lead you to online catalogues for major vendors. What they don’t offer is the personal touch you can only get from a vendor in person.

Select a Local Vapor Store

Wherever you live, someone in your neighborhood is likely to have tried at least one e-cig. It might have been a mini cig purchased out of the state, online, or at a department store. Major gas stations usually carry the disposable kind, so it might come as a surprise that these things can be rechargeable.

Starter kits contain several pieces of equipment for the new vaper to get started, and these look frightening at first: chargers, replacement cartomizers or clear tanks, and sometimes replaceable coils.

Realistically, an easy- or mid-level e-cig is not complicated to operate. All you need is encouragement, preferably from your vape vendor. With his expertise to guide you, vaping will be easy and natural sooner than you think.

States like Virginia, however, aren’t overstocked with vapor stores. You’re going to have to look hard to discover a real brick-and-mortar shop. When you do, try to stick with them. Support what they do. If you are treated well and feel like these stores are important, show them you feel this way by shopping there regularly.

The Vapor Boutique

Hampton Roads plays host to The Vapor Boutique where shipping is free on orders over $50. One of their brands is unfamiliar to me: Ninja starter kits and the Ninja EZ Tank system, for instance.

If a brand isn’t familiar, look it up. Find out more. Exotics are their USA-made e juices and they also carry e liquid from China. The Vapor Boutique offers bulk savings on larger orders of their e liquid.

Vapor Connection, Midlothian

Here’s another Virginia store, this one stocking names you know and trust. They include juices by Cosmic Fog, Banzai, and Giraffe Juices. The Eleaf 50W provides serious sub-ohm power at an affordable price in a compact box.

Select the Ego One or Delta II, two products from popular Chinese company JoyeTech. They feature starter kits by Aspire and EVOD, all available in the store. Use their website to educate yourself about vaping.

Nomad Vapor, Fredericksburg

Although you can’t shop online at Nomad Vapor, a lot of their products are displayed on the website where you can also take a look at the store. They carry Propoganda, Cuttwood, and High Voltage e liquid.

Nomad Vapor carries the best names: Tesla, Innokin, Eleaf, and Kamry. What makes these so good? Customers have tried and tested these brands and reported feeling they got quality for an affordable price.

Mom & Pop Vapor Shop

I love community-minded businesses and this is one of them. An advantage of supporting your local vapor store is that they can turn around and support you back.

At Mom & Pop Vapor Shop, they are doing this by selling e juice to raise money for a local woman with breast cancer. Browse online for drip tips like the Beer Belly and Vase for $2.79 in a rainbow of colors. Admire their selection of mods like the Tugboat and Sigelei 150W.