I can remember when I initially started vaping, the perception of vaping being that it was a niche, yet rather cool thing to be doing. I knew that it had changed my life forever, but others maybe viewed it as a fad that, whilst pretty “out there” in terms of gadgets, would eventually see people see lose interest. As it grew in popularity, I found myself trying various different mods – the cool fire VI was a game changer, it came with its own tank and I could create big clouds! Then the Smok Alien came along, which I fell in love with, and since then I’ve tried a range of amazing mods, and I now know that there is truly a mod out there for everyone. Maybe you can find The One in our range. Vape Memes Anyway, once vaping became hugely, mega popular to epic proportions (where both 19 year old hipsters and 60 year old business women were, and still are, vaping gigantic clouds), the memes came out of the woodwork from stubborn cigarette smokers and “haters” wanting to jump on the bandwagon. Suddenly, vaping was a very uncool thing to be doing in the eyes of general society. It became mocked all-over social media, and sometimes in general conversation too. Here are some of the memes I came across during this time. Now, although it’s still mocked from time to time, the roasting of vaping, something that genuinely helps change lives and helps people get healthier, is getting rather tired and boring. Therefore, I’d say vaping is now somewhere in the middle when it comes to the coolness chart. It’s neither cool nor uncool, it is simply a wonderful product that serves the health of the general public by helping people to quit smoking, thus rendering coolness irrelevant. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all up for a laugh – and sometimes the ridiculous and intricate levels some people go to vaping deserves some light-hearted ridicule, and the know-it-all elitists can certainly do with being taken down a peg or two, but shutting people down through judging or outright insulting because of a lifestyle choice is certainly not the answer. Day-to-day vaping Some people see vaping as a hobby, but now I see it as something I enjoy as a part of my lifestyle – I enjoy trying new flavours (particularly fruits and sweets, they tend to be my favourites) and looking at new mods that are out. Having vaping as a hobby is fine in my opinion, as long as you don’t bash people over the head with a 4 battery mod as to how they should vape. Advice is cool, but the “my way or the highway” approach is not. Additionally, dessert flavours have never really been for me. They’re probably the most popular type of flavour among vapers, but for me it’s just too far removed from having a cigarette. But again, as above, live and let live, judge not, want not. That’s why we stock the best brands and flavours to cater to everyone, no matter their personal vaping preference. Explore our great flavours here. If you’re considering trying to quit smoking via vape, view or starter kits here. If you’re a seasoned pro, check our range of deluxe kits waiting to be fired up.