Claremore Daily Progress

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October 15, 2013

Business owner expounds on popularity of smoking alternative

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CLAREMORE —

It does offer the electronic cigarette starter kits; the shop’s main focus is on the flavored liquids available and the shop’s atmosphere.
“Like we say in our ad, we’re not an average vapor store. We have three lounge areas, offer popcorn, beverages and coffee daily, and have a large selections of flavors (for electronic cigarettes) which we take time helping our customers select,” she said. 
“We have some customers who come in and just enjoy trying out the different flavors — some of them, wanting to find an alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes or wanting to quit, others just enjoying the variety of flavors available.”
Although Eagleton said she’s not sure how many different flavors she currently offers, she’s sure that there’s something for all of her customers.
“My son, Alex, works here and he vapes himself. He smoked for 10 years and was able to quit with the help of electronic cigarettes,” she said. 
“He knows that some people will want to keep the flavor of tobacco — be it American tobacco, rum tobacco, rose tobacco, or other varieties which we’ve got — or something a little different, like a citrus flavor or even flavors in candy, cola, or something else.
“Lately, eggnog and pumpkin spice flavors have grown in popularity, most likely because of the season,”  Eagleton says.
“But we’re always happy to let our customers try out the different kinds of flavors we’ve got until they find what they like.”
Customers like Bradley Colbert, who frequents the vapor lounge, both for him  and for others.
“I’m commander of the (Post 141) American Legion in Claremore, and picked up several starter kits here for the veterans after we learned that the (vet) center was doing away with its smoke holes,” Colbert said. 
“At first the vets were mad, but once they got their electronic cigarette kits, they really took to them.”

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