1st Annual Virginia Smoke Free Association Meeting (VSFA)

This past Sunday, April the 17th, first annual meeting for the Virginia Smoke Free Association (VSFA) was held which ended up as a huge Success!

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If you would like to join the fight to promote Tobacco Harm Reduction and Advocate for the Vaping Industry here in Virginia, see the instructions below.

To become a Consumer Member Click Here

To get information on how to become an Industry Member please send an e-mail to info@virginiasmokefree.org and request a membership package or call Jay Taylor @ (804) 318-9183.

 

We had a great turnout, along with some new Industry Members joining the Fight!

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A big thank you to M&W Catering for great service and food for everyone that attended. We would recommend them to anyone in the Richmond Area.catering service

After lunch, Jay Taylor (President) called the meeting to order. Jay introduced the board members that were present, Mary Provost, Michael Maculley, Bobby Haller and Jay Taylor. Jay also introduced Chris Dougherty, the consumer volunteer that handles Social Media for the VSFA.

We then went around the room and had everyone introduce themselves and tell us a little about their company. We had a good mixture of Industry Members as well as Prospective Industry Members.

Jay introduced our lobbyist Steve Baril.

After all of the introductions were finished, an election for the new board member was conducted and resulted in reelecting the forming board members.

The next topic was a little bit about how the the VSFA was formed and the date the VSFA actually became an official organization as well as when Steve Baril first became the registered lobbyist for the organization. Moving on, Steve Baril gave an update on the progress he had made which included defeating the Indoor Clean Air Act, SB 224, and HB 627.

  • Indoor Clean Air Act – Would have expanded the definition of “smoking” to include all “vapor products,” and would have banned all vapor products from indoor public use. (Defeated)
  • SB 224 – Would have required each school board to implement policy to prohibit the use of tobacco products, including “vapor products,” on all school property or at school-sponsored activities. (Defeated)
  • HB 627 – Would have created a new state tax on all “vapor products” at the rate of 15% of the manufacturer’s sale price for the the vapor products. (Withdrawn)

Following this legislative update Jay went into detail on vaping etiquette techniques as well as how shop owners need to lead by example in order to pave the way. A couple different examples were listed such as;

  • In a public setting, such as a restaurant or store, one should ask if it is okay to vape there
  • If one has received permission to vape in a public setting, keep the vapor down to a reasonable amount as opposed to blowing clouds
  • If one is asked not to vape, respect their wishes
  • Do not blow a cloud into a persons face unless they have explicitly consented to it
  • Make sure to blow the vapor down because it settles faster this way and does not obstruct vision

Next was an update on several topics that are going on nationally and the impact that they could have, positive or negative, on our industry.

• FAA re-authorization bill. (This amendment was looking like it was not going to be taken up at this time.)
• COLE/BISHOP amendment to modify the predicate date for vapor products. (This amendment was looking like it was going to make it.)
• The Nelson Coats #3633 amendment. (This is something we will have to pay attention to in the future.)
• Battery Safety. (This is something all vapers should be aware of. Every shop should be teaching battery safety.)

Steve Baril then took the floor.  He said that for a new industry association, the VSFA had a splendid first session and its members should be proud of these accomplishments.

Steve then covered the plans for the future of the VSFA. He talked about encouraging everyone, including shops and consumers, to join in order to continue the success that the VSFA has had so far as well as to be proud for how successful it has been already. One of the topics he brought up to support this growth was to create a Membership Committee to help expand our membership with both industry and consumer members as well creating a Communications Committee to publish a monthly new letter and help with the social the social media.

Lastly Jay voted that the meeting be adjourned which was seconded by Bobby Haller.

We would like say that we appreciate each and every one of you that have become VSFA members. Without our members, industry and consumer alike,  we could not have been this successful.  We look forward to growing our members, continuing to build relationships with our legislators and working together with everyone to continue to promote Tobacco Harm Reduction and advocate for our life changing industry.



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Please make sure you have your I.D. present when entering the store.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but if you do not have a valid ID stating that you are 18 or over we can not let you test any products or make any sales to you.

We still allow customers to bring their children in, as long as they are supervised by their parents.  Before anyone can test liquid or make a purchase, they must present I.D., if asked. We also do not allow parents to purchase for minors. We are just reinforcing our I.D. Policy at Voltage Vapin’ so that you as a customer understands why we ask to show I.D.

We check I.D.’s for everything we sell in the shop as well, not just liquids and devices. Chargers, Accessories, and ETC all count.

We value all of our customers and strive to give the best customer service in the industry. Thank you for being a valued customer.



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We have another new VSFA member fighting for Vaper’s rights! (updated)

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Yasmin Holt is a brand new VSFA member!

Yasmin Holt understands what it means to fight for what you believe in, and today she proved it by becoming a new member of the Virginia Smoke Free Association!  Every membership is a contribution to the VSFA, that goes towards promothing Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) and advocating for the rights of vapers across the state of Virginia.

 

The Virginia Smoke Free Association is about fighting for the rights of Virginia residents wishing to reduce the harms to themselves and their loved ones from tobacco usage through the use of personal vaporizers (electronic cigarettes).

The Virginia Smoke Free Association is an advocacy group and trade organization with a focus on Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) through the use of personal vaporizers (electronic cigarettes) and other smokeless tobacco products shown to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with smoking. We focus on the prevention of tobacco harm and seek to cooperate with the Virginia Health Agencies to function for the greater health of the Virginia public as well as monitoring the legislation for or against our movement of tobacco harm reduction.

With the proud honor of becoming a consumer member of the Virginia Smoke Free Association, you will be the first to hear when new legislation drops in our state and surrounding areas. Your VSFA membership card will also get you 15% off at any vaping business that is a member of the VSFA.

Help us fight for the best interests of all Vape Shops, Vendors and Vapers in Virginia!

Annual consumer membership fee is $35.00.

To become a consumer member nowClick Here

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Check out the VSFA Facebook page here, and the VSFA’s website here.



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Please make sure you have your I.D. present when entering the store.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but if you do not have a valid ID stating that you are 18 or over we can not let you test any products or make any sales to you.

We still allow customers to bring their children in, as long as they are supervised by their parents.  Before anyone can test liquid or make a purchase, they must present I.D., if asked. We also do not allow parents to purchase for minors. We are just reinforcing our I.D. Policy at Voltage Vapin’ so that you as a customer understands why we ask to show I.D.

We check I.D.’s for everything we sell in the shop as well, not just liquids and devices. Chargers, Accessories, and ETC all count.

We value all of our customers and strive to give the best customer service in the industry. Thank you for being a valued customer.



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New Cotton Bacon V2 and the P-Bag returns to Voltage Vapin’! (updated)

We now have the Full Size Cotton Bacon V2 at Voltage Vapin’!New

New to Voltage, we now have the Full Size Cotton Bacon V2 along with the Cotton Bacon Bits!  The New Full Size version has more Cotton Bacon to use, and if you’re familiar with how much cotton came with the Cotton Bacon Bits, you know this pack is gonna last you a good long while.  Cotton Bacon is known for having a shorter break-in time than conventional cotton balls, and it’s super fluffy!  It’s great for wicking your favorite RDA/RTA and the absorption rate is high, so it’ll soak in your favorite e-liquid too!

Drop on in to Voltage Vapin’ and pick up a new bag today… you’ll thank us months from now!



The P-Bag from Coil Master is Back at Voltage Vapin’!new

Now available in Red and Blue!

We’ve been hearing all of our Voltage voices loud and clear… you wanted a bag to carry your favorite box mods comfortably.  Well, we’ve brought back the P-Bag just for you, new in Blue and Red!

The P-Bag is a lightweight multi-purpose mini carrier for all your vape needs.  It holds box mods and your favorite e-liquid of choice up to 30 mls easily.  It even has a handy pouch to fill with whatever you like, for instance spare change, kanthal, or cotton balls for rewicking your favorite RDA. The possibilities are endless!

Test fit your favorite mod for the CoilMaster P-Bag at Voltage Vapin’, your favorite local go-to vape shop with all your vape needs!



13 Heavens 9 Hells RDA

(Discontinued)

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 Check out the beauty of the 13 Heavens 9 Hells RDA!

The centerpiece of this Authentic RDA is easily the incredible deck, with enormous 3mm holes post holes, to fit any build you love.  Another innovative touch on the deck is the integrated negative posts; they’re milled out from the deck body and jut out from the lip of the juice well, but below the post holes, the negative posts are carved out to make more room for air and juice.  The result of all this intricate engineering is an extremely roomy juice well that can accommodate extreme coil builds.

Features:

  • 22mm RDA
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • Four 3mm Post Holes
  • Silver plated lead free brass dual hole center post & contact pin
  • Square posts
  • Redesigned upper heat sink
  • 6mm deep juice well cleared out to hold as much juice as a 7mm deep well
  • Slotted Set screws for straight blade screw driver with Allen screws also included in the bag
  • Peek insulators with extras
  • Extra pin, 4 slotted set screws, & 4 Allen set screws
  • 4 Extra deck o-rings

Come by Voltage Vapin’ and check out this Authentic RDA, and all of the new products we now have in stock!



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Please make sure you have your I.D. present when entering the store.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but if you do not have a valid ID stating that you are 18 or over we can not let you test any products or make any sales to you.

We still allow customers to bring their children in, as long as they are supervised by their parents.  Before anyone can test liquid or make a purchase, they must present I.D., if asked. We also do not allow parents to purchase for minors. We are just reinforcing our I.D. Policy at Voltage Vapin’ so that you as a customer understands why we ask to show I.D.

We check I.D.’s for everything we sell in the shop as well, not just liquids and devices. Chargers, Accessories, and ETC all count.

We value all of our customers and strive to give the best customer service in the industry. Thank you for being a valued customer.



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Voltage Vapin’s Employee Appreciation Dinner!!!

This week we had our Quarterly Employee Appreciation Dinner at Ledo Pizza!!

As you all know the Voltage Vapin’ team works hard to make sure we are giving our customers the best customer service available in the industry.  We like our team to also know that Voltage Vapin’ likes taking care of them as well.

 

It’s always good getting to get together outside of work and let loose.

We had good food and a great time!

 

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There were a lot of sweet employee door prizes as well! They won mods, atty’s and e-liquid! Just about every employee won something.

 

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Good times and laughs were had by all. We would also like to thank each and everyone of our customers.  We have been blessed with such amazing customers most of you are like family to us. We appreciate your business and are here to serve you.

The Voltage Vapin’ Employees would like to give a big shout out to the waitstaff at Ledo Pizza!  They did a great job taking care of us! Thank you for a job well done spoiling us rotten! We will be back!!



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Please make sure you have your I.D. present when entering the store.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but if you do not have a valid ID stating that you are 18 or over we can not let you test any products or make any sales to you.

We still allow customers to bring their children in, as long as they are supervised by their parents.  Before anyone can test liquid or make a purchase, they must present I.D., if asked. We also do not allow parents to purchase for minors. We are just reinforcing our I.D. Policy at Voltage Vapin’ so that you as a customer understands why we ask to show I.D.

We check I.D.’s for everything we sell in the shop as well, not just liquids and devices. Chargers, Accessories, and ETC all count.

We value all of our customers and strive to give the best customer service in the industry. Thank you for being a valued customer.



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Another customer joins the VSFA! (updated)

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Trent Allen has joined the fight for Vaping alongside the VSFA!

The Virginia Smoke Free Association is about fighting for the rights of Virginia residents wishing to reduce the harms to themselves and their loved ones from tobacco usage through the use of personal vaporizers (electronic cigarettes).

The Virginia Smoke Free Association is an advocacy group and trade organization with a focus on Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) through the use of personal vaporizers (electronic cigarettes) and other smokeless tobacco products shown to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with smoking. We focus on the prevention of tobacco harm and seek to cooperate with the Virginia Health Agencies to function for the greater health of the Virginia public as well as monitoring the legislation for or against our movement of tobacco harm reduction.

With the proud honor of becoming a consumer member of the Virginia Smoke Free Association, you will be the first to hear when new legislation drops in our state and surrounding areas. Your VSFA membership card will also get you 15% off at any vaping business that is a member of the VSFA.

Help us fight for the best interests of all Vape Shops, Vendors and Vapers in Virginia!

Annual consumer membership fee is $35.00.

To become a consumer member nowClick Here

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Check out the VSFA Facebook page here, and feel free to visit Voltage Vapin’s Facebook page here



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Please make sure you have your I.D. present when entering the store.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but if you do not have a valid ID stating that you are 18 or over we can not let you test any products or make any sales to you.

We still allow customers to bring their children in, as long as they are supervised by their parents.  Before anyone can test liquid or make a purchase, they must present I.D., if asked. We also do not allow parents to purchase for minors. We are just reinforcing our I.D. Policy at Voltage Vapin’ so that you as a customer understands why we ask to show I.D.

We check I.D.’s for everything we sell in the shop as well, not just liquids and devices. Chargers, Accessories, and ETC all count.

We value all of our customers and strive to give the best customer service in the industry. Thank you for being a valued customer.



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Another customer joins the cause! (updated)

Charlie Crewe joins the VSFA to help with our cause!

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Charlie Crewe Joins the Fight for Vaping!

The Virginia Smoke Free Association is about fighting for the rights of Virginia residents wishing to reduce the harms to themselves and their loved ones from tobacco usage through the use of personal vaporizers (electronic cigarettes).

The Virginia Smoke Free Association is an advocacy group and trade organization with a focus on Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) through the use of personal vaporizers (electronic cigarettes) and other smokeless tobacco products shown to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with smoking. We focus on the prevention of tobacco harm and seek to cooperate with the Virginia Health Agencies to function for the greater health of the Virginia public as well as monitoring the legislation for or against our movement of tobacco harm reduction.

With the proud honor of becoming a consumer member of the Virginia Smoke Free Association, you will be the first to hear when new legislation drops in our state and surrounding areas. Your VSFA membership card will also get you 15% off at any vaping business that is a member of the VSFA.

Help us fight for the best interests of all Vape Shops, Vendors and Vapers in Virginia!

Annual consumer membership fee is $35.00.

To become a consumer member nowClick Here

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Check out the VSFA Facebook page here, and feel free to visit Voltage Vapin’s Facebook page here



 

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Please make sure you have your I.D. present when entering the store.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but if you do not have a valid ID stating that you are 18 or over we can not let you test any products or make any sales to you.

We still allow customers to bring their children in, as long as they are supervised by their parents.  Before anyone can test liquid or make a purchase, they must present I.D., if asked. We also do not allow parents to purchase for minors. We are just reinforcing our I.D. Policy at Voltage Vapin’ so that you as a customer understands why we ask to show I.D.

We check I.D.’s for everything we sell in the shop as well, not just liquids and devices. Chargers, Accessories, and ETC all count.

We value all of our customers and strive to give the best customer service in the industry. Thank you for being a valued customer.



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