My psudonym?

It has occurred to me that my blog/Instagram pseudonym, vapor_sage might be confusing or cause some to wonder, what it means. This page is devoted to an attempt to share my evolution toward picking this tag.

Vapor

  1. a visible exhalation, as fog, mist, steam, smoke, or noxious gas, diffused through or suspended in the air
  2. Physics. a gas at a temperature below its critical temperature.
  3. a substance converted into vapor for technical or medicinal uses

I am a non-smoker. I was able to quit smoking cigarettes through the use of a personal vaporizer. “e-cigarette” I devoted my Instagram page to promoting and advocating for the use of a “vape device” to safely stop smoking.

When I started researching the idea of trying to quit using tobacco, I discovered an immense community of like-minded individuals on social media. Mostly on Instagram and Youtube. The most alarming thing I found out is that the biggest opponents to vaping are not the tobacco companies. They are interested in the use of these devices to expand their business. The greatest adversaries are states and municipalities that derive income from the BIG Tobacco settlement. The annual payments they receive is based on current year profits of the tobacco companies. Many states have allocated spending based on projected income from the settlement. In the past 5-7 years, those payments have been impacted by this new industry.

Most companies involved in vape products are small e-liquid manufacturers and vape shops. They have devoted engaged employees and customers interested in a safe way to get nicotine, which is found in all kinds of vegetables.

Plus it’s fun, satisfying and a gear lovers paradise. One can start out very basic and move to advanced devices that can be customized to their own liking.

Sage

noun

  1. a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom.
  2. someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience

adjective

  1. wise, judicious, or prudent

This one I added with tongue firmly, appropriately planted in cheek. In order to be a little different than the typical person posting vape stuff, I started posting morning and evening reflections of quotes that were meaningful to me at the time. I have gotten away from that a bit since I have started blogging. I think I will pick that up again.

Well there you have it- Voila

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