Like any new trend, vaping has had to endure its share of battles in the gladiator pit known as public opinion, but in spite of everything, vaping might actually be the answer that health officials and governments have been looking for to help reduce the number of cancer-related deaths caused by tobacco products each year.
As with any goods or sundry item, not all are created equal, something that can also be said about the establishments that sells them. In an effort to make your vaping experience as broad and enjoyable as possible, we’ve gathered a collection of Toronto’s top purveyors of vaping products and accessories.
Located in the heart of the city, 180º Smoke is a hub for tobacco alternatives including E-cigarettes, E-cigars, E-Hookahs, and E-Shishas. Their knowledgeable staff all hail from different backgrounds professionally, but one thing unites them; they’ve all managed to break their dependence on tobacco products – and they are happy to provide guidance to help you do the same a philosophy that is resoundingly apparent in the shop’s moniker. Brands sold include 180º Smoke, Innokin, Kanger Tech and more.
EsmokerCanada is considered the original electronic cigarette and vape shop in Toronto. Their staff are called Vaper Geeks because of their knowledge and experience. Staff are required to have an intimate understanding of quitting tobacco cigarettes using e-cigarettes. Their mission is to help as many people quit smoking as possible. They carry over 100 name brand e-liquid flavours and offer a large variety of devices and coils. While they are centrally located in downtown Toronto, they ship anywhere in Canada for free with no minimums.
DashVapes prides themselves on offering the best the industry has to offer in terms of liquids and equipment. Not to exclude anyone interested in vaping, DashVapes offers a variety of different products to cater to any user – from those just starting out, to the sophisticated high-end user. Multiple locations and an e-commerce site make ordering convenient. The company is also capable of explaining the many benefits vaping has over traditional products, including better health and affordability.
The founders of VapeLoft weren’t pleased by the initial offerings of the e-cig movement. Taking matters into their own hands they sought a product that satisfy all the cravings that go hand in hand with smoking with none of the downsides. Priding themselves on giving Canadians a safer alternatives that the harmful chemicals and carcinogens found in cigarettes, and they’ve made converting smokers to vapers their mission. They offer a wide variety (over 15 brands in all) of high quality liquids, coils, suboxs’ and more.
Vape29 is centrally located in the downtown core, which makes it accessible to both novice and experienced users. Vape29 exceeds expectations by providing a wide range of products at fair prices. Weekly promotions and a huge selection of great tasting liquids keeps customers coming back again and again – proving that when it comes to a quit smoking aid, vaping is a force to be reckoned with.
The Law in Ontario
The Government of Ontario has instituted new rules related to vaping that will take place January 1, 2016. Among the changes:
In the new year, it will be illegal to:
- Sell or supply electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and component parts (e.g. battery, atomizer, liquid) to anyone under 19 years of age
- You can also expect to see new signage for retailers to display relating to the prohibition of selling these products to persons under the age of 19.