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An Interview of Laura Angst of Hippie Holler Vapors from Lebanon, Missouri

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An Interview of Laura Angst of Hippie Holler Vapors from Lebanon, Missouri

Interview by VAPE Magazine.com

Hippie Holler Vapors producers of top quality Premium e Juice.

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VAPEMagazine.com:

Do you yourself vape and if so when did you start vaping and what was your greatest motivation to start vaping?:

Laura:

I am a certified chain vaper! I started vaping in 2013 after a decade of smoking with brief periods of not smoking. I had even gone two years without smoking at one point. But I always felt like I was two drinks away from a cigarette and two cigarettes away from being a smoker. Nothing eased the cravings, but I hated myself for smoking. I hated the way it smelled and the awkward social situations I found myself in. I didn’t want to date a smoker, but I also couldn’t blame a non-smoker for not wanting to date me. I was desperate for something that would truly help me kick the habit for good.

VAPEMagazine.com:

If you were a smoker, have you stayed true to vaping or have you ever returned to smoking? *:

Laura:

Since I bought my first vape pen I have not touched a cigarette. They simply have zero appeal to me now. It’s been three years, and I couldn’t be happier!

VAPEMagazine.com:

How do you think vaping could be further improved so it is more like the feel of smoking? :

Laura:

I like how vaping feels in my lungs and how my mod feels in my hand. I’ve heard smoking a cigarette after vaping sucks because there’s no air flow! I know the industry will get more advanced with each passing month, and I’m excited to see what becomes available. But I can say I’m more satisfied with my vaping experience than I have ever been!

VAPEMagazine.com:

What do you find are the biggest misconceptions about vaping?:

Laura:

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation about vaping. The most common and damaging to the industry is that vaping is more harmful, or just as harmful as smoking. That could not be farther from the truth. Also, many believe second hand vapor is harmful, or at least visually offensive, and thus want to treat it as smoking. But I’ve had people comment on my wonderfully smelling perfume and ask what I’m wearing, and I have to tell them it’s not perfume at all, but vape!

VAPEMagazine.com:

What is your personal go to atomizer, mod and Premium e Juice combo?:

Laura:

I love my IPV4 and Herakles Sub Ohm tank! I run Riverboat Gambler from The Holler line non stop. Since I started vaping it I simply cannot go back to my previous favorite eliquids because they taste terrible to me now in comparison.

VAPEMagazine.com:

When did you start in the vape business?:

Laura:

Hippie Holler Vapors opened it’s doors in June 2014. We began our own house line of eliquid because at the time finding quality juice companies was very difficult. Once we mastered our flavor bases we began experimenting with oak steeping, and we absolutely fell in love. All of our customers simply couldn’t get enough of our flavors, so we decided to share our line with the world. We are launching our unique line of oak steeped eLiquid in October 2015, after 18 months of development. They come in a one of a kind 40mL glass dropper bottle with a handle, and each one is packaged in a mini custom wooden barrel.

VAPEMagazine.com:

Why did you get into this vape business?:

Laura:

I was introduced to vaping by my sister, who started vaping in 2009. She said it changed her life so I decided to give it a try. Then we opened the shop together and developed a line of eLiquids that we just can’t stop vaping.

VAPEMagazine.com:

What do enjoy most about working in the vaping industry?:

Laura:

I love the community of vapers, and I love helping people quit smoking. At Hippie Holler Vapors we very passionate about helping people break free from the clutches of big tobacco and living a long cancer free life. We also want to people to love what they vape, from the equipment to the eLiquid. It’s not just how long you live, but how well you live your life that matters. Family is also very important to us, and we love our vape family!

VAPEMagazine.com:

What is it like to be in the gold rush days of vaping business?:

Laura:

There is never a dull moment! Every day we see new products and companies and stores being launching and it is a very exciting time! We feel very blessed and honored to be a part of this industry. We want to bring exceptional quality craft eLiquids to the vaping community.

VAPEMagazine.com:

Do you have more than one vape business?:

Laura:

We have a vape shop in Lebanon, MO with a second location in Moberly, MO and a line of oak steeped craft eLiquids called The Holler.

VAPEMagazine.com:

Are you interested in expanding your vape business and if so how would you expand it?:

Laura:

We are always interested in growth! We are constantly working on new flavors and steeping methods to continue bringing something never before seen to the vaping community.

VAPEMagazine.com:

What’s the best advice you can give someone starting their own vape business?:

Laura:

Have a plan, but be very flexible! I know running a business means you need to make a profit, but don’t focus on profit. Focus on people, if you focus on people the profits will come. Engage in the vaping community, and work to educate people about your products specifically and vaping in general. Lastly, remember to have fun! Enjoy more life; enjoy life more.

VAPEMagazine.com:

What is your top selling mods? :

Laura:

We sell a variety of equipment with the top brands being Eleaf, Aspire and Joyetech.

VAPEMagazine.com:

What is your top selling Premium e Juice? :

Laura:

The Holler line has only three eLiquid flavors, and they are all contenders for top selling! The include Lonesome Drifter, Ramblin’ Man and Riverboat Gambler.

VAPEMagazine.com:

Do you think there is anything the vape community can do to stop big tobacco from lobbying against open and free vape business?:

Laura:

Yes, I believe we have a very loud voice and will be heard. I encourage all vapers to be knowledgable about issues involving vaping and to be sure to vote, sign petitions and stay involved as much as possible.

VAPEMagazine.com:

How do you think the new FDA regulations will effect you and your vape business?:

Laura:

I think FDA regulations will have a minimal, if at all, impact on our business. All of our eLiquids are made with the highest quality and USA sourced ingredients according to AESMA manufacturing guidelines.

VAPEMagazine.com:

Would you be interested in joining the vaping community that is fighting for the rights of vaping and vaping businesses?:

Laura:

Yes, we are always looking for ways to support the cause and get to know others in the vaping community.

VAPEMagazine.com:

Do you have favorite blogs and or reviewers that you trust?:

Laura:

RipTrippers
GrimmGreen

VAPEMagazine.com:

Where else can we find you hanging out on the web? :

Laura:

Usually too busy hanging out at the vape shop to be online!

VAPEMagazine.com:

Can people connect with you on social media?:

Laura:

Yes! We are very active on Facebook & Instagram.

VAPEMagazine.com:

If you could get more involved with the vaping community socially, would you?:

Laura:

Yes, I would love to see more social gathers among vapers. They are amazing people!

VAPEMagazine.com:

With the new trend for (deep character development ) storytelling, would you be interest in an ongoing story about you and your vape business?:

Laura:

We would love to keep you posted as our story develops.

VAPEMagazine.com:

How could the vaping community further help your business? :

Laura:

Go online and check out our new line of craft eLiquid The Holler. Give us a try, and if you love it be sure to tell your local shop so they can be sure they are carrying the juice their customers want!

VAPEMagazine.com:

Of all the things you’ve ever been asked, whats the one thing nobody’s ever asked you that you would love to talk about?:

Laura:

I’m so thankful for vaping. We are so blessed to meet people everyday who proclaim that vaping saved their lives. I am so honored to be a part of a revolutionary life-saving industry. I love what I do!

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