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    Any ideas how vaping can go "mainstream"

    What I find annoying with this whole vaping scene is the whole exclusivity for a small group who "knows better" than the others. Hipster subculture and so...

    I hate when i go into a shop and want to buy some coils for my T22 and the shopowner looks at me like "i am driving a Barina but came into Mercedes dealership to buy spare parts"

    I would like to see the whole vaping scene go mainstream. That an avarage person can go in a shop and buy a kit or the juice that he fancies and start vaping straight ahead. I would like to see that vaping gear has simple names and specifications not these long complitated names with numbers and letters.
    I would like to see juice "ready to use" not this steeping shaking and god knows what, to have it ready to use.

    I think that for going main stream the vaping industry needs the backing of big business (like it or not).
    Personaly i think that vaping and the vaping industry is for the big tabaco and and antismoking lobby what Uber is to the Taxi industry.

    The closest to compare it with is the wine industry....you have the wine for everyday consumption and the realy expensive wine that needs to breath...
    So you go into the shop and you find hunderds of makes and brands ready to be used.

    The way things are going i can not see that the big media will endorse vaping.

    Anyway....this my little rant with lots of things that bother me in regards to vaping.

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    Just wish i could walk into a shop over here.
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    Where is the shop? ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhufish View Post
    Just wish i could walk into a shop over here.
    Yep its a pain alright
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    WA mate - The sales of e cigs in WA is banned so no shops to walk into.

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    Steamery in Sydney has relocated to botany...in some industrial area where you really have to have look into google maps

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    To go main stream first of all it needs to be legal and there also needs to be some kind of framework that makes it attractive for businesses to invest. Until that happens it is just going to be pop up shops and online stores, nobody is really going to invest too much into it as there is no certainty to its future.

    Just be flad you can get something. We can't get anything here in WA hardware wise over the counter short of buying at inflated prices from some dodgy under the table facebook shonks.
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    Vaping to be mainstream is a pipe dream at the moment.
    In Malaysia Vaping is mainstream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_vaper View Post
    Vaping to be mainstream is a pipe dream at the moment.
    In Malaysia Vaping is mainstream.
    And yet "illegal"
    Malaysian States Ban E-Cigarette Sales, Regulate Popular Vape Industry

    Not to mention the 61% Muslim population has vaping declared Haram by the National Fatwa Council
    http://mashable.com/2015/12/22/vapin.../#HtOFy5iqmqqx
    Last edited by Fatman; 30-09-16 at 02:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragandeewhy View Post
    What I find annoying with this whole vaping scene is the whole exclusivity for a small group who "knows better" than the others. Hipster subculture and so...

    I hate when i go into a shop and want to buy some coils for my T22 and the shopowner looks at me like "i am driving a Barina but came into Mercedes dealership to buy spare parts"
    One way to get around shops like that is to start your own shop that caters to newbies! Really, the market for B&Ms in Sydney is wide open, with (effectively) only one specialist shop (soon to be with a 2nd store out west), and a much smaller 'retailer on the side' in the city that is more for people in the CBD that want spares on a limited range of gear.

    But note that the NSW laws are actually more strict than the major store seems to be complying with. (I.E. you cannot have the gear visible in glass display cases, and can only bring it out if the customer explicitly mentions it.)

    On the bright side, there is an application before the TGA to have liquid nicotine up to 36 mg/mL removed from Schedule 7 and be made available as a consumer item. If that is successful, I would expect more stores to open, and greater pressure on states to relax their, in some cases, quite draconian laws. (e.g Qld & Victoria, e-cigs are treated same as tobacco. WA, complete ban on liquids and hardware..)
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