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Vape Hut Open’s a Carolina Beach Location

e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) is an Alternative way to kick the habit

The Vape Hut newest location beside Food Lion in Carolina Beach.

By: Candace Lookingbill
Staff Writer

Bridgette and Billie Norris started selling e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) on a limited basis in their store about four years ago. They wanted to stop smoking and heard about them, so thought they would try it. They added a few kits to sell in the computer store, and the business grew into the Vape Hut. We all know that smoking cigarettes is supposed to be bad for your health. Many restaurants and bars no longer allow smoking inside along with other types of businesses.
This is where the e-cigarettes come in. An e-cigarette is the first real option people had who wanted to quit smoking but it gave them that same experience or action of actually smoking. Most people who smoke, smoking became a lifestyle that of a routine or habit, which makes it very hard to stop. The e-cigarette is like a personal vaporizer. It is an electronic inhaler that vaporizes a liquid solution into an aerosol mist, simulating the act of tobacco smoking.
It drops the carcinogens because it is not real smoke and does not bother the people around you, but you still get the feeling of smoking and have that action of smoking.
An e-cigarette contains three essential components, a plastic cartridge that serves as a mouthpiece and a reservoir for the liquid, an atomizer that vaporizes the liquid and a battery. The cartridge, a small plastic, glass or metal container with openings at each end, serves as both a liquid reservoir and mouthpiece. It allows the passage of liquid into the atomizer, and vapor from the atomizer to the user’s mouth, without any leakage of liquid into the mouth. Some cartridges can have the same number of puffs as 20 cigarettes.
The atomizer contains a small heating coil that vaporizes the liquid, and generally consists of a simple filament and wicking metal mesh or silica wick to draw the liquid in. It is positioned in the center of the three components that make up the entire e-cigarette cylinder. In some models, the cartridge and atomizer component are integrated into what is known as a cartomizer.
The term cartomizer describes the combination of atomizer and cartridge in the same unit. A cartomizer consists of a heating element surrounded by a poly-foam soaked in the liquid. When the cartomizer has been used it can simply be disposed of and replaced with a new one.
Most portable power contains a lithium-ion rechargeable battery which makes up the largest component of an e-cigarette. Norris suggests if you are ready to quit smoking start with what you are used to getting from smoking, the goal is to keep you satisfied without smoking a cigarette. After you get use to “vaping” and the getting use to the difference, then you can begin to drop the nicotine level a little bit at a time. Then over a period of a few months with continuing dropping the nicotine, most people are not using any nicotine in the end. Then they do not even think about smoking any longer. Even after reaching a zero level of nicotine some people will still continue to use the e-cigarette because they just need to keep the routine of the actions of smoking a cigarette, but they are using one of the many flavors of the e-liquids instead. Many components of the e-cigarettes have changed throughout the years, batteries have increased in size to accommodate the heavier smoker, cartamizers and cartridges are higher in capacity and now there is a clearomizers. The Vape Hut has their own specialty flavors to make it fun in addition to many other flavors. They offer a variety of e-cigarettes for what you need. They are also making lanyards to be able to carry the e-cigarette easier. The Vape Hut has three retail locations, 4904 Carolina Beach Road, Unit D and 4724 New Centre Drive, Suite 7 both in Wilmington and at the end of May have opened a new store beside Food Lion in Carolina Beach. The hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit the online store at or call 910-399-8071 or 910-399-2204, you can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .