Smokeless cigarettes offer clean alternative
Audrey Schroder demonstrates a Vapor4Life cigarette in the company's smoking lounge — employees use the product's electronic cigarettes. | Joe Cyganowski~for Sun-Times Media
PRODUCT: E-cigarettes that that vaporize a liquid solution of flavoring and, if requested, nicotine.
LOCATION: 4100 Commercial Ave., Northbrook
CONTACT: http://www.Vapor4Life.com and (847) 239-5374
Updated: June 4, 2012 8:07AM
The owner of Vapor4Life in Northbrook found a somewhat different way to celebrate Earth Day.
The company, which sells electronic cigarettes, is offering a free e-cigarette to visitors to the businesses’ new Smokeless Lounge through May 2. The lounge offers local customers a chance to try out the company’s e-cigarette products.
“This company is all about helping people, so naturally we want to help our environment as well,” said Steve Milin, president and CEO of Vapor4Life. “This event is a great way to get our community involved in doing something good not only for themselves, but also for generations to come.”
The company is calling the two-week long event “Switch to a Cleaner Alternative.”
During the event smokers are invited to the Vapor4Life Smokeless Lounge and Store to trade in their pack of traditional cigarettes for a free electronic cigarette. Vapor4Life is located in the Sky Harbor Business Park at 4100 Commercial Ave. The lounge is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
During the event, community members ages 18 and older will be able to receive their free e-cigarette, learn how the technology works and drop off any rechargeable batteries for recycling.
“Trillions of cigarette butts are littered every year, causing environmental clean-up issues and dangers to wildlife,” said Milin, a former smoker himself. “Electronic cigarettes help reduce that waste by using rechargeable, recyclable battery-operated devices.”
Milin said an e-cigarette battery may be recharged an average of 200 to 300 times. After its typical life cycle of three to six months, depending on usage, it can easily be recycled.
Vapor4Life has been proactive in informing customers that their products can be recycled.
Further, Vapor4Life has joined Call2Recycle, the only free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America. “By recycling used e-cigarette batteries, Vapor4Life is demonstrating its commitment to the environment by adapting green business practices,” Milin said.
Vapor4Life develops and distributes e-cigarettes both online and in its Northbrook facility.
Milin said Vapor4Life provides a smoking alternative to traditional cigarettes by simulating the hand-to-mouth act and sensation of smoking.
Vapor4Life’s e-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that vaporize a liquid solution of flavoring and nicotine (optional).
Vapor4Life carries the world’s largest selection of e-cigarette flavors, with more than 150 to choose from. The company was founded in April 2009 and is still family-owned and operated.
An e-cigarette is not a smoking cessation tool. For more information, visit http://www.Vapor4Life.com.