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Word of a NATIONAL VAPE-IN!!

Discussion in 'Florida Vapors Club' started by redjazzy1, Jun 22, 2009.

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  1. redjazzy1

    redjazzy1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2009
    Florida
    Looks like people in a few different states are doing this on July 11th. There's mention of maybe doing it on their capital's steps... and media involvement and donations from suppliers. If we could do something on a grand scale in the heart of Florida tourist land, that would be phenom! Anyone on board with helping out? I have some contacts here locally that I can work, media contact is no problem but I'm too new to the vaping thing to really have supplier contacts. I know Smoking Everywhere is based here in Florida somewhere... Mind you this IS NOT a protest!!! Merely an opportunity for us to share with our neighbors and communities the changes that vaping has made in our lives! Education is the only way... and remember how skeptical you were when you got your first kit? There are people out there who NEED this to happen in their lives, who are far more fearful of change and not being able to go without nicotine and that fear enables them to continue killing themselves! Let's help them the way we helped ourselves!! Let's do this!!
     
  2. violetvoo

    violetvoo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole..
    Id be interested in participating and helping. I'm not sure how many suppliers we have in FL, I know there is a fairly new one in Orlando, Smoke 51 is in Hallandale and Juice Addiction is here in central Florida also I believe Totally Wicked,USA is in Miami area we could probably get some support from some of them anyway!

    BTW-I just saw a thread on Rob at Vapor Country-he is suppling the juice for a Houston event and he's a good guy-he might help us I could ask? (he's in Maryland)
     
  3. redjazzy1

    redjazzy1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2009
    Florida
    Brilliant work V!! As soon as we get some others on board I'll start with emailing suppliers! Don't want to over-tax the generosity of suppliers and I think it would be great if we got the Florida businesses on board with it... free advertising and of course stimulation to the local economy! What do you think?
     
  4. Ivisi

    Ivisi Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I'll contact LaceyUnderall. I believe her company (Instead) is based out of Altamonte Springs, and she is also heavily involved with the ECA. which, depending on how you look at them, could be a plus. I know we have probably 2 or 3 more suppliers based out of Florida besides the ones already mentioned, as well, but I'll need to go back and look through the list on these forums to see if I can remember who they are. I wouldn't look so much for suppliers to supply anything for this, but would really like them to represent themselves at such an event.

    Another thing that needs to be discussed, since the 11th seems to be just around the corner, is a location for a vape-in. It needs to be a place that will have a lot of traffic, but at the same time not be impossible to set up such an event. So someplace like on Disney property would be out, but we might be able to do it (for Central Florida, anyways) at the Orange County Administration Building or perhaps Orlando City Hall. Of course, such an event would have to be during the day to be effective. If at night, the downtown club district offers a ton of places that may be receptive to allowing this.

    Meh, since I looked at the calendar and now see that the 11th is a Saturday, a government facility is probably out as a good place. So, please, throw some ideas out there, and I'll try to get this old brain of mine going and think of some 'actual' good ideas myself. :p

    Ivisi
     
  5. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Tampa Fl.
    Smoke Free is in Lake Mary above Orlando. I think Smoking Everywhere is Orlando based.
    I have both husband and mom who are disabled, I can't leave them often. But whatever I can do in regard to research and contacts, I would be happy to do.
     
  6. greyeyes

    greyeyes Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2009
    Florida
    Mist-stix (not sure exactly where in FL) and vapornine (St. Pete) are also listed Florida suppliers.

    Depending on location and time of day, I would do my best to attend. Just a reminder about a time and location - keep in mind our afternoon thunderstorms. We don't want to be standing outside during one of our afternoon severe thunderstorms! We could be the ones getting vaporized! LOL
     
  7. scintar

    scintar Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2009
    Pinellas Park FL
    Cool grayeyes lets do it! Orange cream flavor day hehehe.
     
  8. violetvoo

    violetvoo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole..
    Sounds good everyone!! Lets keep brainstorming. It might be nice if we were able to get mouthpiece covers and a couple of e-cigs to let people who are really interested try them-thats what sold me on my first....just a thought.
     
  9. redjazzy1

    redjazzy1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2009
    Florida
    or a bunch of blank carts and various PVs and just drip... and some alcohol swabs... and everyone remember to label their stuff! LOL
     
  10. violetvoo

    violetvoo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole..
    The disposable mouth covers go over blank carts and they would be cheaper and fit various models--you could still drip!
     
  11. redjazzy1

    redjazzy1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2009
    Florida
    Yeah I was thinking about it being Saturday too... but I think it'll be easier to get folks out on a weekend... (and there is SUCH an appropriate episode of King of the Hill on adult swim right now... gribble's fighting the Arlen, TX smoking ban... LOL)
    anyway... Lake Eola park is a pretty central downtown area but I think an outside thing is far more contrary to our cause... it should totally be some place inside to further the acceptance that it is NOT smoking!! (and we get to avoid the weather issue altogether!) the mall at millenia is pretty well traveled by locals and tourists... not sure if there's a smoking everywhere in the mall there though... i can contact them (the mall) and find out. Any mall really, Altamonte's pretty big too...
    What do we think? I can call them tomorrow...
     
  12. redjazzy1

    redjazzy1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2009
    Florida
    i have not seen such things... how very cool....
     
  13. redjazzy1

    redjazzy1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2009
    Florida
    so guys what do you think? Mall at Millenia? i left a message with their marketing department, we'll see... maybe the Florida mall... they have a smoking everywhere kiosk in the mall, that's where i got mine! LOL might be a little easier to get permission... still a very heavily traveled mall!
     
  14. redjazzy1

    redjazzy1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2009
    Florida
    Hey guys... this is the email that i sent the director of marketing for the Florida mall... i just wanted everyone to know how we are all being represented in this search for a venue! LOL still haven't heard from millenia... maybe tomorrow! I'm getting excited guys... not just about getting to meet some new people and hear your stories, but about the positive impact we could potentially have on lives!

    I had another idea as well... but I don't know how hard it would be for us to all sit in a bar that allows smoking! I never did care for the smell and now it's even worse! But I'm thinking it might be something we are going to have to do in a place that allows smoking so as not to cause a scene... at the same time, what better place to spread the word? ya know?



    My name is Stephanee B --- and I am contacting you in regards to holding a "Vape-In" on Saturday, July 11th, 2009 at the Florida Mall in Orlando. I recently quit smoking after 20 years with the help of a device called a personal vaporizer (also known as an Electronic Cigarette) and I actually bought it at your mall from the Smoking Everywhere kiosk! The purpose is to spread awareness and educate smokers on their options when choosing to quit smoking or using other tobacco products. We'll more than happily work within any reasonable limitations the mall's management sets forth and I would like to stress that this is in no way a protest or political gesture. We are merely a group of people who've been down the road to tobacco addiction and have come out the other side still alive and wanting to share with others that the struggle to quit doesn't have to be as bad as it once was!



    Please refer to the web community e-cigarette-forum.com (my username is redjazzy1)for validation of our efforts and stories. I hope you find information there that will shed a little more light on our mission of living life smoke free and spreading acceptance and knowledge about what a personal vaporizer is and how it can be a positive addition to the lives of our Central Florida community. Perhaps you'll even find information that will help you or someone you love make a positive life change. Thank you for your time!

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  15. DJGoogone

    DJGoogone Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2009
    Cocoa, FL
    What would be real cool is to get someone to donate/supply us with some Throw-Away e-Cigs we could just hand out.. (Like the ones EastMall are GIVING AWAY!!)
     
  16. redjazzy1

    redjazzy1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2009
    Florida
    DJ... would you be interested in perhaps working that eastmall angle to secure us some of said freebies?
     
  17. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Tampa Fl.
    I love the idea of the Florida mall..I know where it is! LOL It's also easy to find from the freeway. There is a mall on the freeway in orlando..not sure which one that is.

    My idea is to bring carts filled with NO NIC juice..besides not wanting to waste real juice, who needs the hassle of people going.."You are killing us, I have children here!"

    Jazzy, your letter was really good. I think another note saying we are using only no nic juice would be in order though if they respond. (the ones we are using ourselves can have nic..who the heck would know?)

    What about business cards from suppliers or flyers? We need ECF's addy somewhere to give out. Flyer's could have a list of suppliers?

    My first P.V. was from a place called Smoke Free/Be Smoke Free. She only charged us $75.00 per kit. It was a kr808 and really wasn't all that bad. It took a week to break in but by that time we had made arrangements to send it back and get 901's. At first all we got were two puffs and then nothing for a couple of minutes. She gave us a full refund and let us keep the unused juice and 1 pack each of carts..which we had opened. That's the one in Lake Mary.
     
  18. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Tampa Fl.
    One more thing, a reporter?
     
  19. redjazzy1

    redjazzy1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2009
    Florida
    you can get juice in lake mary? see people! THIS is the kinda info we need! lololololololololol i thought we'd agreed on no nic juice already? or maybe that was all in my head! totally agree! the mall off i4 that you're prolly thinking of is millenia... over by universal? that's why it popped into mind first... heavily traveled by tourists and locals and it's right off the interstate! the smoking place i was talking about is there as well, the blue martini? but the drinks are pricey and there's a LOT of smoking going on cause you can smoke inside! (my fiance plays there and at the tampa one a few times a month so the last couple of times i went i vaped and got some raised eyebrows and a LOT of huzzahs from the band and their guests...
     
  20. redjazzy1

    redjazzy1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2009
    Florida
    i have connections at some of the local stations and papers... i book us a place then we'll start with those! :)
     
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