Lifelong and/or heavy cigarette smokers: This shop is what you need to quit if you’ve been told to but don’t know where to start. While it might take a little patience to get the combo best suited for your needs, the ultra-knowledgeable staffers we spoke to were able to recommend the perfect device and e-juice to replace popular brands such as Marlboro Lights, Camel Lights and American Spirits. While some fruity flavors in the store’s Bonvape juice line mimic blue slushies and Juicy Fruit gum, it’s all made in an FDA registered lab and tested for harmful ingredients and impurities. Expect to feel welcome here, whether you’re 21 or older than 70.
If you see someone taking a drag off a vape pen and roll your eyes, it’s time to stop judging: Whether converting based on doctor’s orders or as a way to break bad habits and adopt a healthier vice, vaping devotees often call it a life-changing decision. The owners and store managers we spoke to are knowledgeable, approachable and passionate about their lifestyle, running stores that range from well-stocked retail to lounge. The best part: Not all e-juice contains nicotine, so it’s a hobby even nonsmokers can enjoy. We ranked our favorite shops and have included new store openings like VapeYa's. So if you're looking for some great shopping in NYC to pick up some new gear or discover your signature flavor, check out these vape shops.