Avail Vapor, an electronic cigarette startup, in June leased 3,300 square feet at 3224 W. Cary St. The business is the brainchild of Donovan Phillips and Cole Smith, both 28, who want to convert cigarette smokers to e-cigarette smokers – or “vapers,” as they’re known. [...]
Unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes have a battery and a switch. Depending on the model, the switch is activated by a pushing a button or simply inhaling through the device. The switch connects to a coil that turns a nicotine-infused liquid into a vapor, which the user inhales.