Georgetown getting in on the eCigarette/vaping game

3210 O Street, NW

This is the former home of Bloomers Underwear and Loungewear next to Kitchen No. 1. DC currently has vape lounges in Adams Morgan and on H Street, NE.

Vaporfi’s website says:

“VaporFi is an online hub coupled with brick and mortar locations serving the ever-growing and passionate vaping community. Everyone from vaping newbies to the most experienced vapers get access to the most technologically advanced electronic cigarettes and personal vaporizers. Our premium quality 100% USA-made e-liquids are offered in a large variety of flavors and are customizable for our customers’ enjoyment.”


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  • I’m so not a fan of this trend. It’s just as bad as smoking!!

    • It’s a good thing no one is limiting your rights to make that choice. Now just remember not to limit the rights of those that choose otherwise.

      • Jesus get off your soap box. If you want to slowly kill yourself by breathing in chemical fumes have at it. I’m allowed to give an opinion, no??

      • ah

        OP isn’t proposing to prohibit it.

        It seems totally reasonable to lament a trend that does not appear to have any meaningful health or even social benefits. I’ll at least give pot smoking and liquor, whatever their health harms, some points for making people feel good. But does smoking actually make people feel good (as opposed to just “Not bad because they have’t gotten their nicotine fix”?)

    • While I am not an oncologist I begin with the premise that there can be few things as bad for you than breathing smoke into your lungs, and e-cigarettes do not produce smoke.

      • some recent studies have shown nicotine is carcinogenic, so perhaps these things are only ‘safer’ than smoking.

  • palisades

    Thanks for reminding me I need to get some Wingo’s this weekend. The mambo wings are to die for.

  • Can someone explain vaping to me? What exactly are you breathing in? Is this for people who are trying to quit smoking? Do non-smokers actually decide to take up vaping? i am truly curious because I think this is hands down the dumbest trend/habit. It honestly makes smoking look cool.

    • The term “vaping” refers to vapor, because you are inhaling very small particles of liquid, as opposed to smoking, where you inhale (obv.) smoke. It initially started (I believe) as a way for smokers to stop smoking cigarettes, but it appears that it’s now an alternative for people who would otherwise start smoking.

    • ah

      It’s a mechanism to get nicotine into your body by breathing in an aerosol that contains nicotine. So it’s a replacement for the ingredient in cigarettes that makes cigs appealing/addictive.

      I think it’s driven by several things:
      1) A desire by smokers for a less unhealthy alternative (no smoke, although health effects unclear)
      2) A desire by smokers to be able to inhale nicotine where it’s otherwise not allowed (the lack of smoke means fewer limits on locations of use)
      3) The high cost, as a result of taxes, on tobacco products
      4) Putting an “e” or an “i” before anything (as in e-cigarette) makes it hip, cool, and advanced.

  • Georgetown is definitely becoming a lot trashier these days. I think in the long run they’ll regret not getting more transit. Most of the places opening up now cater to college kids and middle income tourists. Classier retail and restaurants are moving downtown (City Center) or to the 14th street. In 20 years I would be most of the upscale retail and restaurants will be gone from Georgetown.

    • I can’t imagine too many people who live there really care. While the rate of housing appreciation is lower in Georgetown than other parts of DC, it’s not losing absolute value anytime soon / ever. Relax.

    • Fiola Mare; Chez Billy Sud are both new and upscale. Both are getting rave reviews

  • Isn’t this fad over yet?

    • This is certainly not a fad. Lack of regulation coupled with ease of producing the liquids means that quite a few people are making money hand-over-fist.

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