If you've read Harry Potter, or seen the movies (and who hasn't, these days?), then you may be vaguely familiar with the fire-born phoenix. This famous bird, a creation of Ancient Greek legend, permeates our modern world, a fantastical creature that lives for hundreds of years before bursting into flames and dying, leaving behind a pile of ash. Then, from that ash is born a new bird, rising from the charred remains of its predecessors.
Phoenixes are depicted throughout history in literature and art, usually eagle-sized with flame-like scarlet and gold feathers. Famed authors such as J.K. Rowling and Terry Pratchett make us of the phoenix's image and even add to the mythology, suggesting that phoenix tears can heal wounds, or that one cannot lie in the presence of the legendary fire bird.
As vapor and e cigarette lovers, we are all, in our own way, phoenixes. So often we hear mention of vaping as a smoke-free alternative to cigarettes, and if we take a moment to dissect that, we can see that no smoke also means no fire, odor, or ash. While cigarette-caused fires may seem a rarity, smoking is in fact the leading cause of residential fire death, and cigarette lighters cause an estimated 100,000 U.S. child-playing fires per year (according to the National Institutes of Health). That's a real risk, one that e cigarettes make obsolete.
More superficially, no smoke means no more nasty, stale smoke smell. We've said it before, and we'll say it again, because cigarette smoke scent will permeate your furniture, clothing, and hair before you've made it to the filter. With e liquids, you taste the flavor of your choosing, but your unsuspecting companions smell nothing. And nothing burning, means nothing burnt--no ash. No more ashtrays collecting gross gunk, accidental spills or wayward, wind-blown dust in your face.
It's time to rise above the mess, above the fire and ashes. At Highbrow Vapor, we're proud to think of ourselves--and our customers--as phoenixes, emerging from the remnants of old nicotine habits into the new life of vaping technology.