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So you’re interested in trying e-cigarettes, trading in your smelly, smoky, outdoors-only packs for a more refined, welcoming vapor experience. We think that’s great!

But for all the compelling reasons to make the switch—no more musty stale smoke smell, no more stepping outside no matter what the weather—one thing holds you back: the flavor issue. Of course, here at Highbrow Vapor, we’re proud as parents of our variety of distinct and exotic flavors—inspired by everything from desserts to drinks to fresh fruit, you name it!

But we understand that fancy flavors aren’t for everyone. So maybe you’ve decided to give your smoke-torn lungs a break, but your palate still craves the same ol’ simple tobacco flavors that you’ve known and loved for years. Well, never fear, because we’ve got you covered.

Our Highbrowbacco line of custom e-cigarette flavors is specifically formulated for the classic tobacco fan. One great flavor that we recommend is our “Cigar,” which strives to capture the seemingly limitless taste nuances associated with smoking cigars. It’s a rich, powerful and bold blend of earthy cocoa, pepper and spice that aficionados will recognize as reminiscent of a drier light leafed Claro wrapper cigar.  
For all you pipe puffers out there, we recommend French Pipe, our take on golden flue-cured and black Danish pipe tobacco, designed for decadence and distinction. This aromatic Cavendish flavor is sweet, with subtle hints of cherry and vanilla.

And for the faithful fans of must-have menthol, we’ve created a warm-yet-crisp Menthol flavor that’s such a successful stand-in for its standard cigarette counterpart that you’ll never know the difference. We take our Exotic Blend Tobacco flavor—a medium body with a smooth toasted taste—and add crushed menthol crystals. You can even customize your blend for a light, medium, or strong menthol mix.

So don’t let our fancy (and fantastic!) flavors turn you off of vaping, because we’ve got simple, straightforward, sweet tobacco blends designed to get you back to basics, but with a modern vapor twist.

All the Fun, None of the Hangover

 Is the bright shining light of another New Year making your temples throb? Does the thought of even one more boozy social hour or friendly get-together turn your stomach? In other words—are you partied out? We hear you. The holidays are a holly, jolly time, a festive frolic through excess and celebration, but thank goodness they’re over! One can only take so much frivolity, frosty brews and flirtatious cocktails without paying the price—headaches, hangovers, and the infamous words “I’m never drinking again.”

Oh, we’ve all said that, haven’t we? And yet…the lure of liquor is too strong to resist sometimes! But never fear! Here at Highbrow Vapor, we’ve crafted some spectacular and superb spirit-inspired juices, so you can enjoy a cold one or a cocktail without destroying your body and your blood sugar.
Our Vanilla Bourbon bean has just the right amount of boozy bliss, coupled with the velvety sweetness of vanilla and a creamy high note. It’s a subtle yet surprisingly smooth flavor.
For a more intense sweet treat, you could try Buttered Rum and Then Some—a buttery, boozy, spicy-sweet blend with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg on top of vanilla and hazelnut. It’s a complex mix of bold flavors that will warm your winter-weary soul and spice up your e-cigs.
Or why not end your day with our relaxing—but not liver taxing!—Amaretto Amore, a classic, bittersweet, liqueur-inspired juice with notes of apricot, almond, and burnt sugar. It’s the perfect nightcap to a smoke-free day, and just like all of our alcohol-inspired creations, it’s a guilt-free way to enjoy life’s little pleasures. You’re already giving your lungs a break with e-cigarettes, so why not let your liver rest, too?

Stick To Your Diet With Sweet E Cigs

Ah, the perilous New Year’s resolution…how simple and straightforward they seem, yet how brittle and easily broken! After all the holiday excess, you would think it would be easy to avoid sweets and treats in the New Year, but 2013 has just as many temptations as 2012, and that sugar rush craving is more urgent than ever as we say goodbye to holidays spent relaxing at home and hello (again) to the daily grind.

According to, losing weight is the top New Year’s resolution among the 45% of Americans who usually make that January first pledge. However, only 8% of those resolute people achieve their goal, with about a third falling off after the first month, and more than half throwing in the towel by the six-month mark!

However, all is not lost. There is still something to be said for a fresh start in the New Year. Despite the low achievement rate, it’s still true that people who explicitly make resolutions—writing them down, making a plan, and visualizing a desired result—are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t put forth the effort.

So why not resolve to indulge in a different way? Our cig juices are calorie free and full of natural flavor. Nothing says weight gain like an über rich and creamy cheesecake, but our delicious vapor version has a subtly sweet inhale and a tart cream cheese exhale. You can even combine it with one of our fruit flavors for a custom cheesecake treat. Tired of wheatgrass smoothies for breakfast? Why not start your day with Belgian Waffle cig juice? The fresh, slightly sweet taste and delicious aroma of cinnamon and warm maple will leave you feelings satisfied without the sugar rush. Or try our Heavenly Macaroon, a luscious blend of sweet coconut, rich chocolate and earthy almond.

Add to all this decadence the ease with which you’ll conquer your new workout regimen without all that smoke and tar in your lungs! Just a nicotine boost and sweet, sweet vapor. It’s a resolution that you’ll truly enjoy.

What You See Is What You Get

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Cool and soothing menthol, spicy sweet clove, peppery and earthy cigars, or flue-cured aromatic pipe tobacco—the descriptions and flavors associated with smoking invoke a rich and luxurious world of sensory pleasure. But as we seek the pleasures of smooth toasted tobacco taste, we’re getting so much more than the product description might imply.

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, at least 43 of which are known carcinogens (cancer-causing compounds), along with a whopping 400 other toxins. Among these nasty and nefariously hidden ingredients are: tar, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, and arsenic. Even DDT, the infamous and notoriously devastating insecticide, finds its way into your cigarettes.
So while you enjoy the act of smoking and the sweet rush of nicotine, you’re also filling your lungs, body and soul with hosts of toxic chemicals and poisons. You’re getting ammonia with your aroma, monoxides with your menthol. and cyanide with your cloves. Talk about complex flavor palates!

Here at Highbrow Vapor, we stand behind our e-juices as pure, honest flavor blends—just natural flavors, extracts and oils, with water and the occasional touch of alcohol (for some of our boozier blends). The most sinister thing you’ll find in our cig juice is propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin, both of which are organic compounds. If we use any other potentially harmful additives, like clove or cinnamon bark oil—both of which pose potential allergy threats—we list it clear as the smoke-free skies on our ingredients page.
Total transparency. Because we believe that you should know exactly what you’re putting into your body, and we are committed to providing you with a pure, delicious smoking alternative. So dive in without fear or hesitation and experience the pleasure of toasted tobacco, or flavorful fruit, or whatever your heart desires, without any hidden agenda.

So You Are a Smoker...

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You’re a smoker. You smoke. It’s nearly 2013, so we’re guessing you know about the horrible health risks and nasty hygiene habits that smoking entails, but you do it anyways. And not just because you’re addicted, no, because there are other ways to get nicotine. You could chew or dip or snort your nicotine fix, but you don’t. You smoke, because you’re a smoker, and because the act of smoking itself is like a small meditation, one that cannot be duplicated without the steady inhale-exhale, the graceful poise of cigarette between your fingers, the grateful release of smoke into the air. It’s an experience that most non-smokers can’t understand, an experience that—despite all the health hazards—you don’t want to give up.

But the risk factor is through the roof, and you are a rational human, so you try to quit. You know it’s time to stop, but you love smoking. Because you are a smoker. So why quite using gums or patches or lozenges? Are you an avid gum chewer? A fanatic sticker collector? A long-time candy consumer? No! Of course not! You. Are. A. Smoker. So quit like a smoker, with e-cigarettes. Quit using the only method that allows you to keep the sacred ritual of smoking, to take a quiet moment to fill your lungs and feel that nicotine buzz before sighing a great relief—of vapor. That’s right, vapor. No more scary, smelly smoke tearing at your lungs and terrorizing your loved ones with nasty stale odors. Our e-cigarettes use water vapor, nicotine, and an amazing array of customizable flavors to keep you happy, and just the way you are: a smoker, someone who wants nothing more than to take life in great gulps, not little bites or sticky patches. So breathe a sigh of relief, and let Highbrow Vapor help you quit in style, like a smoker.

Sugar Spice and Every Cigs Nice

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Cold weather hits, and suddenly there’s a change in the air. More than the holiday music (or muzac, if you’re at the grocery store), more than Halloween then Thanksgiving then Christmas decorations everywhere you turn, suddenly with autumn and then winter comes the strange cultural clamoring for spice. We might as well dub October “National Pumpkin Spice Month” for all the flavored lattes and teas and cookies and cakes that appear—by popular demand—in cafes and restaurants, just as naturally and expectedly as the leaves changing colors on the trees.

We the people love our seasonal flavors, and who can blame us? The world grows steadily more chilly and grey, and we seek to warm ourselves from the inside out with sumptuous, spicy sweet sensory experiences. The taste and scent of warm, exotic flavors like cinnamon and hazelnut combined with the soothing sweet decadence of vanilla and cream is truly an experience worth savoring during these bleak wintry months.

E-cigarettes are certainly no exception to this simple sensual luxury. At Highbrow Vapor, we’ve custom-blended our world-class flavors to create one-of-a-kind cig juice experiences. What could be better on a rainy day than Chai Tea, with its bitter, earthy black tea flavors mellowed by vanilla and enlivened by cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg? Or there’s the Christmas party staple—Eggnog, packing a festive punch with the perfect blend of creaminess and spice. Or why not try the simple yet sensational Dark Chocolate Mint—deep, dark chocolate meets sultry crème de menthe, with just a touch of vanilla to finish. We can even make blend it to be a darker chocolate or a more invigorating mint sensation, just ask!

Have Your Cake And Smoke It Too


The drawbacks to smoking are well-known to everyone: harmful to your health, bad breath, unpleasant smelling clothes, the attendant social stigma. If you smoke, there is a steep trade off. You can either have your cake (not smoke, not smell, not be unhealthy) or you can eat it (enjoy smoking with its consequences), but you cannot have your cake and eat it too. Or can you?

E-cigarettes provide a way for you to enjoy the benefits of smoking without suffering any of its consequences. Although the experience of vaping is very close to that of traditional smoking (they look, feel and taste much like analog cigarettes), e-cigarettes work very differently. Instead of burning tobacco, e-cigarettes release a water vapor containing nicotine, propylene glycol, and, in the case of Highbrow Vapor, a flavor experience simply not possible with tobacco. All of which means that electronic cigarettes allow you to get your nicotine fix while avoiding all of the unhealthy agents found in traditional cigarettes, such as glue, tar, hydrocarbons and the literally hundreds of carcinogenic additives put into the tobacco. 

Whether you smoke and are looking for a healthier, odorless alternative to replace your current habit, or simply looking to add vaping to your nicotine experience, Highbrow Vapor is the place for you. At High Brow vapor our number one concern is that you have an incredible flavor experience while indulging in the benefits of smoking without suffering from its consequences. So, whether its our Buttered Rum and then Some, or our Cheesecake Torte, with e-juice from Highbrow Vapor, you can truly have your cake and smoke it, too!