Some will say that Phil, Dimitri, Nick, Rip or Twisted are the most influential vapers. Every year a website does exhaustive polling and interviews to figure it out.
They get it wrong every year.
I know you are staring at the screen doubting what I am saying. All those guys are great and do a lot for the community. But, they do not have the power to say they are the most influential.
Before you say anything, I am not going to tell you that its Julie from CASAA, Greg from AVA, Kevin from VISTA or even Joe from the Vaping Militia either. The truth is none of them have any power or influence.
The vaper that has the most influence has driven the evolution of the industry. That vaper has chosen what hardware and juice is on the shelves in your shops, and sold on websites all over the internet. Every innovation that has hit the market has been because this vaper has demanded it.
Right now Evolv is working on releasing a DNA200 chip. That is happening because this influential vaper wants it to happen.
Provari has released a new update for the P3 that will allow it to fire down to .5 ohms, because this vaper wanted it.
That is a lot of power. An entire multi-billion dollar industry moves at the whim of this vaper.
This is the vaper that we need in the advocacy fight. With this vaper we could move mountains. No politician can stand against this vaper and with this vaper in the fight we would win a lot more of these battles than we lose.
To tell you the truth sometimes I think this vaper doesn’t really understand how much we need them. I don’t know that they even know how important they are.
YOU are the most influential, and important vaper. YOU drive the sales that keep the doors and websites open. Hardware manufacturers design their stuff in response to what YOU buy and demand. 6 million users of vaper products in America. The 2.5 billion dollars in sales in this industry are your dollars.
We need that influence on the advocacy front. The power to protect the industry is in the YOUR hands. YOUR voice needs to be let free to join with the advocates that have been fighting to protect your access to vapor products. This fight can not be fought and won by a few.
YOUR job is to spread the word. We can not continue to use the same methods that we have been using. We need to work together to figure out how to proceed and we need unity no matter what direction we move.
Strength is in numbers and we need those now more than ever. If you know a vaper who is not active in advocacy get them involved. If you have family that is not a vaper but supports vaping get them active. If you sell vapor products every customer needs to be educated and recruited.
If you want to continue to be a vaper now is the time to move.