Crystal Galbraith sucks on a device that resembles a bulky pen, blowing out smoke-like clouds of vapor behind a counter.
Inside the new electronic cigarette store on Foothill Boulevard that the 30-year-old co-owns, “vaping” is a regular activity for both employees and customers.
Galbraith, along with her father, Romie Galbraith, opened Crystal Vapor one month ago and said sales have been good. A typical starter kit that includes the device with a battery, atomizer, and juice runs for around $65 with tax. Customers can also buy parts for their existing device in an array of colors and sizes.
Crystal Galbraith, an environmental activist who was on the Animal Planet reality show “Whale Wars,” said she is passionate about helping people quit smoking or find a healthier alternative.
“I am really in this to help people,” she said. “I want to save people’s lives.”
An e-cigarette uses a battery and an atomizer to turn a liquid blend of nicotine, vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol and artificial or natural flavors into a vapor. Juices are sold with various levels of nicotine, and some contain none.