Welcome to Ocean State Vapes, I am Rebecca Boff (owner), and wanted to share the story of how OSV got started.
In July of 2013, I began Vaping after having some severe ulcers, where I actually almost died, caused by smoking cigarettes. At that time there wasn’t much local availability of vaping products aside from the e-cigarette style alternatives.
I looked to the internet, and found a whole new world of products and knowledge about vaping and began ordering the “latest and greatest” (and affordable) evod style vaping pens! As well as taking a stab at making my own e-liquid blends.
After a few months went by, I hadn’t touched a cigarette and realized…..I had actually QUIT, after 25 years!!!
I was so convinced and passionate, that if I could quit with vaping, anyone could. I began converting friends to vapers, and began mixing e-liquid blends for them as well. I was amazed at the ease of transitioning from smoking to vaping, and that was it……..
In February of 2014, I left my stable and secure State Of Rhode Island Social Worker position, and made the leap! Ocean State Vapes opened it’s doors for business on April 14th, 2014!
In January of 2015, Justin Brooks came on as Ocean State Vapes Manager, with his kind and patient manner he has been a formidable asset to the company and support for all of our customers.
Paul Jalette joined the OSV family in March of 2015 as the Assistant Manager, his dynamic personality can engage anyone in discussions from the newest juice lines to expert coil making techniques.
Both being former loyal customers, they have proven to be a wealth of knowledge, support and levity in the shop, and they are the friendly faces you will meet when you visit! From assisting first time vapers, to the seasoned vaping veteran both are always willing to answer any questions and help with all of your vaping needs.
From the minute Ocean State Vapes doors have opened, I always strive to provide OSV’s customers with quality products and information about vaping in general, as well as proper product use and safety.
As the company has grown, it will always remain the mission all of the staff members at Ocean State Vapes to provide a customer friendly and relaxed shopping experience.
*all discussions regarding vaping products, equipment, e-liquids, and coil building are subject to FDA regulations as of August 8th, 2016 causing certain topics and demonstrations to be censored as fines could be incurred*