Vape New York opened the first vape shop in New York City in 2011
Vape New York was started by New York natives Phil Roseman and Spike Babaian. Both had been vaping for a couple years and they got to talking at a Long Island Vapers Club meeting. Together they had converted many smokers to vaping and they decided it was time to go into business and provide an education to smokers and new vapers that they couldn’t get anywhere else. Spike took the reins on VapeNY in 2016 when Phil moved on to open his own shop and remains very involved in the e-cigarette community. Spike has represented vapers on many fronts since 2009 (learn more at SpikeBabaian.com) and is very active in advocacy for e-cigarette education and research.
“At VapeNY we have spent more than a decade educating smokers and vapers and making sure that they are aware of all the options available to them and find the correct product for their needs. Our employees, who we train for many months to make sure they know everything they can about the products, spend a great deal of time with smokers and new vapers making sure that they not only get the correct product, but that they know how to use their device so it does not end up in a drawer collecting dust.”
~Spike Babaian Owner