Welcome to the inaugural Vapenstein Awards. The Vapenstein Awards is an annual presentation where Vapenstein recognizes and celebrates the best of vaping. Vapenstein is limited in its scope, therefore the number of categories is limited in this first year but will undoubtedly grow in future Vapenstein Awards presentations. Also, these are the Vapenstein Awards. I do not claim to represent the entire vaping community, just Vapenstein.
People from all geographic and social strata have chosen life and health by forsaking tobacco and have embraced the electronic cigarette. We are a global community who practice and advocate vaping as the safer alternative it represents. This is our community. You are here at ground zero, and as this community grows you will have been one of the cornerstones that future growth is built upon. It's a community that Vapenstein is very proud to be some small part of.
Whatever led you here, we all share a common love of vaping. In this, the very first Vapenstein Awards, I will be giving recognition to those products and people in the vaping scene who represent the very best we have to offer. It is my very profound honor to be able to do so, and to share this with you, the Vapenstein reader. You are the reason I spend all the long hours in The Lab, the reason there is such an extensive collection in The Juice Cellar, and you are what keeps me coming back to the keyboard every morning to add to the resource I have created for you.
Incidentally it was brought to my attention after these awards had already been completed that there had been a 2009 Vapy Awards. Being a new vaper myself in 2010 I had no prior knowledge of them until it was pointed out to me. I am not trying to ride anybody's coat tails. These are the Vapenstein Awards, and the honor is nicknamed the "Vapey". There is no affiliation with the former, defunct event.
So without further adieu let us commence with these, the 2010 Vapenstein Awards. I apologize for the lack of a genuine trophy, but Vapenstein is still in its infancy and this crummy medal was the best we could do this year.
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