Vapouround magazine ISSUE 21 - Page 42

FEATURE DIARY OF A VAPER Featuring Matt Pickering of the Boost It! Crew My vaping journey began five years ago. I noticed a little shop selling e-cigarettes and decided to take the jump and get myself one. I bought an 1100mAh ego battery starter kit with 24mg Hangsen blueberry e-liquid. Unfortunately, this didn’t quite cut it and I ended up going back to cigarettes, using the Ego on and off but never really sticking to it. I eventually managed to upgrade my set up to an Aspire Atlantis tank with a Smok M80 box mod from Premier E-cigs. The staff at the time couldn’t have been any more helpful and, from that day, I stuck with vaping and binned the stinkies for good! I went back to Premier E-cigs time and time again and began to build a great friendship with Matt Savage, the sales manager. This opened me up to a completely different world in the vaping industry. Eventually Matt invited me to work at the Vaper Expo UK with Premier E-cigs and I loved every minute of being there. Meeting other enthusiasts as well as seeing an amazing amount of different companies just opened my eyes to what an amazing community the vaping world is. Years later I am now the company’s retail manager and I haven’t missed an expo since. Each time it gets bigger and better. As well as that I’m also known as ‘Mr Boost It,’ which all stemmed from Premier E-cigs and the Council of Vapor Xion Mod. This, yet again, opened up more avenues in the vaping industry for me, I now have a YouTube channel ‘Mr Boost It Reviews It’. The vaping community for me is what keeps people using e-cigarettes and it is such a friendly, welcoming community to be a part of. Here’s to the rest of 2019. I can’t wait to see what it brings for Mr Boost It and the crew. 42 | VM21