From the Publisher: It’s our first birthday!

From the Publisher

It’s our first birthday!

Twelve months ago we set out with one goal: To put professional journalism, industry news, rebuild tech, and vaping culture in the hands of every vaper in the world with our high gloss printed magazine. VAPE News Magazine is written by real vapers about real vapers with real stories. We continue to expand coverage and our distribution in the US and worldwide as we approach 30,000 print circulation.


This year our goal is to take vape journalism to a new level with these new products and events:

Juice Judge Blind Taste Test

Starting at Vape Bash 3 in Chicago, we will be conducting blind taste tests of many popular e-liquid brands, then publishing the results in the preceding issue of the magazine! We will do additional tests at the e-smoking fair in Tucson, Vaporfair in Germany, Vaperoo in Tennesee, Vapepalooza in Atlanta, Vapemania in North Carolina, and more. The winning e-liquid company gets a free full page ad in the magazine, and there will be prizes for the volunteer testers such as a one-year supplier of e-liquid from the winner! If you would like to enter your e-liquid in the competition, just email

VAPE News Radio

Hosted by well known industry advisor, Norm Bour. Launching in April, each 30-45 minute show will focus on e-cigarette business and entrepreneurship, industry and regulation analysis with industry leaders and vaping celebrities. The show will be podcasted on all popular platforms!

European Expansion

Vaping culture and business is growing rapidly in Europe, just as it is here in the US. This year, we will be covering more European vaping news, regulation and event coverage from the Vaporfair in Germany, the Ecig Europe conference in France, and UK Vapefest. We will also be creating new distribution channels for greater reach into Europe and other parts of the world.




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VAPE News Magazine owes allegiance to no one and will call 'em as we see 'em. We strive for truth, integrity, irreverence and the betterment of vaping.




Chief Executive Officer

Matt Schramel



Mary Plass


Managing Editor

Alyssa Stahr


Contributing Writers

Kelly Banaski, Norm Bour, Sean Bowers, Dave Cross, Sean Guenette, Steve Hong, Laurent Leduc, Nick McKelvey, Steve Parke, Dan Plumlee, Jim Ranes, Maria Verven


Art Director

Van Avanzado


Graphic Designers
Johnny Guerrero, Joseph Babinetz,




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Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Burk


Chief Operations Officer

Kay Burk




Advertising Director

Ned Quenzer



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