Lou, born and raised in the Bronx, felt that his neighborhood needed a vape shop, where people could hang out and feel welcomed. A place where people new to vaping would not be over charged or judged and a place where advanced vapers could just hang out and share their passion and knowledge about vaping with others. Thus, Urban Vape was born.
Lou was introduced to vaping and enjoyed it even though he was not a cigarette smoker. But more importantly, he knew vaping was a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes as many of his family members were smokers. He liked the idea of helping people quit smoking and educating them about vaping myths as well as being a part of a vaping community.
Ulysses or Uli as he's known to many, was a casual smoker. He grew tired of how he smelled after smoking cigarettes and the constant criticism by his family and friends to quit. So 3 1/2 years ago, he decided to make a change and try vaping after countless hours of research. He soon realized that vaping reduced his urge to smoke cigarettes, increased his energy level, and removed that ashtray odor he despised! Uli immersed himself in the vaping culture and community in order to learn all he could about this new and healthier alternative to smoking. He even taught himself to build coils from simple designs to flashy styles. In fact his hard work and dedication paid off as he is a competitive cloud chaser and sponsored by AV Lyfe and G Plat wire. So don't be surprised if you see Uli participating in a cloud comp or judging an event.