Monster Vape co-founder Christopher Zieg demonstrates that the plume of smoke from a vaporizer can be just as thick as tobacco cigarettes. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Amid Public Health Concerns, Vape Shops Growing

After a 2011 ordinance banned indoor smoking in public places around San Antonio, some smokers were left trying to find options to leave tobacco behind.  In the ensuing three years, electronic cigarettes and vaporizers have seen exponential growth around the country, with several retail outlets popping up in and around San Antonio.