A NEW retail store in Andover is set to bring an £80,000 to the town.

One of the largest vaping retailers in the UK, VPZ last week opened a store in the High Street.

As well as creating five new jobs in the area, the store is set to bring investment into the area to help people quit smoking.

During the stores opening weekend, VPZ offered customers double loyalty points on all purchases, plus new customers looking to make the switch to vaping will be able to purchase the Innokin 30-day money back guarantee starter pack.

VPZ director Doug Mutter said: “We are excited to be opening the doors of our Andover store as part of our ambitious growth plans across the UK.”

“At a time when many businesses are exiting High Streets across the country, we are committed to creating jobs and investing in communities throughout the UK like we are doing here in Andover.

“Each new store opening helps us to achieve a greater reach, providing us with a platform to engage and educate even more smokers on the benefits of switching to vaping.”

This new store is VPZ’s 141st chain store to be opened across the UK.

In September VPZ launched its UK wide support service for smokers allowing them to access support and educational advice on becoming cigarette free from its well-informed staff across its network of over 125 stores.

As part of the support service the vaping specialist has partnered with supplier Innokin to offer smokers a 30-day money back guarantee on their discounted starter pack.

The Andover store will also be equipped with a carbon monoxide testing monitor and lung capacity monitor allowing customers to regularly track their journey to becoming cigarette free.

Doug added: “Vaping represents a huge public health opportunity and the market will continue to grow as increasing numbers of smokers recognise its effectiveness in helping people to quit smoking.”