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Age Verification For Vape Shops – The Definitive Guide

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Age verification is profoundly important for the survival of the brick and mortar vape shop. Every vape shop owner, manager and employee needs to make an effort to educate sales reps on proper age verification.

This post will serve as a free guide to all the resources available to vape shops to help curb youth access to vape products.

Age Verification / Age Restriction Signage

Age Verification Training Programs

Age Verification Tools For Online Sales

Age Verification Tools For Brick & Mortar Vape Shops

 

Underrated Websites That Could Actually Change Your Life

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This is a fun post because I like fun things…

Taken from this awesome Reddit thread, and some of my own, these websites are not well known but could change your life!

 

  • draw.io – Free flowchart maker, better than most paid versions
  • FontSquirrel.com – Free fonts
  • noisli.com – Custom white noise generator for concentration
  • live-counter.com/m/bill-gates-money-counter – Inspiration (or envy?) delivered in a continuous counter of Bill Gates’ growing fortune.
  • Canva.com – Free online graphic design (I use this almost every day)
  • tineye.com – Reverse image lookup search engine (better than Google images…)
  • thistothat.com – What glue should you use to stick two different things together? Find out here.
  • haveibeenpwned.com – Find out if your email has been involved in any major data leak
  • noexcuselist.com – Curated list on how to learn nearly anything.
  • html5zombo.com – Get your best friend really high and send them to this site
  • atlasobscura.com – find really cool, but unknown landmarks all around the world. Your hometown may be more interesting than you think!
  • pointerpointer.com – Get your mom really high and send her to this site
  • Charitynavigator.org – You can search up a charity and see whether or not it actually does a good job of what it says it does
  • camelcamelcamel.com – Amazon price tracker, lets you know how the price of something has changed over time.
  • thewirecutter.com – The absolute best gear review site ever
  • erowid.org – A great place to look up pretty much any plant or chemical that has a psycho-active or medicinal effect.
  • wetransfer.com – An easy way to send smaller programs or zip/rar files to people. like a paste bin but for anything small enough to fit. easier to use than google drive.
  • fmovies -pretty much every show or movie you can imagine with decent quality

 

Vape Radio 83: 2016 Review: Rants, Ravings and Thoughts from Norm

Vape Radio 83: 2016 Review: Rants, Ravings and Thoughts from Norm

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Today, no guests. Just me, sharing some wit, wisdom and insights…or possibly not!

As we roll into 2017, we must recognize that the world of vape this year will change at an exponential pace. New regs, new dates to implement them, and the closing of many businesses will provide a shakeout unlike any we have seen before. Last year, in 2016, we saw some carnage, but that is just the tip of the iceberg of what is to come.

In this show, I provide a bit of my background, for context, and some suggestions and observations of what may and will happen this year. Some is conjecture; some is assured.

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NEW FDA COMMISSIONER BRIEFLY MENTIONS E-CIGARETTE REGULATION IN ‘PRIORITIES’ BLOG

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Robert M. Califf, M.D. the newly appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, calls the opportunity a “rare and humbling one in his recent blog, “Priorities.” Califf said that he wants to “make a positive difference at an institution that does vitally important work for the nation and its citizens.” He lists his priorities in this blog, deeming them critical to his success, and regulation of e-cigarettes was mentioned in the blog, albeit briefly. He called this priority a critical issue that was on his front burner for the foreseeable future.

He wrote:

“Tobacco product deeming. Much effort has gone into developing the framework for the approach to the regulation of the broad array of tobacco products. FDA is working hard to finalize the deeming rule, which in its proposed form would extend FDA regulation over virtually all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, either all cigars or all but premium cigars, pipe tobacco, certain dissolvables that are not “smokeless tobacco,” gels, and waterpipe tobacco.”

For Califf’s full blog, visit http://blogs.fda.gov/fdavoice/index.php/2016/03/priorities-teamwork-to-achieve-common-goals.

Our Top 5 Questions We Get Asked

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The TOP 5 questions we get asked: did we answer yours?

Here’s our top five:

1. How much does it cost to open a brick & mortar store

2. How much does an average store make?

3. How many liquids should we carry? Mods?

4. What type of license do I need?

5. What do you think about the FDA? Is here a chance that my store could be closed?

Cynthia Cabrera, SFATA Executive Director Interview on Vape Radio

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SFATA: Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association. Quite a mouthful, but listen in as Cynthia, the Executive Director, talks about the FDA challenges, solutions and how everyone can be involved as an Advocate.

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