Traveling is undoubtedly one of the most exquisite joys of life, regardless of whether you plan a long trip around the globe or heading on a weekend trip. Your travel itinerary might be short or lengthy, but one of the most significant aspects of travel comes right before you leave the house: the preparation process.…Read More
If Vaping Is So Bad, Why Don’t Statistics Show It? Norm BourNorm Bour started VapeMentors in 2013 and since then has consulted in every sector of the Vape and CBD space worldwide. He is a recognized author, speaker, and trainer.Read More
How to Use a Vape Pen for Concentrates? https://pixabay.com/photos/gentleman-blowing-ecig-vapor-3582839/ In just a couple of decades, marijuana has found itself in a completely different position. It has been decriminalized and legalized in many countries. That has led to a variety of marijuana products, including vaping concentrates. At first, these concentrates didn’t come with cannabis, but the…Read More
COVID-19 has come with plenty of new normals for many people around the world. When the virus first broke out in China sometime in December 2019, no one imagined that it would spiral into the catastrophe that it is today. But since the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic, the coronavirus disease has continued…Read More
The state of Indiana has seen its share of challenges in the past few years. Former Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that limited the number of liquid manufacturers to less than six. These six companies had to adhere and conform to insane standards and unless you were able to comply, you could not sell liquid in that state.Read More
Chuck Huff, the president of the Pennsylvania Vape Association tells us the effects on the vape industry in my old home state and how it has decimated the vape industry there. Entrepreneurs that risked their hearts, souls and money have been ruined in some cases and it ain’t over yet. The worse may still be yet to come.Read More
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past year you have heard about this movie called A Billion Lives.
It was the brainchild of director, Aaron Biebert, a nonsmoker, who was intrigued by this new thing he heard of called “vaping.” As he researched the market and looked into the history of vaping, some bad things surfaced. Those bad things included efforts by competitors, primarily Big Tobacco and Big Pharma, to squelch the industry.
The Big Boys were threatened by our world, and they should have been. They ignored vaping for a remarkably long time and when their market share eroded they decided to get on board. They bought Ecig companies. Some started their own. Then came the bad shit: the smear campaigns. The negative publicity. Evidence of collusion between anti vaping organizations that surprisingly, were also against us.
As Aaron filmed Billion Lives some truths became evident.Read More
Lawsuits: no one wants them and if you can avoid them, it’ll be cheaper for you all the way around. But litigation is part of life and business since it follows disputes and disagreements and they are an everyday event.
In this crazy vape world, we have our share of disagreements and sticking points. The biggest one right now, the elephant in the room, is the battle against the FDA. There are currently four major suits against the FDA, initiated by some of the biggest names and players in the industry.
But the one that just plain pissed us off, the one we really, really wanted to win, was the case against the state of Indiana which was brought on by the Right to Be Smoke-Free organization.Read More
This is part II of our interview with Keller and Heckman LLP law partner, David Ettinger, speaking to us from Shanghai. Our last show, VAPE radio #85, covered China, and this show expands into Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, Russia and other areas as well.
It will be an eye opener since you will get a deep, deep dive into the vape market overseas. Be sure you catch our prior show to learn about China proper. See the long list of topics we covered below.
Ettinger has lived in Shanghai for 4 years and follows the market there every day.
There was so much information to cover that I asked him to keep going, so thanks for joining us on Part II.Read More