Vape shops and eliquid companies want so badly to tell the truth about vaping – that it can help you quit smoking.
Unfortunately, there are laws that prevent us from using “health claims” and “cessation claims”. For instance, we cannot say “vaping is safer than smoking”, or that “vaping will help you quit smoking”. Even though we know in our hearts it’s true, we can get in a lot of legal trouble for doing so.Read More
If you manufacture, sell or advertise ENDS products, the FDA requires you to display a health warning on the product packaging or marketing material. The good news is that the FDA has granted a one-month grace period to ENDS companies who haven’t made the required change yet. You had until September 10, 2018 to get the imagery in place and avoid a potential fine.Read More
When the FDA issued its ENDS deeming regulations in 2016, the agency brought ENDS products under the same regulatory umbrella as other tobacco products. Unless someone successfully challenges the FDA’s legal right to regulate ENDS systems under the provisions of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, manufacturers and retailers of ENDS products must now abide by the same regulations as makers and sellers of tobacco products.Read More
Have you submitted your comment to the FDA regarding flavored tobacco products yet? Have your customers?
If not, send this blog post to them so they can understand why it’s so important and how to submit a good comment.Read More
In a demoralizing blow to the San Francisco tobacco harm reduction fight, the San Francisco flavored tobacco ban known as Proposition E passes with almost 70% in favor. San Francisco has chosen to let their small businesses fail and leave their cigarette addicted citizens with fewer options.Read More
For years we’ve believed the abundance and variety of our supply chain would never change. Now, everything is in question. The Vape Industry Business Exchange will help the industry survive.Read More
Within the “e-cig” community, much focus has been placed upon the Deeming Regulations that will go into full effect starting August 8, 2018. However there are many state regulations that we must consider. This lesson is about the ongoing battle between state vaping laws and their interplay with FDA regulations. When you factor in all the different levels of government that are squeezing your vape shop or juice brand right now it’s hard to know where your individual business stands.Read More
It is possible to get past an overreaching state government and have a successful vape shop or e-liquid brand. The key is to connect with your local community leaders and create positive change.In conservative communities, vaping remains relatively new and generally misunderstood by the city governments. As such there are still very restrictive state vaping laws. Unfortunately, many politicians, media representatives and the general public hold an unfavorable perception of the industry. Cooperation with local state politicians is the only way to ensure informed decisions are made in the future regarding how state vaping laws are implemented.Read More
Vape shops and e-liquid manufacturers across the United States saw the industry change forever on August 8th, 2016, but almost no one knew what to do. While we’ve covered a lot of facts and figures about the FDA regulations on our webinars and our online courses, this article and presentation will provide a mini “crash course” on how your vape shop or e-liquid brand should adjust to the new regulations.The good news is that e-juice manufacturers and vape shops with products already on the market can continue on, business as usual, until August 8, 2018. This is of temporary relief, since “99 percent of these companies can’t afford these new regulations.” (Alex Clark, legislative coordinator for CASAA).Read More
You need to start checking ID’s ASAP. But how do you know a good one from a fake one? VapeMentors recently discovered a 21st century solution that savvy vape shop owners are using to stay in FDA compliance.
The Bar and Club Stats app is an iOS and Android app that scans state ID’s, identifying frauds and ensuring your customers are of-age.
While the app was initially designed for the bar and club scene, anyone with a smartphone or tablet can use the app to check ID’s, giving you the same security you’d find in a night club.
You can also use the app to track customer demographics and other key business statistics.Read More