Vape Radio 65: Interview with Tom Kiklas from The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association

By November 11, 2015Podcasts
Vape Radio 65: Interview with Tom Kiklas from The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association

Show Summary:

Tom Kiklas Co-Founder of NICMAXX Brands and his partner, Ray Story, the Founder of Smoking Everywhere, have been in this vape space since 2007 and were among the first in the US. They are also the founders of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (www.TVECA.com). Here’s what we’re talking about:

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What you’ll hear today:

  • The FDA seized their imported products which started a legal battle that eventually went to the Supreme Court.
  • Tom covers the Top Red Flags in these new FDA documents
  • What if all flavors are banned except for tobacco and menthol? Tom shares his thoughts.
  • What about the “Grandfather Date?” Tom has his opinion as does our prior show guest, Gregory Conley.
  • The European Directive is a great template…unfortunately, we are doing nothing like that.
  • Should there be nicotine level restrictions? The EU placed bans in effect and there are only two places in the world where nic levels are so varied.
  • Should vape be considered “Other Than Tobacco?” Tom doubts it will happen.
  • Pharma is The Big Bad Wolf and has the money to lobby and protect their interests.
  • Tom was asked what advice he would give all Vapreneurs right now. Listen and learn.
  • We don’t always recognize history until it is over. This is history in the making and it will not end anytime soon.

Author: Norm Bour

Norm Bour is the founder of VapeMentors and the host of the award-winning podcast Vape Radio. He’s a vape industry coach, speaker, author and can be seen rubbing shoulders with the top influencers in the vape industry.