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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.
The FDA has pushed back crucial deadlines by an additional 6 months, but my advice is to not wait, but to get on top of what you need to do sooner rather than later.
There are some great tools and resources available to you including the Vape Industry Business Exchange: VIBE. Designed to offer buying power to shops, as well as options for liquid companies, I am proud to be a co-founder of this group along with some amazing other people.
In February, Keller and Heckman LLP, one of the top vapor liquid legal firms will be conducting a two-day symposium with 10 speakers and presenters from around the world. For more information, click here.
This will cover FDA, TBD, worldwide markets in China, Russia and the Middle East, plus litigation updates along with guidance on protecting your IP and avoiding legal issues.
Aside from all that, best to all of you in 2017!Vape Radio 83: 2016 Review: Rants, Ravings and Thoughts from Norm Click To Tweet
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What you’ll hear today:
- A bit of my background for context
- An overview of the vape industry since 2013, which leads us to where we are now
- Updates on NEW and delayed FDA reporting deadlines- and how you should react
- Litigation updates
- Thoughts of the new administration under Mr. Trump, Cole-Bishop and R2bsmokefree.org lawsuits in Indiana and more
- Guidance and suggestion on what you should be doing depending upon your commitment to stay in business
- And finally, my thoughts when someone asked me if I planned to stay in business!
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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.