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

November 11, 2015

Vape Radio, the #1 vape radio show in the world, hit an all-time high in October with 138,000 downloads! Get your product, service or message in front of that audience for $750 for THREE shows! We are looking for TWO more advertisers to fill our show; how about you! Contact norm@vapementors.com.

 

And now, on with our show!

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:

 

 

 

  • 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.

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This show is sponsored by Council of Vapor

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Vape Radio 64: Interview with Gregory Conley, Founder of American Vaping Association. The New (and dangerous) FDA Regs Discussed

November 5, 2015

We’re having a contest! WHEN will Vape Radio hit 1 million downloads? Send your guess to norm@vapementors.com and put “1 million” in the subject line. We’re gathering prizes for the winner but you will get a free admission to VAPE U, a one year subscription to VAPE Magazine and who knows what else we can dig up?

 

On to our interview with Gregory Conley, President and Founder of the American Vaping Association. He was the former legislative director for CASAA AND #1 on the VAPE Magazine list of “People to Know” in vaping.

Some things we discuss:

 

 

  • Greg shares his take on the state of Indiana anti-vape decision - the worst in the country. It seems that a casino was the responsible party! The back story that you did not know about!
  • This law may be considered unconstitutional- but it may be too late…
  • It also seems the governor’s staff did not let the governor know about the vapers that want the freedom to vape.
  • The FDA Deeming regs biggest challenge: the nebulous grandfather date. Can it be changed?
  • It could costs millions per flavor, per nic level- to take a product to market (not $500 as has been bandied around)
  • The new regs could close most vape shops nationwide
  • What the OMB wants to hear about: the financial effect of job loss. I will go to Washington, DC to testify on 12/8.
  • Republicans in office may save this industry! Get involved, go vote.
  • And to wrap it up, Greg offers a step by step guide to what to do next

Shameless plug:

Vape Radio, the #1 vape radio show in the world, hit an all-time high in October with 138,000 downloads! Get your product, service or message in front of that audience for $750 for THREE shows! We are looking for TWO more advertisers to fill our show; how about you! Contact norm@vapementors.com.

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Sponsored by The Council of Vapor

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