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Vapor Technology Association (VTA) is Committed to Supporting the Industry
Today’s interview is with Tony Abboud with the VTA, Vapor
D-Day, also known as August 8, has passed and the rumblings
continue. Many are still unsure what this all means exactly and everyone seems
to be playing ball. For now.
Here’s what I sense is happening.
The FDA comes out with this insane, unrealistic and way too
over the top regulations. Everyone falls into place, but the problem is that
the line that we need to stand behind is obscure.
People are asking: Exactly WHAT must we do or not do? The
sampling question is one that comes up the most. Many liquid manufacturers are
still unclear of the next deadline coming up in December.
And what is see is some pushback. People are now asking: HOW
will the FDA know if I am doing things right or not? Do they have spies on the
street? What enforcement power do they have?
The bottom line is that many are going to start being
subversive; doing things on the sly; seeing what they/ we can get away with. It
will be interesting to watch.
As a matter of fact, today’s interview will talk a lot about
regulations and the realities that are in place post August 8. Tony Abboud with
the Vapor Technology Association, VTA, will be joining us in a few minutes.
Some other things I wanted to share:
The movie that everyone is talking about, A
Billion Lives is now almost LIVE! The movie directed by Aaron Biebert which
documents the realities of the vaping battle was premiered officially in
Aaron’s home town, Milwaukee, WI recently. It was a black tie event! They also
had a showing at Vape Jam, OK city. Now they are looking for a national launch
and we need your help.
I’ll be interviewing Arron on a future show and
talk about that and how you can be part of the movement
And finally I wanted to provide some insight on the
International Vape Scene.
I was in Europe for 19 days and spoke in Amsterdam and
Prague. I also visited Dublin and Cologne. I spoke with people from all over
the European continent and especially from Russia and Kiev. And here’s what I
The Europe market is RIPE for massive expansion. I see it as
being where we were in the US from a marketing perspective. There was very
little vaping that I saw on the street and very few vape shops. And smokers?
EVERYWHERE. I was shocked to see cigarette vending machines on the street in
Germany. In the middle of a residential neighborhood. Left me speechless.