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Ceramic Coils Find a New Lease on Life in Pod Systems
Ceramic Coils Find a New Lease on Life in Pod Systems

Not too long ago, many people thought that ceramic coils were poised to become the new standard in vaping. Products like the Horizon Krixus tank [...]

6 Ways Vaping Can Reduce Stress
6 Ways Vaping Can Reduce Stress

Vaping is an effective way to reduce stress. It offers relaxation of body & mind, is cheap, relatively safe, and manages mood swings & eating [...]

For most of the past decade, vaping has seen remarkable growth in the United States and has provided countless entrepreneurs with the ability to start new businesses in the process. Royalty Free Photo While essentially unregulated for years, vaping accessories and liquids are increasingly being placed under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). With changes made to vaping regulations in 2016, the ENDS Act now creates a variety of burdens and obstacles for anybody wishing to manufacture or sell select vaping materials. Here’s what you need to know before deciding to pursue a vaping-related business in the US. Become Familiar with ENDS Arguably the single biggest obstacle facing vaping entrepreneurs today is the ENDS Act. Implemented by the FDA in 2016, the ENDS Act is designed to regulate non-combustible tobacco products. This means vaping juices or e-liquids, a variety of accessories, as well as the tank systems or mods used with them. ENDS stands for electronic nicotine delivery systems. ENDS is incredibly complex regulation for manufacturers of vaping-related products, and still somewhat complex even for those who simply resell them. Among some of the biggest issues vaping entrepreneurs may face: mandatory disclosures on packaging that specify the addictive properties of nicotine, specific permitting requirements for any liquid or device to be manufactured or sold, and restrictions on select flavors that can be sold (though this has temporarily been placed on hold). Know About PMTA Speaking of entrepreneurial hurdles, get ready to learn about PMTA: the premarket tobacco application. Aspiring entrepreneurs definitely need to learn more about PMTA vape products before jumping into the game. Don’t let this seemingly simple name fool you: it’s an incredibly complex and potentially expensive process. Most often, a premarket tobacco application is relevant in the creation of e-liquids. With the explosion of vaping entrepreneurs seen over the past decade, the premarket tobacco application process is a direct middle finger of sorts against this trend. Why is this the case? Consider the sheer cost of a PMTA: the FDA itself reports that manufacturers will spend anywhere from $115,000 to $470,000 for just one PMTA. Now imagine having to submit a separate PMTA for every flavor of juice – and a separate one for every nicotine level of each flavor! Invest in Market Research Given the sheer level of costs associated with creating new vaping products, it is arguably more important than ever to do proper market research. Prospective vaping entrepreneurs who don’t want to waste large sums of money will need to collaborate with representative groups within their target audiences to figure out which products are most likely to be successful. Of course, they will also need to conduct market research to determine who exactly their target audiences are in the first place! At any rate and with the amount of regulation and fees associated with PMTA and ENDS in general, entrepreneurs don’t want to make a misstep. As such, basic vaping market research is only the beginning: to ensure products are optimized as much as possible for the new reality of vaping, investing a sizable amount of time and resources into the practice is practically mandatory. There have certainly been periods in which it would have been easier to become an entrepreneur in the vaping industry, but there is still time and opportunity. However, navigating the large number of obstacles from both government regulation and private competitors will require upfront research, education, and planning in order to be successful.
What US Vaping Entrepreneurs Need to Know Beforehand

For most of the past decade, vaping has seen remarkable growth in the United States and has provided countless entrepreneurs with the ability to start [...]

Guest Contributors

Ceramic Coils Find a New Lease on Life in Pod Systems
Ceramic Coils Find a New Lease on Life in Pod Systems

Not too long ago, many people thought that ceramic coils were poised to become the new standard in vaping. Products like the Horizon Krixus tank [...]

6 Ways Vaping Can Reduce Stress
6 Ways Vaping Can Reduce Stress

Vaping is an effective way to reduce stress. It offers relaxation of body & mind, is cheap, relatively safe, and manages mood swings & eating [...]

For most of the past decade, vaping has seen remarkable growth in the United States and has provided countless entrepreneurs with the ability to start new businesses in the process. Royalty Free Photo While essentially unregulated for years, vaping accessories and liquids are increasingly being placed under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). With changes made to vaping regulations in 2016, the ENDS Act now creates a variety of burdens and obstacles for anybody wishing to manufacture or sell select vaping materials. Here’s what you need to know before deciding to pursue a vaping-related business in the US. Become Familiar with ENDS Arguably the single biggest obstacle facing vaping entrepreneurs today is the ENDS Act. Implemented by the FDA in 2016, the ENDS Act is designed to regulate non-combustible tobacco products. This means vaping juices or e-liquids, a variety of accessories, as well as the tank systems or mods used with them. ENDS stands for electronic nicotine delivery systems. ENDS is incredibly complex regulation for manufacturers of vaping-related products, and still somewhat complex even for those who simply resell them. Among some of the biggest issues vaping entrepreneurs may face: mandatory disclosures on packaging that specify the addictive properties of nicotine, specific permitting requirements for any liquid or device to be manufactured or sold, and restrictions on select flavors that can be sold (though this has temporarily been placed on hold). Know About PMTA Speaking of entrepreneurial hurdles, get ready to learn about PMTA: the premarket tobacco application. Aspiring entrepreneurs definitely need to learn more about PMTA vape products before jumping into the game. Don’t let this seemingly simple name fool you: it’s an incredibly complex and potentially expensive process. Most often, a premarket tobacco application is relevant in the creation of e-liquids. With the explosion of vaping entrepreneurs seen over the past decade, the premarket tobacco application process is a direct middle finger of sorts against this trend. Why is this the case? Consider the sheer cost of a PMTA: the FDA itself reports that manufacturers will spend anywhere from $115,000 to $470,000 for just one PMTA. Now imagine having to submit a separate PMTA for every flavor of juice – and a separate one for every nicotine level of each flavor! Invest in Market Research Given the sheer level of costs associated with creating new vaping products, it is arguably more important than ever to do proper market research. Prospective vaping entrepreneurs who don’t want to waste large sums of money will need to collaborate with representative groups within their target audiences to figure out which products are most likely to be successful. Of course, they will also need to conduct market research to determine who exactly their target audiences are in the first place! At any rate and with the amount of regulation and fees associated with PMTA and ENDS in general, entrepreneurs don’t want to make a misstep. As such, basic vaping market research is only the beginning: to ensure products are optimized as much as possible for the new reality of vaping, investing a sizable amount of time and resources into the practice is practically mandatory. There have certainly been periods in which it would have been easier to become an entrepreneur in the vaping industry, but there is still time and opportunity. However, navigating the large number of obstacles from both government regulation and private competitors will require upfront research, education, and planning in order to be successful.
What US Vaping Entrepreneurs Need to Know Beforehand

For most of the past decade, vaping has seen remarkable growth in the United States and has provided countless entrepreneurs with the ability to start [...]

John Manzione

President Trump Demonstrates ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Vape Regs
The Art of the Deal Trump and Vape Regs

The Art of the Deal - Some headlines out there are telling people the FDA decided this, or that, about vaping. But whatever you might [...]

Uptight Short-Sighted Hypocrites – Truth Doesn’t Matter Anymore
Uptight Short-Sighted Hypocrites – Truth Doesn’t Matter

Let's talk about the Truth - I have sat with my laptop several times in the past month. I have tried, and tried, to talk [...]

JUUL RAID by FDA
JUUL Factory Raided by FDA – Why Now?

JUUL Labs and the FDA Sometimes, it DOESN’T pay to be number one. At least that’s what the executives at JUUL Labs are probably thinking right [...]

Julia’s Columns

Politics of Vaping
Politics of Vaping and the Fall of the Free World

Politics of Vaping and the Fall of the Free World - Right down to the core of my being I know, I KNOW, these are [...]

Vaping with Julia – 5 E-Liquid Flavors I’ve been Crazy for
Vaping with Julia – 5 E-Liquid Flavors Reviewed

Because I’ve been vaping for 8 years now, I’ve pretty much settled into a select few e-liquid flavors I buy over and over again. Certain [...]

Vaping with Julia – The Case of the Mango Milk
Mango Milk eJuice – Vaping with Julia

The first time I vaped an eJuice that contained mango fruit flavoring I hated it. Generally speaking, the first time I try anything new that [...]

Pascal Culverhouse

UK Mulling Over Vape Ads on Cigarette Packs
UK Mulling Over Vape Ads on Cigarette Packs

The United Kingdom is already at the forefront of global efforts to stub out smoking by urging smokers to use electronic cigarettes instead. Now, the [...]

Just 5% of Brits Think Vaping Is Worse Than Smoking - SPINFUEL VAPE
Just 5% of Brits Think Vaping Is Worse Than Smoking

Rising awareness of vaping and the health benefits of electronic cigarettes over tobacco ones is leading to a seismic shift in people's attitudes towards vaping. [...]

Major New Study Finds No Long-Term Risks with Vaping - Spinfuel VAPE
Major New Study Finds No Long-Term Risks with Vaping

After two years studying a group of people using electronic cigarettes in their everyday environments, researchers in the UK could find no negative impacts on [...]

Spinfuel Editorials

Proposed U.S. Vape Flavor Ban is Just Another Misguided Attack
Proposed U.S. Vape Flavor Ban is Just Another Misguided Attack

Based on annual statistics, 274 Americans were either hurt or killed by firearm today alone. Another 1,200 died from illnesses related to smoking tobacco in that same [...]

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Vaping Policy – The US Must Follow the UK

It recently came to light that the British government “gets it” when it comes to vaping regulation and legislation. Sure, maybe we’re a little biased, [...]

Florida Ban on Indoor Vaping is the Latest Hit to Common Sense in America
Florida Ban on Indoor Vaping and Common Sense Clash

Florida Ban on Indoor Vaping is the Latest Hit to Common Sense in America Want to know the government’s true thoughts on vaping in America? Check [...]

Up In Vape

Evil of Tobacco and Smoking - September 24
Evils of Tobacco Up Close and Personal

The Evil Cigarettes Do - A Personal Story The Evil that Cigarettes do may take decades, but they always lead to sickness and death. Greetings and salutations [...]

FDA close-hold embargo
FDA CLOSE-HOLD EMBARGO

FDA CLOSE-HOLD EMBARGO on Deeming Regulations Is the FDA Hiding Information Again? Greetings and salutations my friends, before I get into the subject of the FDA and their [...]

Vape Gear Up In Vape
Up In Vape – A Work in Progress

Greetings  my friends and and readers of my Up in Vape column.  As y'all might know by now, I have had several health issues that [...]

Vapinski

Vapinski – At the Heart of It
Vapinski … At the Heart of It

Writing and reviewing is one of the joys in my life. These “Vapinski” articles I produce are a dream come true, as is my whole [...]

VAPING WITH VAPINSKI REVIEWS PLUMES OF HAZARD – A SPINFUEL ELIQUID REVIEW BY THE FAMOUS VAPINSKI
Plumes of Hazard Meets Vapinski

Vaping With Vapinski Plumes of Hazard The weather is getting warmer for good I think finally, and that means only one thing for us here in PA...construction!! [...]

Lightning Vapes Eliquid Review by Vapinski for Spinfuel eMagazine
Lightning Vapes Review – Vapinksi

Lightning Vapes Vaping With Vapinski The next vendor comes with a story. Lightning Vapes is known for their wire and rebuilding materials and supplies. Most sub ohmers [...]

Other News

Ignorant Flavor Ban Approved by Jersey Lawmakers
Ignorant Flavor Ban Approved by Jersey Lawmakers

The Big-Bad Flavor Ban still seems to be one of the most moronic power moves state level lawmakers continue to make every week. New Jersey's [...]

Massachusetts Goes After 8 Vendors (We Name Them)
Massachusetts Goes After 8 Vendors (We Name Them)

In a surprising (even for us) move, the #PoliceState known as Massachusetts, led by the Dictator Charlie Baker, is now suing eight online vendors for [...]

Congress Raises Tobacco Use Age to 21
Congress Raises Tobacco Use Age to 21

If there was no corruption at the FDA, e-liquids, mods, tanks, and vaping accessories would never have been categorized as tobacco products. Looking at the [...]