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Vape Radio is the only voice of the vape space where you'll hear from thought leaders and vapreneurs on the ever-evolving e-cig/vaping industries. Hosted by Norm Bour, founder of VapeMentors.

Vape Radio is the only voice of the vape space where you'll hear from thought leaders and vapreneurs on the ever-evolving e-cig/vaping industries. Hosted by Norm Bour, founder of VapeMentors.
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CA

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Vape Radio is the only voice of the vape space where you'll hear from thought leaders and vapreneurs on the ever-evolving e-cig/vaping industries. Hosted by Norm Bour, founder of VapeMentors.

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@vapementors

Language:

English


Episodes

Vape Radio 96-Nicotine Salts: WHAT are they, and Why should you care? Get the answers from Solace Salts

10/15/2018
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Nicotine Salts are controversial, satisfying, popular- and very much under attack. JUUL was the gateway to this new world and has become a lightening rod for media. Find out from Solace the truth behind what can help former smokers STAY off tobacco.

Duration:00:28:55

Vape Radio 95-Lotus Vaping Technology Adds Convenience Stores to their Profit Centers

10/15/2018
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Lotus, based in Idaho, has been a Quiet Giant for many years. They have expanded into convenience stores and added CBD to their mix. Listen and learn.

Duration:00:28:51

Vape Radio 94-The Chill Room mixes Vape, Cava, CBD, and Glassware into one Gorgeous Shop

10/15/2018
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Robert Cartagine and his son, Joey, were so happy with their first shop, The Vaping Store, that they opened the second one and combined all the best and coolest of the old as well as the new. Learn how to ADAPT to the new times and expand into other vape related products, like glassware, CBD and Kava. The shop is 3000 sq. ft. and accommodates the age spectrum from Millennials to Baby Boomers.

Duration:00:29:18

Vape Radio 93- Cannabis and CBD: the risks and rewards with attorney Christopher Van Gundy

3/8/2018
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If you are curious about the legalities and issues with CBD and cannbis, then learn from noted attorney Chris Van Gundy and learn where the risk is as well as the money!

Duration:00:30:34

Vape Radio 92- Derek Yach: Is the Medical Community Finally Getting the “Vaping Message?

11/3/2017
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Derek Yach is a physician and an activist and has been on the forefront of education the “medical community” about the dangers of smoking and the less damaging effects of vaping. As a member of the World Health Organization, he is “thinking the unthinkable” in that it is possible to eliminate most cigarette smoking worldwide. He is founder of an organization called “Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.” They have a lofty mission, but have resources to help them change the way the world looks...

Duration:00:22:16

Vape Radio #91: The Electronic Vaping Coalition of America (EVCA) Could Bring us all Together!

10/17/2017
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Today we have a treat, and maybe an introduction to an organization you might not be familiar with. It’s called the Electronic Vaping Coalition of America, or EVCA. Could they be the glue that brings this industry and OTHER groups together? We don’t know and you may be more clear than I when you listen to the entire episode. In Dallas in November the VAPE Showcase will bring Mark and Congressman Duncan Hunter and several trade groups together at one place, possibly for a round table, get...

Duration:00:38:04

Vape Radio 90: Indiana Regulations Update – Are You Ready?

6/11/2017
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The state of Indiana has seen its share of challenges in the past few years. Former Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that limited the number of liquid manufacturers to less than six. These six companies had to adhere and conform to insane standards and unless you were able to comply, you could not sell liquid in that state. Turns out there were underhanded dealings which included dirty politicians, casino money, and even cannabis influencers! The FBI has an ongoing investigation, but...

Duration:00:27:37

Vape Radio 89: PA Vape Tax Update - Interview With Chuck Huff From The Pennsylvania Vape Association

5/15/2017
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Chuck Huff, the president of the Pennsylvania Vape Association tells us the effects on the vape industry in my old home state and how it has decimated the vape industry there. Entrepreneurs that risked their hearts, souls and money have been ruined in some cases and it ain’t over yet. The worse may still be yet to come. Last year the state of Pennsylvania approved a 40% floor tax, which is what we’ll be speaking about today. And in my current state of California, the deal breaker just...

Duration:00:30:01

Vape Radio 88: A Billion Lives interview with Aaron Biebert

4/11/2017
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Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past year you have heard about this movie called A Billion Lives. It was the brainchild of director, Aaron Biebert, a nonsmoker, who was intrigued by this new thing he heard of called “vaping.” As he researched the market and looked into the history of vaping, some bad things surfaced. Those bad things included efforts by competitors, primarily Big Tobacco and Big Pharma, to squelch the industry. The Big Boys were threatened by our world, and they...

Duration:00:29:24

Vape Radio 87: Drama! Intrigue! Conspiracy! And Finally, JUSTICE In The Indiana Lawsuit

3/7/2017
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Lawsuits: no one wants them and if you can avoid them, it’ll be cheaper for you all the way around. But litigation is part of life and business since it follows disputes and disagreements and they are an everyday event. In this crazy vape world, we have our share of disagreements and sticking points. The biggest one right now, the elephant in the room, is the battle against the FDA. There are currently four major suits against the FDA, initiated by some of the biggest names and players in...

Duration:00:41:46

Vape Radio 86: Understanding the Asian and Far East Vape Market (Part II)

2/23/2017
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This is part II of our interview with Keller and Heckman LLP law partner, David Ettinger, speaking to us from Shanghai. Our last show, VAPE radio #85, covered China, and this show expands into Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, Russia and other areas as well. It will be an eye opener since you will get a deep, deep dive into the vape market overseas. Be sure you catch our prior show to learn about China proper. See the long list of topics we covered below. Ettinger has...

Duration:00:40:59

Vape Radio 85: Understanding the Chinese Vaping Market

2/20/2017
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Today’s show will be an eye opener since you will get a deep, deep dive into the vape market overseas, specifically China. See the long list of topics we covered below. David Ettinger is a partner with the Keller and Heckman law firm in Washington DC, and he’s lived in Shanghai for 4 years and follows the market there every day. There was so much information to cover that I asked him to keep going and we’d create a Part II and that’s what we did. This is part I, which speaks to the Chinese...

Duration:00:33:18

Vape Radio 84: TPE May Indicate the Future of the Vape Industry

1/16/2017
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Today’s interview is with Jason Carignan, CMO of Kreket International, and their subsidiary, Phillips and King. There is one vape event that stands apart from the others and that is TPE. Tobacco Plus Expo is the official name, but most call it TPE for short. The show will be held on Jan. 25-26 in Las Vegas and the good news is that it’s free to all of us in the vape space. Here’s why I make TPE a “must attend” event and you should to. This show is an indicator of the direction of the...

Duration:00:25:18

Vape Radio 83: 2016 Review: Rants, Ravings and Thoughts from Norm

1/1/2017
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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...

Duration:00:14:38

Vape Radio 82: Vapor Technology Association (VTA) is Committed to Supporting the Industry

10/4/2016
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Today’s interview is with Tony Abboud with the VTA, Vapor Technology Association. 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...

Duration:00:34:09

Vape Radio 81: The Regulations Monster - How it Can Destroy an Industry in One State With Cynthia Cabrera

9/16/2016
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This show is not intended to be a scary one, but I warn you,it will be. Halloween is coming and what is happening in the vape world is alltrick and no treat. Everyone is focused on the FDA and of course, they are thebiggest and the baddest of the group, but there are goblins and gremlins muchcloser to you. The FDA is just the point of the spear but there are many thatare following their lead. Some are in your city and some are in your statecapital. Even though our conversation today is about...

Duration:00:37:27

Vape Radio 80: An Easier Way for E-liquid Sellers to Stay in Business

7/19/2016
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Today’s interview is with Derrick Woods with e-Pure Liquids. His company is offering e-liquid sellers a great option moving forward and what could be a make-sense way to stay in business. If you are in the liquid business we’re opening a new division within VapeMentors called PMTA Advisors to help you with options and choices and give you guidance moving forward. What’s prompting this is D-Day- August 8. Things are happening everywhere. New products being launched and current ones...

Duration:00:35:39

Vape Radio 79: Introducing Tobacco Free Nicotine With Ron Tully

6/13/2016
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Today’s interview is with RonTully, with Next Generation Labs. His is a name you may have heard before ifyou are in the liquid biz. Today he’ll be sharing a product that may change alot of things in the e-liquid world. Tobacco Free Nicotine: what isit? Another name for it is synthetic nicotine, but the term syntheticis not a popular one, kind of like GMO. There may be advantages to TFN:Better flavor. No aftertaste. Easier to mix with. Those are all good. But it’spricier than regular...

Duration:00:34:03

Vape Radio 78: Coming to a Theater Near You: A Billion Lives

5/30/2016
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“If you think the vape industry is dead, you are right. And if you think the industry and your business will survive, you are right as well. It’s all a matter of mindset and attitude.” That sets to the tone as we move forward and where survival of the fittest- and those willing to change- will live. Arnuad Dumas de Rauly, president of GaiaTrend, one of the largest liquid manufacturers in Europe, is our guest today, talking about a movie called “A Billion Lives.” We encourage all of...

Duration:00:23:50

Vape Radio 77: The FDA Speaks! FDA Legal Expert Attorney Phil Daman Translates

5/10/2016
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“This is not chapter three of the trilogy; it may be the end of chapter one and there is much more to come.” “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Two quotes that may indicate the direction of this Brand New World of vape. The other shoe has fallen. The FDA has spoken and it means…what? The end of the world as we know it? Business as usual? Do we even know? This interview with attorney Phil Daman, a nationally recognized FDA legal authority, covers what these new regulations say and what...

Duration:00:35:02