Vape shops, or retail stores that specialize in e-cigarettes and related products, seem to be popping up everywhere. Although the total number of vape shops in the United States is unknown due to a current lack of regulatory and licensing policies, estimates range anywhere from 3,500 to 35,000 and growing. During this webinar, the presenters provide a summary of the most recent literature published on vape shops, discuss policy options for regulating them in light of the FDA’s new deeming rule, describe a new tool for conducting observational store assessments, and share a local case study.
- Desmond Jenson, J.D., Staff Attorney at the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium of the Public Health Law Center
- Kurt Ribisl, Ph.D., Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
- Susan Morrison, M.Ed, Program Specialist, NH Department of Health & Human Services, Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program
- Mark Meaney, J.D., M.A., Staff Attorney at the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium of the Public Health Law Center