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