Bidi Vapor offers guide to identifying devices that are not compliant with FDA regulations
MELBOURNE, Fla. – To follow up its recent webcast discussing the flood of illicit vaping products into major U.S. markets, the leadership team at Bidi Vapor, LLC, produced an infographic titled, “How to Spot Illicit Vape,” providing retailers tips on how to identify vaping devices that do not comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) authorization process.
To download the infographic, click here.
Printed out in poster size, the infographic gives managers and store-level personnel a simple guide to ensure non-compliant products do not enter stores.
Earlier in December 2023, Bidi Vapor released a webcast titled, “Vape Update: Getting Non-compliant Devices Off the Market,” detailing the enforcement activities ramping up while also touching on potential solutions, such as tracking scan data to identify perpetrators of unlawful activity.
View webcast here.
The webcast noted a new ranking list from Nielsen, a New York-based data-collection firm, that named non-compliant electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as top selling brands. Niraj Patel, CEO of Bidi Vapor, said, “It’s a major public health concern when these illicit, non-compliant, and non-regulated products are overtaking the legal products. These illegal products used to be in just mom-and-pop stores, but now, these products are breaking into the franchise market, and showing up in the Nielsen numbers.”
A silver lining may have come from the new numbers, said Russell Quick, president of Bidi Vapor’s marketing firm, Kaival Marketing Services. “Law enforcement can now track the supply chain,” Quick said in the webcast. “We can identify the distributors and retailers that are selling these non-compliant, illegal, illicit products. So, both federal and state level authorities can issue warnings, fines, civil penalties, or even harsher monetary penalties to these companies that are participating in and distributing these illegal products.”
In addition to the “How to Spot Illicit Vape” infographic, Bidi Vapor has produced a second infographic illustrating the magnitude of the problem. Download the infographic, “Rise of Illicit Vape,” here.
ABOUT BIDI VAPOR
Based in Melbourne, Florida, Bidi Vapor maintains a commitment to responsible, adult-focused marketing, supporting age-verification standards, and sustainability through its BIDI® Cares recycling program. Bidi Vapor’s premier device, the BIDI® Stick, is a premium product made with high-quality components, a UL-certified battery and technology designed to deliver a consistent vaping experience for adult smokers 21 and over.
ABOUT KAIVAL MARKETING SERVICES
Kaival Marketing Services (KMS), Jacksonville Beach, Fla., has been the primary marketing and sales service provider for Kaival Brands Innovations Group since 2020. Kaival Brands is the U.S. distributor of Bidi Vapor products. In addition to its sales force, KMS brings over 100 contracted employees dedicated to supporting Kaival Brands’ management team.
ABOUT KAIVAL BRANDS
Based in Grant-Valkaria, Florida, Kaival Brands is a company focused on incubating innovative and profitable adult-focused products into mature and dominant brands, with a current focus on the distribution of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) also known as “e-cigarettes”. Our business plan is to seek to diversify into distributing other nicotine and non-nicotine delivery system products (including those related to hemp-derived cannabidiol (known as CBD) products). Kaival Brands and Philip Morris Products S.A. (via sublicense from Kaival Brands) are the exclusive global distributors of all products manufactured by Bidi Vapor.