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Preventing Underage Vaping

Breeze Smoke is committed to fighting underage vaping. We aim to raise awareness and fight the underage sale and distribution of e-cigarette products. We support and comply with all federal and state regulations to prevent sales to minors. The FDA’s major concern is vaping products getting into the hands of minors. Therefore, Breeze Smoke is taking the following steps to ensure our products are being sold and marketed to adults of legal smoking age:

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        The significant rise in youth use of e-vapor threatens to undermine the hard-fought gains made in preventing underage use of conventional tobacco products. We share the common goal of other vaping manufacturers, regulators and policy-makers to do more to reverse this trend. We support the FDA's commitment to leverage its authority and resources to take additional steps to address these new, emerging issues associated with underage use. We are committed to being part of the solution and understand that the most important way we can make sure kids don’t use any tobacco products is to limit access and appeal.

CONSUMER INFO

Breeze Smoke Disposable Devices were designed by adults to be consumed by adults. Nicotine is highly addictive and can cause health and reproductive harm, including cancer. We are staying on top of how we present and market our products to the public. Breeze Smoke will ensure our target audience for marketing is current adult smokers by stickly adhearing to the following guidelines: 

•    Breeze Smoke products contain nicotine and are intended only for adult smokers of legal purchase age.
•    Breeze Smoke products are not appropriate or intended for those underage.
•    Breeze Smoke products are not intended for former smokers or never smokers.
•    Breeze Smoke will not feature images or situations intended for an underage audience.
•    Breeze Smoke campaigns depict appropriately aged individuals.
•    We do not use cartoons, caricatures, or other designs aimed at attracting minors.

 

RETAILER INFORMATION

PHOTO ID REQUIREMENT

Check photo ID of everyone under the age of 27 who attempts to purchase vapor products. Only sell products to customers of legal smoking age (21 years old or older).

REGULATIONS TO FOLLOW

  • Check photo ID of everyone under age 27 who attempts to purchase e-cigarettes or other ENDS.

  • Only sell e-cigarettes and other ENDS to customers age 21 and older.

UNDERCOVER INSPECTIONS

  • The FDA closely monitors retailer, manufacturer, importer, and distributor compliance with federal Tobacco Laws and Regulations and takes corrective action when violations occur.

  • During Undercover Buy Inspections, the retailer is unaware an inspection is taking place. The minor and inspector will not identify themselves.

  • Nearly 1 million inspections.

  • Over 10,000 a month / Over 300 a day.

COMPLIANCE CHECK INSPECTIONS

The FDA closely monitors retailer, manufacturer, importer, and distributor compliance with laws and regulations. The FDA website says, “If you mix e-liquids, make or modify vaporizers, or mix loose tobacco, and you also sell these products, you may be regulated as both a retailer and a manufacturer.” They take corrective action when violations occur. The Tobacco Control Act restricts sales and marketing of tobacco products to youth. Let’s work together to keep these products out of the hands of minors.

Violations
Fine
1ST
WARNING
2ND IN 12 MONTHS
$279
3RD IN 24 MONTH
$559
4TH IN 24 MONTHS
$2,236
5TH IN 36 MONTHS
$5,591
6TH OR MORE
$11,182
REPEATED
NO SALE ORDER

FREE PRINT MATERIALS

For our retail stores and authorized distributors, we will be offering free signs to educate retailers on the Rules for Sales of E-Cigarettes and Other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).

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Download a high-resolution printable version of our no minors poster for your store! 

RESOURCES

More information for parents, consumers and retail stores on vaping.

 

Vaporizers, E-Cigarettes, and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/products-ingredients-components/vaporizers-e-cigarettes-and-other-electronic-nicotine-delivery-systems-ends

 

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in the United States, 2019​

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2755265

​Selling Tobacco Products in Retail Stores

https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/retail-sales-tobacco-products/selling-tobacco-products-retail-stores

Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html