Age Verification, Resources and free print materials to help stop underage smoking and/or vaping.
We are responsible for our industry. The Drip Club asks you to join us in our #No2Minors campaign to fight against underage vaping. This initiative is about doing everything we can to prevent vaping products from being sold to minors by establishing proper age verification systems and spreading awareness and adopting responsible practices.
On this page you’ll find information on how our robust age verification system processes transactions, - for our direct to consumer customers and free resources for our distributors and partner vape shops to help in the fight against underage vaping. For our retail partners, we’re offering free print materials for your shop, including posters, table tents, window clings, and stickers with anti-minor messaging to help communicate the importance of age verification.
While the FDA believes vaping may be a less harmful alternative to combustible cigarettes, a major concern is that vaping products may be getting into the hands of minors. This is a concern that we also share and for that reason we’ve taken and continue to take steps to ensure our products are only being sold to our intended audience: adults of smoking legal age.
For Identity and age verification, we have implemented Persona which collects and verifies customer identity information through a proprietary flow. Persona Verifies with multiple identity vendors to maximise access and reduce fraud. Persona also stores customer information securely with 256-bit SSL encryption (Note: Drip Club does not keep or store customer identity information). Last but not least, Persona complies with new privacy regulations under BSA/AML, GLBA, CCPA and GDPR.
At checkout, all purchases from our website must go through this final robust process to complete the transaction.
We want to help our retail partners stay updated on the latest regulations and make it easy to stay compliant by offering information and free resources. Read below for the essential information you need to know and contact us to order free anti-minor print materials or files that you can download and print yourselves.
The #No2Minors campaign is only the beginning and we need your help in spreading awareness!
|REGULATIONS TO FOLLOW
||PHOTO ID REQUIREMENT
|Check photo ID of everyone under the age of 27 who attempts to purchase vapor products.
||You must check photo ID of everyone appearing under the age of 27 who attempts to purchase FDA regulated products and verify the customer is of legal age to purchase
||During Undercover Buy Inspections, the retailer is unaware an inspection is taking place. The minor and inspector will not identify themselves.
| - Only sell products to customers of legal smoking age (18+ or 21+, depending on state local laws).
||- Nearly 1 million inspections
|- Do NOT give away free samples, including components and/or part-
||- Over 10,000 a month
|- Do NOT sell e-cigarettes in a vending machine unless in an adult-only facility
||- Over 300 a day
*Notes: Retailers must also follow State & Local Tobacco laws, even if they are more restrictive. For example, in some states the minimum age is 19.
COMPLIANCE CHECK INSPECTIONS
FDA closely monitors retailer, manufacturer, importer, and distributor compliance with federal tobacco laws and regulations and takes corrective action when violations occur. The Tobacco Control Act provides that the amount of a Civil Money Penalty for violations of the regulations shall not exceed certain amounts, depending on the number of previous violations, the time period in which the violations occurred.
The current maximum amounts are the following:
|2ND IN 12 MONTHS
|3RD IN 24 MONTHS
|4TH IN 24 MONTHS
|5TH IN 36 MONTHS
|6TH OR MORE
||NO SALE ORDER
FREE PRINT MATERIALS FOR RETAILERS
You can download the materials below and print them for your shop:
HQ Print 1
HQ Print 2
HQ Print 3
Standard Print 1
Standard Print 2
Standard Print 3
HELP AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you need more information or help, do not hesitate to reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org