Advocacy

WE VAPE. WE VOTE.

REMIND OUR GOVERNMENT 

On 9/11 Donald Trump, along with HHS secretary Alex Azaar, announced that the administration would be banning all flavored vapor products from the 9/12/2019 Tell Congress To Protect Flavored E-Liquids NOW!

The move is in response to early findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) that show the number of young people who vape has increased by 25% in 2019 (accompanied by a 28% decline in teen smoking). The White House needs to hear from adult vapers and anyone who loves a vaper! A flavor ban won’t protect our children, but it will kill their parents.

We need to Light Up The Switchboard At The Whitehouse!

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On your call: The operator will likely ask where they can direct your call Simply tell them that flavored vapor products saved your life; and, tell them “We Vape, We Vote. Be polite, be brief, and say thank you.

 

 


VAPING INDUSTRY ADVOCACY GROUPS 

 



The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association


CASAA is a non-profit organization whose board is comprised entirely of volunteers. Started in 2009, membership now exceeds 200,000 individuals. CASAA is free to join and is an excellent resource for keeping current with calls to action across the country. On their website you can also find names for your local political representatives with contact information. 


The American Vaping Association


According to  their website, “the  American Vaping Association is a non-profit advocacy group that champions the use of vapor products and electronic cigarettes to help smokers quit.”  Greg Conley, a former legislative affairs advisor to CASAA, now serves as the acting president. Mr. Conley is a very outspoken advocate for the vape industry, often speaking with media and various health organizations. The AVA provides support to national, state and local non-profits as well as businesses in the industry.


Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association


Formed in 2009 and based in Washington, D.C., SFATA is a leading trade advocation in the electronic cigarette industry. The group’s focus is to advocate for the electronic cigarett industry, made up of e-cigarette producers, distributors and retailers. SFATA is active with public relations, providing accurate information about electronic cigarettes. They work with the media and policy makers as well as other opinion leaders. 


Ohio Vapor Trade Association


OHVTA was formed in 2014 as an Ohio advocacy group for businesses and consumers. They are a non-profit organization whose goal is to “protect the ability of Ohio based consumers of e-vapor products to continue to buy those products in Ohio, from Ohio based businesses.”


Vapor Technology Association


Based in Washington, DC, the VTA represents manufacturers, wholesalers and small business owners who have developed innovative and quality vapor products. Their goals are to promote greater public health through smart regulations and to dispel distorted and misleading information about vapor products. The VTA also strives to protect small business owners and their employees by ensuring the long-term viability of the vapor industry and keep the market open and competitive.


American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association


AEMSA is a manufacturers’ trade association that is “dedicated to creating responsible and sustainable standards for the safe manufacturing of e-liquids”. The organization is comprised of volunteers whose goal is to promote safety through self-regulation.