Bert Brown, a consumer advocate who is very active with the Kansas Vapers Association, forwarded us his comments in response to a very large 20 cents per ml tax on vapor products that has been proposed in the Kansas Legislature. This tax was introduced and passed through the Senate with no opportunity for public comment, so as expected, the situation in Kansas is messy.
Both HealthDay and the Washington Examiner picked up the AVA’s response to a terribly performed study that purports to find that vapor products don’t help smokers quit. In HealthDay: “Asking smokers about their ‘ever use’ of a product, and then somehow attributing that ‘ever use’ to their subsequent success or failure to quit smoking months […]
The following public comment was delivered by AVA President Gregory Conley to the FDA workshop, “Electronic Cigarettes and Public Health,” which was held by the Food & Drug Administration from March 9-10. Joining Conley in giving testimony were, among others, Bill Godshall of Smokefree Pennsylvania, Dr. Carl Phillips of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives […]
The February 2015 edition of CSP Magazine features an article recapping a speech given by AVA President Gregory Conley at CSP’s Vaping Academy event in December. Gregory Conley did not set out to become one of the most vocal vaping advocates in the country. Conley, president of the American Vaping Association (AVA), described himself more […]
This letter originally appeared on Madison.com on February 11, 2015. Dear Editor: Chris Walker deserves credit for truthfully informing readers that vapor products, otherwise known as electronic cigarettes, are clearly less hazardous than smoking. (“Adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban is the right thing to do”) However, in arguing for Wisconsin’s smoking ban to apply to […]