“This is going to be a grim day in the history of tobacco-harm reduction,” Greg Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, told the Wall Street Journal. “It will be a day where thousands of small businesses will be contemplating whether they …
The AVA and the Tennessee Smoke Free Association (TSFA) recently criticized the Tennessee Department of Health for misleading smokers about the risks of vapor products.
The Tennessean’s Todd Barnes reports:
TSFA, in conjunction with the American Vaping Association, disputes the Health Department.
“By inexplicably portraying nicotine as the primary risk factor in smoking — rather than the smoke and tar created by combustion — the department of health sends an irresponsible message to the over one million smokers in Tennessee,” Dimitris Agrafiotis, TSFA executive director, said in a press release. “This deceit not only impacts adult smokers who may be scared away from using e-cigarettes, but also could result in smokers believing that FDA-approved quit methods like the nicotine patch and gum are harmful due to presence of nicotine.”
Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal — the hometown paper of tobacco company Reynolds American Inc., covers the company’s request to the FDA that all open vapor products and e-liquids be banned. Big 3 want FDA to ban vapor e-cigs – Winston-Salem Journal: Mapping.