WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Vaping Association (AVA), a leading advocate for the health benefits of electronic cigarettes, today praised the Missouri State Senate for voting 26-6 to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of SB 841, which would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
“The Senate did the right thing in overriding Gov. Nixon’s veto. It is common sense that e-cigarettes should be kept out of the hands of youth and enactment of SB 841 will do just that. We urge members of the House to join their Senate colleagues in completing the veto override,” said Gregory Conley, AVA’s president.
AVA’s previous statement on Gov. Nixon’s veto can be read here.
You can learn more about AVA and vaping by visiting the AVA website.
About the American Vaping Association
The American Vaping Association is a nonprofit organization that advocates for fair and sensible regulation of vapor products, otherwise known as electronic cigarettes, with the goal of maximizing the number of adult smokers who use these products to quit smoking. The AVA was founded by Gregory Conley, a consumer and industry advocate with a long track record of advocating for vapor products dating back to 2010.
We are dedicated to educating the public and government officials about public health benefits offered by vapor products, which are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine or nicotine-free solution and create an inhalable vapor. The AVA is not a trade group and does not speak for any particular businesses, including our industry sponsors.