FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
American Vaping Association Comments
on American Heart Association Statement on E-Cigarettes
WASHINGTON, D.C., August, 25, 2014 – Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the health benefits of electronic cigarettes, issued the following statement today about comments released about e-cigarettes by the American Heart Association:
“The e-cigarette industry agrees with the American Heart Association that more research is needed to understand the uses, pitfalls and benefits of e-cigarettes. We have already been pursuing extensive studies and would welcome more of them. E-cigarette companies, like the AHA, also recognize the growing use of e-cigarettes to help smokers kick the habit. We believe this to be one of the most important health benefits of vaping. At the same time, we don’t believe that e-cigarettes should be regulated as tobacco products. They are not tobacco products; they are anti-tobacco products. AHA pushed the FDA to ban e-cigarettes in 2009 and, had it won the day, many of the health benefits and potential health benefits it now cites would not have occurred.”
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About the American Vaping Association:
The American Vaping Association is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the rapidly growing vaping and electronic cigarette industry. We are dedicated to educating the public and government officials about the growing evidence that e-cigarettes – battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution and create an inhalable vapor – are harm-reduction products that effectively help smokers quit.
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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.