WASHINGTON D.C. – The American Vaping Association (AVA), a leading advocate for the benefits of electronic cigarettes, today criticized a ban on the use of e-cigarettes at the 31-school University System of Georgia colleges and universities as part of a larger ban on tobacco products that goes into effect October 1.
“Banning the use of smoke-free and tobacco-free products like e-cigarettes in outdoor areas of college campuses is bureaucratic lunacy,” said Gregory Conley, AVA’s president. “E-cigarettes pose no secondhand risk to bystanders and are often used by smokers looking to transition away from combustible tobacco products.
“Such policies make a mockery out of the idea that college is where young adults mature and learn to take responsibility for their own actions,” Conley added.
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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.