WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gregory Conley, President of the the American Vaping Association, issued the following statement in response to an announcement by JUUL Labs and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on the start of a new comprehensive strategy to combat underage usage of vaping products.
“We are reluctant to support policies that would deny harm reduction alternatives to adult smokers, including those who are 18- to 20- years old. However, it is hard to blame JUUL when they are facing off with well-funded opponents who ultimately want to see all products like JUUL removed from the U.S. market.”
“Attorney General Miller’s leadership on this issue has been exemplary and his participation should send a signal to genuine public health advocates that JUUL is very serious about preventing youth access to its products.”
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.