WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of electronic cigarettes, today backed legislation introduced by Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty (D-Conn.) that would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate a rule to require child-safety packaging for liquid nicotine containers. The following statement was issued by Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association:
“The American Vaping Association supports Rep. Esty’s efforts to protect minors with her sponsorship of H.R. 5486. E-cigarettes are adult products and every effort should be made to make sure they are not used – or even tampered with – by children. A regulation that requires child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine containers is a sound public health policy. E-cigarettes have been shown to be effective tools in weaning tobacco users away from cigarette smoking. For that reason, federal regulators should welcome the emergence of e-cigarettes and their use by adult smokers who want to kick the tobacco habit.”
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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.