“The Ohio Legislature should reject Gov. Kasich’s proposal to tax vapor products. Taxing a free market solution to the public health epidemic of smoking is neither good tax policy nor good health policy.
“Despite significant strides made in combating smoking in this country, two million-plus Ohio adults still smoke. With real world studies showing that vapor products help adult smokers transition away from smoking, adding sin taxes on the sale of these products will cost lives.”
Scott Eley, executive and partner at the Miamisburg, Ohio-based e-liquid manufacturer Niquid, issued the following statement:
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.