ALBANY, N.Y. – Today, the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, reacted to tonight’s passage of A.5955 by the New York Assembly by an 85-58 vote. If enacted, this bill would prohibit the usage of vapor products — technology devices that allow for the inhalation of a smoke-free vapor — everywhere in New York State that the use of combustible cigarettes is banned.
Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, issued the following statement:
“This is the nanny state on steroids. It makes no sense to treat these tobacco-free, smoke-free, and often nicotine-free products the same as deadly combustible cigarettes.
“All across New York, vapor products are creating ex-smokers. We are hopeful that the Senate will recognize the science and defeat this bill.”
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.