WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, the American Vaping Association – a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes – is reminding smokers that vapor products are a viable option to help them become smoke-free.
The Great American Smokeout is an event created by the American Cancer Society that is held annually on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout is held to motivate America’s 40 million-plus smokers to set a quit date and follow through. As part of the campaign, smokers are challenged to put down their cigarettes for a period of 24 hours.
Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, issued the following statement:
“We are proud to join the American Cancer Society in promoting the Great American Smokeout. Smokers should be encouraged to take part in this valuable event regardless of the method they may choose to help them become smoke-free.
“For this year’s Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society should celebrate and congratulate the millions of ex-smokers who have successfully transitioned away from smoking thanks to vaping. Current smokers who have tried and failed to quit with traditional methods like the nicotine gum and patch should be encouraged to make the switch to vapor products today. Every smoker who switches to vaping is dramatically improving their health and achieving many of the policy goals of the American Cancer Society.
“Both the vaping industry and the American Cancer Society share the same goal — reducing and eliminating smoking. We are hopeful that the American Cancer Society will use this year’s Great American Smokeout to begin embracing the use of vapor products like electronic cigarettes by adult smokers.”
You can learn more about AVA and vaping by visiting the AVA website.
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.