In this article in Associations Now, Rob Scott highlights how the American Vaping Association and other groups are fighting against government-mandated restrictions on vaping.
“Vape” may be Oxford Dictionaries’ 2014 Word of the Year, but its current popularity in the language isn’t shielding vaping from a wave of legislative activity to limit the use of e-cigarettes in public places. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a rule to extend its tobacco regulatory authority to include e-cigarettes, but in the meantime, state and local lawmakers are introducing measures to limit the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products at a high rate [PDF].
The American Vaping Association is working to counter that trend. Most recently, the group spoke out last week against proposed legislation in Madison, Wisconsin, where the city council is considering whether to add e-cigarettes to its existing smoking ban.