December 10, 2018
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Dimitris Agrafiotis joins Lindsey Stroud to discuss his history in the vaping community. Dimitris is executive director of the Tennessee Smoke Free Association, president of the Global eVapor Consulting and a host at SmokeFreeRadio. Dimitris and Lindsey discuss his efforts in Tennessee, the role of state and federal advocacy associations, self-regulation from the vaping industry, Dimitris’ efforts in the European Union, China, and how vaping is not Big Tobac...
December 5, 2018
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Andrew Osborne, vice president of the New York State Vapor Association (NYSVA) joins Lindsey to discuss a proposed flavor ban in the state of New York. NYSVA is an advocacy organization that supports more than 700 New York vaping businesses and more than 2,700 employees. The board has been advising researcher, legislators, government agencies, and industry stakeholders for eight years on local, state, federal and international issues. Andrew is the president...
November 27, 2018
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Mark Anton, executive director of the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) joins Lindsey to discuss SFATA’s work in 2018. SFATA is a national advocacy organization representing member companies at local, state and federal levels. Mark is an early pioneer of vaping, CEO and founder of What A Smoke, LLC, an electronic cigarette and vaping device manufacturer and distributor. Mark is also a legislative director for federal matters for the New Jerse...
November 21, 2018
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, state government relations manager Lindsey Stroud talks with Tony Abboud, executive director of the Vapor Technology Association (VTA). VTA is a national trade organization representing manufacturers, wholesalers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs who have developed innovative and quality vapor products. Lindsey and Tony discuss how he found himself in the vaping industry, VTA’s work in preventing youth access to vapor products, VTA’s 50 State Joint D...
November 5, 2018
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Jennifer Higginbotham joins the podcast to discuss e-liquids and regulations imposed by the federal government on manufacturers. Jennifer is Chief Operating Officer of HiggyCigs, an e-liquid manufacturer that has been operating since 2014. Jennifer and Lindsey discuss Jennifer’s journey into electronic cigarettes, vaping devices and her company. They also talk about and how Jennifer was instrumental in helping streamline the process of product registration. ...
November 1, 2018
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, NOT Blowing Smoke Founder Stefan Didak revisits the podcast to discuss flavor bans. After San Francisco recently passed a flavor ban on tobacco products, other states and localities are pushing similar legislation. Stefan talks about a recent hearing in Sacramento, CA, Altria’s decision to limit flavors in their own electronic cigarette devices, and why these bans threaten tobacco harm reduction.
October 3, 2018
In the latest Voices of Vapers podcast, State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud talks with Guy Bentley, a research associate at Reason Foundation. Guy and Lindsey discuss Reason’s research on tobacco harm reduction, why flavors are a big thing right now, and other regulations and taxes threatening the vaping industry. For more of Guy’s work, please visit reason.org
September 26, 2018
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Fig Ramsey, president of Feels Good Vapor, joins State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud to discuss the importance of advocacy as the vape industry comes under attack from federal, state, and local regulations and taxes. Fig has been instrumental in providing the funding for advocacy groups through many campaigns including #GonzoGives #FundTheFuture ##VapeTithing and #VapesGiving. You can find more information about these campaigns at www.vapetithi...
September 20, 2018
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Alex Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Advocates for Smoke Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) joins State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud to discuss the consumer organization’s advocacy efforts. Founded in 2009, CASAA has been a leading grassroots organization that focuses on educating the public and bringing awareness to the benefits of tobacco harm reduction products. Alex has been busy this year between federal application processe...
September 7, 2018
...tland Institute. Lindsey comes on the show to talk about the latest in the realm of e-cigarettes and Tobacco Harm Reduction. In addition to giving an update on this front, Lindsey talks about her newly resurrected podcast series - subtitled "Voices of Vapers."
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