It’s official. The Vapor Technology Association (VTA) will bring manufacturers, wholesalers, small business owners and entrepreneurs in the vapor industry a fresh perspective on the industry and the policies that impact it. The organizationon states its mission is to serve as the advocate for leaders in the vapor community who not only continue to develop new technologies for the benefit of public health, but also promote small businesses and job growth, responsible public policies and regulations, and a high standard of safety within the industry.
According to today’s press announcement, VTA’s board will include Ron Tully of Next Generation Labs, Brittani Cushman of Intrepid Brands, Sanjiv Desai of VMR Products, Patricia Kovacevic of Nicopure Labs, Arnaud Dumas de Rauly of FIVAPE and George Cassels-Smith of Tobacco Technology Inc.
“The growth of the vapor technology industry provides an opportunity for new jobs in communities across the country while promoting a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products,” said Tony Abboud, VTA’s National Legislative Director. “Through our advocacy efforts, VTA and its members will pursue strong industry standards and responsible regulations that protect children and ensure the safety of consumers while aggressively pushing back on any misleading information about our products.”
The VTA release states that its “members have worked diligently with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle in support of safeguards for children, including child-resistant packaging and laws preventing sales to minors. And while the U.S. federal government is falling behind the rest of the world in the development of product standards, VTA and its members are ahead of the curve, promoting responsible regulations and strict safety standards here in the United States and abroad.”