Mr. Conley Goes to Washington

AVA prez Greg Conley made a new friend in Washington, DC Wednesday

Gregory Conley
Gregory Conley Vaping in a Café - Picture Source: Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY

Always Be Prepared

You never know when you’ll get a chance to advocate, so be ready!  American Vaping Association president Gregory Conley was on his way to meet with Congressional representatives in Washington Wednesday when he accidentally ran into US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy outside the Cannon House Office Building. Never one to miss a chance to speak up for vaping, Conley delivered an impromptu presentation to the doctor.

Dan Donahue of Good Karma Vapor in Saddle Brook, NJ, posted several shots of the chance encounter on his Facebook page, along with a good description. “Like a mongoose on a mouse, Gregory identified the US Surgeon General, and politely curb sided him with a perfectly executed presentation of our mission. Serendipitously he was carrying a copy of the Royal College of Physicians THR report. It was genius.”

So vapers, follow Greg’s example and always carry a copy of the RCP report. You never know when you’ll have a chance to put it to good use. Seriously though, anyone who works as hard as Greg promoting sensible regulation and legislation of vaping deserves some good luck once in a while. While the conversation may not sway the skeptical Surgeon General, we can be sure that he heard a balanced and passionate presentation. No one does a better job promoting the benefits of vaping than Greg.

Jim McDonald
I spend most of my time studying the regulatory, legislative and scientific challenges to vaping, advocating for our right to exist, and talking with others who do the same. Consider me a source for information, and feel free to agree or disagree with anything I say. I love good coffee and sweet Michigan cherries. My childhood hero was Gordie Howe.
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  • UnknownEntity

    As a new vaper (new ex-smoker), I really appreciate the info you have provided. I was not really aware of these problems, so I was very shocked to find out the gov was targeting vaping.

    • Jim McDonald

      Congrats on quitting smoking — and welcome to Vaping360. I hope you’ll join CASAA and take part in the fight to keep vaping available!