Louisiana Vaping Association
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Welcome to LAVAPE.ORG

THE LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION FOR VAPE RETAILERS

Founded in 2015, the Louisiana Association of Vaper Retailers is the official trade organization representing the interests of Louisiana’s local manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers of personal vaporizer technologies. We’re glad to have you stand united with us – Welcome aboard!

LAVA IS SUPPORTED BY THE FOLLOWING LOUISIANA VAPE RETAIL BUSINESSES

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE LEGISLATION DRASTICALLY INFLUENCING THE VAPOR INDUSRY.
FDA ROCKS VAPOR INDUSTRY WITH SWEEPING REGULATIONS
The Food and Drug Administration this morning gave the vapor industry a rude awakening when it issued sweeping regulations that deemed vapor products to be tobacco products.

The 499-page document places all vapor products under the jurisdiction of the Tobacco Control Act of 2007. Under the changes, vapor products including e-liquid containing no nicotine, will be held to the same requirements. Numerous vaping advocacy groups have already denounced the regulations. The American VapingAssociation, in a statement, referred to the regulations as “downright prohibition.”

LAVA’S MISSION: UNITE. EDUCATE. PROTECT.

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY & OUTREACH
We work with government, industry, and individual stakeholders to support electronic cigarette laws reflecting the most recent health, business, and voter positions. Our state-wide network of activists, educators and advocates provides direct response to criticisms rooted in business competition, misinformation, and old data.
PUBLIC EDUCATION INITIATIVES
The health of our industry is predicated on transparency. Understanding this emerging market requires appropriate context. We provide businesses, media and voters with up-to-date technical, health and political information in order to support informed decision-making and responsible enjoyment.
LAVA MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT
We work with our members to offer public health and safety training, increase business exposure, and develop new statewide economic opportunities. We also require our members to adopt unified regulations regarding the production and sale of electronic cigarettes, and subsequently enforce that code.

LAVA’S BOARD: THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE.

CHRIS FLOWERS
LAVA President / Owner of Crescent City Clouds

Chris Flowers
Before venturing into the vaping industry, Chris Flowers was a member of two unions in the Louisiana film industry. The lessons learned from the film industry in regards to hard work, passion, dedication, and teamwork lead him to start his own venture on the side, Crescent City Clouds.

Crescent City Clouds is a New Orleans based vapor company, established late 2013 as
a way for vapors to find unique, New Orleans crafted flavors. His hopes were to bring a safer
alternative to traditional cigarettes for his co workers in the film industry. The passion of helping others has always played a huge role in his life and business decisions.

When the New Orleans City Council decided that they wanted to categorize vaping in with smoking and would add vaping to the new smoking ban in Orleans Parish, Chris along with other shop owners testified against this ban. Chris is a founding board member of LAVA, the Louisiana Vaping Association. This was the first step in uniting stakeholders in the vaping industry within Louisiana.

Chris was voted in as President, where he has held that title since LAVA’s inception in early 2015. He has been active in trying to unite all shops and manufacturers to advocate for vaping as a healthier alternative to smoking. As an advocate he has met with lawmakers, secretaries of revenues, and worked closely with lobbyists in order to achieve the organization’s goals.

Twitter: @CrescentCityClouds

Owner and Founder of Langleys Vapes in Covington, LA since January 2013. Jacob got his start in the vaping industry as an online shop selling hardware and eliquids over the internet.

By December of 2013, he opened Covington’s first brick and mortar vape shop selling the latest hardware, highend Authentics, and introducing the area to designer liquids made by various companies in the industry.

Jacob is a former smoker that was quick to spot the promise vaping has for getting the public away from using traditional cigarettes.

Jacob is married to his wife Diana Saenz and has two children. Jacob is also part of his local Chamber of Commerce, LAVA, and SFATA.

JACOB SAENZ
LAVA Treasurer / Owner of Langley’s Vapes

Jacob Saenz

LOUISIANA VAPOR ASSOCIATION

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