Saving lives from combustible tobacco products is a lofty goal. Some say it will take a village. At VAPRO Supply, we believe it will take an industry—an industry acting together with integrity and resolve to shape legislation that will impact our young, growing market.
Many industry groups and associations have undertaken this effort. Identifying experts, decision makers, and issues; establishing priorities and strategies; and engaging in the long, measured process of shaping regulations has been happening at the federal, state, and local level. If these efforts are successful, our industry, our livelihoods, and our mission—saving lives—will flourish. Of course, to be successful these efforts share a common need…money.
Many of the organizations working on our industry’s behalf struggle to operate. Promoting activities, organizing members, hiring experts—even fundraising—are constrained by a lack of funding. Although our industry is rife with resources, financing advocacy efficiently has been elusive. Through SAVEvape, VAPRO Supply intends to coalesce our industry’s resources into a single endowment that can provide a steady, significant, and predictable source of funding for the variety of industry groups that serve us all.