Voices of Vapers: Bad Legislation Threatening Small Businesses and Tobacco Harm Reduction in the Land of Opportunity (Guest: Scout Stubbs)

Published February 28, 2019
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Scout Stubbs joins the Heartland Institute’s state government relations manager Lindsey Stroud to discuss her efforts in Arkansas. Scout and her husband opened their vape shop in 2015 and have expanded it to a franchise chain of five stores in Arkansas. Drippers Vape Shop exclusively sells their e-liquid line that come in 103 different flavors and are all registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The two discuss Scout’s journey into vaping, the role and economic impact of her business in Arkansas, efforts to restrict youth from using e-cigarettes, and pending legislation in Arkansas which will tax e-cigarettes, as well as ban access to these products and other tobacco products, from persons under 21 years of age.
You can find more information about the Arkansas Vape Advocacy Alliance at arkansasvaaa.org or on their Facebook page. The video mentioned in the podcast can be found here.