Voices of Vapers: Vaping in the Show-Me State & Misconstruing Data (Guest: A.J. Moll)

Published December 27, 2018
A.J. Moll is the Executive Director of Missouri Smoke Free, a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote science, health and legal aspects of vapor products through advocacy and education. Moll is also a member in good standing with the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association and former Vice President of Media Relations for Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education. Moll came into vaping due to government regulations prohibiting smoking through a Smoke Free law and has been vaping for eight years. Moll talks with State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud about how he found himself a vaping and tobacco harm reduction (THR) advocate, the regulatory landscape of vaping in the Show-Me state, and recent misconstrued data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey and the Monitoring the Future Surveys. The two also discuss U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adam’s recent Twitter statements, Big Tobacco’s role in THR, the fearmongering use of “epidemic” and how public health groups in the United States have continuously changed alarmism campaigns after science has proven e-cigarettes to be effective cessation devices and are 95 percent less harmful than combustible cigarettes. You can find more information about Missouri Smoke Free at https://missourismokefree.org, or follow on Twitter at @SmokeFreeMO You can reach out to A.J. on Twitter at @BRAVEmediaMO.