Help to Protect Vaping in New York State
New York State has 20+ bills to regulate vapor products on the table for 2017. Many of these bills could devastate the vapor products industry, and make this breakthrough technology less accessible to smokers in NY state. Your membership dues will go directly to the NYSVA efforts which include:
- Full-time representation by our lobbyist in Albany
- Educational Events with politicians and public health officials
- Press Releases and Media responses to negative campaigns against vaping
- Working with our elected officials to ensure sensible regulation for vapor products
The NYSVA is setup to represent the industry and vapers rights in Albany and New York City, but we are also registered to represent your business at the county level. This means that the NYSVA can offer assistance, and testimony when necessary, on behalf of the industry in your local communities. If there's anti-vaping legislation at any level in NY state, the NYSVA will be prepared and willing to assist it's members in the fight against any regulations that will negatively affect vaping in NY state.
Discounts and Deals
Exclusive Deals for NYSVA Members :
- We're pleased to have been contacted by the largest vape show in the world, HookahFair Meets VaporFair for their first show in the US. We are helping with their advocacy programming and board members (Michael Frennier, Andrew Osborne and Spike Babaian will be featured speakers. If you're thinking of exhibiting at VaporFair in NYC in December, just send Bob Jonas an email. and put "NYSVA" in the subject line to get $100 off your booth/tabletop; or if you, your staff or customers would like to attend, get 20% off the cost of attending by using "NYSVA" code to order tickets. If we have 4 or more NYSVA exhibitors, they'll create a pavilion for us with signage. Please contact me if you'd like signs to put up in your shop to promote the show. Additionally, new members signed up at VaporFairUSA will receive 12 month members for the cost of 11 months!
- Fig Ramsey flew out to our conference in October from California to introduce us to his Gonzo Gives program. Order your liquid from Gonzo Gives and use code "NYSVA", and he'll donate 10% of all sales to our organization, plus you'll get 10% off...wholesale OR retail orders! Go to www.gonzogives.com.
- Need better rates for processing your sales? Having difficulties with your processing company? EPSG wants to work with us, plus will give a donation to NYSVA for every member who signs up: email@example.com
- Rich from VapeKult has donated over $4500 to NYSVA through his "Advocacy" e-liquid flavor. Order it from him and 100% of the sale goes to NYSVA. He's willing to wholesale to members if the sales go back to the NYSVA. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Need drip tips? Cherry Vape offers 20% off wholesale orders for NYSVA members. You can choose to take the full discount, or split it with NYSVA. Email email@example.com and put "NYSVA Member Wholesale Inquiry" in the subject field.
- VapeNY offers a 5% discount on wholesale orders to NYSVA members, and will additionally donate 5% to NYSVA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "NYSVA Member Wholesale Inquiry" in the subject.
These programs not only benefit us as members, but our organization as well, so we hope you'll support them. Have a fundraising idea? Let us know and we'll get the word out!
Get the latest updates and have your opinions heard. The NYSVA provides regular updates for all of its members. Our monthly newsletter and conference call will also allow all of the NYSVA members to stay connected and informed. We plan to have regional member meetings, including fundraisers. An Albany lobbying event will also be scheduled where members can meet with their representatives to educate them on vaping.
Membership Welcome Package
NYSVA members will receive a welcome package that includes:
- Membership Window Decal for your business
- NYSVA T-Shirt
- Bumper/Promotional Stickers
- Promotional Material with Action Points for you and your customers
(Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your welcome package)
B2B Networking Opportunities
The NYSVA will offer a great opportunity for businesses to interact and network with other member businesses. Our private forums will allow members to communicate, and our public member directory will allow others to verify that you are supporting the industry in NY state. Our member meetings and Albany lobbying events are also great opportunities to network and work on strategy with other businesses that are also supporting the industry in NY state.
Friends of NYSVA - Consumer Membership
Friends of NYSVA are asked only to support the businesses that support vaping in New York! Stay up to date with what's going on in the state of NY on the state, council and municipal level with NYSVA's Monthly Newsletter.