NYSVA's New York Minute...In April, NYSVA was pleased to have our Technical Analysis Director, Spike Babaian, invited by the FDA to speak on behalf of vape shop owners during their information-gathering workshop on battery safety. She covered "The Retailer Perspective and Public Education. " Ms. Babaian has presented to the FDA on behalf of vape shop owners before for their fact-finding workshops.
We were pleased that Ms. Babaian was chosen to present last, and therefore was able to put the entire workshop into perspective when she reminded everyone that thousands of people die every day from cigarette smoking, and although there have been some battery malfunctions, no one has lost their life because of them.
Through the connections made at the battery workshop, Ms. Babaian was invited to consult with the FDA on its public service campaign promoting battery safety. The FDA's campaign can be found here. Ms. Babaian's presentation was last on the second day, April 20th, Part 3. If you'd like to watch it, her presentation and panel discussion begin at approximately the 2:09 mark. You can find it on the FDA's website here.