Board of Directors

President; Victoria Vasconcellos, Cignot

Vice President; Tim Teml, That 1 Vape

Secretary; Craig Kitson, 9-1-1 Vapor Inc

Treasurer; Marco Altamore, Marco’s Vapor

Danne/Heather Reinke, 3D Vapor

Who We Are:

The Smoke Free Alternatives Coalition of Illinois are Illinois businesses that are part of the manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and supply and distribution chains for vapor products and other alternatives to combustible tobacco.

What We Do:

We educate state legislators, local public officials, and media outlets to ensure that vapor products and other alternatives to combustible tobacco are not subject to burdensome regulations or laws. We work with members of organization to ensure they are informed of the most current proposals, policies, and legislation that could stifle innovation, deny access to vapor products to Illinois consumers, or put the vapor industry out of business in Illinois!

Services we provide:

  • State Lobbying professionals representing your interests in the State Capitol to make sure the vapor industry in Illinois is protected.
  • Action alerts to keep you up-to- date on regulations and laws at the state level that may impact the vapor industry and to ensure your voice is heard on vapor issues in State Capitol and in your local area.
  • Training to ensure you can effectively advocate before members of the Illinois General Assembly and your local elected officials.
  • Position papers and talking points so that you are able to inform your local elected officials of the issues facing the vapor industry.
  • Information on how your elected officials voted on vapor issues.
  • Professional public affairs assistance to combat false media stories and re-frame the discussion on the vapor industry in Illinois;
  • Routine updates on developments in Washington, D.C. related as well as bills affecting the vapor industry other state capitols.

What We Have Accomplished:

Our members have worked to defeat the following proposals:

  • Legislation seeking to Raise the Age to Vape from 18 to 21 statewide.
  • Legislation to Add vapor products to the Smoke Free Illinois Act.
  • Legislation to Ban e-liquid flavors from being used or sold in Illinois.