The World Vapers’ Alliance amplifies the voice of passionate vapers around the world and empowers them to make a difference for their communities. Our alliance includes groups representing vapers – our partners – as well as individual vapers from around the world.
Governments worldwide are increasingly restricting vaping, through measures like making them more expensive and banning flavours. Despite an ever-growing amount of independent international evidence proving that vaping is much, much less harmful than smoking, lawmakers continue these crackdowns.
The World Vapers’ Alliance was established to defend vaping by providing a unified platform that makes vapers’ voices heard by those in the corridors of power.
For too long, policy decisions about vaping have been made in a vacuum. Vaping has already changed the lives of millions of smokers for the better and can change countless more if regulators listen to those who have had their lives improved by vaping.
Funding for the World Vapers Alliance has been provided by the Consumer Choice Center. We welcome funding and donations from partners and individual donors.
Bernhard Mayer is a professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Graz in Austria. Moreover, he is Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
After his dissertation and habilitation at the University of Graz he became head of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2004 and still occupies this role. His main field of research is molecular pharmacology of the cardiovascular system with a focus on NO / cGMP, organic nitrates and lipid metabolism.
He is a notable figure in the field of e-cigarettes and is also considered a mediator between policy makers and vapers. Recently he published “Die E-Zigarette. Fakten & Mythen (The e-cigarette. Fact and myths) (Delta X Verlag, 2020)” where he brings together the most recent research on vaping and its harm reduction potential.