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Heather Hutton, Louisiana Vaping Association

Heather Hutton

Louisiana Vaping Association

Heather Hutton is the owner and operator of Big Chief Vapor Products in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. She began her career in the financial sector, and has excelled in the realm of public relations and business development since 2001. This led to the opening of Big Chief Vapors in March of 2014, in the hopes of positively affecting the lives of St. Bernard residents. After being welcomed by residents and forging personal relationships with local lawmakers, Heather became a Founding Board Member of LAVA, the Louisiana Vaping Association, where she has held the title of Secretary of the Board since early 2015, and began actively lobbying to educate lawmakers and regulatory organizations about vapor products throughout the state of Louisiana. She is the current president of LAVA.

Heather is extremely passionate about protecting the Vapor Industry and assuring that all Vapor Products remain easily accessible for all consumers that wish to use them to practice tobacco harm reduction. She is a member of CASAA and SFATA, and has spoken at several Town Hall and City Council Meetings throughout the state. She was also a key figure in either stopping or altering Vaping Bans in the cities of Lafayette and New Orleans, as well as lowering the Louisiana E­liquid Tax.

A member of the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce since 2014, Heather has always worked to better the quality of life within the Parish of St. Bernard, and all of Louisiana. Being a member of the community development Old Arabi Association since 2014 has allowed her the opportunity to restore historic neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Katrina. She has owned and operated 4 successful businesses, participated in and held various charitable events, and is the Mother of two loving boys. Now, Heather dedicates her time to leading the fight to protect Vapor Products in the state of Louisiana, working with local and state lawmakers to ensure the continued use and accessibility of all Vapor Products.