Jagannath Sarangapani (Jaggi) quit a 20-year 40 cigarette a day habit when he started to vape about 7 years ago and he has been smoke-free since. He is an active Tobacco Harm Reduction advocate from India and a member of the Association of Vapers India (AVI). He firmly believes that smokers need to retain the right to safer alternatives which help transition from smoking, and those who have switched should be allowed to remain smoke-free.
Advocacy aside, Jagannath has been an industrialist for over 30 years and manages his company which pioneered polyurethane foams and insulated sandwich panels in India. He holds a Masters’ degree in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and is also an alumnus of Columbia Business School.