SOURCE: Avalanche International Corp

Avalanche International Corp

SOURCE: Quit Smoking Network

Quit Smoking Network

SOURCE: Smith and Ramsay Brands, LLC

Smith and Ramsay Brands, LLC

December 17, 2014 09:00 ET

Quit Smoking Network Chooses Smith and Ramsay Brands as Primary Supplier

Avalanche Int'l Subsidiary to Provide Avatar Vape Pen and Signature eLiquids to Program Participants

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Avalanche International, Corp. (OTCQB: AVLP) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Smith and Ramsay Brands, LLC (SRB), has been selected as the primary supplier of the Quit Smoking Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing alternatives to those seeking to reduce or quit smoking tobacco products. The Quit Smoking Network has indicated it will feature the Avatar Vape Pen and the Smith and Ramsay brand of premium naturally flavored e-Liquids as their recommended choices in their "harm reduction" program. The Company recently announced that an Italian government sanctioned and sponsored clinical study released November 15, 2014 found that as much as 92% of the study's participants experienced a reduction in smoking traditional tobacco products over 4 months from a group of life long smokers with individual histories of 20 years or more and labeled as smoking-cessation resistant.

"We are very pleased to have been chosen by the Quit Smoking Network for the opportunity to provide our quality line of products and look forward to assisting the Network in their introduction of the Avatar Vape Pen and our premium signature brand of Smith and Ramsay e-Liquids to those desiring to get healthier and alternative to smoking traditional tobacco products," stated Philip E. Mansour, President and CEO of Smith and Ramsay Brands, LLC. Mr. Mansour continued, "Current estimates are 42.1 million people, or 18.1% of all adults (aged 18 years or older), in the United States smoke cigarettes. Cigarette smoking is more common among men (20.5%) than women (15.8%). Mostly importantly, 68.9% of adult smokers want to stop smoking with even more wanting to reduce their use. Given these simple statistics, we believe we have a wonderful opportunity to help the Quit Smoking Network positively affect American lives and grow our business in providing quality products as vaping continues to become more popular and traditional in our society."

The Company disclosed that the Quit Smoking Network was impressed with the clinical study by the Italian Observatory for Smoking, Alcohol and Drug Use at the Institute of Health (ISS) in collaboration with the San Giovanni Bosco Hospital Smoking Center ASL TO2 of Turin. The 4-month study chose 34 volunteers, 18 men and 16 women, with histories of smoking 20 cigarettes or more a day for at least 20 years and a mean age of 40. The experiment measured many factors including the amount of carbon monoxide in the breath and blood to demonstrate the degree of toxins absorbed in the body. The study used only the Avatar vape pen and e-Liquids along with proprietary replacement components supplied by the manufacturing and distribution partners of Smith and Ramsay Brands, LLC. Smith and Ramsay Brands is the distributor of the Avatar line of products throughout the United States as featured at www.AvatarVapePen.com. The presentation of the test results are available at www.AvalancheInternationalCorp.com/ItalianClinicalStudyResults11152014.

As previously published, "the data from the study demonstrates that the Avatar has a negligible toxicity or at least extremely lower than the toxicity of normal cigarettes," said Umberto Roccatti, Chairman of SET, srl, holding company of the Puff brand. Mr. Roccatti elaborated, "The transition to the electronic cigarette by a cessation-resistant smoker is a real hope for all smokers frustrated by the difficulty in giving up smoking and for all those who do not attempt to quit due to the fear of failing." The study results were presented at the 10th Congress of the Italian Society of Tobaccology (SITAB) held in Turin from November 14 through November 15, 2014.

Mr. Mansour said, "The Avatar's discrete and stylish Italian design, convenient ease of use and functional reliability are very impressive. We are equally impressed and pleased to hear that the positive results of the clinical study encouraged the Quit Smoking Network in their selection of our product line and our Company. We continue to believe we are providing the first vape pen and liquids supported by an independent government sanctioned clinical study that speaks to the concerns that vaping may be an unhealthy alternative to traditional tobacco smoking including cigarettes. We are more deliberate than ever in our efforts and look forward to working with the Quit Smoking Network to reach those who desire to stop smoking and are seeking a solution and to those who are seeking a reduction in nicotine or their use of tobacco smoking."

Smith and Ramsay Brands is a manufacturer and distributor of flavored "smoking" vaporizer liquids for electronic vaporizers and cigarettes and recently began its national rollout of its signature branded, premium e-Liquid, Smith and Ramsay along with the distribution of the innovative Avatar vapor pen and premium e-Liquids. Both product lines now featured online at www.SmithandRamsay.com and the Avatar vapor pen and e-Liquids are available at www.AvatarVapePen.com. The Company's web domain is www.AvalancheInternationalCorp.com.

About Avalanche International Corp

Avalanche International, Corp is a Nevada corporation and holding company currently with one wholly owned subsidiary, Smith and Ramsay Brands, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of e-Liquids for the burgeoning e-Vapor marketplace. The e-Vapor marketplace serves as an alternative to cigarettes and other traditional tobacco smoking habits and has been rapidly expanding over the past 5 years. The Company manufactures its signature brand of e-Liquid, Smith and Ramsay, a line that features all natural flavors that are produced in an environment formerly FDA approved. The Company's goal is to maintain a high standard of quality including to always ensure that the environment, processes and procedures continue to meet or exceed guidelines of the FDA, and are in line with ISO and cGMP standards.

About Quit Smoking Network

A nonprofit organization of individuals focused on the education of tobacco smokers about harm reduction and minimizing the use of traditional tobacco products. We provide support and information to anyone who has the desire to reduce or quit smoking, conduct advocacy efforts on behalf of vaping, and harm reduction efforts. This includes support of candidates and legislation that supports harm reduction practices or eliminates their prohibition. We conduct fundraising campaigns and activities to finance our operations as well as sales of products and services.

Forward-looking & Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and those statements are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the Company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company cautions that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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