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CASAA Newsletter – May 2018

May began with a “blitz” of enforcement action from the FDA and FTC against e-liquid manufacturers that use artwork which closely mimics or otherwise is directly appropriated from food, candy, or beverage products marketed to young people. Although intellectual property … Continue reading

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Cole-Bishop Throws Vapers Under the Bus

On May 17th, 2018, Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA 02) released a statement on Facebook (here) stating that he was “pleased that the committee passed my Cole-Bishop amendment that maintains the availability of harm reducing nicotine vapor products, while also keeping … Continue reading

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Supporting the Nicopure/R2V Lawsuit

Last year, Nicopure Labs and The Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition (“R2B”) sued the FDA, arguing against portions of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and the FDA’s Deeming Rule as they are being applied to vapor products. The court ruled … Continue reading

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CASAA Newsletter – April 2018

CALLS TO ACTION RESEARCH US Vapor Flavors Survey – FDA Flavors ANPRM 1 week ago In March, the FDA published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding standards for flavored vapor products. An ANPRM is the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Tobacco Harm Reduction Expert Fact Checks UCSF “Gateway” study

Dr. Brad Rodu Dr. Brad Rodu, a renowned Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville who holds an endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research, has called for the retraction of a Pediatrics article by University of California San … Continue reading

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CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results

CASAA’s leadership team, as confirmed at our last board meeting: Alex Clark, Executive Director Bruce Nye, President of the Board Jennifer Berger-Coleman, Vice President of the Board and Director of Community Outreach Karen Carey, Secretary and Treasurer of the Board … Continue reading

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ECigIntelligence User Survey 2018

In November of 2017, CASAA assisted ECigIntelligence in conducting a focused survey of vapers. The integrity of ECigIntelligence was verified, as was the purpose and scope of the survey, and the survey was circulated to our members via email.As a … Continue reading

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Congress votes to fund scared-straight campaign from CDC, but leaves smokers and vapers out in the cold.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (“the omnibus budget bill”) has been nearly six months in the making. And when all of the pieces were laid together–all 2200+ pages of it–the bill made its way through Congress and onto President … Continue reading

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Tobacco (and Vapor) 21 looses steam in Washington State

(Update – 03.09.18) For the second year in a row, the Washington State Legislature has failed to advance a bill that would raise the minimum purchase age for tobacco and vapor products to 21. Thanks to participation from consumers and … Continue reading

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CASAA Newsletter – March 2018

Welcome back to CASAA’s Newsletter. We know it’s been several months since we last sent this out, but we are once again able to devote resources to delivering this to your inbox monthly. We hope you’ll find our March update … Continue reading

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