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CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading”

Graphic from the Tobacco 21 web site, which falsely claims that vapor products are designed and advertised to be an addictive “gateway” for youth to using tobacco, therefore, they only support T21 laws that include vapor products. Proposals to raise … Continue reading

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Batteries & Bottles: Traveling Safely This Summer

With the summer travel season here, many consumers are wondering about traveling on vacation with their vapor devices and liquids. Lithium batteries are often the most concerning aspect. Headlines appear almost every week of a cell phone, laptop, headphones, hoverboards and … Continue reading

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American Cancer Society Acknowledges Reduced Harm for Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Warns About the Dangers of Misleading Consumers

By Azim Chowdhury & Samuel Jockel on June 15, 2018 On June 11, 2018, the American Cancer Society (“ACS”) released a statement entitled, “The American Cancer Society Public Health Statement on Eliminating Combustible Tobacco Use in the United States’ (“Statement”).[1] The Statement sets forth the ACS’s … Continue reading

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FDA Grants a 30-day Extension for Comments on Flavor Regulation

The FDA is extending the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding a product standard for flavored vapor and tobacco products to July 19, 2018. The unpublished version of the announcement is below. CASAA and many other … Continue reading

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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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