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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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ACS to Clinicians: Vaping is an acceptable last resort…

…but we still want it regulated like cigarettes. — In February, The American Cancer Society (ACS) published a partial change in their position on the role that vapor products can play in helping people quit smoking. By way of summary, … Continue reading

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CASAA files Amicus Brief in Nicopure/R2B FDA Deeming Rule Challenge

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

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Real World Evidence Doesn’t Support Pneumonia Concerns

— London, UK Contrary to the headlines, a recent study published in the European Respiratory Journal offers no proof that vaping causes, or significantly increases, the risk of getting pneumonia. In fact, vaping may even decrease the risk in many … Continue reading

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Public Health England Reaffirms Support of Vaping

–London, U.K. Public Health England (PHE) has released its latest annual report on e-cigarettes, again stating that vaping poses only a fraction of the health risk of tobacco smoking and should be encouraged among smokers. A key finding of the … Continue reading

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Multiple Vape Shops File Against FDA

–Washington D.C. Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), a donor-supported organization that has successfully litigated for limited government, private property rights, and free enterprise, announced Tuesday that it would be representing several small vape shop owners in lawsuits filed against the U.S. … Continue reading

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More misleading headlines about vaping

— New York City, New York A poorly designed mouse study from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City is causing news outlets around the world to falsely report that the use of vapor products increases … Continue reading

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FDA ends nicotine addiction experiment on squirrel monkeys

Earlier this month, the FDA announced it was permanently ending nicotine addiction experiments on monkeys that were part of the agency’s potential effort to force cigarette manufacturers to lower the nicotine content of their products. In a November 2017 letter … Continue reading

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CASAA to FDA’s TPSAC: PMI’s modified risk claims should go further!

Full text of statement below. Please note that a portion of our statement was omitted during the presentation due to time constraints. In the interest of transparency, we have included the omitted COI statement here. January 25, 2018 Testimony Delivered … Continue reading

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