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Vaping Cancer, Heart Disease Risk Overstated By Recent Research

Photo Credit: Max Pixel Two recent study findings that were released to the media this month are just wild speculation, and possibly intentional misrepresentation, according to analysis by The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA). In an as-yet-to-be-published (or … Continue reading

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CASAA Files Affidavit in American Academy of Pediatrics v. FDA Lawsuit

The Right to Be Smoke-Free Coalition (RSF) recently submitted a brief to the federal district court of Maryland, opposing a motion for summary judgment filed by various public health groups in American Academy of Pediatrics v. FDA. The public health … Continue reading

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Researchers Fall Short Examining Effects of Vapor Exposure in Lungs

In a recent study published online Aug. 13 in the BMJ journal Thorax, hoping to discover what happens when e-liquid evaporates and enters the lungs, researchers attempted to recreate vaping using common respiratory suction “traps” and collected the resulting condensation. … Continue reading

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CASAA Newsletter – August 2018

Dear CASAA Members, June and July saw us involved in a lot of activity with the FDA. In early June, CASAA and other advocacy groups filed a 90-day extension request for the comment period for the advance notice of proposed … Continue reading

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CASAA’s Comment to FDA on Flavors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products, to obtain information related to the role that flavors play in tobacco products. Specifically, FDA is seeking comments on, among … Continue reading

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CASAA Submits Comment to FDA Regarding Nicotine Limits

   Image from FDA.gov The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes, an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment for consideration in developing a potential nicotine product … Continue reading

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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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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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