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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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CASAA to Address TPSAC Regarding Modified Risk Product

(Silver Spring, MD) On January 24-25, 2018, the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) will discuss modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs), submitted by Philip Morris Products S.A. for the IQOS Heatsticks systems. TPSAC reviews and evaluates safety, dependence, and … Continue reading

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Modernize the Predicate Date for Vapor Products!

By January 19th, Congress will need to come up with a plan to continue funding the government. This could be just another continuing resolution or we could be looking at real budget talks happening in the coming weeks. In either … Continue reading

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CASAA Submits Comment to OMB Regarding CDC Campaign

Focus put on misleading “Tips From Smokers” campaign In October 2017 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) submitted an information collection request titled “National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review … Continue reading

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