Advocacy Archive

27 Oct 2016

SFATA Delaware: Fighting for the Right to Vape

Vaping is the best way to quit smoking tobacco, which time and again has been proven to be bad for the health, and even causes cancer. But government regulation is making it difficult for vapers and their
27 Oct 2016

SFATA New York: Fighting Back

“Today’s final rule pulls the rug out from the nine million smokers who have switched to vaping, putting them in jeopardy of returning back to smoking, which kills 480,000 Americans each year and costs the US more
21 Aug 2016

E-cigarettes Now Listed Tobacco and the Costly PMTA: Breathe Easy Alliance of Alabama’s Opinion on FDA’s New Regulation

“We are being painted as big tobacco, and that is the complete opposite of what is true. We are just small companies who feel passionately about helping people quit smoking in the best and safest way possible.”
6 Oct 2015

Forest Service Making a Huge Mistake

Recently the U.S. Forest issued a rule banning the use of e-Vapor products: National Park Service bans electronic cigarettes from parks http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2015/09/16/national-park-service-bans-electronic-ciagrettes-from-parks/ Really? Are they also going to ban cameras with batteries? Cell phones? Radios? Hearing aids?
28 Sep 2015

Thoughts on an Article About Smoking and Teens

Headline: State Study Show Youth Cigarette Smoking is Down, But e-Cig Use is Up  http://www.gainesville.com/article/20150926/ARTICLES/150929755/1002/news?Title=State-study-shows-youth-cigarette-smoking-is-down-but-e-cigs-use-is-up In a recent article about how youth smoking rates are declining the author mentions that “But the report found a troubling trend, too:
24 Sep 2015

Recent Comments From the FDA About Electronic Cigarettes-Very Promising

Today the FDA announced proposed rules titled ““Clarification of When Products Made or Derived From Tobacco Are Regulated as Drugs, Devices, or Combination Products; Amendments to Regulations Regarding “Intended Uses.” https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-24313.pdf?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery The document is very intriguing and
11 Sep 2015

A Quick Note on e-Cig “Studies”

Almost on a daily basis I receive a Google Alert noting another e-Cig “study”. It is getting to be comical as almost every “study” contains the same conclusion one of which I will quote here from the most
10 Sep 2015

Incorrect Use of Taxation

Chicago is sadly looking to impose a sin-tax on the city’s Vapers. Mayor Emmanuel and sadly “Health” professionals are backing a plan to tax e-Vapor products. Their reasoning? To make the products more expensive to minors. The
20 Aug 2015

Time to Take e-Vapor Seriously

We are in our eighth year on the market and those of us who have been here since our beginnings have all experienced clients who tear up and tell you how our products have significantly changed their
6 Aug 2015

Adding Clarity to an Interview

Last week I had the opportunity to be interviewed by WBEZ’s Kimberly Adams. A very nice person who took her time to understand the issues the industry is facing by untenable governmental oversight. Here is her article: http://www.wbez.org/news/congress-weighing-stronger-fda-regs-e-cigs-112567