The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization with an all-volunteer board and a grassroots membership of more than two hundred thousand individuals from all walks of life, and we are growing daily. We are a consumer organization, not a trade association. We are dedicated to ensuring the availability of reduced harm alternatives to smoking and to providing smokers and non-smokers alike with honest information about those alternatives so that they can make informed choices.

The timeline includes links to articles, patents, court decisions, and many other resources to give a comprehensive history of this revolutionary alternative to combustible tobacco.


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(3) Register To Vote! Millions of vapers, including YOU, have the power to influence government decisions by electing candidates who support vaping!

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(5) Support CASAA's work to promote tobacco harm reduction policies and keep the diverse range of smoke-free alternatives available.

Recent Posts

Sen. Ron Johnson Continues to be a Champion for Vapers in the US Senate

On Tuesday, February 21st, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to incoming Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price congratulating him on his confirmation and urging Secretary Price to “consider suspending the FDA’s e-cigarette rule.” In addition to citing the obvious damage to the economy that will result from full implementation of the FDA’s deeming rule, Senator Johnson …

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HR 1136 – Modernizing the predicate date for vapor products is a vital first step

The FDA Deeming Clarification Act of 2017 (HR 1136) was introduced on Thursday, February 16th. Republican Tom Cole of Oklahoma (4th district) and Democrat Sanford Bishop of Georgia (2nd district) have built on previous legislative attempts from 2015 and 2016. HR 1136 is an updated version of HR 2058 and the Cole/Bishop amendment. Last June, CASAA’s legislative coordinator, Alex Clark, …

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New video resource for THR advocates and policy makers – Facts about Vaping!

Millions of long-term smokers have developed diseases that have caused them to die early. It is well understood that these diseases are caused almost exclusively by inhaling smoke. Vapor products, commonly referred to as electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, do not burn tobacco or any other material, and so do not produce the smoke that causes smoking related diseases. How an …

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Critical Thinking 101: Source Evaluation

I think we live in an unscientific age in which almost all the buffeting of communication and television–words, books, and so on–are unscientific. As a result, there is a considerable amount of intellectual tyranny in the name of science. ~ Richard Feynman, 1966   Refuting unscientific anti-e-cigarette commentaries takes a lot of work these days. These articles pull facts from …

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Battery Safety – Making Peace With Power

CASAA has produced a comprehensive guide to battery safety for those who use vapor products. The guide discusses how batteries are made, how they work, and what damages them. From this understanding, users can formulate some pretty clear rules to keep them and their batteries living together peacefully. Download the complete guide here. CASAA battery cases are available here. Practical Battery Safety Tips …

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