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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Recent Posts

Public Health’s Truth Quandary

It should be obvious that researchers seeking to provide solid evidence that would be helpful in improving the health and welfare of the public would have the highest regard for truth: Not only discovering the truth but eagerly wanting that truth to be revealed. But, if you’re a tobacco researcher in public health, telling some truths is cause for concern because …

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Swedish Match gets trapped in the FDA’s regulatory house of mirrors

For two and a half years, the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has mulled over a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) application submitted by snus maker Swedish Match. The 130,000-page application seeks to bring snus warning labels more in line with scientific reality. On December 14th, the agency finally issued a partial ruling in which one of the requests …

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CASAA Webinar – FDA Compliance and 2017 Legislative Overview

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, CASAA hosted our first webinar regarding FDA compliance and a legislative overview for 2017. Going into a new year and legislative session, vapor consumers and the vapor industry face continued uncertainty at the federal and state levels. At the same time, manufacturers are dealing with compliance issues and regulatory confusion. The webinar was moderated by …

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US Surgeon General’s #NoEcigs4Kids report ignores data and misleads public

Today, the US Surgeon General released a report on youth use of vapor products and the potential risks to young people from vaping. Although we agree that youth use of nicotine should be discouraged, interventions should be balanced by the need to honestly inform adult smokers of safer alternatives to cigarettes. CASAA is disappointed that Dr. Murthy has chosen politics …

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CASAA Newsletter No. 4 (November 2016)

November 2016 Autumn 2016 This installment of CASAA’s newsletter was originally intended to come out in October. But, we were on an RV traversing the country lending the consumer voice to raising awareness about tobacco harm reduction and the legislative challenges we’ll be facing in 2017. Of course, in the wake of the US general election, we are looking at …

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