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.

CASAA needs your support so we can defend the access, diversity, and truthful information about smoke-free alternatives. Every donation goes to fund calls to action, efforts to meet with lawmakers and regulators, and our operations. We are a non-profit organization with an all volunteer board ensuring your contributions go directly into real advocacy.

CASAA is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization. While CASAA is a non-profit organization and pays no income taxes on the donations it receives, contributions or gifts to CASAA are not deductible by the donor as charitabile contributions for federal income tax purposes.


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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

San Francisco Passes One-Size-Fits-All Flavor Ban, Condemns Smokers to Status Quo

The ink is barely dry on amendments accepted during San Francisco’s Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee hearing and the full Board of Supervisors has passed the ordinance that bans the sale of flavored vapor products, tobacco products, and menthol cigarettes. The new law takes effect in April 2018. To say that San Francisco’s decision to ban flavored vapor products is …

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HR 1136 gains early co-sponsors. Take a moment to say THANK YOU!

If you are not a resident of one of the districts listed below, please Take Action here. Don’t know who your representative is? You can find them here. ____________________________________ Please take a moment now to send your representative a message of support and gratitude for co-sponsoring The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017 (HR 1136). This bill would change …

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Delay the FDA – Comment on the Citizen Petition Today!

A Citizen Petition has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that the agency issue “final guidance or regulations describing the recommended or required contents of premarket submissions…” In addition to requesting this final guidance, petitioners (NJOY et. al.) are requesting that the compliance period be extended by 24 months from the time the guidance is published. …

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There was a snus convention in St. Louis!

A remarkable thing happened this past weekend. The first-ever snus convention in the United States was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Down a rather nondescript hallway on the third floor of a hotel, there was a small conference room with a speaker’s dais, projection screen, and about 40 chairs. Despite its modest appearance, one couldn’t escape the feeling you were …

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CASAA Guidance to Members Regarding EVCA’s “Coordination” Fundraising

CASAA is receiving inquiries from our members about the Electronic Vaping Coalition of America (EVCA) and its “coordination” litigation strategy. In particular, our membership has been asking for guidance on the viability of this strategy as well as whether they should support this effort with their time and money. As part of our due diligence, CASAA contacted leadership at EVCA …

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