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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(1) Send a Message! Support a change to the 2007 "predicate date" which could save the vapor industry from total destruction.

(2) Join CASAA! It’s easy, it’s free, and we will keep you up to date on information and opportunities to take action to protect your access to vapor products.

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

(4) Tell your story! Visit CASAA’s Testimonials Project and tell us about your experience with low-risk, smoke-free products like e-cigarettes and snus.

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

Recent Posts

UcanQuit2’s Smoking Gun

The military-focused website Ucanquit2.org is doing a fine impression of Col. Jessep from “A Few Good Men.” People, mostly military personnel and their families, who come to this website looking for accurate information about the risks of tobacco use, are treated as if they can’t handle the truth. UcanQuit2’s rigid philosophy is laid bare by the website’s strapline: “Quit Tobacco.” …

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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. [Updated 03.19.17 to include new cosponsors] [Updated 03.23.17 to include new cosponsors] Please take a moment now to send your representative a message of support and gratitude for co-sponsoring The FDA Deeming …

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HR1136 – Co-sponsor Update as of 03.17.17

New co-sponsors from Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia have been added to HR 1136. For the updated list and an opportunity* to say “thank you,” please see our original post here. *Please note that the thank you engagement is limited to people living in districts represented by co-sponsors. Address information for Representatives Cole and Bishop at …

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Tobacco Harm Reduction and Vapor Associations Join Forces in Urging House Leaders to Support HR 1136

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) joined the American Vaping Association (AVA), Vapor Technology Association (VTA), and the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-01) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), urging support for The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017 (HR 1136). The letter underscores the urgent need …

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PA – 40% of nothing is nothing!

Last September in a House Finance Committee hearing, PA Representative Matt Gabler (R, PA-H075) clearly articulated a few key problems surrounding the implementation of the state’s 40% wholesale tax on vapor products. Although his assessment purposely did not account for the public health impact of this devastating tax, the impact on consumers is implied–vapor products will be difficult to purchase. …

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