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.

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Recent Posts

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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A Nod to Harm Reduction from FDA’s New Director, Scott Gottlieb

On Monday, May 15th, Scott Gottlieb M.D. made his first remarks to agency staff as the new director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Of particular interest are Dr. Gottlieb’s statements regarding the importance of reducing smoking rates. Specifically, we are encouraged by the new FDA director’s statement that, “we need to have the science base to explore the …

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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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An open letter to the New York Times: Very little is “sensible” about the FDA vapor regulation.

By way of background, in April, the New York Times’ Editorial Board published an op-ed regarding lobbying efforts against the FDA deeming regulations. Alex Clark, CASAA’s Executive Director, emailed a response to the article in an effort to clarify some of the more wildly inaccurate points that were made. Instead, the New York Times published a response from a representative …

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Out of the budget but, still in the fight!

Sunday evening (April 30, 2017) congressional leaders met to finalize the FY2017 omnibus spending bill for the US budget. The Cole-Bishop amendment, which would provide much-needed relief to the vapor industry by allowing it to continue manufacturing products that were on the market pre-August 2016, was stripped out of the spending package along with 159 other “riders.” Once again, opponents …

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