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FDA Grants a 30-day Extension for Comments on Flavor Regulation

The FDA is extending the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding a product standard for flavored vapor and tobacco products to July 19, 2018. The unpublished version of the announcement is below. CASAA and many other groups submitted requests for a 90-day extension (see below). While 30-days is obviously short of what we would like, it …

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CASAA Newsletter – May 2018

May began with a “blitz” of enforcement action from the FDA and FTC against e-liquid manufacturers that use artwork which closely mimics or otherwise is directly appropriated from food, candy, or beverage products marketed to young people. Although intellectual property (“IP”) theft is not necessarily the domain of federal regulators, deceptive marketing (i.e., a nicotine product that looks like a …

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Cole-Bishop Throws Vapers Under the Bus

On May 17th, 2018, Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA 02) released a statement on Facebook (here) stating that he was “pleased that the committee passed my Cole-Bishop amendment that maintains the availability of harm reducing nicotine vapor products, while also keeping them out of the reach of children through robust advertising and labeling rules, enhanced shipment age-verification, battery standards, and FDA …

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Supporting the Nicopure/R2B Lawsuit

  Last year, Nicopure Labs and The Right to Be Smoke-Free Coalition (“R2B”) sued the FDA, arguing against portions of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and the FDA’s Deeming Rule as they are being applied to vapor products. The court ruled in favor of the FDA, so the plaintiffs filed an appeal in the D.C. Court of Appeals. On appeal, …

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CASAA Newsletter – April 2018

CASAA reported in March (here) that the FDA has published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding flavored tobacco and vapor products. The purpose of an ANPRM is to gather information about a topic from many different stakeholders. Responses are then used to develop a proposed rule, which will have its own comment and review period. As part of …

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Tobacco Harm Reduction Expert Fact Checks UCSF “Gateway” study

Dr. Brad Rodu, a renowned Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville who holds an endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research, has called for the retraction of a Pediatrics article by University of California San Francisco’s Benjamin W. Chaffee, Shannon Lea Watkins, and Stanton A. Glantz. The article claims that “Among adolescent cigarette experimenters, using e-cigarettes was positively …

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CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results

We are pleased to announce that CASAA’s Board of Directors recently elected Bruce Nye as President of the Board and Jennifer Berger-Coleman as Vice President of the Board. We are also excited to announce that Jim McDonald has joined our Board of Directors.   Bruce joined CASAA’s Board of Directors in 2015, and in 2017, he served as Vice President …

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10 Day Half Off Inventory Flash Sale!

CASAA is reorganizing our store and all inventory has to go! Get your favorite CASAA items for HALF OFF!  March 19th through March 29th VENDORS: We're offering our bulk battery cases at 1/2 off, too. Promote battery safety and advocacy at the same time! Hurry! The sale ends at midnight in 10 days! We will be closing the store temporarily …

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CASAA files Amicus Brief in Nicopure/R2B FDA Deeming Rule Challenge

— Washington D.C. Last year, Nicopure Labs and The Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition (“R2B”) sued the FDA, arguing against portions of the Tobacco Control Act and the FDA’s Deeming Rule as they are being applied to vapor products. The court ruled in favor of the FDA at that time, so the plaintiffs filed an appeal in the D.C. Court …

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Real World Evidence Doesn’t Support Pneumonia Concerns

— London, UK Contrary to the headlines, a recent study published in the European Respiratory Journal offers no proof that vaping causes, or significantly increases, the risk of getting pneumonia. In fact, vaping may even decrease the risk in many users, who otherwise would be smoking. While the research suggests that vaping might increase the risk of pneumonia-related bacteria “sticking” …

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