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 charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.


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(1) Take Action! Engage with officials regarding federal legislation and regulation affecting your access to low-risk alternatives to smoking.

(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

“Epidemic?” A Perspective of Youth Vaping & Tobacco Use Trends

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced enforcement actions to be taken in the wake of unpublished “preliminary data” showing an “epidemic rise” in vaping among young people. Although the new data are not publicly available, Dr. Gottlieb is referencing it as justification for drastic enforcement actions like banning flavors and pulling entire product lines off …

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Vaping Cancer, Heart Disease Risk Overstated By Recent Research

Two recent study findings that were released to the media this month are just wild speculation, and possibly intentional misrepresentation, according to analysis by The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA). In an as-yet-to-be-published (or peer reviewed) preliminary study, researchers looked at the saliva of just 5 vapers, testing for the presence of carcinogenic chemicals. Researchers found increased levels …

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CASAA Files Affidavit in American Academy of Pediatrics v. FDA Lawsuit

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The Right to Be Smoke-Free Coalition (RSF) recently submitted a brief to the federal district court of Maryland, opposing a motion for summary judgment filed by various public health groups in American Academy of Pediatrics v. FDA. The public health groups are challenging the pre-market application deadline extensions given by the FDA for tobacco and vapor products. RSF is not …

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Researchers Fall Short Examining Effects of Vapor Exposure in Lungs

In a recent study published online Aug. 13 in the BMJ journal Thorax, hoping to discover what happens when e-liquid evaporates and enters the lungs, researchers attempted to recreate vaping using common respiratory suction “traps” and collected the resulting condensation. Using unflavored eliquid both with and without nicotine to conduct the experiment. They used alveolar macrophage cells (protective cells that …

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CASAA Newsletter – August 2018

Dear CASAA Members, June and July saw us involved in a lot of activity with the FDA. In early June, CASAA and other advocacy groups filed a 90-day extension request for the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding a product standard for flavored vapor and tobacco products. The FDA only extended the period for 30 …

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