With House and Senate Reps ringing in the new year with various bills to regulate and ban Electronic Cigarettes, it’s nice to know that we have a place we can go to stay up to date with what the eCig Industry is up against. Both SFATA and CASAA are well known associations with similar missions to help the eCig industry grow with educating the public, providing healthy discussion boards, encouraging the research & growth of product safety and keeping supporters in the know. Although they have similar missions, each association has its strengths
SFATA, also known as The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, was created to assist in the Sottera vs FDA case in 2011 where the FDA tried to have electronic cigarettes characterized as unapproved drugs or devices therefore banning the import of electronic cigarettes under the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Serving as an educational and lobbying resource for manufacturers, wholesalers, retail sellers and consumers for Personal Electronic Vaporizing Units, SFATA is able to provide a communication portal for it’s members, state and federal agencies to participate in discussions about the eCig industry. SFATA is building a much needed network to support the future of the eCig industry by updating its members of state and federal regulatory issues and encouraging the communication between members, state and federal agencies, View SFATA’s Issues at a Glance >
CASAA, the Consumer Advocates for Smokefree Alternatives Association, was created in 2009 as a non-profit organization in Alabama to oppose the anti-Tobacco Harm Reduction groups efforts to ban Tobacco Harm Reduction products. In these efforts to raise the awareness of and protect the right to access reduced harm alternatives, CASAA created a space that housed Smoke Free Alternative related current events, petitions, educational materials and pending bills as an easy way for supporters to stay up to date.View CASAA’s successful campaigns >
All in all, having associations like CASAA and SFATA really support growth in the eCig industry.