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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Last week, several organizations [...]
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Last week, several organizations sent a joint letter to the President, asking him to order the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promptly assert authority over all tobacco products not currently under its jurisdiction. The organizations imply that the delay is resulting in negative health consequences. However, they never mention any specific consequences, and for a good reason: They are proposing a “solution” where no problem exists. Instead, enacting regulations without sufficient scientific evidence has [...]View More
Federal and state officials are pushing for a [...]
Federal and state officials are pushing for a rapid end to the current laissez faire regulatory environment for electronic cigarettes, which is characterized by hundreds of companies vying for customers with diverse device and flavor options. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing draft regulations, with a target release date sometime in October, for the battery-powered vapor machines marketed as a healthy alternative to carcinogen-packed conventional cigarettes. If the FDA chooses to apply the Tobacco Control Act of 2009 [...]View More
For all byproducts measured, electronic cigarettes produce very [...]
For all byproducts measured, electronic cigarettes produce very small exposures relative to tobacco cigarettes. The study indicates no apparent risk to human health from e-cigarette emissions based on the compounds analyzed. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/08958378.2012.724728View More
A new study in the medical journalInhalation Toxicology has [...]
A new study in the medical journalInhalation Toxicology has found that 20 out of 21 electronic cigarette brands showed no signs of cytotoxicity (that is, toxicity that causes cell damage or death). http://www.ecigadvanced.com/blog/study-no-evidence-electronic-cigarettes-cause-cell-damage-death/View More
Reflecting massive changes in the U.S. tobacco space, [...]
Reflecting massive changes in the U.S. tobacco space, all three major U.S. tobacco companies – Altria, Reynolds American, and Lorillard – have all entered the electronic cigarette market. http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-changing-world-all-three-major-us.htmlView More
ASH has commissioned surveys on e-cigarette use starting [...]
ASH has commissioned surveys on e-cigarette use starting in 2010 with a survey of smokers, followed in February 2012 and 2013 by surveys of all adults and in March 2013 with a survey of children aged 11 to 18. http://www.ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_891.pdfView More
Chair member for the Tobacco Control Task Force [...]
Chair member for the Tobacco Control Task Force for the American Association of Public Health Physicians, Dr. Joel Nitzkin, has the prestigious honor of being one of the most prominent and respected voices in tobacco research. Dr. Nitzkin gave an interview on the effects of electronic cigarettes and how important it is for federal safety organizations to bridge the gap with industry leaders to dispel myths. The good doctor gave his nod of approval for electronic cigarettes, expressing that [...]View More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Miami, Florida (September 18, 2012)—The [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Miami, Florida (September 18, 2012)—The recently chartered Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) attends its first trade show at the Association of Convenience and Fuel Retailing Conference (NACS) on October 8, 2012 in Las Vegas where it looks to introduce its program and attract new members. SFATA is the only association in the smoke free alternatives industry that represents a wide cross section of all segments including distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and end users in order to address [...]View More
The recently chartered Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association [...]
The recently chartered Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) has been actively gaining momentum with its new membership launch, up to date independent research distribution and direct communication with the Food and Drug Administration in its efforts to carry out its overall mission to educate, advocate, and generate interest for the electronic cigarette industry and the international vaping community. As the group rapidly gains interest from many of its peers and associates and expands its membership, a few of [...]View More
According to a survey by the Wells Fargo [...]
According to a survey by the Wells Fargo Securities Tobacco Talk, electronic cigarettes just might stand a fighting chance in the tobacco industry. Retailers and wholesalers alike are thoroughly impressed with the e-cig product and even more with their revenues. While the business waits for regulation by the Food and Drug Administration, sales have skyrocketed up to $350 million, so far. Murray Kessler, the CEO of Lorillard, Inc., says that with very little effort, the industry is predicted to [...]View More
When Hungary imposed a public smoking ban in [...]
When Hungary imposed a public smoking ban in 2010, the country probably never realized that the move could make way for an entirely new product to take over. Now, electronic cigarettes are outselling traditional cigarettes all over Eastern Europe. Hungary’s public smoking law bans smoking on all public transport, in hospitals, airports, and in all government buildings. It was eventually extended to barring smoking in workplaces, club, pubs, restaurants, and underpasses for bus stops in January of 2012. Why? [...]View More
The World Health Organization declared Thursday, May 31st [...]
The World Health Organization declared Thursday, May 31st to be “World No Tobacco Day”. Their goal? One day where the entire world refrained from tobacco consumption. While their intent is good, WHO’s message could save far more lives if they were to account for harm reduction products. Like the FDA, the World Health Organization has taken the stance that no tobacco is good tobacco. It’s true that refraining from nicotine altogether is the best option; but, contrary to WHO’s [...]View More
Founded in 2011, SFATA serves as an educational and lobbying resource for manufacturers, whole-sellers, retail sellers and distributors of Personal Electronic Vaporizing Units (PEVUs) such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigs).
As the leading provider of objective, accurate information on electronic cigarettes, SFATA is dedicated to fostering communication, sharing reliable information and providing forums where SFATA members and state and federal agencies can engage in meaningful dialogue regarding public health, regulatory affairs and industry matters.
SFATA keeps members abreast of state and federal regulatory issues; serving as a powerful advocate by successfully engaging government officials on behalf of its members.
SFATA is committed to providing a framework for meaningful industry standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and furthering the advancement of peer reviewed scientific studies.
Through its membership, SFATA builds the networks necessary to support outreach and research endeavors paramount to the future of the electronic cigarette industry.
100% of your donation will directly fund projects to support advancements in the electronic cigarette industry. SFATA works with government agencies to promote positive change and funds independent research studies. Your donation will help ensure the future of electronic cigarettes is secure for years to come.
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Over 2.5 million Americans use electronic cigarettes. Visit our resources page to access the most relevant e-cig related scientific studies and reports all in one place. We encourage you to use this database to learn, educate and share information about electronic cigarettes. Informing others about the facts and truths about electronic cigarettes is one of SFATA’s founding principles.
SFATA is working toward providing industry wide GMP’s and affordable and comprehensive liquid testing. to ensure the safety of their e-liquid. This quality control measure will help set the standard for future regulation and controls. Let us know if you would be interested in participating in utilizing SFATA supported liquid testing labs and programs.