The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest trade group dedicated to advocacy, awareness and education in the vapor products industry, today announced The Tennessee Smoke Free Association (TSFA) has become a member.
Regarding the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s recent hearing on vapor product marketing, The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) agrees with the Committee that vapor products should be marketed to adult smokers.
The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) anticipates the upcoming Senate Energy & Commerce Committee hearings will focus on marketing practices by electronic cigarettes and vapor products. SFATA is hopeful that the hearings, scheduled for June 11, will examine the vapor industry as a whole, involving the many category players who are responsible marketers committed to helping smokers find a better alternative to combustible cigarettes.
The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) and our North Carolina members are disappointed that House Bill 1050 was passed through committee last night. Because the bill was pushed through, no time was permitted for public comment on a bill that adversely affects small and mid-sized businesses in the vapor industry. The bill adds a five-cent tax on each milliliter of e-liquid, the solution used in personal electronic vaporizers and e-cigarette cartridges. The bill’s accelerated timetable for discussion and vote, coming on the heels of a holiday weekend, caught the industry by surprise.
As an industry, The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) and our New York retailers oppose assembly bill A9303A/S6939A. As currently proposed, this bill would eliminate the personal electronic vaporizer market in the State of New York; denying consumers access to innovative technology and shuttering businesses across the state.
The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)’s Spring Conference brought together over one hundred independent businesses with legal, scientific, and policy experts in a record-breaking gathering reflecting the rapid growth and diversity of the vaporizer industry. The conference hosted the first industry-wide discussion regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed regulation of personal vaporizers like electronic cigarettes. Now, with over 104 member companies, SFATA continues to be the leading voice for the category, which is estimated at over $5 billion in sales.
The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest trade association for the electronic cigarette (e-cig) industry, today announced its annual Spring 2014 Conference, the premier event for the e-cig and vaping community. The all-day conference will be held on May 5 in Chicago. It will feature the first industry-wide discussion focused on establishing uniform product standards for vaporizing products like e-cigarettes, as well as a host of other topics.