Brief Summary SFATA “Deeming” Conference Call

SFATA hosted a 2.5 hour conference call this afternoon and tried to answer questions about the 500-page document we all know as “The Deeming.” Experts participating in the call asked for a week or so to decipher more of the complex material and then prepare materials for a member webcast later this month. A few […]


Largest Vapor Trade Association Says New Regulations Problematic President and Executive Director Cynthia Cabrera Available for Media Interviews WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2016 — The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest trade association representing and managing the interests of the vapor industry, today issued the following statement regarding the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) […]


WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2016 — The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest trade association representing and managing the interests of the vapor industry, today issued the following statement regarding the House Appropriations Committee adopting an amendment (31-19) to the Agricultural and Rural Development Appropriations bill to change the predicate date for vapor products […]

SFATA Update on vapor products in carry-on luggage

SFATA president and executive director Cynthia Cabrera issues update on Senate debate over FAA reauthorization currently on the Senate floor: At SFATA we provide timely, accurate and complete information. As you know, last Friday April 8th we reported on an amendment introduced by Sen. Blumenthal to the FAA reauthorization bill which would restrict vapers from […]

SFATA: URGENT: US Senate May Consider Ban of E-Cigs in Carry On Bags

ALERT!! Next week the Senate is scheduled to debate the FAA reauthorization on the Senate Floor. Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) has proposed an amendment (SA 3547) that will expand the list of hazardous products to vapor devices and prohibit them from being carried on ALL flights. Vapor products are already prohibited from being used on flights […]

SFATA Updates April 2016

SFATA California Chapters Fly-In a Success SFATA has always believed that direct contact with legislators is the most effective way to share your thoughts on policies regarding vapor products and we have organized many opportunities for SFATA members to have those meetings. On Tuesday, March 29, more than 70 SFATA members filled the halls of […]

Smoking Kills, and So Might E-Cigarette Regulation

By Gilbert Ross, M.D.Wednesday, November 20, 2013Filed under: Health & Medicine, Science & Technology Smoking is a leading cause of death, and cessation treatments are largely ineffective, yet regulation threatens a promising new technology that might help smokers quit. Anyone with a modicum of knowledge regarding public health will agree that the most important, devastating, […]

EJM was Proud to be Among Those Participating in SFATA’s First Washington D.C. E-Cigarette Industry Fly-In; Journalist Klaus Kneale’s Personal Recap of the Event:

The SFATA Fly-In: A Personal Account by Klaus Kneale November 6, 2013 Extraordinary. Simply Extraordinary. There’s a kind of mischievous smile that walks across my face when someone tickles my competitive bone. The right side of my face pulls my mouth into a smirk and my left eyebrow will often flick up with interest. There […]

Response to EJM Rebuttal of DeWine’s FDA Letter Accusing Companies of Marketing to Children with Cartoons

Executive Agencies Section Tobacco Unit 30 E. Broad Street, 26th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 Office 614-387-5600 Fax 614-466-97 October 22, 2013 Sharon A. Goodson PO Box 1971 Rogers, AR 72757 Dear Ms. Goodson: Your letter to Attorney General DeWine was directed to me for a response. Thank you for your response regarding Attorney General […]

EJM Response to Attorney General DeWine Letter to FDA Urging Immediate E-Cigarette Regulation

September 28, 2013 Mike DeWine Ohio Attorney General State Office Tower, 30 E. Broad St Columbus, OH 43266-0410 RE: Allegations in your September 24, 2013 letter to Commissioner Hamburg regarding FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes Dear Attorney General DeWine, My name is Sharon Goodson, and I am a resident of Rogers, Arkansas. I am also one […]

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