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Join VTA against VA Bills SB 550 & HB 1069. Stop the enforcement of FDA's regulatory scheme imposing a defacto-flavored vaping ban. Contact your legislators & tell them to oppose legislation limiting Virginians’ choice of non-tobacco, nicotine products. https://vaportechnology.org/action-center/#/10
Big day in AZ! VTA was out in force to stop AZ from importing broken & illegal FDA regs. Lawmakers were inundated with digital and billboard messages. Thanks to VTA board members on the ground, our lobbyists, @ASFAorg, & the business owners who showed up to defend vape.4
This week, we announced a major cable news ad buy that targeted Senator Chuck Schumer and his proposed crackdown on Zyn nicotine pouches. It runs this week on Fox News and Fox Business during key programming slots. Read our full statement here: https://vaportechnology.org/vta-statement-on-schumer-call-for-fed-crackdown-on-zyn/
Estimate: US cigarette sales dropped >8% over the past year. Half of that is "primarily driven by illicit flavored disposable e-vapor products."
So as FDA cracks down on those products, it is helping to slow the decline in cigarette sales.
Nicotine vapes entered the US market in 2007
↑15 million adult nicotine vapers; ↓16 million adult smokers
The decline in new lung cancer diagnoses continued... In fact it accelerated.
Fmr Congressman @EdTowns (D-NY) wrote an Op-Ed in @CLifeNews arguing that it's time to hold @FDAtobacco accountable for their failure to protect marginalized communities. It's the only way they can help the President achieve his #CancerMoonshotInitiative.
Today, VTA announced the election of new members to its leadership team. The Board of Directors elected Dr. David Johnson, Ph.D, as its new Board President and Charles “Chuck” Melander as its new Treasurer. Click the link to learn more.
We were so excited to partner with @KellyannePolls on this new poll. The results demonstrate that Americans are incredibly misinformed by @FDATobacco about e-cigarettes & have serious doubts about FDA e-cigarette policy.
“When it comes to vaping, Washington must create a regulatory environment that works for all stakeholders."
This video explains how the FDA deprives smokers of access to harm-reduction tools.
Executive Director Tony Abboud spoke with @RegulatorWatch @brentstafford about why now is the time for the FDA to reverse course and focus on adult smokers. He makes some great points about the youth vaping rate dropping and the NYTS. Check it out below!