Welcome to SFATA!

"The Voice of the Vapor Products Industry"

Representing small and mid-sized businesses in the vapor industry,
including vape stores ,manufacturers, importers and distributors.
SFATA has never received “big tobacco” funding and is maintained through
dues and donations of the businesses it serves.

"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment
by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."

Louis Brandeis
U.S. Supreme Court Justice
1856-1941

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  • E-Cigarettes: Rush To Regulate Could Destroy Effective Alternative
    E-Cigarettes: Rush To Regulate Could Destroy Effective Alternative

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Last week, several organizations [...]

    E-Cigarettes: Rush To Regulate Could Destroy Effective Alternative
    E-Cigarettes: Rush To Regulate Could Destroy Effective Alternative

    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 [...]

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  • Drumbeat Intensifies for Electronic Cigarette Regulations
    Drumbeat Intensifies for Electronic Cigarette Regulations

    Federal and state officials are pushing for a [...]

    Drumbeat Intensifies for Electronic Cigarette Regulations
    Drumbeat Intensifies for Electronic Cigarette Regulations

    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 [...]

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  • Comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on indoor air quality
    Comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on indoor air quality

    For all byproducts measured, electronic cigarettes produce very [...]

    Comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on indoor air quality
    Comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on indoor air quality

    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/10.3109/08958378.2012.724728

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  • New Study: No Evidence E-Cigs Cause Cell Damage or Death by Klaus Kneale
    New Study: No Evidence E-Cigs Cause Cell Damage or Death by Klaus Kneale

    A new study in the medical journalInhalation Toxicology has [...]

    New Study: No Evidence E-Cigs Cause Cell Damage or Death by Klaus Kneale
    New Study: No Evidence E-Cigs Cause Cell Damage or Death by Klaus Kneale

    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/

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  • A Changing World: All Three Major U.S. Tobacco Companies Have Now Entered the Electronic Cigarette Market
    A Changing World: All Three Major U.S. Tobacco Companies Have Now Entered the Electronic Cigarette Market

    Reflecting massive changes in the U.S. tobacco space, [...]

    A Changing World: All Three Major U.S. Tobacco Companies Have Now Entered the Electronic Cigarette Market
    A Changing World: All Three Major U.S. Tobacco Companies Have Now Entered the Electronic Cigarette Market

    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.html

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  • Action on Smoking and Health Fact Sheet
    Action on Smoking and Health Fact Sheet

    ASH has commissioned surveys on e-cigarette use starting [...]

    Action on Smoking and Health Fact Sheet
    Action on Smoking and Health Fact Sheet

    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.pdf

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  • Dr. Nitzkn on E-Cigs as Harm Reduction
    Dr. Nitzkn on E-Cigs as Harm Reduction

    Chair member for the Tobacco Control Task Force [...]

    Dr. Nitzkn on E-Cigs as Harm Reduction
    Dr. Nitzkn on E-Cigs as Harm Reduction

    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 [...]

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  • SFATA debuts at 2012 NACS Trade Show
    SFATA debuts at 2012 NACS Trade Show

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Miami, Florida (September 18, 2012)—The [...]

    SFATA debuts at 2012 NACS Trade Show
    SFATA debuts at 2012 NACS Trade Show

    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 [...]

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  • SFATA Dispells Rumors and Inaccuracies
    SFATA Dispells Rumors and Inaccuracies

    The recently chartered Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association [...]

    SFATA Dispells Rumors and Inaccuracies
    SFATA Dispells Rumors and Inaccuracies

    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 [...]

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  • The Future of E-Cig and the Tobacco Industry
    The Future of E-Cig and the Tobacco Industry

    According to a survey by the Wells Fargo [...]

    The Future of E-Cig and the Tobacco Industry
    The Future of E-Cig and the Tobacco Industry

    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 [...]

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  • Anti-Smoking Laws in Eastern Europe
    Anti-Smoking Laws in Eastern Europe

    When Hungary imposed a public smoking ban in [...]

    Anti-Smoking Laws in Eastern Europe
    Anti-Smoking Laws in Eastern Europe

    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? [...]

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  • World Health Organization “No Tobacco Day”
    World Health Organization “No Tobacco Day”

    The World Health Organization declared Thursday, May 31st [...]

    World Health Organization “No Tobacco Day”
    World Health Organization “No Tobacco Day”

    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 [...]

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Mission Statement

Founded in 2012, 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).

SFATA is committed to statement of principles for the vapor industry and in fostering communication and engaging in meaningful dialogue with the public health community, regulators and industry stakeholders.

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.

Through its membership, SFATA builds the networks necessary to support outreach and research endeavors paramount to the future of the vapor industry.

Donate to SFATA

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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actionTake Action

Inform yourself on the latest State and National electronic cigarette legislative initiatives. Get involved and make your voice heard by participating in our calls to action.

resourcesResources

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.

PanelLabTest Results

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.

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Through research and data compilation we believe there are as many as 15,000 vape stores operating currently, 1200 manufacturers of e-liquid and 22 manufacturers of hardware and 13 assemblers of finished products in the United States; representing over 70,000 jobs and as many as 1000 established distributors of vapor products also representing thousands of jobs.

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"In my experience, SFATA is among the most professional, ethical, and sincere trade associations I've ever participated with."
M. Daniel Walsh
President, Purebacco USA

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