Pamela Gorman Interviews SFATA-California’s Kari Hess

Pamela Gorman, executive director, the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), speaks with Kari Hess, vape shop owner and co-president of the NorCal chapter, about state and federal advocacy, membership, as well as best practices on how businesses can be successful in a new post-deeming regulatory environment.

Sally Satel M.D., on Physicians and Vaping and More

Schell Hammel, Board Vice President of the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association speaks with Sally Satel, M.D., a practicing psychiatrist specializing in addiction and lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine, who examines mental health policy as well as political trends in medicine. Sally also is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a non-partisan public policy research institute. She has written widely on vaping, questioning the FDA, arguing for how vapor products can save lives, and advocating for moving the predicate date, among other topics

Topics addressed include a new study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which found that the majority of U.S. physicians are “frequently discussing electronic cigarettes in a clinical context,” a recent Stanford study, harm reduction, and more…