SFATA Hits the Hill

SFATA is breaking ground again – this time hosting the first ever “day on the Hill” for members.  SFATA members are headed to Washington, D.C. for an opportunity to engage in small group meetings with senior and staff legislators to discuss the e-cig industry’s unique legislative needs and the vital role it plays in the U.S. economy.

November 4, 2013
Legislative & Regulatory Meeting
Hosted by Venable, LLP.
575 7th St., NW,
Washington, DC 20004

Agenda (Download the Agenda here)

OMB Letter (download)

Model State Bill (download)

9:00 AM


9:15 AM

SFATA UpdateAn update on SFATA’s past and upcoming events, tentative 2014 plans and member feedback.

9:30 AM

Legislative ReviewA review of different types of state bills and their potential to negatively impact e-cig access and innovation including short term & long-term consequences and understanding how to prioritize action regarding these bills.

10:45 AM


11:00 AM

SE/MRTP’s – Meaning & ImpactOverviews of SE/MRTP classifications and how/whether the industry should prepare for them.Status report on SE filings to date; the MRTP designation in UK and how it differs from the U.S.

12:15 PM


1:30 PM

Meeting Preparation – Part 1 An explanation of “deeming” regulations; the process, time period, what can be done before and after they are issued.   Understanding OMB’s role in the deeming process; what information OMB seeks, their decision-making process and a case study illustration.

2:45 PM


3:00 PM

Meeting Preparation – Part 2 Conveying concerns to and communicating with staffers and legislators.  Answering questions about the future of the industry and SFATA’s goals.  Q&A session.

4:00 PM

End Meeting

6:00 PM

Staffer Reception

Cocktail Reception
November 4th, 2013 6:00 PM

Tabula Rasa
731 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Held at the popular Tabula Rasa in the Barracks district of DC, near Capitol Hill, SFATA will host staffers, legislators, media and interested parties.

Hill Meetings
November 5th 2013
SFATA members will attend meetings with their respective state and district representatives to discuss their concerns about issues directly affecting them in their states as well as the discussing the impact of impending regulation.

Travel Planning
For travel arrangement assistance, contact:
Joan Mirando
Mt. Carmel Travel Center
(203) 281-4316 Ext. 108

Register for the November 3rd – 4th Fly-In.

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SFATA members should contact Cynthia Cabrera at to sign up for the event.

Interested parties may call 218-227-3282 for more information or email for more information.


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