News from consumer advocates for smoke-free alternatives association A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Apr 28, 2014, 18:19 ET
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FDA regulation of e-cigarettes: huge costs, little or no benefit, says CASAA

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its long-awaited draft regulations for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and...

Nov 20, 2013, 23:23 ET
Switching to a smoke-free source of nicotine reduces smoking-related health risks by an estimated 99%.  (PRNewsFoto/Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association)

Not ready to Smokeout? Switching products is as good as quitting

 The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) has good news for the smokers who have tried repeatedly to quit over...

Sep 30, 2013, 15:04 ET
CASAA is a consumer-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure the availability of low-risk alternatives to smoking and to provide the public with truthful information about such alternatives.  (PRNewsFoto/Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association)

CASAA: U.S. Government Officials Create False Crisis, Mislead Public About E-Cigarettes

 The U.S. faces several unresolved public policy crises including a federal government shutdown, and yet officials are trying to create a...

Sep 24, 2013, 14:18 ET
CASAA is a consumer-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure the availability of low-risk alternatives to smoking and to provide the public with truthful information about such alternatives.  (PRNewsFoto/Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association)

E-Cigarettes: Rush To Regulate Could Destroy Effective Alternative

Last week, several organizations sent a joint letter to the President, asking him to order the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promptly...

Aug 08, 2013, 11:00 ET
CASAA is a consumer-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure the availability of low-risk alternatives to smoking and to provide the public with truthful information about such alternatives.  (PRNewsFoto/Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association)

CASAA: New study confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes pose minimal health risk

E-cigarette users can breathe a little easier today. A study just released by Professor Igor Burstyn, Drexel University School of Public...

Feb 07, 2013, 18:31 ET
CASAA is a consumer-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure the availability of low-risk alternatives to smoking and to provide the public with truthful information about such alternatives.  (PRNewsFoto/Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association)

Public demand for FDA recognition of e-cigarettes as "safer alternative" increases dramatically

The White House petition website seems to be heating up over more than secession and Death Stars these days.  In fact, it's about blowing...

Oct 01, 2012, 18:43 ET
CASAA is a consumer-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure the availability of low-risk alternatives to smoking and to provide the public with truthful information about such alternatives.  (PRNewsFoto/Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association)

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights shamelessly promotes continued smoking; makes false claims about hazards of electronic cigarettes

 Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR), a proponent of the "quit or die" approach to smoking cessation, is misleading the public about...