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The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization with an all-volunteer board and a grassroots membership of more than two hundred thousand individuals from all walks of life, and we are growing daily. We are a consumer organization, not a trade association. We are dedicated to ensuring the availability of reduced harm alternatives to smoking and to providing smokers and non-smokers alike with honest information about those alternatives so that they can make informed choices.

Arkansans Vape Advocacy Alliance is an educational community that focuses on educating the public at large about harm reduction and support public health by encouraging smokers to quit smoking. They focus on harm reduction to help save lives. AVAA provides a voice for the vapor industry in Arkansas who are most impacted by laws and regulations regarding vapor products. We are adamant about educating lawmakers on our relatively new and emerging industry and seek to ensure that laws and regulations are fair for all.  Membership is open to all levels of the vaping industry, including those outside of Arkansas.

 

Vapor Technology Association is the national trade association that is executing a coordinated federal and state lobbying strategy combined with an integrated public affairs strategy to protect the vapor industry. SaveVapor.org

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VAPING:

Vaping is using a battery-powered vaporizer to deliver nicotine via a propylene-glycol and vegetable glycerin solution. The vapor is inhaled like a smoke from a cigarette, but does not contain the carcinogens found in tobacco smoke.

“An electronic alternative is a less harmful way of consuming nicotine than smoking” – Hazel Cheeseman, director of policy at Action on Smoking & Health.

Nicotine is no more harmful for your health than coffee. You could just as easily get hooked to energy drinks or coffee as you could to electronic cigarettes. – UK’s Royal Society for Public Health

“Current state of knowledge about chemistry of liquids and aerosols associated with electronic cigarettes indicates that there is no evidence that vaping produces inhalable exposures…that would warrant health concerns by the standards that are used to ensure safety of workplaces…Exposures of bystanders are likely to be orders of magnitude less, and thus pose no apparent concern.” – Dr. Igor Burstyn, Drexel University’s School of Public Health

“The levels of potentially toxic compounds in e-cigarette vapor are 9-450-fold lower than those in the smoke from conventional cigarettes, and in many cases comparable with the trace amounts present in pharmaceutical preparation. Our findings support the idea that substituting tobacco cigarettes with electronic cigarettes may substantially reduce exposure to tobacco-specific toxicants.” Tobacco Control, 2013

Nearly 700 smokers’ intensive users of e-cigarettes were 6 times more likelythan non-users/triers to report that they quit smoking – Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Two tobacco cigarettes will stiffen the aorta. E-cigarettes, on the other hand, made no difference to the aorta, and were not found to stiffen the arteries. – Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center

Dr. Gilbert Ross is a medical and executive director of the American Council on Science and Health said that you can use common sense to determine that e-cigarettes are much healthier than combustibles. He also noted that regulation of e-cigarettes could be a fatal decision for public health.

Dr. Ted Wagener, a researcher from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences studied the impact of e-cig use on 1,300 college students and found that only a single person who first used nicotine disguised as e-cigarettes later took to tobacco cigarettes, concluding that e-cigarettes should not be used as a scapegoat for tobacco use.

Researchers at the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health established that 91% of smokers that switched allegiance to e-cigarettes tended to have improved health. They also found that 97% of those reduced or entirely saw off chronic coughs.

A group of French scientists established that vapor dissipated within 11 seconds on average. Conversely, cigarette smoke lingered for about 20 minutes on average.  The consensus was that second-hand exposure to e-cig vapor poses no public risk.

Inhalation Toxicology: International Forum for Respiratory Research established that second-hand exposure to tobacco smoke had a damaging effect on lung function as compared to first-hand exposure to e-cig vapor. It was also agreed that electronic cigarettes do not cause any acute respiratory harm.

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