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Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association

TVECA is an international nonprofit trade association. Our organization is dedicated to creating a sensible and responsible electronic cigarette market by providing the media, legislative bodies and consumers with education, communication and research.

FDA Compliance Update:

FDA is extending the compliance deadline to submit ingredient listings for deemed tobacco products by six months due to technical issues users encountered with eSubmitter. FDA is extending this compliance deadline to provide manufacturers with additional time to submit the ingredient listing information required under Section 905 of the FD&C Act. FDA does not intend to enforce the submission requirement for deemed tobacco products that were on the market as of Aug. 8, 2016, until May 8, 2018 (or November 8, 2018 for small-scale manufacturers). These extended dates now apply to all manufacturers and importers, including those in an area impacted by recent natural disasters. Deemed tobacco products entering the market after Aug. 8, 2016, must submit the ingredient information at least 90 days before the product is introduced to interstate commerce. FDA encourages manufacturers to start the process as early as possible. For more information, please contact the FDA at SmallBiz.Tobacco@fda.hhs.gov or 877-287-1371.

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Purpose of the TVECA

The TVECA is an electronic cigarette trade group which has been established to provide the media, legislative bodies and those that are currently using the electronic cigarette (e-cig) a single industry resource to simply provide the scientific facts behind a new technology that has garnered disinformation.

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Science & Compliance

The TVECA, as the longest running international electronic cigarette trade association, institutes and promotes industry-wide standards and a code of conduct, work to maintain sound professional practices and work with government agencies to ensure member compliance to all state, local, and federal tobacco & vapor law.

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Voice of an industry

All TVECA members have been screened for compliance to all current industry standards and practices. All TVECA members adhere to principals of the TVECA. The TVECA acts as a voice for the e-cigarette industry. Please contact us to speak with or schedule an interview.

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Recently In The News

  • US researchers concerned about a sharp increase in e-cig online vendors

    Researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, are expressing their concern, as their latest study indicated that the number of online e-cig vendor has increased by over a threefold between 2013 and 2014.

    The study which was published in the journal Tobacco Control identified 3,096 online e-cigarette vendors in 2014, as opposed to 980 in 2013. The reason why the researchers were troubled by these figures is the fact that these vendors were cheap products with no age restrictions, hence making them easily accessible to minors. “This study shows that e-cigarettes have been widely available online to minors and adults alike, at extremely cheap prices, with a wide variety of youth-appealing flavors, and making many unsubstantiated health claims to draw in customers,” said lead author Lineberger’s Rebecca Williams, MHS, PhD.

    Same patterns were noticed with cigarettes before they were regulated online

    Earlier this year, the same researchers had published another study in which they identified concerns with the age verification, shipping, and delivery processes used by online e-cigarette sellers. Additionally highlighted Williams, the issues highlighted via this study mirrored those identified in earlier studies looking at online sales of combustible cigarettes, before adequate regulations were set in place.

    “This study shows that e-cigarettes have been widely available online to minors and adults alike, at extremely cheap prices, with a wide variety of youth-appealing flavors, and making many unsubstantiated health claims to draw in customers.” Rebecca Williams, MHS, PhD, Lead Author

    The researchers found that in 2014, 52.3% of the online vendors made health claims about e-cigarettes, 26% said that the devices were reliable smoking cessation tools, while 36.8% stated the opposite, meaning that a significant amount of conflicting information could be found online.  

    “Nearly half of the Internet e-cigarette vendors made health claims, sometimes featuring official claims that they are not smoking cessation devices alongside conflicting ‘customer testimonial’ claims that read like carefully written marketing copy espousing how e-cigarettes help many people quit,” said Williams.

    Youths should not have online access to vaping products

    “Nearly half of the Internet e-cigarette vendors made health claims, sometimes featuring official claims that they are not smoking cessation devices alongside conflicting ‘customer testimonial’ claims that read like carefully written marketing copy espousing how e-cigarettes help many people quit.” Rebecca Williams, MHS, PhD, Lead Author

    We now have a significant number of studies that indicate that e-cigarettes are not only significantly safer than regular cigarettes, but they are also effective smoking cessation aides. Despite this, public health experts are in agreement that regulations need to be set in place in order to make the products inaccessible to minors. Williams said that the compiled data, pertaining to the sales and the marketing of the products online, should be analysed and used by the FDA to inform future regulations pertaining to the products.

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