Ex WHO director gets banned from WHO conference for aligning with PMI.
US Panel says NO to IQOS Claims of reduced risk
(Reuters) - Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) should not be allowed to claim that its iQOS electronic tobacco device can reduce the risks of tobacco-related diseases for smokers who completely switch from cigarettes, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel concluded on Thursday.
Next Generation Nicotine Delivery 2018 USA
ENDS Conference, 5-6 June 2018 in London
US to end policy that let legal pot flourish
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country.
National Association of Attorney Generals speaks out on e-cigarettes
E-Cigarettes: Public Health Bane or Boon? Experts are going with the ladder.
Is Vaping as Addictive as Smoking?
We explore whether vaping is as addictive as smoking and exactly why it is or is not so.
Is "Heat, not Burn" Risk Reduction?
A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette releases some of the same cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarette smoke, a recent experiment suggests
Philip Morris charged over tobacco sticks
The Ministry of Health has charged tobacco giant Philip Morris over the sale of tobacco sticks known as HEETS.

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.

Call: 1 (888) 99-TVECA

Fax: 1 (888) 332-2058

Email: info@tveca.com

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.

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.

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.

TVECA | Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association

Press Release | ENDS Conference 2018 +

Press Release | ENDS 2018: This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.

Recently In The News

  • FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Strikes Right Tone on E-Cigarettes

    There's no doubt about it. E-cigarettes have the potential to save millions of lives.

    What makes smoking so dangerous isn't the nicotine, per se. Nicotine is an addictive alkaloid, just like caffeine. (Believe it or not, plants produce both compounds because they are insecticides.) The addiction makes people want more tobacco, but the molecule itself isn't all that harmful.

    Tobacco is lethal because of the smoke. A lit cigarette releases known chemical carcinogens and tiny bits of particulate matter, which are incredibly damaging to the lungs. Setting anything on fire, not just tobacco, and inhaling the fumes is a bad idea. That's why innovative ways to get smokers to stop their habit is a top public health priority.

    One such innovation is the e-cigarette. These devices deliver inhalable nicotine without all the noxious carcinogens associated with tobacco. But they aren't perfect, and it would be incorrect to call them "safe" without long-term data. They are unquestionably far safer than cigarettes, but as we wrote in Little Black Book of Junk Science, non-smokers shouldn't begin using e-cigarettes for the fun of it. And few do.

    Yet enough young people say they have done just that, trying one at least once in the previous year, that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reaffirms it is a bad idea. In an interview with CNBC, he said, "If all we end up doing is addicting a whole new generation on nicotine through e-cigarettes, then we will have done a bad service to this country."

    Without exception, Gottlieb believes that the FDA should be in the business of getting smokers to transition away from cigarettes to something less harmful, such as e-cigarettes or other products. That is similar to the policy taken by the UK's NHS, and it is precisely in line with ACSH's policy stance of harm reduction.

    Abstinence-Only Nicotine Education

    Unfortunately, other more ideologically driven public health groups are resistant to this scientific, common sense policy.

    Take the King County Health Department, for example, which serves the Seattle area. It is running a public health campaign that is meant to scare people about e-cigarettes, labeling them toxic, addictive, and not safe. It ominously warns, "Don't be fooled." If smokers follow that advice, they will die. Plain and simple.

    Nobody at the King County Health Department would support an "abstinence-only" approach to sex education or drug abuse. So, why would they endorse the same for nicotine education?

    For far too long, ideology has trumped science in the tobacco debate. Let's hope the vision for harm reduction shared by the FDA, UK NHS, and ACSH wins the day.

TVECA Members

Go to top