TVECA Timeline

TVECA Timeline

2015: On the 16th of February, TVECA is represented at electronic cigarette industry meeting in London to work towards responsible and sensible standards for e-cigarettes in the context of the new EU Tobacco Products Directive

2014: Republic-technologies-France, joins TVECA

2014: On November 7th, TVECA's CEO Ray Story has spoken at Beckhoff Automation Tobacco and E-CIG Meeting in Berlin, Germany.

2014: In September, TVECA was present at the Inter-Tabac, Westfalenhallen Dortmund, Germany

2014: September, TVECA's CEO Ray Story has spoken in China at the Electronic Cigarette Conference

2014: TVECA's CEO Ray Story attended the vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today and welcomed the new Directive as it creates for the first time ever a harmonized regulatory framework for e-cigarettes in Europe.

2014: March, Spanish Media Coverage of TVECA / ANCE Press Conference, Madrid

2014: Strasbourg, 26th of February,The European Parliament approved today the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which regulates electronic cigarettes under its Article 20

2014: TVECA worked closely with European Union Institutions on e-­cigarette regulation, ultimately resulting in adoption of the EU's Revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)

2013: TVECA works with Laguna Beach City Council to reverse a proposed ban on electronic cigarettes

2013: Italian E-cig association joins TVECA

2013: TVECA releases "White Paper" rebutting the claim that the e-cig is indeed a drug device combination: Click Here to View

2012: TVECA with its EU Lobby firm EPPA, begins to contact EU members to initiate the process of explaining that the e-cig is indeed a tobacco product and not a drug delivery device

2012: TVECA's German member association lobbies with German officials to remove bans and warnings about e-cigarettes. Court issues opinion that electronic cigarettes are tobacco products and not drugs

2012:TVECA wins a lawsuit challenging the Dutch Ministry of Health's ban on e-cigarette sales

2011: TVECA works with the FAA to explain how to regulate e-cigs on domestic flights

2011: TVECA works with states to determine if and if so/ levels of taxation applied to the electronic cigarette

2011: TVECA holds meetings with principals of the e-cig industry to establish codes of business practices and other compliance issues to assure that e-cig distributors adhere to business best practices: Click Here to View

2011: ECA is renamed "Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association" to more precisely categorize the association and the product it represents

2010: FDA loses in court to Smoking Everywhere. Court states that the FDA does not have the authority to seize electronic cigarettes because the products don't qualify as drug devices or combination subject to the agency's regulation

2009: ECA works with e-cig vapor coalitions to provide the states of Utah, Illinois, New York the facts, science and experiences of e-cig and its users to help advert state bans

2009: ECA goes to California State Capital to lobby Gov. Schwarzenegger to not ban the e-cig. ECA is successful and Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoes the bill to ban e-cigs

2009: ECA does many interviews to immediately dispel this incredible and since scientifically nullified claim and creates the site that simply discusses and refutes all disinformation being laden upon the e-cig

2009: FDA holds a press conference to announce it had “found that they (e-cigs) contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze."

2009: Ray Story and his company "Smoking Everywhere" began litigation with the FDA claiming the e-cig was indeed a tobacco product as its nicotine was derived from tobacco leaf and stem

2009: ECA does many interviews to immediately dispel the incredible and since scientifically nullified claim that electronic cigarettes "contain ingredients used in anti-freeze" and" toxic levels of chemiclas" and creates the site that simply discusses and refutes all disinformation being laden upon the e-cig

2009: The FDA seizes TVECA Co-Founder Ray Story's shipments of electronic cigarettes claiming the product was an unapproved drug delivery device

2008: The ECA travels to Washington DC to begin lobbying efforts with U.S. State Senators and Congressmen to enlighten all about the e-cig and how the beginnings of responsible legislation should be initiated

2008: Electronic Cigarette Association was formed to be the voice of the beginnings of the "e-cig" industry as the media was searching for information on this fledgling technology and governmental bodies desired to regulate the technology

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