There are several top e-cig advocacy organizations already in existence. As we all know, people have becoming more aware of the dangers that come with smoking tobacco. In fact, this issue is among the most talked about when it comes to health. Electronic cigarettes also known as vapes or e-cigs are seen as the most promising solutions at the moment. This has led to cropping up of advocacy organizations and groups whose aim is to educate the public about the e-cigs. Some of the leading advocacy organizations are as follows:
Action on Smoking & Health (ASH)
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) vision is to see a world that is free of tobacco-related diseases and death. ASH is an anti-tobacco organization and not an anti-smoking group meaning they push for safer smoking options such as the e-cig. The organization works with likeminded individuals and groups through awareness campaigns, tracking the tobacco industry, gathering information on different aspects affecting users and more. By collaborating with local, national, and international groups, the advocacy organization has been able to make great strides in educating the public.
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA)
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) has been around for quite a while. Its mission is to make certain the smoking options available in the market are effective, affordable, and don’t cause any harm to the user. And in order to achieve this, the advocacy groups involve itself in testing, research, monitoring, as well as educating the general public. CASAA focuses on coming up with standards that guide smokers on the best and safe products. Furthermore, the advocacy group encourages people to adopt safe smoking options that have minimal side effects.
Smoke Free Alternative Trade Association (SFATA)
Smoke Free Alternative Trade Association (SFATA) is well-known when it comes to top e-cig advocacy organizations. The group’s aim is to create a world that is less affected by the ills of smoking tobacco. Its roles include sharing information with other interested parties, fostering communications, as well as offering forums where its members and other agencies can interact. Besides individuals, SFATA also works with private groups, federal as well as state agencies. One of the key commitments of SFATA is providing the right framework that encourages Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and development of peer reviewed research.
Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA)
Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) was established with the sole aim of offering adequate and reliable information on electronic cigarettes. The organization uses mass media, forums, legislative bodies, and other avenues to relay information to people currently as well as those intending to start vaping(smoking e-cigs).TVECA first undertakes intensive research on the products already in the market and based on its findings advices the public on the different products. The group has already furnished the more than 3.5 million Americans who smoke e-cigs with 21 plus scientific studies.
The above are among the leading groups that advocate for the use of electronic cigarettes. Others include E-cigarette Research Advocacy Group (US), Electronic Cigarette Consumer Association of the United Kingdom (ECCA, UK), American Vaping Association (AVA) and many others.