The FDA vs. The Vaping Industry

White Cloud E-Cig Industry Webinars

June 6, 2016

We’re all about educating our customers, and we proceed to do so further through our first series of webinars. In case you missed any of our webinars, feel free to view the coverage below!

Aaron Biebert, Director of “A Billion Lives”

Aaron Biebert, the Director of the A Billion Livesdocumentary joined us to discuss his film. Aaron discussed the plans for a US release, the reasons he made the film and what vapors can do to help make the film a success. “A Billion Lives” is a film that delves into the challenges the vapor industry faces, “We’re putting everything we have into making this the defining film for an entire generation and helping end the grip smoking has on over a billion people” – from the film’s website, ABillionLives.com.

FDA Deeming Regulations w/ Tony Abboud of Vapor Technology Assoc.

In this webinar we are joined by some of the leaders of vaping advocacy, Tony Abboud and Dimitris Agrafiotis.

Tony Abboud is the National Legislative Director of The Vapor Technology Association (VTA). The Vapor Technology Association promotes entrepreneurship, responsible public policies, and a high standard of safety for the vapor industry through the representation of manufacturers, wholesalers, and small business owners of innovative vapor products. VTA is the only national trade association that can execute a coordinated federal and state lobbying strategy combined with an integrated public affairs strategy to protect the vapor industry.

Dimitris Agrafiotis, also known as the “Vapin’ Greek”, is the Chairman of SEVIA USA COO of Mountain Oak Vapors, the Secretary of VISTA and the host of the Smoke Free Radio Network.

Dimitris and Tony will be joined us to discuss their thoughts on the FDA’s Deeming Regulations and what the vaping industry can do to fight back.

  • Tony Abboud, National Legislative Director of The Vapor Technology Association (VTA)
  • Dimitris Agrafiotis, Chairman of SEVIA USA COO of Mountain Oak Vapors, the Secretary of VISTA and the host of the Smoke Free Radio Network

FDA Deeming Regulations w/ Cynthia Canrera of SFATA

n this webinar we are joined by Cynthia Cabrera. Cynthia is the President and Executive Director of the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)representing over 1,000 members within the vapor supply chain. SFATA is the largest and leading trade association in the vapor space and has worked at the federal level since 2012 to promote dialogue and education about vapor products. SFATA has 25 state chapters across the country and is the go-to for questions about the industry, state legislative actions, and trends.

  • Cynthia Canrera, President and Executive Director of SFATA

FDA Deeming Regulations w/ Dr. Michael Siegel

Our speaker for this webinar will be Dr. Michael Siegel.

The FDA has released the final ruling in the Deeming Regulations for tobacco products, but what does it all mean for the vaping industry? Dr. Michael Siegel of the Boston University School of Public Health will offer some initial insight on this 500-page document. In addition to discussing the regulations, Dr. Siegel will also be fielding questions.

  • Dr. Michael Siegel, Professor at Boston University School of Public Health
    @MBSiegel

The Science & Regulations of Electronic Cigarettes w/ Julie Wossney of CASAA

Our speakers for this webinar included Julie Wossner, Executive Director of CASAA. CASAA is a U.S. based public health and education 501 (c)(4) nonprofit. Julie is the perfect person to discuss what the ongoing legislative news and proposals mean for the consumer.

Also Scott Ballin will be joining us. He is a health policy consultant with over 40 years experience in public health. Scott is the former Vice President and Legislative Counsel for the American Heart Association, in addition to being a former consultant for the American Lung Association. Scott’s wealth of experience makes him uniquely qualified to discuss the world of public health.

  • Julie Wossner, Executive Director of CASAA
  • Scott Ballin, JD, Health Policy Consultant

The FDA and the OMB with Jeff Stier

What does the latest news regarding the FDA’s Deeming Regulations on electronic cigarettes mean for you?

Expert Speaker Jeff Stier, Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, will explain what may happen now that the FDA’s Deeming Regulations have reached the Office of Management and Budget and what the vaping community can do as a whole to secure the right to vape.

  • Jeff Stier, Senior at National Center for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.

The Science & Regulations of Electronic Cigarettes w/ Gregory Conley

The impending FDA Deeming Regulations, the constant growth of e-cigarette technology, and the recent news out of England and California, all of these topics, and more, will be part of this discussion regarding the state of e-cigarettes from an industry and consumer standpoint.

  • Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association
  • Dr. Timothy McAuley, Board Chairman and Chief Executive Manager for CHANGE
  • Dr. Michael Siegel, Tobacco Control Researcher and Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health

The Science & Regulations of Electronic Cigarettes w/ Jeff Stier, Timothy Donahue, and Rob Burton

This webinar brings together some of the brightest minds in the e-cigarette industry. The speakers will address a wide range of topics that will inform and educate. The electronic cigarette industry is at a very interesting point, and with the imminent FDA deeming regulations and the constant advances of e-cigarette technology, there is no shortage of topics to discuss.

  • Jeff Stier, Senior at National Center for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Timothy Donahue, Managing Editor/Reporter for Tobacco Reporter & Vapor Voice Magazine
  • Rob Burton, Director, Corporate/Regulatory Affairs, White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes