North American Vaping Industry Leader Joins Fight Against FDA “Deeming” Rule
The Electronic Vaping Coalition of America announces Flavour Art CEO will help “Repeal and Replace” FDA’s industry-killing, life-threatening regulation
The Electronic Vaping Coalition of America (EVCA) welcomes Flavour Art North America, Inc. Partner and CEO Shaun Casey to its Board of Advisors.
A subsidiary of Flavour Art Italy, Flavour Art North America, Inc. was established in 2015 to not only answer a rapidly growing, global demand for their products, but to change the world through tobacco harm reduction and improved health. Casey is known globally for his advocacy efforts which include founding the Canadian Vaping Association, Canada’s only national advocacy organization.
EVCA Founder and Director, Mark Block, says Casey’s experience and drive go a long way in the coalition’s “Repeal and Replace” plan to upend the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s so-called “deeming” regulation.
“The regulation jeopardizes 99 percent of the vaping industry through expensive, time-consuming premarket approval,” Block said. “Our strategy challenges the legality of FDA’s implementation in the small village of Hartland, Wisconsin, which is the ‘Repeal’ part. The ‘Replace’ part is legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) to reclassify vaping products under its own regulatory framework. Shaun understands advocacy at all levels of, and what it takes to move the ball downfield.”
“EVCA has devised a logical, workable plan that we saw needed to be supported for its unique merits in our fight against the FDA and its ‘Smoke or Die’ prohibitionist policy development,” said Casey, adding that time is of the essence. “We are at T-minus 16 months before the premarket approval deadline. EVCA’s passionate, experienced administrative organizers, in coordination with their alliance with AEMSA, the only standards association, have a real shot at helping save vaping. And that needs support.”
Mr. Casey joins current Advisory Board members, Lonnie Bozeman, President and CEO of SAVEURvape, Inc., Christian Berkey, Founder and CEO of Johnson Creek Enterprises; Larry Flick, of the FGA Group; Bill Godshall, Executive Director, Smoke Free Pennsylvania; Michael McCrary, President, VaporCast; and Scott Sidney, Managing Director, Smoke Safely, LLC.
About EVCA: The Electronic Vaping Coalition of America (EVCA) is a grassroots organization created to serve the needs of the vaping community. Whether educating the grassroots consumer, shop owner, manufacturer, legislator, or general public, EVCA has a proven track record of success of providing positive leadership and impactful activities to help the industry. EVCA led the way for the ‘Repeal & Replace’ strategy and is in favor of sensible regulatory practices that will protect consumers and allow the vaping industry to grow through new innovation and technology. To learn more, please visit the EVCA website at www.evapingcoalition.org.
About Flavour Art North America, Inc.: Flavour Art North America, Inc. was established in Canada in 2015 as a subsidiary of Flavour Art Italy. It is a global leader in flavouring for e-liquid manufacturers and the leading researcher for safety in their products for vaping. To learn more, please visit the Flavour Art North America, Inc. website.
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