The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association Appoints Cynthia Cabrera CEO


Cynthia Cabrera

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the world’s largest trade association exclusively committed to effectively representing and managing the interests of the vapor industry, has appointed Cynthia Cabrera, SFATA’s executive director, to its board of directors and named her as its next president and CEO.

Cabrera succeeds Phil Daman Esq., whose term has expired. Mr. Daman served as SFATA's chairman, president and CEO since 2013, and has been instrumental in helping the association grow from seven member companies to more than 500 members in less than three years. Cabrera will remain as SFATA’s executive director.

“I am extremely pleased that Cynthia will be working with SFATA in this new expanded role to make SFATA even greater and stronger,” said Daman. “There is no one in this industry that has a higher level of professionalism, passion, commitment, knowledge and ability to lead SFATA.”

Daman, who manages the law firm of Daman & Associates, will continue to advise various vapor industry stakeholders on transactional, litigation and regulatory matters.

“It’s been an honor to work with Phil these past few years. He is an astute attorney and sharp advocate who understands the issues the vapor industry faces and cares deeply about using vapor technology to help people change the world for the better,” said Cabrera. “SFATA appreciates Phil’s commitment and dedication and hopes to leverage his knowledge and expertise in future as we continue to engage with government and industry to help shape evolving legislation at the federal and local levels.”


Founded in 2012, the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association is the largest trade association in the vapor products industry representing members across the country, including online retailers, brick and mortar vendors, distributors, manufacturers, importers and wholesalers. For more information, visit or join the conversation on Facebook @SFATA and Twitter @SFATAorg.

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