Posts by.... Daniel David

World No Tobacco Day: Flavors must be maintained in vaping products

Governments must now focus on better enforcement of existing laws and regulations rather than seeking to further restrict access to vaping products for adult former smokers As part of World No Tobacco Day, the Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) would like to reiterate that flavored vaping products play a key role in the fight against…

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VITA Participates in the Consultation on the Review of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

Ottawa, April 28, 2022 – Yesterday, The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) formally submitted its comments to Health Canada as part of the consultation on the first mandatory review of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) since its implementation on May 23, 2018. The review of the Act focuses primarily on the vaping provisions…

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Northwest Territories Implements Flavour Ban

OTTAWA – On March 25th, 2022, the Northwest Territories announced that it’s ban on the sale of flavoured vaping products will take effect. This ban was intended to better protect the public and youth from vaping as “a significant health hazard… causing acute lung injury”, despite overwhelming evidence that these events were linked to illegal…

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National Non-Smoking Week Message

Toronto, January 17th 2022– This January 17th to 23rd is Canada’s national non-smoking week, and the Vaping Industry Trade Association recognizes the unique strain and challenges that our healthcare professionals and institutions continue to face. The impact of the ongoing situation continues to affect the physical and mental health of Canadians, many of whom are …

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Video Release – Investigation of Flavour Ban Impact on Illicit Market & Organized Crime

November 25, 2021 – Today, the Vaping Industry Trade Association released an eye-opening video as part of a report on the illicit market consequences of banning flavoured vape products in Canada. With the Federal Government proposing to implement a national flavour ban, VITA took the initiative to understand and investigate the real-world impact that these…

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Vaping Industry Calls for Canada to be a Harm Reduction Leader at WHO FCTC COP9 Conference

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) is calling on Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos to take a strong leadership stance in defense of harm reduction at the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). In doing so, it would help ensure that reduced harm…

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100 Public Health Experts Sign a Letter Calling for the World Health Organization to Change its Hostile Stance on Tobacco Harm Reduction.

English Letter French Letter “Over the last decade, innovation in the tobacco and nicotine marketplace has meant there are now many nicotine products available that do not involve combustion of tobacco leaf and inhalation of smoke. These smoke-free products include vaping products, novel oral nicotine pouches, heated tobacco products, and low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco, such as…

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Nova Scotia’s Ban of Vaping Product Flavours, Increased Smoking

Nova Scotia’s real-world experience foreshadows increase in smoking if federal government restricts vaping product flavours Press Release September 17 – The Nova Scotia government has released data that provides real world evidence that banning flavoured vaping products leads to increased smoking.  This is critically important to note because Health Canada is considering a similar proposal…

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VITA Responds To Health Canada Proposal That Will Increase Smoking Rates

Ottawa, ON, September 8th, 2021 – On September 2nd the Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) formally responded to Health Canada’s regulatory consultation on flavoured vaping products: Regulations that will, according to Health Canada, increase smoking rates, devastate the legal Canadian vaping sector and lead to an illicit market. “Last week VITA raised significant concerns to…

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VITA Releases It’s Submission to the Flavour Ban Consultation

Thursday September 2nd – VITA released it’s submission to the proposed flavour ban consultation. The 61 page submission focused on the shocking findings from the Technical Committee along with a 3rd party investigative report that sought to understand the black market situation in Nova Scotia and elsewhere. The full report is available for download in…

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