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Manitoba Vaping Regulations

Anti-vaping activities, under the leadership Manitoba Tobacco Reduction Alliance are restricted throughout the province. The Alliance has been very vocal in asking to raise the legal age for vaping to be 21. Amendments to the Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Act came into force October 17, 2019. The act has also been renamed to…

BC Vaping Regulations

Summary of recent developments: In November 2019, the government announced many changes to vaping rules including higher taxes (20%), restrictions on sales and advertising, limits on nicotine content and constraints on packaging Government expects to introduce draft regulations on flavour bans in March 2020 The tax on tobacco products increased as of January 1, 2020…

Alberta Vaping Regulations

Alberta is the only Canadian province currently without legislation regulating vaping. The new United Conservative government has so far employed a prudent approach, centred on fact gathering. Through public statements from the province’s chief medical officer of health, Alberta recognizes the risks associated to vaping, but nuanced this statement by indicating the relative newness of…

Press Release: Vaping Regulations Could Be Subject to Constitutional Challenges

Press Release by The Canadian Constitution Foundation – Original article posted here TORONTO, ONTARIO — The Canadian Constitution Foundation today released the executive statement of an upcoming report by Dr. Leonid Sirota, professor of law at the Auckland University of Technology Law School, that outlines possible avenues for a constitutional challenge to current and proposed…

VITA VPPR Submission Jan 20, 2020

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) appreciates the opportunity to respond to Health Canada’s consultation on the Proposed Vaping Products Promotion Regulations (VPPR), as published in Canada Gazette, Part I on December 21, 2019. About VITA: VITA/ARIV is a non-profit trade association representing vaping industry stakeholders, including Dvine Laboratories, JUUL Labs Canada Ltd., Valor Distributions,…

BC Intentions Letter of Submission

The Ministry of Health in British Columbia is proposing new regulations under the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act (TVPCA) and the Public Health Act (PHA) with the proposed regulations under the TVPCA and the PHA to be enacted on April 1, 2020. The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA)’s response to the comments on the…

National Non-Smoking Week – VITA stands with Former Smokers and Adult Smokers and Against Reactive Policies that Threaten Vaping

On National Non-Smoking Week, the Vaping Industry Trade Association calls upon all levels of government to formally acknowledge the thousands of Canadian vapers who quit smoking by vaping and to carefully consider how proposed policies negatively affect adult vapers who rely on these products to remain smoke-free. There are an estimated 292,000 vapers in Canada…

Vita Statement Regarding JUUL Announcement

The Vaping Industry Trade Association is comprised of several individual industry players, with different commercial strategies and corporate positions. Our member companies maintain their autonomy to run their business in a manner that they see fit. VITA remains steadfast in its commitment to offer adult vapers and smokers with a full range of flavours because…

Canadian Government Calls for Advertising Ban on Vaping

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) acknowledges Health Canada’s call on manufacturers, importers and sellers of vaping products to review their marketing practices and promotions. While VITA shares Health Canada’s concerns about youth vaping and believes that industry must play a role in ensuring compliance, it urges the federal government to speed the introduction of…

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Releases Vaping Policy Guidelines

December 19, 2019 — VITA would like to share the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Tobacco and Vaping Report with you, which was released by the OCC today. Members of the Vaping Industry Trade Association who are also members of the OCC participated in the Tobacco and Vaping Report Working Group. VITA is impressed with…

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