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VITA’s Response to BC’s Vaping Regulation Announcement

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA), a leading voice for the Canadian vaping industry, is concerned by the latest announcement from the Government of British Columbia. The proposed legislation includes measures to ban flavours that help adult smokers switch off cigarettes, restrict communications so adult smokers are unaware of less harmful alternatives, and cap nicotine…

Alberta Government Proposes First Vaping Tax in Budget

Toronto, Ontario– October 25, 2019 –The Alberta Government announced that it will be considering a tax on vaping products in 2020, reneging on the commitment it made less than a year ago to not tax vaping products. The application of a provincial excise on vaping in Alberta would be the first of its kind of…

Ontario Government Will Prevent Smokers From Learning About Vaping Products Where They Purchase Their Cigarettes

Toronto, Ontario– October 25, 2019 –The Ontario Government has announced it will ban the promotion of nicotine vaping products in the very place where most smokers buy their cigarettes – convenience stores – preventing smokers from becoming aware of and transitioning to an option that is recognized by Health Canada and other global health authorities…

VITA Yukon Response

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA), a leading voice in the Canadian vaping industry, has been closely monitoring developments regarding new vaping legislation for the Territory of Yukon, which includes new provisions that could restrict flavoured vaping products. Flavours are a complex issue yet play an important role for smoking reduction in adults. Many adult…

VITA’s Statement on Nova Scotia Newly-Tabled Vaping Bill

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) is calling on the Nova Scotia Government to reject a bill introduced in the Legislative Assembly by the PC Leader, Tim Houston to amend the Tobacco Act. This legislation proposes a ban on flavoured vaping products. We urge the Nova Scotia Government to reject these short-sighted measures and instead…

VITA Supports the Alberta Government’s Review of the Provincial Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act

“Vapour products are intended to be used by current and former smokers as a harm reduction tool” CALGARY, October 3, 2019 The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) supports the Alberta Government’s review of the provincial Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act and looks forward to working with MLA Jeremy Nixon as a stakeholder in this process.…

Submission on Draft Vaping Products Labeling and Packaging Regulations

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA)[FR: ARIV] appreciates this opportunity to respond to Health Canada’s consultation on the draft Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations under the authority of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). VITA/ARIV is a new non-profit trade association of some of the…

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