Vaping Industry Trade Association calls on the Government of Quebec to Hold a Parliamentary Commission

Montreal, May 29, 2020 – In response to the announced Government strategy regarding tobacco and vaping products, the Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) calls on the government to ensure that all stakeholders are heard through public consultation. VITA, the true voice of the vaping industry in Quebec, is very disappointed that it was not consulted by…

VITA Responds to Nova Scotia Nicotine Restrictions

Ottawa, ON, May 11 , 2020 – The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) is concerned that the limitation of nicotine in vape products by the Government of Nova Scotia will make it harder for heavy smokers to quit and do little to combat access by youth. “The federal government has already established nicotine concentration limits…

Vaping in the New World of COVID-19

Dr. Mark Tyndall MD ScD FRCPC Infectious Diseases and Public Health Physician, Expert Advisor on Harm Reduction to VITA The world has changed in a very short period of time with the arrival of COVID-19. As leading public health experts and organizations focus on the containment and ultimate elimination of the virus, the need for…

Ontario Announces further Restrictions to Essential Services List

April 3, 2020 – The Province of Ontario has updated their list of essential services. Adult Use Specialty Vape stores are not included on this list; however, convenience channels remain essential. As such, all specialty vape stores in Ontario who haven’t already done so must cease physical services, including curbside pickup by Saturday April 4th,…

VITA Supports the Decision of Government of Newfoundland & Labrador to Allow Curbside Pickup at Vape Stores

Ottawa, ON, March 31st, 2020 – The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) today expressed support for the government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s decision to allow for curb side pick up of vaping products. “Continued access to vaping products during this time of crisis is vital to keeping adult smokers from turning back to cigarettes,” said…

VITA Applauds The Government of Alberta for Recognizing Vape Stores as an Essential Service

Ottawa, ON, March 30th, 2020 – The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) applauds the government of Alberta for recognizing vape shops as an essential service. “Without access to vaping products, adult vapers could turn back to smoking cigarettes,” said Allan Rewak, VITA Executive Director. “During this current unprecedented state of emergency, it is vitally important…

Sample Bars & COVID-19

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) is asking that specialty vape shop owners consider a temporary closure of flavour sampling stations due to the outbreak of several cases of COVID-19 in Canada. The only way to ensure that sample stations are not a risk factor is if they are either temporarily closed or if they…

VITA Names New Executive Director

Ottawa, ON, March 4th, 2020 – The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) announced today that it has appointed Allan Rewak as Executive Director, effective March 2nd, 2020. Prior to his appointment with VITA, Mr. Rewak served in various senior level public affairs roles, including as the Executive Director of the Cannabis Council of Canada (C3).…

Press Release: Alberta Moves to Tax Vaping Products

Alberta– February 28, 2020– The Alberta government announced that it will commence taxing some vaping devices and all nicotine vaping e-liquids at a rate of 20%. This new tax has the potential to undo serious strides the vaping industry has made to convert smokers away from combustible tobacco cigarettes and may contribute to a growing…

Ontario Government restricts access to products that could potentially save the lives of thousands of smokers.

February 28, 2020- The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) is disappointed that the Ontario Ministry of Health has proposed regulations that will restrict nicotine levels to 20 mg/mL or less, and limit flavour profiles outside of tobacco and mint to specialty vape shops only. This limits adult access to vapour products and undermines the ability…

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