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David Sweanor Shares His Thoughts on the Current State of Vaping

Brent Stafford of RegulatorWatch.com interviews David Sweanor, Lawyer, renowned tobacco policy expert, and tobacco harm reduction advocate. Topics include the current media anti vaping push, and “Physicians for a Smoke Free Canada”

Bogus Studies Seek to Ruin the Vape Industry

Brent Stafford of RegulatorWatch.com interviews Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, cardiologist and research fellow from the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Department of Pharmacology, University of Patras, Greece. Topics covered current research and media stories on vaping. Touching on the London Ontario case of the youth with popcorn lung type symptoms, CDC handling of the vaping related illness…

VITA’s Response to Nova Scotia Flavour Ban Announcement

December 5, 2019  – The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA), today expressed deep concern by the latest announcement from the Government of Nova Scotia. The flavour ban announced today means adult smokers and current adult vapers will no longer have access to flavoured vape products, which help them to switch off cigarettes. The flavour ban…

Saskatchewan Regulation Amendments

The following is a copy of the letter sent out by the Government of Saskatchewan regarding their updates to regulations on vaping. On November 6, 2019 Bill # 182 that amends The Tobacco Control Act to address vapour products was passed by the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly. Although passed, the amendments will not come into force…

VITA’s Response: Quebec Proposes Vaping Flavour Ban

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA), a leading voice for the Canadian vaping industry, is deeply troubled by the latest announcement from the Government of Quebec. The proposed measures include a restriction on the sale of flavours to pharmacies and a cap on nicotine concentrations, both of which are features that help adult smokers to…

PEI Seeks to Ban Flavours – VITA’s Response

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA), a leading voice for the Canadian vaping industry, is disappointed by the latest announcement from the Government of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I). The proposed Private Member’s Bill includes measures to ban vaping flavours that help adult smokers switch and stay off cigarettes and restrict where adult smokers can purchase…

VITA Hires Mark Tyndall as Harm Reduction Advisor

OTTAWA, ON – The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) announced today that they have engaged Dr. Mark Tyndall, an internationally recognized expert in public health, harm reduction and drug policy, as the Harm Reduction advisor to the Association. “VITA is committed to collaborating with Health Canada and other regulatory bodies to inform current and future…

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…

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