New Brunswick Vaping Regulations

The Smoke-Free Places Act was amended in 2015, to include vaping. E-cigarettes are banned to citizens under 19 years (no one under that age may enter a vapour shop unless being accompanied by an adult) and outside advertising is strictly forbidden. Very little information is available with regards with the current mood of the provincial…

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…

Mark Tyndall’s Submission to the BC Ministry of Health Protection Branch

Dear Ministry of Health: I would like to provide some comments on the new regulatory framework presented by the Ministry of Health under the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act (TVPCA) that was put out for public consultation. These are my own thoughts and do not necessarily represent the views of UBC. In addition, I…

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…

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