The ‘Epidemic’ of Youth Vaping

In response to an “epidemic” of vaping among youth, the province of British Columbia has released a new set of regulations designed to reverse this trend. It aims to position the government as a progressive champion for the health and well-being of young people and has been widely applauded by anti-smoking groups. As other provinces…

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…

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…

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