Category Press Releases

PEI Government Makes it Harder for Adult Smokers to Transition to a Reduced Risk Alternative

OTTAWA, August 25th, 2020:  On March 1st, 2021, it will become harder for adult smokers in PEI to transition to a reduced risk category of consumption – vaping. As of that date, all flavoured vaping products, other than tobacco, will be prohibited. “The evidence is clear, flavoured vaping products play a key role in helping…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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.…

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