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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).…

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…

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…

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