Category VITA News

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…

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…

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…

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