Category VITA News

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…

VITA Responds To New Federal Marketing And Advertising Regulations For The Vaping Sector

OTTAWA, JULY 8th, 2020 – The Federal Government today unveiled new regulations related to the marketing of vaping products. These new rules prohibit the display of any brand element in a place or manner visible to young people and will ensure that vaping devices are not visible at point of sale in places where young…

Call to Block Vaping Bill Misses the Mark: Youth Protections Are Needed Now

On July 2nd, 2020, 35 Doctors requested that the Lieutenant Governor block the democratic process and withhold royal assent on Bill 19 the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act Amendment 2020 despite the overwhelming approval of Alberta’s elected representatives. This Bill, when implemented would finally restrict nicotine vaping product sales to youth, prohibit advertising visible to…

Ontario Announces further Restrictions to Essential Services List

April 3, 2020 – The Province of Ontario has updated their list of essential services. Adult Use Specialty Vape stores are not included on this list; however, convenience channels remain essential. As such, all specialty vape stores in Ontario who haven’t already done so must cease physical services, including curbside pickup by Saturday April 4th,…

VITA Supports the Decision of Government of Newfoundland & Labrador to Allow Curbside Pickup at Vape Stores

Ottawa, ON, March 31st, 2020 – The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) today expressed support for the government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s decision to allow for curb side pick up of vaping products. “Continued access to vaping products during this time of crisis is vital to keeping adult smokers from turning back to cigarettes,” said…

VITA Applauds The Government of Alberta for Recognizing Vape Stores as an Essential Service

Ottawa, ON, March 30th, 2020 – The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA) applauds the government of Alberta for recognizing vape shops as an essential service. “Without access to vaping products, adult vapers could turn back to smoking cigarettes,” said Allan Rewak, VITA Executive Director. “During this current unprecedented state of emergency, it is vitally important…

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…

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