Category VITA News

Canada Proposes Making Quitting Smoking Harder For Adults

OTTAWA, December 18th, 2020 – Today, the Canadian federal government proposed lowering allowable nicotine levels in regulated vapour products, which would minimize their value to adult smokers seeking to transition to a reduced risk category. The effectiveness of vaping as a harm reduction product is contingent upon smokers having access to an alternative with sufficient…

L’Association des représentants de l’industrie du vapotage demande au gouvernement de ne pas rendre la vie plus difficile à ceux qui essayent d’arrêter de fumer

Communiqué de presse Montréal, le 9 décembre 2020 – Suite aux recommandations du rapport du directeur national de la santé publique sur le vapotage rendu public et de la déclaration du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux, monsieur Christian Dubé, l’Association des représentants de l’industrie du vapotage (ARIV) exhorte le gouvernement à ne…

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).…

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