Category VITA News

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…

VITA’s Response to BC’s Vaping Regulation Announcement

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA), a leading voice for the Canadian vaping industry, is concerned by the latest announcement from the Government of British Columbia. The proposed legislation includes measures to ban flavours that help adult smokers switch off cigarettes, restrict communications so adult smokers are unaware of less harmful alternatives, and cap nicotine…

Alberta Government Proposes First Vaping Tax in Budget

Toronto, Ontario– October 25, 2019 –The Alberta Government announced that it will be considering a tax on vaping products in 2020, reneging on the commitment it made less than a year ago to not tax vaping products. The application of a provincial excise on vaping in Alberta would be the first of its kind of…

VITA Yukon Response

The Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA), a leading voice in the Canadian vaping industry, has been closely monitoring developments regarding new vaping legislation for the Territory of Yukon, which includes new provisions that could restrict flavoured vaping products. Flavours are a complex issue yet play an important role for smoking reduction in adults. Many adult…

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