Category Archives: ECTA Position Statements

ECTA Label Policy

ECTA Label Policy

Updated: December 4, 2017 As we have seen by the introduction of Bill S-5, an Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts which will soon be the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) upon Royal Assent, the Government will begin to regulate vaping…

E-liquid Additives

E-liquid Additives

As the Vapour Products industry evolves, businesses get more creative in an effort to remain at the highest competitive levels. For e-liquid manufacturers, that involves manipulation of product recipes in an effort to set them apart from the rest of the players. The ECTA supports this competitiveness and creativity, however there are limits on what can…

Mechanical and Hybrid Mods (ie: Mechanical Vaporizers)

Mechanical and Hybrid Mods (ie: Mechanical Vaporizers)

All electronic devices are vulnerable to battery and device failure. These occurrences, while rare, are documented internationally and affect many products including laptops, tablets and cell phones – all of which share unique technology components with electronic cigarettes and personal vaporizers. Malfunctions in most regulated commercial electronic cigarette / personal vaporizing devices result in that…

Why Juice Should Be Tested

Why Juice Should Be Tested

Being an ECTA member, regardless of membership type, requires that the e-liquid you sell or manufacture is required to be tested. While some may find it pointless or unnecessary, there are reasons to our madness. Read further to discover the rationale, and why testing your juice is important. It was only a few years ago that…

Sales to Minors

Sales to Minors

After more than a decade in the market, there remains an unfortunate absence of legislation, in Canada and internationally, restricting electronic cigarette sales from minors. This issue is due, in part, to confusion among policy makers on a regulatory category for the product. To be clear, electronic cigarettes are adult products. They provide no benefit to…

Range of E-Liquid Flavourings

Range of E-Liquid Flavourings

Are electronic cigarette manufacturers intentionally or inadvertently targeting children and youth with the wide range of flavors? Electronic cigarette eliquid (the consumable and flavored portion) is not tobacco, nor organic in nature.  As such, eliquid has no inherent or base flavor, as would be the case with tobacco. Flavors are achieved using common food flavorings,…

Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

Are electronic cigarettes a “smoking cessation” device or therapy? The term “smoking cessation” has become associated with programs designed, in a therapeutic manner, to end an individual’s relationship with and reliance on tobacco products. They generally have a prescribed start and specified end to achieve treatment. Electronic cigarettes are a “harm reduction substitute for tobacco”…

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

Policy makers and some medical professionals continue to speak on the unknown risks of electronic cigarettes as a “Tobacco Harm Reduction” technology. FACT – Smoking Tobacco Cigarettes WILL harm you and potentially the people around you. We are a society engaged in consistent harm reduction policies. From food science to laptop monitors to seatbelts and…

Re-Normalization of Smoking / Tobacco Use

Re-Normalization of Smoking / Tobacco Use

Some policy makers and organizations are expressing concerns that electronic cigarettes reverse social progress made on de-normalizing smoking. Electronic cigarettes are, in fact, designed to de-normalize the act of smoking combustible tobacco. The experiential difference for both users and by-standers is substantial. Smoking cigarettes involves inhaling tar and smoke, leaving an acrid, lingering odour and…

Regulation

Regulation

Electronic cigarettes require a regulatory framework to protect consumers and businesses. Health Canada is requesting regulation as medicines and drug devices. The FDA is proposing regulation as tobacco. Electronic cigarettes are neither. ECTA, members of the industry, scientific and medical researchers, and consumer interest groups, worldwide, are calling for regulations in line with similar consumer…