As you would have seen in the media during the past 10 days, the Ministry has announced its intention to regulate the Vaping industry.
As the Vapour Products Association of SA (VPA), we strongly believe that there is a need for regulation of the category. We, however, cannot accept that cigarettes and vapour products would be regulated as one and same.
In this regard, as VPA, we believe it is time for the industry to come together under one roof. The time has come for us to unite and speak with one voice. It is estimated to date that there are around 1,5 million vapers in South Africa.
The aim of the VPA is to represent the industry and act as an advocacy group for the category in the fight for appropriate regulations. In this regard, we plan to have a series of activities but can only do so with your support.
To all Vapour retailers, manufacturers, importers and distributors, please visit our website: http://vpasa.org.za/ and register to join the association.
For the consumers and anyone interested in Vaping, please join us on social media:
Facebook: Vapour Product Association
Our first project is to collate as many testimonials as possible from each of you through this site: http://vpasa.org.za/index.php/vaping-testimonials/ The aim is to present these testimonials to the Ministry when consultation on the bill starts early next year. Please share your messages on our social media platforms as well.
Vaping Community in SA.
We look forward to a great first campaign in collating your esteemed testimonials.
Vaping is a harm reduction product and has saved our lives from smoking - it is time to protect the industry!!!