E-cigarette Trade Associations With Tobacco Company Members

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The following table lists details of e-cigarette trade associations known to have tobacco company members. E-cigarettes are also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). See the page on product terminology for details.

The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) was launched first in 2016. By October 2020,  four of the organisations listed here were all ‘partners’ of UKVIA.12 

Most companies and brands were listed as members as of October 2020, although it is not known when they each joined.3456789

The Vape Business Ireland website no longer lists its members,10 although it had done so at least up until January 2022.1112

Organisation Established Spokesperson Philip Morris International (PMI) British American Tobacco (BAT) Imperial Brands

Japan Tobacco International (JTI)
JUUL Labs Swedish Match
UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) 2016 John Dunne (Director) PMI BAT (Vype) IB (blu) JTI (Logic) JUUL Labs  
Vape Business Ireland

2017 Michael Kenneally
PMI, then IQOS PJ Carroll, 
VIP, then Vuse
  JUUL Labs Ireland  
France Vapotage 2018 Vincent Durieux
  Vype Fontem Ventures
Nerudia Von Erl
German Association of the Tobacco Industry and New Products (BVTE) 2019 Jan Mucke   BAT Germany IB (Reemtsma) JTI   Swedish Match
Vita of Canada (VITA -ARIV) 2019 Daniel David (President and CEO)   Imperial Tobacco Canada (Vuse)   JTI Canada Tech (Logic) JUUL Labs Canada  
Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPSA) 2017 Asanda Gcoyi (CEO)   Vuse (previously Twisp, acquired by BAT in 2019)        

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  1. UK Vaping Industry Association, Partners, website home page, archived 30 April 2019, accessed October 2020
  2. UK Vaping Industry Association, Strategic Partners, website, accessed September 2022
  3. UK Vaping Industry Association, Full members, website, undated, accessed October 2020
  4. Vape Business Ireland, Members, website, undated, accessed June 2020
  5. France Vapotage, La Federation, website, undated, accessed October 2020
  6. Vita/Ariv, FAQ: Who are the founders of VITA?, website, undated, accessed October 2020
  7. Vapour Products Association of South Africa, Members, website, undated, accessed October 2020
  8. Vapour Products Association of South Africa, Our Members, website homepage, undated, archived 3 December 2021, accessed October 2022
  9. Bundesverband der Tabakwirtschaft und neuartiger Erzeugnisse (German Association of the Tobacco Industry and New Products, BVTE) , Members, undated, accessed August 2021
  10. Vape Business Ireland, website home page, undated, accessed March 2022
  11. Vape Business Ireland, List of members, website, undated, archived 10 March 2021, accessed November 2021
  12. Vape Business Ireland, Our current members, website home page, undated, archived 20 January 2022, accessed March 2022