E-cigarette Trade Organisations With Tobacco Company Members

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The following table lists details of e-cigarette trade organisations known to have tobacco company members. The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) was launched first in 2016. By October 2020, the other four organisations listed here were all ‘partners’ of UKVIA.1

For more information see the our page on the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA)

Companies and brands were listed as members as of October 2020.23456

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

Japan Tobacco International (JTI)
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 PJ Carroll
  JUUL Labs Ireland
France Vapotage 2018 Vincent Durieux
  Vype Fontem Ventures
Nerudia Von Erl
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)   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, Full members, website, undated, accessed October 2020
  3. Vape Business Ireland, Members, website, undated, accessed June 2020
  4. France Vapotage, La Federation, website, undated, accessed October 2020
  5. Vita/Ariv, FAQ: Who are the founders of VITA?, website, undated, accessed October 2020
  6. Vapour Products Association of South Africa, Members, website, undated, accessed October 2020