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In The Media
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In Congress
In The White House
In The Media
In The Courts
In The States

VTA is the vapor industry’s leading trade association in the U.S. which is advocating for rational, science-based laws and regulations to permit the continued growth of companies promoting tobacco harm reduction and defending your right to choose your alternative to smoking. 

Our Mission

The Vapor Technology Association represents the manufacturers, wholesalers, small business owners and entrepreneurs who have developed innovative and quality vapor products, providing adult consumers with a better alternative to traditional combustible products. 

VTA’s mission is focused. Through innovative leadership in the industry, we strive to

  • Promote greater public health through smart regulations and responsible public policies
  • Transform the public debate around the vapor industry and dispel distorted and misleading information about vapor products
  • Keep the vapor market open and competitive across the board
  • Protect small business owners and their employees by ensuring the long-term viability of the vapor industry
1 week ago
Yesterday, VTA filed its support of FDA's proposed menthol cigarette ban, detailing FDA's science that shows success is contigent on FDA's approval of menthol and other flavored vaping products.


Bloomberg coverage:
4 weeks ago
What should FDA do with respect to synthetic nicotine PMTAs after 7/13/22? Read our exec director's analysis of why the new synthetic law does NOT require FDA to remove synthetic nicotine products -- with PMTAs filed -- from the market. #discretion #innovation #nicotine #vaping
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Abboud: Congress Intended for FDA to Use Discretion -
2 months ago
BREAKING: the DC Circuit has granted Juul’s emergency motion to stay its MDO.
2 months ago
Our executive director quoted in Vapor Voice's story on the report about a "stunning" potential JUUL denial.
Says it "raises serious questions about the FDA's subjective balancing test, and whether public pressure campaigns will steer science policy." Read more:
Vapor Voice @vaporvoicemag
Juul Expected to be Pulled From Market Soon -
2 months ago
Attend @foodanddruglaw’s Annual Conference on June 14-15 in Washington, DC, to hear from @vaportechassoc exec dir, Tony Abboud, on Synthetic Nicotine: What’s New and What’s Next.

Full slate of FDA & industry leaders addressing complex issues. #Annual22

Gov. DeSantis Vetoes Flavor Ban SB 810!

September 8, 2020

Read about VTA’s and FSFA’s Major Victory for Vapers!

PMTA Deadline Arrives: Industry Steps Up

September 9, 2020
Read what you need to know about what is next with FDA’s Process.

For Manufacturers and Retailers

August 31, 2020

Guidance on Upcoming PMTA Deadline

VTA: Gov. DeSantis Veto SB810

March 20, 2020

VTA:  “Now is the time to support, not close, small businesses.”  Veto SB 810!

Dunham: SB 810 Will Lay Off 4,500 in Florida

March 19, 2020

Dunham & Associates: SB 810 will close hundreds of small businesses

HR 2339: Big Gift to Big Tobacco

February 27, 2020

Experts: HR 2339 will benefit Big Tobacco; hurt small businesses  

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NIH Funded Experts: Vapor Taxes Increase Smoking

February 27, 2020

Two NIH-funded reports conclude that HR2339 Tax Will Increase Smoking 

HR 2339 Flavor Ban Will Decimate Small Business

February 26, 2020

HR 2339 will not protect youth and will shutter small businesses.

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Federal Flavor Ban Economic Impact Analysis

November 22, 2019

Economist: flavor ban will kill 151,000 jobs; close 13K small businesses

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Universal Opposition to Banning Flavors

October 28, 2019

I Vape I Vote Still

Detailed Poll Results

October 28, 2019

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21 & DONE!

September 25, 2019

VTA: Administration & Congress Should Implement 21 & Done! 

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VTA Responds to
CDC & FDA Statements on Illicit THC Vape

VTA Applauds FDA’s Clear Statement on Avoiding Unregulated THC-Vape Products; Chides CDC for Continuing Misrepresentations.


NY Health Dept Warns About THC - Not Nicotine - Products

NY Health Department Clear Warning: Dangerous Substance Found in Illicit THC – Not Nicotine – Vapor Products

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VTA Asks Health Officials to Speak Responsibly

AUGUST 29, 2019

VTA Issues First Statement on Reported Cases of Lung Illnesses.


Educate - Collaborate

VTA’s Fourth Annual Conference Registration closing soon! Sign up now! Join us on Capitol Hill! 

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VTA Sues FDA Over Absence of PMTA Rule

VTA sues to force FDA to establish the long-awaited PMTA Rule & appropriate deadline for compliance.

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VTA Marketing Standards
for the Industry

We have aggressively pushed industry and policy makers to adopt marketing standards to eliminate potential appeal to youth.

What We Do

VTA leads the way on every metric, providing key services to membership and defending your right to choose your alternative to smoking cigarettes. 
U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress
Federal advocacy on Capitol Hill. Our teams all fully engaged on the Hill every day representing our industry.
Administration & Agencies
Navigating the labyrinth of the Executive Branch and its various agencies and commissions, VTA’s team has a unique blend of experts who have the specific experience we need.
State Capitols
Experienced state advocacy professionals. VTA’s team covered 43 states this year defending our industry and advocating for more rational regulation.
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We like to educate. Routine membership reports on developments in Washington, D.C., and in the states. Training, national conferences and regional workshops are the key tools we use.
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Practical guidance from VTA’s seasoned team of regulatory experts helps members navigate the FDA and other relevant regulatory agencies at all levels of government.
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Public Affairs
Professional public affairs activities to combat hostile media and promote the benefits of vapor technology.

4 Priorities for our Members

Keep the vaping markets open and competitive for both small and big players

Ensure the long-term
viability of the industry

Defeat bills that stifle technology critical to public health
Transform the public debate on vapor products

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