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ABOUT THE VTA
What is VTA?
The Vapor Technology Association (VTA) is a 501(c)6 membership organization that was founded in 2015 with a handful of vapor companies and has grown to become the leading national trade association defending access to vapor products. VTA advocates for rational regulation of the vapor industry to ensure that broad access to a diverse array of nicotine-containing vapor products. VTA is fully engaged in the three essential areas of effective advocacy: (1) federal lobbying; (2) state lobbying; and (3) public affairs. Read more About VTA.
Why should I join VTA?
VTA serves as leading advocate for the vapor community. manufacturers, wholesalers, suppliers, vape shop owners, and small business owners in the vapor technology industry who not only continue to develop new technologies for the benefit of public health, but also promote small businesses and job growth across the country. VTA and its leadership bring sound policy and a rational perspective to the industry and a responsible approach to the public policies that impact it. Vapor Technology Association (VTA) is the leading national, member driven association dedicated solely to protecting the rights of adults to access vapor products. For the past five years, VTA has lobbied for the protection of flavors, responsible tax systems and other regulatory matters in Washington, D.C. and in state capitals across the country. VTA’s strength is embedded in our network of manufacturer, distributor, vape store, and state association members, but the real power of vapor will be unleashed with you joining our fight.
How does VTA operate?
VTA is membership organization organized under the laws of the District of Columbia and run by a professional Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is active and meets regularly via telephone conference, as well as at in-person Board meetings each year. All policy decisions are made pursuant to a vote of the Board of Directors. Recommendations for policy emanate from VTA’s committee structure which includes, among others, an Executive Committee, Legislative/Policy Committee, Marketing Committee, and Governance Committee. VTA is run by a professional staff that includes an Executive Director, Executive Assistant, Regional Governmental Affairs Directors, and many other consultants.
Who are VTA’s Members and How Do I Join?
Innovation in the vapor technology industry is driven by small and mid-size business owners in communities across this country. VTA’s members include industry leading device manufacturers, e-liquid manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, vape shops, flavor companies, suppliers, importers, and independent state vapor associations. VTA’s members also include those individuals who believe in the mission of VTA and the work that we are doing to protect the vapor industry in the U.S.
If you are interested in learning more and joining, go to our membership page!
Does VTA offer legal advice?
No. VTA provides information, research, guidance, and best practices, but does not offer specific legal advice. Importantly, you should not make business decisions or otherwise rely on any information, research, guidance, and best practices provided or described by VTA (even if drafted by lawyers with which VTA works) without first consulting with your own lawyer to determine what are the appropriate legal requirements for you.
Is there an annual membership fee?
Yes, there are annual membership fees.
What are the differences between the types of memberships that VTA offers?
Get an overview of our business memberships and our Individual membership here.
Can I transfer my membership to someone else?
No. If a business chooses not to renew a membership and wants a different entity to be a member instead, that entity would need to start a new membership.
Do I need an active membership to print a card?
Yes. You need an active Individual membership to print a membership card.
What do I need to create an online Individual membership card?
You will need:
Please note: Your name will be listed in the VTA directory when you join.
How do I request a replacement membership card?
You can print your membership card from the “My Account” area. Login to your account. “Print Card” is found on the top menu bar.
Where can I find my Member Number?
Log into “My Account“. Your member number can be found on your Membership Card. Click on “Print Card” on the top menu bar to see your member number.
How do I change my address and e-mail?
Log into “My Account“. The page displays your contact information. Simply edit your email address and click “Save Profile”. It’s that easy!
I paid my membership fee with a credit card. Are renewal fees automatically charged to that card?
Yes. Your credit card information will be used to renew your membership on an annual basis. If you would like to change your credit card information, log into “My Account” then “Payments”.
When will I receive my renewal notice?
You do not need to renew your membership manually. It will automatically renew each year on the anniversary date. If you would like to know when your membership is going to automatically renew, please log into the “My Account” page and navigate to the “Subscriptions” tab where you will see an expiration date for your subscription. The expiration date listed there is the date your subscription will renew.
How can I renew a membership that has been stopped?
For business memberships: Go to the “Membership” page, click on “Join as a Business Member”, chose the level of membership you wish to renew. If this is the first time you are signing into the VTA website, you will need to create/claim your account. This process will require you to create a new password.
For Individual memberships: Go to the “Membership” page, click on “Join as a Individual Membership” to renew. If this is the first time you are signing into the VTA website, you will need to create/claim your account. This process will require you to create a new password.
Do you offer Automatic Renewal?
Yes. To ensure your benefits and services continue without interruption, your membership will automatically renew. You will be notified by email before your credit card is charged.
I don’t know my username and/or password. What should I do?
Your email address is your username. If you have forgotten your password, go to the “My Account” page and click “Forgot Password” to have your password reset. If you still need assistance, please email for assistance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do if I can’t log into the members-only pages?
Visit the “My Account” page to login or reset your password. If you still need assistance, please email for assistance to email@example.com. Please note: for security reasons, if you need to change your email address or have a name change, members will need to provide a government issued ID for verification.
After becoming a member of VTA, when will I have access to the website?
When joining online your access is immediate.
Can I share my membership login information with other people?
No. VTA is a membership organization. Use of your membership by any nonmember is not permitted.
How do I update my mailing address and contact information?
Visit the “My Account” page to update your information.
When does my membership expire?
In the case of businesses, memberships expire on December 31st. In the case of individuals, memberships expire 12 months after you joined, and 12 months after any renewal of your Individual membership. Please login to the “My Account” page and navigate to the “Subscriptions” tab where you will see an expiration date for your subscription. The expiration date listed there is the date your membership will expire.
Are my membership dues tax deductible?
Vapor Technology Association estimates that eighteen percent (18%) of your total membership dues are associated with lobbying and political activity expenditures under Code Section 162(e) and, therefore, are not deductible for tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor and your attorney if you have questions regarding tax deductibility.
When can I upgrade my membership?
You can upgrade your business membership at any time by logging into the membership portal at vaportechnology.org/account.