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Title: Totally Wicked have joined the TVECA
Post by: RebelPants on January 19, 2013, 05:18:25 PM
Totally Wicked have joined the TVECA, a global trade association at a time when regulators across the world are meeting to decide on how they best want to control e-cigarettes.
The TVECA are a not-for -profit trade organization with memberships of e-cig companies from within the USA and Europe, meaning TW USA, TW UK and TW Germany can be in the one association. TVECA have a strict enrolment policy to ensure joining companies are compliant with local and national law regarding the quality and safety of their products.

“The TVECA’s mission is to provide the tools and information necessary for policy-makers, opinion leaders, media and private sector companies worldwide to make informed decisions about the management and use of electronic cigarette technologies, particularly the most recent advances and applications. The association was founded to institute and promote industry-wide standards and a code of conduct, work to maintain sound professional practices, educate the public and policy-makers on the industry’s activities and potential and ensure the ethical use of electronic cigarette technologies.”
For further information about the TVECA, and to see some recent news articles surrounding the proposed regulations of e-cigarettes, both in Europe and the USA, please look here.
http://www.tveca.com/ (http://www.tveca.com/)

Jason and Fraser have also provided this company statement regarding proposed future regulations for e-cigarettes:
'We have consciously taken a 'watch and wait' approach until some clear detail emerged on the likely direction of the international regulating bodies. We have been engaged with the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) for a number of months, and have been invited by TVECA to represent the organisation as the UK industry representation. We believe that TVECA is the only legitimate international industry representative body that has the credibility and industry representation to be able to bring rational influence to the regulating bodies in both the USA and Europe.
TVECA is currently engaged in direct discussion with both the FDA and EU regulating bodies, with a specific aim to ensure that current proposals are reviewed and amended to bring as a minimum parity of regulation to tobacco smoking products and Electronic Cigarettes.  Current proposals unjustifiably and punitively affect electronic cigarettes and indeed, we believe subordinate our product to conventional cigarettes and related tobacco products.  This is immoral and also we believe illegal.
However, we will not engage in ineffective ‘hue and cry’ but ensure considered, informed and intelligent influences are brought to this strategic cross road for our industry. Rest assured that Totally Wicked is working to lever our influence and reputation into this engagement.  We will of course keep you updated, please do take the time to visit the TVECA website, to find out more about progress and the direction we are taking.’