About Us

Vapour Products Association

Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPASA) represents manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of smoke-free vapour products in South Africa. We have come together to work with government and other stakeholders to develop legal regulations and standards for our industry and to ensure that consumers have access to all available information about vapour products.

As the united voice for the vapour products industry and a growing contributor to the South African economy, we are committed to ensure quality and safety in all our members’ products and marketing, and seek to contribute to the growing body of scientific evidence that our products represent a safer alternative to smoking, and have the potential to save millions of lives.

As employers and taxpayers, we are committed to treating our employees fairly and always acting within the letter and spirit of the law as responsible corporate citizens.

Consumers

Providing consumers with resources about EVP’s an alternative to smoking

Government

Working with Government and regulatory bodies to set standards and ensure that our industry is transparent and well-regulated

Adult products

Ensuring that our members’ products only cater to adults over the age of 18

Warning

Ensuring that our members packaging is of industry-standard and safety, have appropriate warning labels, and do not contain potentially harmful components

OVERARCHING MESSAGE

The Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPASA) is committed to informing consumers about smoke-free alternatives to traditional cigarettes. VPASA is committed to working with government and regulatory bodies to ensure that our industry is transparent and well-regulated, and that consumers have access to all available resourcesabout vapour products.”

The Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPASA) envisions a smoke-free South Africa and a happier nation able to make their own choices. We believe that the use of vapour products offers an excellent alternative to traditional cigarettes, promoting tobacco harm reduction.

Our mission is to serve as a united, official voice that represents the EVP industry. We are committed to delivering consumers, government and the media with up-to-date information in order to make informed policy and purchasing decisions. We recognise the need for a properly regulated industry, and we will work with regulatory bodies and government to ensure that the vapour products industry is accountable and responsible in its actions. We are also committed to working with research institutions and the medical fraternity to add to the vast body of research in this area.

OUR PRinciples

VPASA is committed to providing an alternative to combustible tobacco products for adult consumers:
  • VPASA members sell only to adults and not minors
  • VPASA members do not make any health or cessation claims in their marketing
  • VPASA members support packaging all e-liquids in child resistant packaging
  • VPASA members support accurate and appropriate labeling of the products to inform the adult consumer of the contents of the package

We hope to achieve:

Appropriate industry regulation

We hope to achieve:

Consistent compliance that is clearly defined

We hope to achieve:

Adequate provision of up-to-date information for informed consumer choices