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BMJ: New evidence supports a liberal approach to e-cigarette regulation

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The BMJ has today published an editorial about e-cigarettes as an aid for giving up smoking. Please find the article here, and an extract below. “The noticeable increase in e-cigarette use during 2010-15 in the United States was associated with a considerable and unprecedented increase in quit attempts, but most importantly in population quit rates, from 4.5% to 5.6%. This increase of just over one percentage point is higher than…

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‘How the tobacco and vaping industries responded to the government’s new tobacco control plan’ – UKVIA in City AM

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The UKVIA were in City AM again on Wednesday, reacting to the Government’s newly released Tobacco Control Plan. Christian Mulcahy from MultiCIG, a UKVIA member, had this to say: “The UK has the opportunity to lead the way on smoking cessation and in turn, support the incredible growth of the vaping market, now one of the fastest growing consumer goods industry in the world.” Mark Pawsey MP, vaping advocate and…

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UK Government publishes its Tobacco Control Plan – UKVIA Comment

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  Today the Government published its long awaited Tobacco Control Plan.  Contained within the plan, with its ambition to create a ‘smoke free future’, were specific implications for the vaping industry. Our reaction to the plan was as follows. Doug Mutter, a board member of the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) and head of manufacturing & compliance at Vaporized, welcomed the Tobacco Control Plan; “The Government’s Tobacco Control Plan has been…

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UKVIA member BAT in the Daily Mail: cigarette smoke delays healing while vaping doesn’t

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Laboratory tests by UKVIA member BAT reveals that vapingdoes not stop wounds healing like the smoke from cigarettes do. “Our results suggest that chemicals in cigarette smoke that inhibit wound healing are either absent from e-cigarette vapour or present in concentrations too low for us to detect an effect,” said Dr James Murphy, head of reduced risk substantiation at BAT. You can find coverage of the research on the Daily…

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Britain’s Vaping Industry Demands Brexit Review of “Stringent and ill-conceived” New European Regulations “for the good of the UK’s health”

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New European regulations regarding vaping products that take effect this weekend are “stringent and ill conceived and should be reviewed and overhauled as part of the Brexit process for the good of the country’s public health”, according to the UK’s leading vaping industry body. To ensure that the UK realises the massive potential health benefit of vaping for those seeking to stop or reduce smoking, and to save the Government…

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UKVIA in City A.M. – Why the vaping industry is ready to send Brussels’ ill- conceived red tape up in smoke

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The UKVIA’s Doug Mutter appeared in the City A.M. in print and online on Thursday with his take on the Tobacco Products Directive, coming in to force this Saturday. Doug highlights that, whilst we’re not against regulation, the TPD needs a serious rethink. The full text is as follows: The 8 June is clearly going to be the date at the forefront of everyone’s mind over the coming weeks. But…

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Vaping Post – Air Sampling confirms secondhand vapor is harmless

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Check out this article on the Vaping Post on secondhand vapour from earlier this week. One case from a California Department of Public Health study into air sampling in vape shops has found that “secondhand vaping” appears to result in minimal exposure of hazardous chemicals to bystanders. You can find the original blog post by Dr. Michael Siegel which the Vaping Post is commenting on here. As Dr. Michael Siegel says:…

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UKVIA submission to the Industrial Strategy consultation

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In April, we made our submission to the Government’s Industrial Strategy consultation. The UKVIA welcomes the Government’s consultation on its emerging Industrial Strategy and we stand ready to support BEIS, DoH, HM Treasury and all other relevant Government organisations to ensure that the Government understands and supports the great potential that the vaping industry offers to become a 21st century UK success story. In particular UKVIA welcomes the Industrial Strategy’s focus…

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E-cigarettes ‘DON’T cause cancer’ – UKVIA Comment

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New research conducted by BAT has gained some traction in the media over the weekend, most notably in the Daily Mail and The Sun newspapers. The research found that vaping did not promote the development of diseased cells, therefore meaning that it did not promote cancer activity in the body. We welcome this research and hope that it will help combat some of the ‘junk science’ which we see all…

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