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UVKIA’s Dan Marchant speaks to BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ on concerns over youth access to vaping

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On today’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ programme, concerns were raised by some parents worried about youth access to vaping. The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) takes safety and standards incredibly seriously, as enshrined in our Code of Conduct. The UKVIA has been at the forefront of promoting best practise in the industry, through national campaigns such as #FactsNotFiction and #Vaping Matters. Realising the potential of vaping…

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UKVIA: a democratic industry body committed to vaping safety, quality and harm reduction – and where all member voices are equal.

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The UK Vaping Industry Association is committed to championing the whole vaping sector, as well as the fantastic potential for harm-reduction which it represents. Our diverse membership each has a single vote, to ensure decisions are taken democratically in the best interest of the industry. Likewise, our internal committees make policy recommendations based on transparency and cooperation. The UK’s nicotine strength restrictions are based on Article 20 of the EU’s…

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The UKVIA responds to recently reported vaping illness in Nottingham

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Following Ewan Fisher’s vaping health incident in Nottingham, the UKVIA responds with: “We fully support Public Health England’s position that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking. Smoking causes more than 200 premature deaths in England every single day, and vaping has been proven to make it more likely that people will make that potentially life-changing switch away from cigarettes. “The UK vaping industry takes youth access prevention extremely seriously….

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The UKVIA welcomes the latest ‘breakthrough’ findings of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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In response to the ‘breakthrough’ from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaping lung illnesses, a UKVIA spokesperson said: “The UK Vaping Industry Association welcomes the latest “breakthrough” findings of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in trying to establish the most likely cause of the recent spate of vaping-related illnesses and deaths in America. As UKVIA said in September, when reports of the…

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Facts not fiction

UK Vaping Industry Association launches unprecedented media campaign to combat harmful scare-stories: ‘Facts Not Fiction’.

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National newspapers will today feature full-page messages from the UK’s leading vaping trade body, with premium advertising space taken up in the I and Metro. The UK Vaping Industry Association committed to the campaign after misinformation and scare-stories threatened to push British vapers back to cigarettes. Public Health England advises that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking and a valuable tool for smoking cessation. The national campaign,…

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New life insurance provider to offer discounts for vapers who have quit smoking with vaping

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Life insurance provider reviti will offer significant discounts to vapers who buy life insurance directly from them, as it seeks to reward more people taking steps to quit smoking New provider reviti has announced it will offer vapers significant discounts on their life insurance premiums – rewarding them with up to 15% off a smoker premium. In an industry first, reviti will make these discounts available to customers who buy…

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UKVIA responds to Michigan flavour ban.

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The UKVIA responds to Michigan’s ban on vaping flavours: The UK vaping industry takes the protection of young people incredibly seriously. That’s why the UKVIA’s sector-leading Code of Conduct enshrines our members’ commitment that vaping is for adult smokers and vapers, no-one else. While we welcome proportionate and appropriate legislation, we watch events in Michigan this week with trepidation. A restriction of the flavours available to adult consumers risks squandering…

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The Revolving Door

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Scott Gottlieb’s tenure as FDA commissioner was profoundly anti-vaping until his somewhat abrupt departure in April this year. Any fears that he would have time on his hands were immediately allayed, however, when he walked into a new job with Big Pharma. It was in July that Gottlieb joined leading biopharmaceutical company Pfizer. His seat on the board comes with generous remuneration: an annual minimum of $335,000 in salary and…

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UKVIA responds to the reported fatality from vaping in the US

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In response to the reported fatality from vaping in the USA, Dan Marchant, UKVIA board member and managing director of Vape Club said: “We are saddened to hear of the death of a man in the USA that has been reportedly linked to vaping non-standard products and we are keen to understand the precise circumstances that led to his death. While Public Health England are yet to report any illnesses…

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Latest NHS statistics show positive decline in youth vaping

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New NHS statistics released this month show that both the regular use and experimentation of vaping amongst young people remains low and has declined since 2016. Ben Timberley, Board Member of the UK Vaping Industry Association and Head of Marketing at Zeus Juice, welcomes the findings: “These statistics just add to the growing body of evidence which shows that the responsible steps being taken by the vaping industry to prevent access…

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