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Alexandra Taylor

New research reveals GP and pharmacist attitudes to smoking alternatives

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UKVIA member, Philip Morris Limited, commissioned a survey of 500 health professionals in the UK – 300 GPs and 200 Pharmacists to understand their attitudes towards e-cigarettes and other smoke-free alternatives. Although 99% of the healthcare professionals questioned had an extremely high awareness of e-cigarettes, only 7% were aware of the position of Public Health England’s position that vaping is a fraction of the risk of smoking and is at…

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Seema Kennedy: May’s lieutenant takes over PHE lead

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The trials and tribulations of Brexit have once again been visited upon the Department of Health and Social Care, as a key portfolio changes hands. Steve Brine, the Conservative member for Winchester, had been Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Health since June 2017. The portfolio includes the Ministerial lead for Public Health England (PHE) and is, therefore, the contact for the vaping industry. PHE evidence has long been an…

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Dr Christian Jessen to be a keynote speaker at the UKVIA’s Vaping Industry Forum

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Television doctor, Dr Christian Jessen, is to be a keynote speaker at the Vaping Industry Forum in May, the largest business to business conference in the UK.   Run by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), Dr Christian will give his views on how vaping can become a major public health prize by helping smokers to quit. During April Dr Christian is also fronting the UKVIA’s VApril campaign, the largest…

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TV’s Dr Christian Jessen calls on Doctors and hospitals to back vaping as new study points to major benefits

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TV Doctor, Christian Jessen has called on the medical profession to help grasp the public health prize presented by encouraging smokers to switch to vaping. Dr Christian, famous for his work on Channel 4’s ‘Embarrassing bodies’, says that despite clear advice from public health bodies and a growing bank of research about the positive impact a switch to vaping could have on smokers, the medical profession is still reluctant to…

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UKVIA responds to Telegraph article on young people and vaping

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In response to the Telegraph article: Children as young as 14 are becoming addicted to e-cigarettes, head of Britain’s biggest addiction clinic says The UKVIA issued the response:  “Organisations such as ASH and Public Health England have found little evidence of youth uptake of vaping products in the UK, but the UKVIA is clear that it is completely unacceptable for any vape products to be marketed at children. While many…

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UKVIA responds to Telegraph article on cancer

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In response to the Telegraph article: Failing to warn about teen cancer risk from vaping is ‘unforgivable’ – says surgeon   UKVIA issued the response: “Our view is that warnings such as these should be backed up by clinical evidence rather than scaremongering without any substance, potentially discouraging smokers from switching to vaping.  An evidence review undertaken by Public Health England shows that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking….

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SONE expands with the launch of new 30ml and 60ml e-liquid refill packs

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Packaging specialist SONE Products has recently expanded its County Durham operation to support the introduction of its new 30ml and 60ml e-liquid refill packs. SONE has made significant investment in production machinery and mould tooling to provide capacity for the manufacture of the new E-Flip & Click pack. Speaking about the expansion, Raymond Oliver, CEO, said; ‘The new 30ml and 60ml packs are the result of substantial research into the…

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At the FDA, faces change but policies remain

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With many legislators looking to the US for a lead on public health policy, the announcement this month that FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb is to resign may have given rise to cautious optimism in the vaping industry. Dr Gottlieb has taken a strong line on vaping during his tenure, in contrast to market deregulation elsewhere during the Trump administration. Dr Gottlieb’s imminent departure, set for the end of March, has…

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Vaping Giant JUUL joins the UK Vaping Industry Association

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Leading vaping company JUUL has joined the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) to boost drive for higher and consistent standards within the industry. Since the UKVIA was formed by top vaping brands in 2016, the Association has been at the forefront of spreading the positive public health message about vaping to the UK’s smokers. That’s why the UKVIA are now excited to be joining forces with key industry player JUUL…

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