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And for our next trick…

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The FDA have this week enlisted an arcane ally in their war on American vaping. Magician Julius Dein stars in a series of adverts in their latest PR push to combat the alleged rise of youth vaping. Major networks like ESPN, MTV and Nickelodeon will be running the ads, which will also feature on social media. These magical messages show Dein, who has 800,000 Youtube followers, take to the streets…

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UKVIA member brings the first vape shops into NHS hospitals.

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UKVIA member, Ecigwizard have opened two vaping shops at a West Midlands Healthcare Trust, in a ground-breaking move to offer staff, patients and visitors an alternative to smoking following a site-wide ban. The Ecigwizard shops are based at Sandwell and City Hospitals, which are operated by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBH). The move is part of a wider policy to make the sites entirely “smoke-free” with cigarette shelters turned into vaping…

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UKVIA Responds to Public Health Green Paper

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Last night, the Government published it’s Green Paper on Advancing Public health through prevention. It contains an ambitious goal to eradicate smoking by 2030 and is supportive of how vaping can help achieve this aim. The UK Vaping Industry Association is supportive of the measures contained in there relating to smoking, but calls on the Government to work with us experts in the industry to make the ambitions a reality….

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UKVIA Responds to Chief Medical Officer’s Inaccurate Comments

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A UKVIA spokesman said: “It’s very disappointing that the Chief Medical Officer is advocating for a ban on vaping in public places, especially when in the same session she recognised its value as a means to help people stop smoking. As Dame Sally said, vaping is considerably safer than smoking – the evidence says at least 95% safer, and recent evidence from University College London showed that those who vape…

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