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New research hints that turning people away from vaping could threaten increased tobacco harm, warn vaping industry

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New research from University College London published today in the journal Addiction which shows that vaping may help more than 50,000 smokers a year to quit has been met with alarm by vaping industry figures as it provides evidence of the potential impact that turning people away from vaping may have on tobacco harm. UK Vaping Industry Association Board member and founder of Evapo, Andrej Kuttruf said: “This research shows that…

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UKVIA responds to stories of UK health problems linked to vaping

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John Dunne, UK Vaping Industry Association Director, said: “It is vitally important to keep these reports in context. The MHRA themselves say that their yellow-card self-reporting system is not proof that the adverse effects were due to vaping, but a suspicion by people reporting ailments that they believe a vaping device may be the cause of. Different people can suffer adverse effects from a wide variety of products, from paracetamol…

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UK Vaping Industry Association responds to the announcement on vaping by President Trump

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UK Vaping Industry Association responds to the announcement on vaping by President Trump. Dan Marchant, UK Vaping Industry Association spokesperson, said: ‘It is a shame that the US President has been poorly advised on the facts; this decision is based on misleading information and will only serve to deter smokers from making a life changing switch to a far less harmful alternative. In the UK, we are proud to be a…

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UKVIA responds to study suggesting a link between vaping and heart damage

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In response to recent reports linking vaping to heart damage, Andrej Kuttruf of the UK Vaping Industry Association said: “Whilst we welcome new research into vaping, it is disappointing to see yet another sensationalist story promoted by someone who has a long track record for being anti-vaping. Public Health England carried out extensive research amongst the UK’s pre-eminent academics in this field prior to coming to their conclusion that vaping…

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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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