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Government publishes official response to the Science and Technology Committee’s Report on E-cigarettes

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The UKVIA welcomes the Government’s official response to the Science and Technology Committee’s report on e-cigarettes. The response accepts all recommendations from the Committee and confirms the Government’s commitment to review the illogical regulations around vaping – including bottle sizes, nicotine strength and advertising rules. The full response can be read here.

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UKVIA statement on 0-nic “shake and vape” products – Sunday Times 2/12/18

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Further to The Sunday Times story (2/12/18) “Vaping flavours sold on Amazon dodge rules to appeal to children”, below is the UKVIA’s full statement. “The UKVIA is concerned that 0-nicotine vaping liquids could present a potential danger to consumers unless brought in to line with the existing regulations and testing standards that govern nicotine containing liquids. “Liquids without nicotine fall outside most of the existing regulations and standards, that ensure…

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MPS URGE EMPLOYERS TO MAKE WORKPLACES MORE VAPE-FRIENDLY

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The Houses of Parliament should become a vape-friendly zone, as part of efforts to make vaping more acceptable around the workplace, MPs have said. There should be vaping policies for businesses and public places to help tackle “misunderstandings” about the practice and to ensure it is treated separately to smoking, according to MPs on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Vaping (APPGV). Employers should provide designated indoor vaping areas, the MPs…

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UKVIA’s statement on ASA’s amendment to advertising rules for e-cigarettes

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In response to the ASA’s amendment to advertising rules for e-cigarettes, Dan Marchant, board member of the UK Vaping Industry Association and Managing Director VapeClub has made the following statement: I welcome the decision of the Advertising Standards Agency to change its rules so that health claims are no longer banned from adverts about vaping products. Public Health England are clear that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking,…

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UKVIA statement on the marketing of e-cigarettes to under 18s

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In response to reports on the marketing of e-liquids to under 18s within the vaping industry, the UKVIA have released the following statement: “There are already strict regulations in place in the UK on selling or marketing vaping products to under 18s. All of our members comply with the law. “The UKVIA takes this matter very seriously, and are working hard with our members to ensure responsible marketing and that…

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The global vaping industry risks being choked in a regulatory cloud

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Article in the City A.M. from Michael Brader, President of Newzealand Vaping Alliance and a partner in UKVIA’s international call to action for the World Health Organisation.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) is meeting in Geneva this week to shape tobacco and vaping regulation over the next five years. Geneva is a long way from London, and the other side of the world from New Zealand, but vapers worldwide would…

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Industry groups call on World Health Organisation to change stance on vaping

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UKVIA has lead an international push for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reform its stance on vaping regulation. At the 8th session the Conference of the Parties in Geneva (1-6 October 2018), WHO’s Tobacco Control Group will explore international guidance on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems. Despite having recognised vaping’s potential for reducing smoking rates, the WHO group took the contradictory stance in 2016 that member states could also ban vaping products…

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UKVIA receive confirmation from HM Treasury on the proposed ‘sin tax’ for vaping

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The UKVIA have recieved a response from HM Treasury following their letter of opposition to the suggested new ‘sin tax’ on vaping products. Mr Robert Jenkins, the Exchequer Secretary, confirmed that they have no current plans to introduce a new tax on vaping products and added “I recognise the contribution the vaping industry makes to the economy in terms of jobs and revenue to the Exchequer and welcome the fact the…

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UKVIA Vape Tax Mary Glindon MP

Taxing vaping would be like extending sugar tax on sugar free squash

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Following the reports that the Treasury planned to impose a new ‘sin tax’ on vaping as part of the next Autumn Budget, the UKVIA worked with Mary Glindon MP to secure an OpEd in the City A.M. With support from the Labour MP, the UKVIA now have a wide range of key voices in opposition to the proposed tax, including leading think tanks, industry bodies and Parliamentarians. Taxing vaping would…

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VAPING PLEA: Phillip Hammond must not slap a tax on vaping because it helps smokers quit, leading campaigners demand

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In an open letter to the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Health, the UKVIA has joined-up with key Westminster campaign groups and think tanks to call on them to recognise vaping’s public health potential and not to impose a new vaping ‘sin’ tax. The letter was covered in The Sun, as well as Talking Retail and vaping news sites.   The Sun: PHILIP Hammond must not slap a tax…

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