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Removing e-liquid flavours from sale threatens the proven success of e-cigarettes to help adult smokers switch, warns the New Nicotine Alliance.

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Banning flavours in e-cigarettes could be detrimental to public health, warned leading consumer charity, the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) at the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) in Warsaw today. The role of e-liquid flavours in vaping and their impact on smoking cessation has been the focus of much discussion in public health, scientific and media circles around the world. The NNA argues that removing all flavours except tobacco would be…

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Aussie Vape Day

A new campaign Down Under would turn legislation on its head

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Legalise Vaping Australia is taking on their country’s conservative Vaping laws with people power. In their very own battle-bus, Vape Force One, a team of volunteers spread the message from coast to coast. While vaping is technically legal in Australia, nicotine solutions are restricted as a ‘scheduled poison’. Even purchasing supplies from international sellers requires a prescription. Breaking the rules can land you in jail. Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt…

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Pressure mounts on TPD as associations rally

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Across the continent, calls for vaping regulation reform are growing louder in 2019. Dustin Dahlmann, founding member of the Independent European Vape Alliance (IEVA), is turning to people power to make the case for reform. Vaping is currently covered by the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which specifies restrictions on areas like advertising as if the devices were cigarettes. Now, the ‘Vaping is not Tobacco’ campaign is calling for bespoke legislation…

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Seema Kennedy PHE

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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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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FDA

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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New experiment reveals shocking effects of smoking compared to vaping 

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Public Health England has released a shocking new video demonstrating the harms of smoking. The experiment also clearly demonstrates vaping’s relative safety when compared to smoking. You can watch the video on the BBC News website, here. The UKVIA welcomed this study and have released the following statement: John Dunne Managing Director E-Liquid Brands and Director UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) said: “This is fantastic news going into the new…

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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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