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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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Facts not fiction

UK Vaping Industry Association launches unprecedented media campaign to combat harmful scare-stories: ‘Facts Not Fiction’.

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National newspapers will today feature full-page messages from the UK’s leading vaping trade body, with premium advertising space taken up in the I and Metro. The UK Vaping Industry Association committed to the campaign after misinformation and scare-stories threatened to push British vapers back to cigarettes. Public Health England advises that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking and a valuable tool for smoking cessation. The national campaign,…

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New life insurance provider to offer discounts for vapers who have quit smoking with vaping

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Life insurance provider reviti will offer significant discounts to vapers who buy life insurance directly from them, as it seeks to reward more people taking steps to quit smoking New provider reviti has announced it will offer vapers significant discounts on their life insurance premiums – rewarding them with up to 15% off a smoker premium. In an industry first, reviti will make these discounts available to customers who buy…

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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 the reported fatality from vaping in the US

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In response to the reported fatality from vaping in the USA, Dan Marchant, UKVIA board member and managing director of Vape Club said: “We are saddened to hear of the death of a man in the USA that has been reportedly linked to vaping non-standard products and we are keen to understand the precise circumstances that led to his death. While Public Health England are yet to report any illnesses…

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NHS Digital

Latest NHS statistics show positive decline in youth vaping

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New NHS statistics released this month show that both the regular use and experimentation of vaping amongst young people remains low and has declined since 2016. Ben Timberley, Board Member of the UK Vaping Industry Association and Head of Marketing at Zeus Juice, welcomes the findings: “These statistics just add to the growing body of evidence which shows that the responsible steps being taken by the vaping industry to prevent access…

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The UKVIA welcomes the latest NHS ‘Statistics on Smoking’ for 2019

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In response to the latest NHS ‘Statistics on Smoking’ Report 2019, UKVIA Board Member, Dan Marchant, said: “Once again, data from the public health professionals at the NHS has shown that the most common reason vapers give for use was to aid themselves in quitting smoking. This adds to the growing bank of evidence demonstrating the success of vaping as a way to help smokers quit. The decline of smoking…

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Ban Francisco: US health policy reverts to prohibition

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City supervisors in San Francisco have voted in favour of a total ban on e-cigarettes, which will see the city become the first in the US to make such a move. Cigarettes and marijuana will remain legal to purchase. Supervisors had previously voted unanimously for a ban and the confirmatory ballot took place on Tuesday night. Praising the original vote, supervisor Ahsha Safai hoped that the rest of the state…

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