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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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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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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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