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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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UKVIA The Sun Vaping Tax

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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UKVIA Vaping Tax The Express

Tories plan to hit 2.9million with Vape Tax to raise extra £40million for NHS

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In response to reports of Government’s proposed ‘sin tax’ on vaping, the UKVIA made the front page of City A.M. and appeared in The Express and The Sun, as well as the Talking Retail, Tobacco Reporter, VAPE News and vaping.com. The Express: Tories plan to hit 2.9million with VAPE TAX to raise extra £40million for NHS Whitehall sources say so-called ‘sin-taxes’, which are set to hit the UK’s 2.9million vapers in their pockets, will produce increases of…

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UKVIA’s John Dunne appears on BBC World News

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The UKVIA were invited to appear on the BBC World News GMT bulletin on 17 May to discuss battery safety after the tragic death of a vaper in Florida, USA, following an explosion of his vaping device most likely caused by battery malfunction. Representing the UKVIA was spokesman John Dunne, who began by sharing the UKVIA’s condolences with the family of the victim of this tragic accident. John went on…

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UKVIA’s John Dunne gives evidence to the Science and Technology Inquiry on E-Cigarettes

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Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee heard evidence from the vaping industry and a vaping consumer group as part of their inquiry into E-Cigarette policy and regulation on Wednesday 9th May. In the hearing MPs explored restrictive advertising rules for vaping products. In particular they examined why current rules banned vaping companies from making any health related claims about vaping when compared to smoking. This is despite the fact that Public…

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Vaping chiefs hope Brexit will puff new life into industry

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UKVIA made a media appearance when Christian Mulcahy was interviewed by The Telegraph on the opportunities that Brexit creates for the vaping industry. The Telegraph: Brexit may provide a boost for the electronic cigarette industry as it could allow ministers to slash red tape which dictates the size and strength of nicotine refill containers. The use of e-cigarettes, widely known as vaping, has proven popular among those who wish to…

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Science and Technology Committee launch vaping Inquiry – UKVIA in the Evening Standard

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Today the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons launched an inquiry into vaping products. In a wide ranging inquiry, the Committee will be investigating the health, regulation and financial impact of vaping products. Here’s our reaction: “We absolutely welcome this Inquiry by the Science and Technology Committee, and we are pleased that vaping is attracting so much attention inside Parliament. “With Public Health England recently endorsing vaping…

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