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UKVIA Open Day 2019

The UKVIA welcomes the industry to join their 3-year celebrations

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The UKVIA is pleased to welcome industry representatives to join members at a special Open Evening to mark their key highlights to date, as the vaping sector continues to be one of fastest growing markets in the UK.   Now entering its fourth year, the UKVIA has plenty to celebrate from launching VApril 2019 to hosting the UK’s second Vaping Industry Forum and working with the APPG on Vaping to…

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UKVIA Responds to Chief Medical Officer’s Inaccurate Comments

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A UKVIA spokesman said: “It’s very disappointing that the Chief Medical Officer is advocating for a ban on vaping in public places, especially when in the same session she recognised its value as a means to help people stop smoking. As Dame Sally said, vaping is considerably safer than smoking – the evidence says at least 95% safer, and recent evidence from University College London showed that those who vape…

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UKVIA Forum

The UKVIA Forum 2019 looks to seize the public health prize of vaping.

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Two hundred industry and consumer representatives gathered in central London for the UKVIA Forum 2019 to discuss how we can seize the public health prize that vaping represents. Hearing from keynote speaker TV Doctor Christian Jessen, political figures and industry-wide experts, the message was clear that vaping is a ‘gift to public health’ that can help the 7 million UK smokers quit. Supported by headline sponsor Diamond Mist, the conference…

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ENDS Conference 2019

Europe’s leading ENDS Conference returns for 2019

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The ENDS Conference 2019 returns to London on 4th – 6th June, bringing together industry members from across the supply chain for an extensive programme of speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities, all dedicated to e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems.   Now in its third-year running, the leading science-focussed conference will continue to address the most prominent opportunities and challenges facing the industry, from how changing consumer perspectives…

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WHO No Tobacco Day 2019

Tobacco free day that bans product which helps people go smoke free

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World Health Organisation promotes Tobacco Free Day while encouraging bans on vaping Day comes a week after major study shows vapers are 95% more likely to quit smoking Industry calls for international rule change to recognise how vaping helps smokers quit The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been criticised for promoting a tobacco-free day while at the same time supporting bans on vaping, one of the most effective means for…

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UKVIA World No Tobacco Day

UKVIA writes to the Telegraph as WHO promote World No Tobacco Day whilst encouraging vaping bans

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On World No Tobacco Day 2019, John Dunne, director at the UKVIA writes to the Telegraph as the Wold Health Organisation promotes Tobacco Free Day while encouraging bans on vaping. 30 May 2019 Sir I’m pleased that the World Health Organisation (WHO) are once again trying to reduce the harm caused by smoking through their World No Tobacco Day on 31 May. However, it’s disappointing that their failure to recognise…

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World No Tobacco Day 2019 EU

UKVIA criticises statement from EU Health Commissioner on World No Tobacco Day

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The UKVIA responds to statement from the Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, in which he fails to back vaping as an effective means to quit smoking on World No Tobacco Day.   John Dunne, Board member of the UK Vaping Industry Association said: “It’s disappointing that Commissioner Andriukaitis has decided to mark World No Tobacco day by criticising one of the most effective means at stopping…

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UKVIA Forum

New speakers announced ahead of the Vaping Industry Forum

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New speakers announced ahead of the Vaping Industry Forum   The 2019 Vaping Industry Forum, the largest business to business conference dedicated to vaping in the UK is coming to London again this Thursday 9th May and has announced a raft of new speakers.   Run by the UK Vaping Industry Association, the conference will hear from leaders across retail and health sectors, policy makers and some of the industry’s…

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VApril

VApril strikes again!

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Despite the clear public health consensus in the UK that vaping is dramatically less harmful than smoking, there are still many smokers reluctant to give it a go. To try and turn those stats around, for the second year running, April saw the UKVIA aim to encourage some of the 7.5 million smokers in the UK to switch on to vaping in VApril, our month-long national vaping awareness campaign. Fronted…

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UKVIA Forum

Dr Christian Jessen to be a keynote speaker at the UKVIA’s Vaping Industry Forum

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Television doctor, Dr Christian Jessen, is to be a keynote speaker at the Vaping Industry Forum in May, the largest business to business conference in the UK.   Run by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), Dr Christian will give his views on how vaping can become a major public health prize by helping smokers to quit. During April Dr Christian is also fronting the UKVIA’s VApril campaign, the largest…

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