Category

UKVIA News

UKVIA statement on 0-nic “shake and vape” products – Sunday Times 2/12/18

By | Industry Media Coverage, Members' News, UKVIA News | No Comments

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…

Read More

MPS URGE EMPLOYERS TO MAKE WORKPLACES MORE VAPE-FRIENDLY

By | Industry Media Coverage, UKVIA News | No Comments

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…

Read More

UKVIA’s statement on ASA’s amendment to advertising rules for e-cigarettes

By | Industry Media Coverage, UKVIA News | No Comments

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,…

Read More

World Health Organisation urged to reform vaping stance by industry

By | UKVIA News | No Comments

Together with international co-signatories, the UKVIA has called again for the World Health Organisation reform its attitudes towards vaping with a statement in the City A.M. World Health Organisation urged to reform vaping stance by industry City A.M – 23 October VAPING industry giants are urging the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reconsider its stance on e-cigarettes, amid fears that the international agency is encouraging states to ban vaping products….

Read More

UKVIA statement on the marketing of e-cigarettes to under 18s

By | Industry Media Coverage, UKVIA News | No Comments

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…

Read More
City A.M WHO UKVIA

The global vaping industry risks being choked in a regulatory cloud

By | Industry Media Coverage, UKVIA News | No Comments

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…

Read More

Memorandum of understanding between global vaping trade associations and campaigners

By | UKVIA News | No Comments

The UKVIA led an international call for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reform its stance on vaping regulation. Organisations from 16 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), making it is the first time international campaigners and vaping industry leaders have joined forces in reforming discordant global health policies. The statement was made ahead of the 8th session of WHO’s Conference…

Read More
The Sun Future Proof Insurance

Vapers will save thousands of pounds by enjoying the same insurance rates as non-smokers for the first time

By | UKVIA News | No Comments

Vapers will now be able to receive the same insurance rates as non-smokers, for the first time. Future Proof Insurance, a UKVIA Partner, have launched a new comparison site, allowing vapers to receive life and critical illness insurance, at almost half the current cost. The new service was covered by the Sun article below. Vapers will save thousands of pounds by enjoying the same insurance rates as non-smokers for the…

Read More

Welcome to a New Member

By | Members' News, UKVIA News | No Comments

Arcus, a leading provider of compliance services in the UK and Europe, have joined the UKVIA. With more the 15 years combined experience, the Arcus team take a legal approach to the compliance of vaping products and combine their service with specially tailored software for their clients. Lee Bryan, Managing Director at Arcus said, “The industry has seen fantastic growth in the recent years and UKVIA appear to be at…

Read More

Industry groups call on World Health Organisation to change stance on vaping

By | Industry Media Coverage, UKVIA News | No Comments

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…

Read More