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The UKVIA responds to NEJM study

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A UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) spokeswoman said: “The results of this research only go to confirm what we at the UKVIA already knew, which is that vaping is, by far, the best aid for smokers trying to quit. Vaping is so effective, that it should play a key role in all Stop Smoking Services across the UK and the industry stands ready to assist where it can. “The study…

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Top 10 reasons to switch to vaping on National Cigarette Amnesty Day

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Monday 14th January 2019 Today marks the 6th anniversary of ‘National Cigarette Amnesty Day’, designed to help UK smokers switch to vaping during January. Smoking is one of the main causes of preventable deaths in the UK, yet quitting is still one of the most challenging addictions to beat. According to Public Health England, at least half a million smokers are trying to quit this January and vaping is one of…

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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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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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World Health Organisation urged to reform vaping stance by industry

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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….

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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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Memorandum of understanding between global vaping trade associations and campaigners

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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…

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