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New research hints that turning people away from vaping could threaten increased tobacco harm, warn vaping industry

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New research from University College London published today in the journal Addiction which shows that vaping may help more than 50,000 smokers a year to quit has been met with alarm by vaping industry figures as it provides evidence of the potential impact that turning people away from vaping may have on tobacco harm. UK Vaping Industry Association Board member and founder of Evapo, Andrej Kuttruf said: “This research shows that…

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Facts not fiction

UK Vaping Industry Association launches unprecedented media campaign to combat harmful scare-stories: ‘Facts Not Fiction’.

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National newspapers will today feature full-page messages from the UK’s leading vaping trade body, with premium advertising space taken up in the I and Metro. The UK Vaping Industry Association committed to the campaign after misinformation and scare-stories threatened to push British vapers back to cigarettes. Public Health England advises that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking and a valuable tool for smoking cessation. The national campaign,…

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UKVIA responds to stories of UK health problems linked to vaping

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John Dunne, UK Vaping Industry Association Director, said: “It is vitally important to keep these reports in context. The MHRA themselves say that their yellow-card self-reporting system is not proof that the adverse effects were due to vaping, but a suspicion by people reporting ailments that they believe a vaping device may be the cause of. Different people can suffer adverse effects from a wide variety of products, from paracetamol…

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UK Vaping Industry Association responds to the announcement on vaping by President Trump

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UK Vaping Industry Association responds to the announcement on vaping by President Trump. Dan Marchant, UK Vaping Industry Association spokesperson, said: ‘It is a shame that the US President has been poorly advised on the facts; this decision is based on misleading information and will only serve to deter smokers from making a life changing switch to a far less harmful alternative. In the UK, we are proud to be a…

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UKVIA responds to study suggesting a link between vaping and heart damage

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In response to recent reports linking vaping to heart damage, Andrej Kuttruf of the UK Vaping Industry Association said: “Whilst we welcome new research into vaping, it is disappointing to see yet another sensationalist story promoted by someone who has a long track record for being anti-vaping. Public Health England carried out extensive research amongst the UK’s pre-eminent academics in this field prior to coming to their conclusion that vaping…

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UKVIA responds to reported deaths in the USA

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In response to recent events in the USA, Dan Marchant of the UK Vaping Industry Association said: “Whilst full details remain unclear, and the position of some authorities in the USA remains contradictory, it appears that the incidents in the USA are linked to people using illegal liquids, most likely black-market marijuana products (THC oils). Products such as these are illegal in the UK. That’s why Public Health England have…

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UKVIA responds to Michigan flavour ban.

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The UKVIA responds to Michigan’s ban on vaping flavours: The UK vaping industry takes the protection of young people incredibly seriously. That’s why the UKVIA’s sector-leading Code of Conduct enshrines our members’ commitment that vaping is for adult smokers and vapers, no-one else. While we welcome proportionate and appropriate legislation, we watch events in Michigan this week with trepidation. A restriction of the flavours available to adult consumers risks squandering…

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The Revolving Door

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Scott Gottlieb’s tenure as FDA commissioner was profoundly anti-vaping until his somewhat abrupt departure in April this year. Any fears that he would have time on his hands were immediately allayed, however, when he walked into a new job with Big Pharma. It was in July that Gottlieb joined leading biopharmaceutical company Pfizer. His seat on the board comes with generous remuneration: an annual minimum of $335,000 in salary and…

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And for our next trick…

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The FDA have this week enlisted an arcane ally in their war on American vaping. Magician Julius Dein stars in a series of adverts in their latest PR push to combat the alleged rise of youth vaping. Major networks like ESPN, MTV and Nickelodeon will be running the ads, which will also feature on social media. These magical messages show Dein, who has 800,000 Youtube followers, take to the streets…

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