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The Sun Future Proof Insurance

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

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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…

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Welcome to a New Member

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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…

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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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The Sun HM Treasury vape tax

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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MPs back vaping’s potential to radically reduce smoking in the UK

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Following an extensive inquiry into e-cigarettes, a new report by the Science and Technology Committee has concluded that the government is missing significant opportunities to tackle UK smoking rates. Among the recommendations, the Committee urges the government to consider tax breaks for vaping products; allowing wider use of vaping in public places; and creating a streamlined route to medically licenced vaping products. It also calls on the government to reconsider…

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UKVIA joins with think tanks and campaign groups to oppose vaping tax

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The UKVIA has joined-up with key Westminster campaign groups and think tanks to call on the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Health to recognise vaping’s public health potential and not to impose a new vaping ‘sin’ tax. The open letter to the government is also signed by the Center for Policy Studies, the Institute of Economic Affairs, the TaxPayers’ Alliance, the Adam Smith Institute, The Freedom Association and…

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UKVIA opposes a vaping ‘sin’ tax on vaping

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In response to media reports suggesting that the government is actively considering the imposition of a new ‘sin tax’ on vaping products, which would reportedly raise additional tax revenue of £40million, a spokesperson for the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), said: “Imposing a ‘sin tax’ on vaping is counterintuitive to the government’s mission to reduce smokers in the UK and lessen the burden for the NHS. Vaping is a huge…

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More advertising holds the key to switching to vaping say smokers 

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Smokers believe that more advertising showing the public health potential of vaping and the cost saving versus cigarettes are key to them making the switch to vaping, new research reveals. The study by Consumer Intelligence on behalf of the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) reveals that: 68% felt that changing current advertising restrictions imposed by the Advertising Standards Agency to allow public health messages to be promoted by the vaping…

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UKVIA Open Day 2018

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Looking to find out more about the UK Vaping Industry Association, what we do and how you can join? We are holding a business open day on 26th July for you to learn more about the UKVIA and the work we do. If you’re a vaping business come along to meet us and find out how we are helping to build a public health and stakeholder-wide confidence in vaping products….

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