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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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UKVIA member brings the first vape shops into NHS hospitals.

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UKVIA member, Ecigwizard have opened two vaping shops at a West Midlands Healthcare Trust, in a ground-breaking move to offer staff, patients and visitors an alternative to smoking following a site-wide ban. The Ecigwizard shops are based at Sandwell and City Hospitals, which are operated by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBH). The move is part of a wider policy to make the sites entirely “smoke-free” with cigarette shelters turned into vaping…

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UKVIA Responds to Public Health Green Paper

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Last night, the Government published it’s Green Paper on Advancing Public health through prevention. It contains an ambitious goal to eradicate smoking by 2030 and is supportive of how vaping can help achieve this aim. The UK Vaping Industry Association is supportive of the measures contained in there relating to smoking, but calls on the Government to work with us experts in the industry to make the ambitions a reality….

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Research reveals the best things about giving up and vapers tips to new starters

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Research conducted for VApril revealed the best things about switching to vaping and the best flavours to start using. The research, conducted by OnePoll for the UK Vaping Industry Association’s VApril campaign showed: Former smokers who now vape save £31.35 a month compared to when they were smoking Vapers who quit smoking thanks to vaping had been smoking for an average of 8 years The average vaper is 37 years…

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UKVIA responds to San Francisco’s vaping ban

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San Francisco’s decision to ban vaping is deeply regrettable but responds to a very particular issue around youth vaping in the United States. In the UK, we take this extremely seriously and thankfully the situation is not mirrored here. The UK Vaping Industry Association is working with our members to make sure that remains the case. Vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking and events in America must not threaten…

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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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