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UKVIA Comments on Royal College of Physician’s report “Hiding in plain sight: Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS Details”

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Commenting on today’s Royal College of Physician’s report “Hiding in plain sight: Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS Details”, a spokesperson from the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) said: “UKVIA welcomes the recent study from the Royal College of Physicians, which once again shows that switching to e-cigarettes, not only reduces costs for the NHS but also supports smokers on their journey to quitting. “According to NHS England, smoking costs…

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‘Flavoured e-cigarettes can be deadly’ – UKVIA response

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A study conducted by Boston University received media coverage today, with predictable alarmist and misleading headlines. “Flavoured e-cigarettes can be deadly” and “lead to strokes and heart attacks”, claim The Sun, with the Daily Star stating similar. According to the study, nine different vaping flavours were found to ‘slow blood flow’ and ‘increase inflammation’. Once again – this is an example of a small study in the USA picking up…

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UKVIA responds to statement from the European Respiratory Journal

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UKVIA welcome the regulations outlined in the Tobacco Products Directive, which prohibits the sale of vaping devices to under 18s in the UK. Vaping amongst young people in the UK remains very rare, with recent Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) research finding no more than 2% of under 18s using vaping devices more than once a month. We believe that vaping product flavours are an important part of encouraging…

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MPs to hear evidence from vaping industry as inquiry into e-cigarettes continues

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The Science and Technology Committee continues its inquiry into e-cigarettes at 5.05pm Wednesday 9 May in its final meeting. They have invited representatives from the vaping industry and consumers to provide evidence on the impact of policy and advertising regulation on e-cigarettes. The Science and Technology Committee has been examining the impact of electronic cigarettes on human health, including their effectiveness as a stop-smoking tool. The have also examined the…

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The future growth of vaping top of the agenda at major conference

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The continued growth of the vaping industry will be the subject of a major business-to-business conference being organised by the UK Vaping Industry Association this month. The event – Going for Growth-  is being held on Monday 23 April 2018 at the King’s Fund. It comes at an exciting time for the industry, with Public Health England reinforcing its policy that vaping represents a positive public health opportunity and one…

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MP’s kick off ‘VApril’ with call for vaping in parliament 

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MP’s kick off ‘VApril’ with call for vaping in parliament  MPs have debated many issues in the Houses of Parliament. Now they are set to call for Parliament to set an example nationwide by opening their doors to vaping in one of the most iconic buildings in the world. This week (Thursday 29th March) a number of MPs and members of the House of Lords, led by Mark Pawsey MP…

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Public Health England review annual guidance on E-cigarettes – UKVIA statement

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Today Public Health England published their annual guidance for E-cigarettes. Our reaction was as follows: “The UK Vaping Industry Association welcomes yet another ringing endorsement for the positive public health opportunity that vaping represents. It is shocking that 40% of smokers haven’t even tried a vaping product to reduce or stop smoking, when the evidence quite clearly demonstrates it is the most effective way. “If we are to persuade the…

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‘Vaping may raise cancer and heart disease risk’ – UKVIA statement

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The study from New York University covered by in numerous news sources over the past two days is another example of an unsubstantiated alarmist headline based on a study that has little applicability to the real lives of smokers. As already noted by several leading UK academics, this American study does not conduct a direct comparison with smoking, nor does it recreate realistic vaping circumstances. It was also conducted on mice and…

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UKVIA submission to the Science and Technology Inquiry on E-Cigarettes

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Last week, the UKVIA made its submission to the Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on E-Cigarettes. Announced on 25 October 2017, the scope of the inquiry is to “examine the impact of electronic cigarettes on human health (including their effectiveness as a stop-smoking tool), the suitability of regulations guiding their use, and the financial implications of a growing market on both business and the NHS.” We welcomed the launch of…

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