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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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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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