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UKVIA comment on the new research by Mintel

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  Today, the Daily Mail ran an article highlighting new figures released by Mintel, which suggested that E-cigarette use was falling for the first time. Here is our comment.nt on the story and the figures. Charles Hamshaw-Thomas, UK Vaping Industry Association, said, “Mintel’s research just demonstrates the crisis in public health communication on vaping. This is a practice now enjoyed by millions of people that has not only been endorsed by…

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UKVIA comments on The Sun article

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The Sun published an article claiming that this study by academics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center showed vaping increases the risk for stroke severity. Commenting on The Sun article, a UKVIA spokesperson said: “The UK government backs the use of e-cigarettes as an effective smoking cessation tool. The Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England have said that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking tobacco. Though this…

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UKVIA supports Cancer Research UK study

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UKVIA supports the recent study from Cancer Research UK  which adds to existing evidence that switching to e-cigarettes can “significantly reduce harm” to smokers. Commenting to the Cancer Research UK study, a UKVIA spokesperson said: “Public Health England have already highlighted vaping as 95% less harmful for your health than smoking tobacco. Now one of the UK’s first long-term studies, by Cancer Research UK and UCL,  unequivocally supports this conclusion….

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UKVIA comments on Daily Mail article

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Today the Daily Mail published an article claiming that this study by academics at the University of California, Los Angeles showed vaping increases the risk of heart disease. Commenting to the Daily Mail, a UKVIA spokesperson said: “Vaping products have in recent years emerged as a hugely popular alternative for smokers. Public Health England have found that vaping is 95% less harmful to your health than smoking. “This study, and…

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BBC News: Call to ban sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes in Wales

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Commenting on the BBC News Public Health Wales article, a spokesperson from the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) said: “UKVIA are concerned that Public Health Wales would want to ban vapers from using flavours, as well as a host of other restrictions. We believe that, although vaping product flavour variability should in general be permitted, no vaping product flavour should be marketed or designed to appeal primarily to minors. “Flavours play an…

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CTSI: New report shows fewer retailers sell e-cigs to children

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Article by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)  Retailers that failed a national test purchase operation and sold nicotine inhaling products to children and young people are now fully compliant with the law, a new report has found. The findings, published today by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), looks at business compliance with Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale & Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015, introduced last October. The report…

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Research discredits theory that e-cigarettes make tobacco use socially acceptable

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Study suggests devices’ popularity does not make smoking more acceptable or appealing to young people, and may instead further discourage tobacco use. Centre for Substance Use and Research, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 20 December 2016 – A study conducted by the Glasgow-based Centre for Substance Use Research (CSUR) has cast doubt on the link suggested by some between the increased visibility of e-cigarette use and the renormalisation of smoking. The majority…

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MPs study the public health benefits of vaping

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Influential all party Parliamentary group on e-cigarettes hears from Public Health England, Cancer Research UK and the vaping industry. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on e-cigarettes this week took evidence from Public Health England, Cancer Research UK, and other representatives from the public health community and vaping industry, on the health impact of vaping and public perceptions of the use of e-cigarettes. Chairman of the APPG on e-cigarettes, MP for Rugby,…

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UK vaping industry claims World Health Organisation threat of vaping ban “could cost lives”

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The new trade body for the UK vaping industry has condemned the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) stance on vaping regulation as part of its plans for tobacco control. The biennial gathering of the WHO’s tobacco control group, described by one British MP as a “waste of money”, met in Delhi this week to discuss international strategies for tobacco harm reduction. The COP7 conference’s core mission is to combat tobacco use…

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