Stoptober

UKVIA statement – Public Health England endorse vaping products for Stoptober

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Public Health England today announced that they will be endorsing vaping products in their Stoptober campaigns for the first time. Professor John Newton, director of health improvement at PHE, said “the evidence is clear – vaping is much less harmful than smoking – a fraction of the risk. So if you’ve struggled with quitting before, an e-cigarette may be the best option for you.” Please read our full statement welcoming this…

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UKVIA in the Sunday Times

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The UKVIA was again the media over the weekend, with an article on the vaping industry’s entrepreneurial roots. UKVIA members Vaporized and JACVApour were also interviewed the piece. The full text was as follows: Clouds gather over the vaping pioneers “I used to cough my guts up every morning,” rasped Callum Henderson. The 31-year-old started smoking aged 11 and puffed through two packs of Marlboro Gold a day until he quit…

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‘Warning on passive vaping bars’ – UKVIA Statement

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Yesterday the UKVIA were approached to comment on a study conducted by the University of Berkeley into the potential toxicants found in e-cigarette vapour, which was then published in the Daily Mail.  Our comment featured in the article was this: However, our full statement on the study is as follows: “This paper presents an interesting modelling methodology for estimating exposure to chemicals and vapour, that certainly warrants further investigation. “However,…

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BMJ: New evidence supports a liberal approach to e-cigarette regulation

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The BMJ has today published an editorial about e-cigarettes as an aid for giving up smoking. Please find the article here, and an extract below. “The noticeable increase in e-cigarette use during 2010-15 in the United States was associated with a considerable and unprecedented increase in quit attempts, but most importantly in population quit rates, from 4.5% to 5.6%. This increase of just over one percentage point is higher than…

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‘How the tobacco and vaping industries responded to the government’s new tobacco control plan’ – UKVIA in City AM

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The UKVIA were in City AM again on Wednesday, reacting to the Government’s newly released Tobacco Control Plan. Christian Mulcahy from MultiCIG, a UKVIA member, had this to say: “The UK has the opportunity to lead the way on smoking cessation and in turn, support the incredible growth of the vaping market, now one of the fastest growing consumer goods industry in the world.” Mark Pawsey MP, vaping advocate and…

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UK Government publishes its Tobacco Control Plan – UKVIA Comment

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  Today the Government published its long awaited Tobacco Control Plan.  Contained within the plan, with its ambition to create a ‘smoke free future’, were specific implications for the vaping industry. Our reaction to the plan was as follows. Doug Mutter, a board member of the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) and head of manufacturing & compliance at Vaporized, welcomed the Tobacco Control Plan; “The Government’s Tobacco Control Plan has been…

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UKVIA member BAT in the Daily Mail: cigarette smoke delays healing while vaping doesn’t

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Laboratory tests by UKVIA member BAT reveals that vapingdoes not stop wounds healing like the smoke from cigarettes do. “Our results suggest that chemicals in cigarette smoke that inhibit wound healing are either absent from e-cigarette vapour or present in concentrations too low for us to detect an effect,” said Dr James Murphy, head of reduced risk substantiation at BAT. You can find coverage of the research on the Daily…

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