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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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Study by UKVIA member finds no adverse health impacts from long term vaping

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A new 24-month clinical trial has found that vaping has no negative health impact on former smokers who had been vaping for two years. The study, by UKVIA member Fontem Ventures, examined 209 volunteer former-smokers using an e-cigarette for 24 months, and monitored any adverse effects, as well as lung function, electrocardiogram results, and exposure to nicotine and tobacco constituents. During the clinical trial, there were no serious safety concerns…

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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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Vaping shops set for massive growth on British High Streets

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Major retail expansion programmes planned by vaping businesses Industry body predicts vaping shops will be on every high street in the next two years Industry set for record Christmas Recent Public Health England advertising campaign promoting vaping gives sector major boost There will be vaping retail outlets on the majority of high streets in the UK over the next two years as national chains establish themselves, according to the sector’s…

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All Party Parliamentary Group for E-Cigarettes report launched in House of Commons

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Ten years on from the Smoking Ban, a cross-party group of MPs and members of the House of Lords have published a hard-hitting report on the “misinformation” and “mixed messages” on vaping research and regulation. In their first State of the Vaping Nation report, parliamentarians have highlighted the consensus that exists among health agencies and campaign groups that vaping product use represents a significant opportunity to reduce smoking rates and…

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