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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UKVIA and VBI issue joint submission to Northern Ireland consultation on regulations restricting the age of sale nicotine inhaling products to over 18’s

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This month the UKVIA submitted a joint submission with Vape Business Ireland on the consultation in Northern Ireland to restrict the age of sale for nicotine inhaling products to over eighteens. The summary of our joint submission is as follows: “We welcome the proposal to introduce a minimum age limit of 18 for buying nicotine inhaling products, including vaping products in Northern Ireland. We also welcome the introduction of the…

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UKVIA responds to the CAP consultation on E-cigarette advertising

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This month, the UKVIA submitted its response to the Committee on Advertising Practice consultation on e-cigarette advertising. The summary of our position is as follows: “The UKVIA welcomes the proposal to change the Code of Advertising Practice and the Broadcasting Code of Advertising Practice. Vaping could be the biggest public health prize of the 21st century and it is essential that public health authorities, charities, the industry and non-governmental organisations are…

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Science and Technology Committee launch vaping Inquiry – UKVIA in the Evening Standard

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Today the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons launched an inquiry into vaping products. In a wide ranging inquiry, the Committee will be investigating the health, regulation and financial impact of vaping products. Here’s our reaction: “We absolutely welcome this Inquiry by the Science and Technology Committee, and we are pleased that vaping is attracting so much attention inside Parliament. “With Public Health England recently endorsing vaping…

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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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