Latest NHS statistics show positive decline in youth vaping

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New NHS statistics released today show that both the regular use and experimentation of vaping amongst young people remains low and has declined since 2016. Ben Timberley, Board Member of the UK Vaping Industry Association and Head of Marketing at Zeus Juice, welcomes the findings: “These statistics just add to the growing body of evidence which shows that the responsible steps being taken by the vaping industry to prevent access…

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The UKVIA welcomes the latest NHS ‘Statistics on Smoking’ for 2019

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In response to the latest NHS ‘Statistics on Smoking’ Report 2019, UKVIA Board Member, Dan Marchant, said: “Once again, data from the public health professionals at the NHS has shown that the most common reason vapers give for use was to aid themselves in quitting smoking. This adds to the growing bank of evidence demonstrating the success of vaping as a way to help smokers quit. The decline of smoking…

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Ban Francisco: US health policy reverts to prohibition

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City supervisors in San Francisco have voted in favour of a total ban on e-cigarettes, which will see the city become the first in the US to make such a move. Cigarettes and marijuana will remain legal to purchase. Supervisors had previously voted unanimously for a ban and the confirmatory ballot took place on Tuesday night. Praising the original vote, supervisor Ahsha Safai hoped that the rest of the state…

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No rise in UK youth vaping, proves new YouGov research

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New research supports mounting evidence that vaping uptake amongst young people remains uncommon, following a major study by Action on Smoking Health (ASH). Conducted by YouGov, the Smokefree Youth Survey 2019 found that more than three quarters of 11-18 year olds (76.9%) were either unaware of vaping or had never tried it. The number of 11-18 year olds who had vaped also fell marginally from 16% in 2018 to 15.4%…

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The UKVIA welcomes latest figures on youth vaping from Action of Smoking Health

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The UKVIA welcomes the latest figures from Action on Smoking Health and YouGov that shows that vaping remains uncommon among young people and is not acting as a gateway to youth smoking. John Dunne, board member of the UK Vaping Industry Association said: “These latest statistics just add to the growing body of evidence which shows that the responsible steps being taken by the vaping industry to prevent access to…

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Removing e-liquid flavours from sale threatens the proven success of e-cigarettes to help adult smokers switch, warns the New Nicotine Alliance.

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Banning flavours in e-cigarettes could be detrimental to public health, warned leading consumer charity, the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) at the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) in Warsaw today. The role of e-liquid flavours in vaping and their impact on smoking cessation has been the focus of much discussion in public health, scientific and media circles around the world. The NNA argues that removing all flavours except tobacco would be…

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A new campaign Down Under would turn legislation on its head

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Legalise Vaping Australia is taking on their country’s conservative Vaping laws with people power. In their very own battle-bus, Vape Force One, a team of volunteers spread the message from coast to coast. While vaping is technically legal in Australia, nicotine solutions are restricted as a ‘scheduled poison’. Even purchasing supplies from international sellers requires a prescription. Breaking the rules can land you in jail. Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt…

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Pressure mounts on TPD as associations rally

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Across the continent, calls for vaping regulation reform are growing louder in 2019. Dustin Dahlmann, founding member of the Independent European Vape Alliance (IEVA), is turning to people power to make the case for reform. Vaping is currently covered by the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which specifies restrictions on areas like advertising as if the devices were cigarettes. Now, the ‘Vaping is not Tobacco’ campaign is calling for bespoke legislation…

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Seema Kennedy: May’s lieutenant takes over PHE lead

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The trials and tribulations of Brexit have once again been visited upon the Department of Health and Social Care, as a key portfolio changes hands. Steve Brine, the Conservative member for Winchester, had been Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Health since June 2017. The portfolio includes the Ministerial lead for Public Health England (PHE) and is, therefore, the contact for the vaping industry. PHE evidence has long been an…

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UKVIA responds to Telegraph article on young people and vaping

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In response to the Telegraph article: Children as young as 14 are becoming addicted to e-cigarettes, head of Britain’s biggest addiction clinic says The UKVIA issued the response:  “Organisations such as ASH and Public Health England have found little evidence of youth uptake of vaping products in the UK, but the UKVIA is clear that it is completely unacceptable for any vape products to be marketed at children. While many…

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