ITV tonight

ITV’s ‘Tonight: How Safe Is Your Vape’ receives most complaints of the week

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ITV’s ‘Tonight: How Safe Is Your Vape’ was the most complained about television programme of the week, according to watchdog Ofcom. At least 381 people have registered a formal complaint over the show, which aired on 6th February. The programme, fronted by Johnathan Maitland, was derided on social media for biased reporting and lax editorial standards. US reports of vaping-related lung complaints were raised with no reference to vitamin E…

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NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland backs vaping for smoking-cessation

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NHS Scotland continues to back vaping as a harm reduction tool for smokers, in a scheme aimed at those trying to quit cigarettes. New literature, ‘How to Stop Smoking’, provides information on a range of options for smokers in Scotland, including vaping. NHS Scotland have supported the utilisation of vaping for some time. In 2017 it stated that there was “agreement based on the current evidence that vaping e-cigarettes is…

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Vape Business Ireland

Ireland to introduce further restrictions on vaping through new Public Health Bill

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Ireland to introduce further restrictions on vaping through the Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill 2019 The Irish Minister for Health Simon Harris TD is planning to change the rules on how vaping products are used and sold in Ireland, which will go beyond provisions set down in TPD II. The Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill 2019, which has already been approved by Cabinet –…

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The UKVIA responds to recently reported vaping illness in Nottingham

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Following Ewan Fisher’s vaping health incident in Nottingham, the UKVIA responds with: “We fully support Public Health England’s position that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking. Smoking causes more than 200 premature deaths in England every single day, and vaping has been proven to make it more likely that people will make that potentially life-changing switch away from cigarettes. “The UK vaping industry takes youth access prevention extremely seriously….

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The UKVIA welcomes the latest ‘breakthrough’ findings of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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In response to the ‘breakthrough’ from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaping lung illnesses, a UKVIA spokesperson said: “The UK Vaping Industry Association welcomes the latest “breakthrough” findings of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in trying to establish the most likely cause of the recent spate of vaping-related illnesses and deaths in America. As UKVIA said in September, when reports of the…

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New research hints that turning people away from vaping could threaten increased tobacco harm, warn vaping industry

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New research from University College London published today in the journal Addiction which shows that vaping may help more than 50,000 smokers a year to quit has been met with alarm by vaping industry figures as it provides evidence of the potential impact that turning people away from vaping may have on tobacco harm. UK Vaping Industry Association Board member and founder of Evapo, Andrej Kuttruf said: “This research shows that…

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Facts not fiction

UK Vaping Industry Association launches unprecedented media campaign to combat harmful scare-stories: ‘Facts Not Fiction’.

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National newspapers will today feature full-page messages from the UK’s leading vaping trade body, with premium advertising space taken up in the I and Metro. The UK Vaping Industry Association committed to the campaign after misinformation and scare-stories threatened to push British vapers back to cigarettes. Public Health England advises that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking and a valuable tool for smoking cessation. The national campaign,…

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