UKVIA calls for vape retail stores to respect government guidance on closure during the coronavirus lockdown

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), the UK’s largest trade body representing the vaping sector, is urging vape stores to adhere to Government guidance to remain closed during the current lockdown. The call comes after reports in a national newspaper that a vape shop owner had been arrested by police after keeping their retail outlet open despite the government directive. John Dunne, Director of the UKVIA, said: “We understand that…

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Vaping sector is very much ‘open for business’ according to the UK Vaping Industry Association

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Leading vaping body moves to reassure vapers and smokers during Coronavirus lockdown The UK Vaping Industry Association, the largest trade body representing the vaping sector, has moved to reassure vapers and smokers that the industry is still very much ‘open for business’ despite the closure of shops following the Government’s lockdown. In addition to dedicated online retailers and manufacturing facilities operating as usual, physical store owners are focussing on ramping…

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VApril 2020: World’s largest vaping consumer education campaign is rolled out to support UK smokers and vapers this April

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VApril, the annual campaign to help smokers make the transition to vaping, will launch on the 1st April and is going digital following the coronavirus outbreak Now in its third year, VApril is firmly established as the world’s largest campaign of its kind with strong support from the vaping sector’s most respected and influential voices. This year the campaign will harness digital platforms to reach out to UK smokers and vapers…

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Clarification regarding vape store closures amid coronavirus outbreak

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The government guidance is that all vape stores should close. You can continue to offer an online or home delivery service. Click here for government guidance on shops to close. The UKVIA is discussing with the government the idea of a controlled and reduced service via vape stores and we will keep the industry updated.  Please see our press statement relating to our communication with Government to review their decision…

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The UKVIA urges Government to allow UK vape stores to stay open, as many EU countries have done.

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“The UK Vaping Industry Association is continuing to urgently seek clarity from the Government over how best the UK’s high street speciality retail vape stores can continue to responsibly provide their vital services to help people stop – or avoid resuming – smoking during this unprecedented public health crisis. Many of our retailers are already reporting that customers are extremely concerned about not being able to have access to vape products…

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The UKVIA writes to the Scottish and Welsh Governments to urge them to keep vape shops open during and post the coronavirus crisis

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The UKVIA has written to the governments in Westminster, Wales and Scotland today urging them to keep vape shops open and to provide all the support they can to the vaping industry during and post the coronavirus crisis given the vital role it plays in supporting local communities from both an economic and public health perspective. It has written to: Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Business and Industry; Paul Scully…

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UK Vaping Industry calls on Government to keep vaping shops open during the coronavirus crisis

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Sir Kevin Barron, former MP and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, gives his backing to the industry call as closures could prove counterproductive and put further pressure on the National Health Service The UK vaping industry is today urging the Government to keep vape stores open across the country, rather than forcing them to close as part of any intensification of its coronavirus containment strategy. Closing vapes…

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The UKVIA writes to the Government to urge them to keep vape shops open during and post the coronavirus crisis

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The UKVIA has written to Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Business and Industry; Paul Scully, Small Business Minister; and Jo Churchill, Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care to urge them to keep vape shops open and to provide all the support they can to the industry during and post the crisis given the vital role it plays in supporting local communities from both an economic and public health perspective….

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UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) welcomes Public Health England’s support for regulated vaping in its latest evidence review – and calls for misinformation over vaping to stop.

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), the largest trade body representing the vaping sector in the UK, today calls for the wave of misinformation over vaping to stop, given the latest findings in Public Health England’s “Vaping in England: 2020 Evidence Update Summary” which reveals that “false fears” are preventing smokers from quitting by taking up vaping – something that the UKVIA has consistently argued. The PHE report also highlights…

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UKVIA Statement on Retraction of the Journal of the American Heart Association’s “study” into vaping

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A widely-cited and highly damaging article on vaping’s alleged links to heart complaints has rightly been retracted by its publishers. Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction Among Adults in the US Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health by Dharma Bhatta and Staton Glantz had fuelled widespread fears in the international media since its publication in June 2019. The study’s publisher, Journal of the American Heart Association, is now concerned that its conclusions…

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