UVKIA’s Dan Marchant speaks to BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ on concerns over youth access to vaping

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On today’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ programme, concerns were raised by some parents worried about youth access to vaping. The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) takes safety and standards incredibly seriously, as enshrined in our Code of Conduct. The UKVIA has been at the forefront of promoting best practise in the industry, through national campaigns such as #FactsNotFiction and #Vaping Matters. Realising the potential of vaping…

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UKVIA: a democratic industry body committed to vaping safety, quality and harm reduction – and where all member voices are equal.

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The UK Vaping Industry Association is committed to championing the whole vaping sector, as well as the fantastic potential for harm-reduction which it represents. Our diverse membership each has a single vote, to ensure decisions are taken democratically in the best interest of the industry. Likewise, our internal committees make policy recommendations based on transparency and cooperation. The UK’s nicotine strength restrictions are based on Article 20 of the EU’s…

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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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UKVIA responds to stories of UK health problems linked to vaping

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John Dunne, UK Vaping Industry Association Director, said: “It is vitally important to keep these reports in context. The MHRA themselves say that their yellow-card self-reporting system is not proof that the adverse effects were due to vaping, but a suspicion by people reporting ailments that they believe a vaping device may be the cause of. Different people can suffer adverse effects from a wide variety of products, from paracetamol…

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