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The FDA have this week enlisted an arcane ally in their war on American vaping. Magician Julius Dein stars in a series of adverts in their latest PR push to combat the alleged rise of youth vaping. Major networks like ESPN, MTV and Nickelodeon will be running the ads, which will also feature on social media. These magical messages show Dein, who has 800,000 Youtube followers, take to the streets…

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UKVIA member brings the first vape shops into NHS hospitals.

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UKVIA member, Ecigwizard have opened two vaping shops at a West Midlands Healthcare Trust, in a ground-breaking move to offer staff, patients and visitors an alternative to smoking following a site-wide ban. The Ecigwizard shops are based at Sandwell and City Hospitals, which are operated by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBH). The move is part of a wider policy to make the sites entirely “smoke-free” with cigarette shelters turned into vaping…

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UKVIA Responds to Public Health Green Paper

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Last night, the Government published it’s Green Paper on Advancing Public health through prevention. It contains an ambitious goal to eradicate smoking by 2030 and is supportive of how vaping can help achieve this aim. The UK Vaping Industry Association is supportive of the measures contained in there relating to smoking, but calls on the Government to work with us experts in the industry to make the ambitions a reality….

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Research reveals the best things about giving up and vapers tips to new starters

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Research conducted for VApril revealed the best things about switching to vaping and the best flavours to start using. The research, conducted by OnePoll for the UK Vaping Industry Association’s VApril campaign showed: Former smokers who now vape save £31.35 a month compared to when they were smoking Vapers who quit smoking thanks to vaping had been smoking for an average of 8 years The average vaper is 37 years…

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UKVIA responds to San Francisco’s vaping ban

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San Francisco’s decision to ban vaping is deeply regrettable but responds to a very particular issue around youth vaping in the United States. In the UK, we take this extremely seriously and thankfully the situation is not mirrored here. The UK Vaping Industry Association is working with our members to make sure that remains the case. Vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking and events in America must not threaten…

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UKVIA Open Day 2019

The UKVIA welcomes the industry to join their 3-year celebrations

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The UKVIA is pleased to welcome industry representatives to join members at a special Open Evening to mark their key highlights to date, as the vaping sector continues to be one of fastest growing markets in the UK.   Now entering its fourth year, the UKVIA has plenty to celebrate from launching VApril 2019 to hosting the UK’s second Vaping Industry Forum and working with the APPG on Vaping to…

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UKVIA Responds to Chief Medical Officer’s Inaccurate Comments

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A UKVIA spokesman said: “It’s very disappointing that the Chief Medical Officer is advocating for a ban on vaping in public places, especially when in the same session she recognised its value as a means to help people stop smoking. As Dame Sally said, vaping is considerably safer than smoking – the evidence says at least 95% safer, and recent evidence from University College London showed that those who vape…

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UKVIA Forum

The UKVIA Forum 2019 looks to seize the public health prize of vaping.

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Two hundred industry and consumer representatives gathered in central London for the UKVIA Forum 2019 to discuss how we can seize the public health prize that vaping represents. Hearing from keynote speaker TV Doctor Christian Jessen, political figures and industry-wide experts, the message was clear that vaping is a ‘gift to public health’ that can help the 7 million UK smokers quit. Supported by headline sponsor Diamond Mist, the conference…

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ENDS Conference 2019

Europe’s leading ENDS Conference returns for 2019

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The ENDS Conference 2019 returns to London on 4th – 6th June, bringing together industry members from across the supply chain for an extensive programme of speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities, all dedicated to e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems.   Now in its third-year running, the leading science-focussed conference will continue to address the most prominent opportunities and challenges facing the industry, from how changing consumer perspectives…

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WHO No Tobacco Day 2019

Tobacco free day that bans product which helps people go smoke free

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World Health Organisation promotes Tobacco Free Day while encouraging bans on vaping Day comes a week after major study shows vapers are 95% more likely to quit smoking Industry calls for international rule change to recognise how vaping helps smokers quit The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been criticised for promoting a tobacco-free day while at the same time supporting bans on vaping, one of the most effective means for…

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