All Party Parliamentary Group for E-Cigarettes report launched in House of Commons

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Ten years on from the Smoking Ban, a cross-party group of MPs and members of the House of Lords have published a hard-hitting report on the “misinformation” and “mixed messages” on vaping research and regulation. In their first State of the Vaping Nation report, parliamentarians have highlighted the consensus that exists among health agencies and campaign groups that vaping product use represents a significant opportunity to reduce smoking rates and…

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UKVIA and VBI issue joint submission to Northern Ireland consultation on regulations restricting the age of sale nicotine inhaling products to over 18’s

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This month the UKVIA submitted a joint submission with Vape Business Ireland on the consultation in Northern Ireland to restrict the age of sale for nicotine inhaling products to over eighteens. The summary of our joint submission is as follows: “We welcome the proposal to introduce a minimum age limit of 18 for buying nicotine inhaling products, including vaping products in Northern Ireland. We also welcome the introduction of the…

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UKVIA responds to the CAP consultation on E-cigarette advertising

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This month, the UKVIA submitted its response to the Committee on Advertising Practice consultation on e-cigarette advertising. The summary of our position is as follows: “The UKVIA welcomes the proposal to change the Code of Advertising Practice and the Broadcasting Code of Advertising Practice. Vaping could be the biggest public health prize of the 21st century and it is essential that public health authorities, charities, the industry and non-governmental organisations are…

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Parliamentarians call on Government to keep promoting the health benefits of vaping in the wake of Public Health England’s successful advertising campaign

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A group of MPs and Peers have today (Wednesday 1st November) urged the government to build upon Public Health England’s (PHE) Stoptober anti-smoking campaign, which was the first of its kind to encourage the use of vaping as a means to quit smoking. In its report “The State of the Vaping Nation” the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on E-Cigarettes has called upon the government and public health bodies to…

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What a year!

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The UKVIA has published its first annual report 12 months after its inception. The report covers a year of significant development for the Association, its members and the industry from the EU Tobacco Products Regulations to the launch of Public Health England’s (PHE) advertising campaign to encourage people to use vape products in order to quit smoking. The annual report covers key stakeholder engagement activities that the UKVIA has been…

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UKVIA statement – Public Health England endorse vaping products for Stoptober

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Public Health England today announced that they will be endorsing vaping products in their Stoptober campaigns for the first time. Professor John Newton, director of health improvement at PHE, said “the evidence is clear – vaping is much less harmful than smoking – a fraction of the risk. So if you’ve struggled with quitting before, an e-cigarette may be the best option for you.” Please read our full statement welcoming this…

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‘How the tobacco and vaping industries responded to the government’s new tobacco control plan’ – UKVIA in City AM

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The UKVIA were in City AM again on Wednesday, reacting to the Government’s newly released Tobacco Control Plan. Christian Mulcahy from MultiCIG, a UKVIA member, had this to say: “The UK has the opportunity to lead the way on smoking cessation and in turn, support the incredible growth of the vaping market, now one of the fastest growing consumer goods industry in the world.” Mark Pawsey MP, vaping advocate and…

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UK Government publishes its Tobacco Control Plan – UKVIA Comment

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  Today the Government published its long awaited Tobacco Control Plan.  Contained within the plan, with its ambition to create a ‘smoke free future’, were specific implications for the vaping industry. Our reaction to the plan was as follows. Doug Mutter, a board member of the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) and head of manufacturing & compliance at Vaporized, welcomed the Tobacco Control Plan; “The Government’s Tobacco Control Plan has been…

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Britain’s Vaping Industry Demands Brexit Review of “Stringent and ill-conceived” New European Regulations “for the good of the UK’s health”

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New European regulations regarding vaping products that take effect this weekend are “stringent and ill conceived and should be reviewed and overhauled as part of the Brexit process for the good of the country’s public health”, according to the UK’s leading vaping industry body. To ensure that the UK realises the massive potential health benefit of vaping for those seeking to stop or reduce smoking, and to save the Government…

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Large national survey finds 2.9 million people now vape in Britain: For the first time over half don’t smoke – UKVIA Comment

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We are delighted that ASH and YouGov have confirmed that the British people are voting with their feet and switching from smoking to significantly less harmful vaping products. Public Health England is clear that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking. If we can now convince the UK’s nine million remaining smokers to switch to vaping, this will produce huge benefits for our nation’s health and the NHS’…

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