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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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E-cigarettes ‘DON’T cause cancer’ – UKVIA Comment

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New research conducted by BAT has gained some traction in the media over the weekend, most notably in the Daily Mail and The Sun newspapers. The research found that vaping did not promote the development of diseased cells, therefore meaning that it did not promote cancer activity in the body. We welcome this research and hope that it will help combat some of the ‘junk science’ which we see all…

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Results of the EU’s public consultation on adding excise duties to vaping products

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Today the EU published the results to it’s consultation on applying excise duties to ‘manufactured tobacco’, including e-cigarettes. The results of the consultation were decisive. Of the 7500 respondents, when asked if electronic cigarettes and refill containers should be subject to excise duties, nearly 90% said no. We hope that the Commission will take the clear results of this consultation into account and discard the idea of adding excise duties…

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UKVIA comment on the new research by Mintel

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  Today, the Daily Mail ran an article highlighting new figures released by Mintel, which suggested that E-cigarette use was falling for the first time. Here is our comment.nt on the story and the figures. Charles Hamshaw-Thomas, UK Vaping Industry Association, said, “Mintel’s research just demonstrates the crisis in public health communication on vaping. This is a practice now enjoyed by millions of people that has not only been endorsed by…

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Research discredits theory that e-cigarettes make tobacco use socially acceptable

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Study suggests devices’ popularity does not make smoking more acceptable or appealing to young people, and may instead further discourage tobacco use. Centre for Substance Use and Research, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 20 December 2016 – A study conducted by the Glasgow-based Centre for Substance Use Research (CSUR) has cast doubt on the link suggested by some between the increased visibility of e-cigarette use and the renormalisation of smoking. The majority…

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MPs study the public health benefits of vaping

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Influential all party Parliamentary group on e-cigarettes hears from Public Health England, Cancer Research UK and the vaping industry The All-Party Parliamentary Group on e-cigarettes this week took evidence from Public Health England, Cancer Research UK, and other representatives from the public health community and vaping industry, on the health impact of vaping and public perceptions of the use of e-cigarettes. Chairman of the APPG on e-cigarettes, MP for Rugby,…

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UK vaping industry claims World Health Organisation threat of vaping ban “could cost lives”

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The new trade body for the UK vaping industry has condemned the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) stance on vaping regulation as part of its plans for tobacco control. The biennial gathering of the WHO’s tobacco control group, described by one British MP as a “waste of money”, met in Delhi this week to discuss international strategies for tobacco harm reduction. The COP7 conference’s core mission is to combat tobacco use…

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