As the country’s leading forum for supporting, developing and promoting the £1bn vaping industry, the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) is spearheading one of the biggest market disruptions in the 21st century – the seismic shift from smoking to vaping.
The UKVIA is a non-profit organisation which is run by its members, for its members. We are about educating, informing and reassuring our key stakeholders as well as championing our industry so that the shift from smoking to vaping continues unabated and the public health benefits of doing so are realised fully. Our primary stakeholders include policy makers, parliamentarians, regulators, the public health community and the some 7m smokers across the UK.
The UKVIA does not represent the interests of the tobacco industry, and vape companies which are owned, either wholly or partially, by the tobacco industry are not eligible for UKVIA membership. The UKVIA does not accept any funding from tobacco companies and our individual members are free from any control or ownership by the tobacco industry.
The UKVIA comprises some of the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing independent vaping businesses operating in the UK, and a range of professional and ancillary service providers.
The association has established itself as a major force in the sector, championing the burgeoning vaping industry across the UK.
We represent the largest proportion of the UK marketplace and the entire supply chain including manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors and compliance service providers who all share our vision of “a world where the evidence-based life changing public health benefits of vaping products are fully understood and the positive impact is maximised.”
The UKVIA is now held up as a leading voice of the industry across the world.
See what the UKVIA has been getting up to and the value that it provides to its members. The current Annual Report highlights the achievements of the Association and its members during 2022 as well as the continued growth of the industry and the mounting evidence to support the public health benefits of vaping. It also puts the focus on key regulatory challenges and the priorities ahead for the vaping sector.
Previous UKVIA annual reports
Director General, UKVIA
Managing Director, Oxford Vapours
Joint Owner and Managing Director, Vape Club
Manufacturing & Compliance Director, VPZ
The Members' Board
Co-Founder & Vice President
Charlie’s Chalk Dust
Chief Operating Officer
Founder & CEO
Juice Sauz/888 Vapour
Senior External Affairs Manager – Europe
Sami Asghar Sheikh
Manufacturing and Compliance Director
Arcus Compliance Ltd
Airscream UK Ltd
Vape Supplier Ltd
Business Director UK
International Commercial Manager
Sales and Marketing Director
Joanna Luo PR Director