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UKVIA Statement on Retraction of the Journal of the American Heart Association’s “study” into vaping

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A widely-cited and highly damaging article on vaping’s alleged links to heart complaints has rightly been retracted by its publishers. Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction Among Adults in the US Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health by Dharma Bhatta and Staton Glantz had fuelled widespread fears in the international media since its publication in June 2019. The study’s publisher, Journal of the American Heart Association, is now concerned that its conclusions…

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The UKVIA’s Andrej Kuttruf on the Daily Show Podcast

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Listen to the UKVIA’s Andrej Kuttruf on the Daily Mail’s Podcast the Daily Show. Andrej responds to comments by the Chief Medical Officer Sir Chris Whitty, who has urged the government to not let history “repeat itself” by allowing children to get addicted to vaping. Speaking to Andrew Pierce, Andrej gives a strong rebuttal against a negative media narrative. Tune in from 04:31. https://www.mailplus.co.uk/radio/the-daily-show/1904/should-you-leave-babies-to-cry-themselves-to-sleep-and-could-your-child-be-a-vape-addict  

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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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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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UK Vaping Industry Association responds to the announcement on vaping by President Trump

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UK Vaping Industry Association responds to the announcement on vaping by President Trump. Dan Marchant, UK Vaping Industry Association spokesperson, said: ‘It is a shame that the US President has been poorly advised on the facts; this decision is based on misleading information and will only serve to deter smokers from making a life changing switch to a far less harmful alternative. In the UK, we are proud to be a…

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UKVIA responds to study suggesting a link between vaping and heart damage

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In response to recent reports linking vaping to heart damage, Andrej Kuttruf of the UK Vaping Industry Association said: “Whilst we welcome new research into vaping, it is disappointing to see yet another sensationalist story promoted by someone who has a long track record for being anti-vaping. Public Health England carried out extensive research amongst the UK’s pre-eminent academics in this field prior to coming to their conclusion that vaping…

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