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UKVIA Responds to COT Review

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) welcomes the latest review by the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) into vaping. COT has investigated both electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENNDS), collectively abbreviated to E(N)NDS. COT is an independent scientific committee, providing advice to the Food Standards Agency, the Department of Health and Social Care, and other agencies in…

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UKVIA statement on the transferral of responsibilities from Public Health England and the future of harm reduction

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The UK Vaping Industry Association would like to place on record its thanks for Public Health England’s (PHE) considerable contribution to harm reduction and smoking cessation in recent years. The independent and progressive stance taken by PHE has undoubtedly improved the health of the nation and saved lives. In particular, PHE’s support of vaping as a vital harm-reduction tool ensures an admirable legacy of falling smoking rates in the UK,…

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Stanford Study – Extended UKVIA Response

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John Dunne, director of the UK Vaping Industry Association responds to a Stanford University study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, which looked into the relationship between vaping and Covid-19: “Whilst we welcome any research which can assist people in staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, the UKVIA is disappointed by the Stanford-led study which appears to dismiss the vital harm-reduction role of vaping for smokers. The study draws…

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Stanford Study – UKVIA Response

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John Dunne, Director at the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA): “While we welcome any research which can assist people in staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, the UKVIA is disappointed by the Stanford-led study which appears to dismiss the vital harm-reduction role of vaping for smokers, and draws disproportionate conclusions. “The UK does not have the issue of youth vaping observed in some other countries. In fact, less than 0.1%…

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UKVIA responds to European Society of Cardiology

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) responds to the European Society of Cardiology. John Dunne, spokesperson for the UKVIA, said: “The piece published this week in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology is not a new study but rather a ‘position paper’, which sadly deals in generalisations and perpetuates half-truths. The author, Prof Maja-Lisa Løchen (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) alleges that vaping is marketed towards children, but in…

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UKVIA Opposes New Online Levy

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) strongly opposes a proposed 2% levy for online shopping. John Dunne, director at UKVIA, said: “Online sales constitute a major part of making vaping more accessible as a harm reduction alternative to smokers looking to quit. With smoking placing a £2.5bn burden on the NHS annually, now is not the time to be making vaping products less accessible and affordable. “We are also concerned…

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UKVIA responds to reported deaths in the USA

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In response to recent events in the USA, Dan Marchant of the UK Vaping Industry Association said: “Whilst full details remain unclear, and the position of some authorities in the USA remains contradictory, it appears that the incidents in the USA are linked to people using illegal liquids, most likely black-market marijuana products (THC oils). Products such as these are illegal in the UK. That’s why Public Health England have…

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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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New experiment reveals shocking effects of smoking compared to vaping 

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Public Health England has released a shocking new video demonstrating the harms of smoking. The experiment also clearly demonstrates vaping’s relative safety when compared to smoking. You can watch the video on the BBC News website, here. The UKVIA welcomed this study and have released the following statement: John Dunne Managing Director E-Liquid Brands and Director UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) said: “This is fantastic news going into the new…

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Government publishes official response to the Science and Technology Committee’s Report on E-cigarettes

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The UKVIA welcomes the Government’s official response to the Science and Technology Committee’s report on e-cigarettes. The response accepts all recommendations from the Committee and confirms the Government’s commitment to review the illogical regulations around vaping – including bottle sizes, nicotine strength and advertising rules. The full response can be read here.

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