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UKVIA statement on the marketing of e-cigarettes to under 18s

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In response to reports on the marketing of e-liquids to under 18s within the vaping industry, the UKVIA have released the following statement: “There are already strict regulations in place in the UK on selling or marketing vaping products to under 18s. All of our members comply with the law. “The UKVIA takes this matter very seriously, and are working hard with our members to ensure responsible marketing and that…

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The global vaping industry risks being choked in a regulatory cloud

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Article in the City A.M. from Michael Brader, President of Newzealand Vaping Alliance and a partner in UKVIA’s international call to action for the World Health Organisation.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) is meeting in Geneva this week to shape tobacco and vaping regulation over the next five years. Geneva is a long way from London, and the other side of the world from New Zealand, but vapers worldwide would…

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Memorandum of understanding between global vaping trade associations and campaigners

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The UKVIA led an international call for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reform its stance on vaping regulation. Organisations from 16 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), making it is the first time international campaigners and vaping industry leaders have joined forces in reforming discordant global health policies. The statement was made ahead of the 8th session of WHO’s Conference…

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Vapers will save thousands of pounds by enjoying the same insurance rates as non-smokers for the first time

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Vapers will now be able to receive the same insurance rates as non-smokers, for the first time. Future Proof Insurance, a UKVIA Partner, have launched a new comparison site, allowing vapers to receive life and critical illness insurance, at almost half the current cost. The new service was covered by the Sun article below. Vapers will save thousands of pounds by enjoying the same insurance rates as non-smokers for the…

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Welcome to a New Member

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Arcus, a leading provider of compliance services in the UK and Europe, have joined the UKVIA. With more the 15 years combined experience, the Arcus team take a legal approach to the compliance of vaping products and combine their service with specially tailored software for their clients. Lee Bryan, Managing Director at Arcus said, “The industry has seen fantastic growth in the recent years and UKVIA appear to be at…

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Industry groups call on World Health Organisation to change stance on vaping

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UKVIA has lead an international push for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reform its stance on vaping regulation. At the 8th session the Conference of the Parties in Geneva (1-6 October 2018), WHO’s Tobacco Control Group will explore international guidance on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems. Despite having recognised vaping’s potential for reducing smoking rates, the WHO group took the contradictory stance in 2016 that member states could also ban vaping products…

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UKVIA receive confirmation from HM Treasury on the proposed ‘sin tax’ for vaping

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The UKVIA have recieved a response from HM Treasury following their letter of opposition to the suggested new ‘sin tax’ on vaping products. Mr Robert Jenkins, the Exchequer Secretary, confirmed that they have no current plans to introduce a new tax on vaping products and added “I recognise the contribution the vaping industry makes to the economy in terms of jobs and revenue to the Exchequer and welcome the fact the…

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MPs back vaping’s potential to radically reduce smoking in the UK

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Following an extensive inquiry into e-cigarettes, a new report by the Science and Technology Committee has concluded that the government is missing significant opportunities to tackle UK smoking rates. Among the recommendations, the Committee urges the government to consider tax breaks for vaping products; allowing wider use of vaping in public places; and creating a streamlined route to medically licenced vaping products. It also calls on the government to reconsider…

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UKVIA Vape Tax Mary Glindon MP

Taxing vaping would be like extending sugar tax on sugar free squash

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Following the reports that the Treasury planned to impose a new ‘sin tax’ on vaping as part of the next Autumn Budget, the UKVIA worked with Mary Glindon MP to secure an OpEd in the City A.M. With support from the Labour MP, the UKVIA now have a wide range of key voices in opposition to the proposed tax, including leading think tanks, industry bodies and Parliamentarians. Taxing vaping would…

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