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UKVIA joins with think tanks and campaign groups to oppose vaping tax

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The UKVIA has joined-up with key Westminster campaign groups and think tanks to call on the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Health to recognise vaping’s public health potential and not to impose a new vaping ‘sin’ tax. The open letter to the government is also signed by the Center for Policy Studies, the Institute of Economic Affairs, the TaxPayers’ Alliance, the Adam Smith Institute, The Freedom Association and…

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VAPING PLEA: Phillip Hammond must not slap a tax on vaping because it helps smokers quit, leading campaigners demand

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In an open letter to the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Health, the UKVIA has joined-up with key Westminster campaign groups and think tanks to call on them to recognise vaping’s public health potential and not to impose a new vaping ‘sin’ tax. The letter was covered in The Sun, as well as Talking Retail and vaping news sites.   The Sun: PHILIP Hammond must not slap a tax…

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UKVIA opposes a vaping ‘sin’ tax on vaping

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In response to media reports suggesting that the government is actively considering the imposition of a new ‘sin tax’ on vaping products, which would reportedly raise additional tax revenue of £40million, a spokesperson for the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), said: “Imposing a ‘sin tax’ on vaping is counterintuitive to the government’s mission to reduce smokers in the UK and lessen the burden for the NHS. Vaping is a huge…

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Tories plan to hit 2.9million with Vape Tax to raise extra £40million for NHS

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In response to reports of Government’s proposed ‘sin tax’ on vaping, the UKVIA made the front page of City A.M. and appeared in The Express and The Sun, as well as the Talking Retail, Tobacco Reporter, VAPE News and vaping.com. The Express: Tories plan to hit 2.9million with VAPE TAX to raise extra £40million for NHS Whitehall sources say so-called ‘sin-taxes’, which are set to hit the UK’s 2.9million vapers in their pockets, will produce increases of…

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More advertising holds the key to switching to vaping say smokers 

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Smokers believe that more advertising showing the public health potential of vaping and the cost saving versus cigarettes are key to them making the switch to vaping, new research reveals. The study by Consumer Intelligence on behalf of the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) reveals that: 68% felt that changing current advertising restrictions imposed by the Advertising Standards Agency to allow public health messages to be promoted by the vaping…

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UKVIA Open Day 2018

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Looking to find out more about the UK Vaping Industry Association, what we do and how you can join? We are holding a business open day on 26th July for you to learn more about the UKVIA and the work we do. If you’re a vaping business come along to meet us and find out how we are helping to build a public health and stakeholder-wide confidence in vaping products….

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UKVIA Comments on Royal College of Physician’s report “Hiding in plain sight: Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS Details”

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Commenting on today’s Royal College of Physician’s report “Hiding in plain sight: Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS Details”, a spokesperson from the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) said: “UKVIA welcomes the recent study from the Royal College of Physicians, which once again shows that switching to e-cigarettes, not only reduces costs for the NHS but also supports smokers on their journey to quitting. “According to NHS England, smoking costs…

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‘Flavoured e-cigarettes can be deadly’ – UKVIA response

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A study conducted by Boston University received media coverage today, with predictable alarmist and misleading headlines. “Flavoured e-cigarettes can be deadly” and “lead to strokes and heart attacks”, claim The Sun, with the Daily Star stating similar. According to the study, nine different vaping flavours were found to ‘slow blood flow’ and ‘increase inflammation’. Once again – this is an example of a small study in the USA picking up…

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