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UKVIA “immensely proud” of the vaping industry as shops get green light to reopen mid-June

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has said it is “immensely proud” of vaping businesses for the responsible approach they have taken to the hugely challenging 10-week lockdown following the Government’s announcement on Monday to allow vape shops to reopen from 15th June. The largest trade association representing the sector believes that the entrepreneurial spirit that has seen many vaping companies transform their business models overnight to adapt to Covid-19…

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Menthol cigarette ban predicted to accelerate smokers switching to vaping and the opportunity for better public health

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The menthol cigarette ban that comes into force this week (20th May) is predicted to lead to a spike in adult smokers switching over to significantly less-harmful vaping equivalents, presenting a major public health opportunity across Britain. Research undertaken amongst 1,000 UK menthol smokers by Vape Club, one of the UK’s largest online vape retailers, reveals that 39% will quit smoking, with nearly a fifth (18%) indicating they will switch…

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Clarification regarding vape store closures amid coronavirus outbreak

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The government guidance is that all vape stores should close. You can continue to offer an online or home delivery service. Click here for government guidance on shops to close. The UKVIA is discussing with the government the idea of a controlled and reduced service via vape stores and we will keep the industry updated.  Please see our press statement relating to our communication with Government to review their decision…

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The UKVIA urges Government to allow UK vape stores to stay open, as many EU countries have done.

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“The UK Vaping Industry Association is continuing to urgently seek clarity from the Government over how best the UK’s high street speciality retail vape stores can continue to responsibly provide their vital services to help people stop – or avoid resuming – smoking during this unprecedented public health crisis. Many of our retailers are already reporting that customers are extremely concerned about not being able to have access to vape products…

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The UKVIA writes to the Scottish and Welsh Governments to urge them to keep vape shops open during and post the coronavirus crisis

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The UKVIA has written to the governments in Westminster, Wales and Scotland today urging them to keep vape shops open and to provide all the support they can to the vaping industry during and post the coronavirus crisis given the vital role it plays in supporting local communities from both an economic and public health perspective. It has written to: Nadhim Zahawi MP, Minister for Business and Industry; Paul Scully…

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UK Vaping Industry calls on Government to keep vaping shops open during the coronavirus crisis

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Sir Kevin Barron, former MP and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, gives his backing to the industry call as closures could prove counterproductive and put further pressure on the National Health Service The UK vaping industry is today urging the Government to keep vape stores open across the country, rather than forcing them to close as part of any intensification of its coronavirus containment strategy. Closing vapes…

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The UKVIA writes to the Government to urge them to keep vape shops open during and post the coronavirus crisis

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The UKVIA has written to Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Business and Industry; Paul Scully, Small Business Minister; and Jo Churchill, Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care to urge them to keep vape shops open and to provide all the support they can to the industry during and post the crisis given the vital role it plays in supporting local communities from both an economic and public health perspective….

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Public Health England vaping 2020

UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) welcomes Public Health England’s support for regulated vaping in its latest evidence review – and calls for misinformation over vaping to stop.

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), the largest trade body representing the vaping sector in the UK, today calls for the wave of misinformation over vaping to stop, given the latest findings in Public Health England’s “Vaping in England: 2020 Evidence Update Summary” which reveals that “false fears” are preventing smokers from quitting by taking up vaping – something that the UKVIA has consistently argued. The PHE report also highlights…

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ITV’s ‘Tonight: How Safe Is Your Vape’ receives most complaints of the week

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ITV’s ‘Tonight: How Safe Is Your Vape’ was the most complained about television programme of the week, according to watchdog Ofcom. At least 381 people have registered a formal complaint over the show, which aired on 6th February. The programme, fronted by Johnathan Maitland, was derided on social media for biased reporting and lax editorial standards. US reports of vaping-related lung complaints were raised with no reference to vitamin E…

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NHS Scotland backs vaping for smoking-cessation

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NHS Scotland continues to back vaping as a harm reduction tool for smokers, in a scheme aimed at those trying to quit cigarettes. New literature, ‘How to Stop Smoking’, provides information on a range of options for smokers in Scotland, including vaping. NHS Scotland have supported the utilisation of vaping for some time. In 2017 it stated that there was “agreement based on the current evidence that vaping e-cigarettes is…

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