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UKVIA responds to study published on the ERJ Open Research

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In response to a recent study published on the ERJ Open Research website, concerning a man in his 40s who was treated at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire for a life-threatening acute lung injury following his exposure to a vaping device in the UK – reported subsequently as the first adult case of vaping related lung injury (EVALI) outside the USA – John Dunne, Director at the UK Vaping Industry Association, said:  …

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UKVIA welcomes Australian rethink on banning imported nicotine liquids

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The Australian Department of Health has halted a ban on importing nicotine liquids into Australia. The ban was set to come into force from July 1 and would prevent the import of e-cigarettes and nicotine refills for an initial 12-month period with possible penalties of up to $220,000. The ban has been delayed for six months to allow the Australian authorities to undertake a formal review and consultation around the…

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UKVIA responds to Dutch plans to ban flavoured electronic cigarettes

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The UKVIA has responded to plans due to be introduced next year in the Netherlands to ban flavoured electronic cigarettes in a bid supposedly to make vaping less attractive to young people. The Dutch government has claimed that the sweet tastes of flavours such as strawberry and mojito has made vaping more popular amongst young non-smokers. Deputy health minister Paul Blokhuis said: “The smoke-free generation we see coming also needs…

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UKVIA responds to University of Mainz review on the effect of smoking and vaping on heart health

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The UKVIA provide statement on a review led by Professor Thomas Munzel from the University of Mainz, which investigated the effect that smoking and vaping may cause to the heart and lungs. John Dunne, a Director at the UK Vaping Industry Association, said: “We are disappointed to see that highly questionable reviews such as this continue to undermine the clear public health potential of vaping. With more than 75,000 people…

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Social distancing vape shops

Vape retailers get back to business

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Vapers had to get use to the new layout of their local vape shops this week (week commencing Monday 15th June) when they reopened for the first time since the country went into lockdown in March. Social distancing markings, perspex screens at the sales counter, head visors warned by retail staff and restrictions on the number of customers in each store were features of the new look vape store experience…

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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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