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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 tonight

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

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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Vape Business Ireland

Ireland to introduce further restrictions on vaping through new Public Health Bill

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Ireland to introduce further restrictions on vaping through the Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill 2019 The Irish Minister for Health Simon Harris TD is planning to change the rules on how vaping products are used and sold in Ireland, which will go beyond provisions set down in TPD II. The Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill 2019, which has already been approved by Cabinet –…

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The UKVIA responds to recently reported vaping illness in Nottingham

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Following Ewan Fisher’s vaping health incident in Nottingham, the UKVIA responds with: “We fully support Public Health England’s position that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking. Smoking causes more than 200 premature deaths in England every single day, and vaping has been proven to make it more likely that people will make that potentially life-changing switch away from cigarettes. “The UK vaping industry takes youth access prevention extremely seriously….

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The UKVIA welcomes the latest ‘breakthrough’ findings of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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In response to the ‘breakthrough’ from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaping lung illnesses, a UKVIA spokesperson said: “The UK Vaping Industry Association welcomes the latest “breakthrough” findings of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in trying to establish the most likely cause of the recent spate of vaping-related illnesses and deaths in America. As UKVIA said in September, when reports of the…

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