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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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Stop Smoking Service launches virtual clinic to help smokers quit by switching to vaping during VApril

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A new online NHS stop smoking clinic has been launched in partnership with Evapo, one of the UK’s largest vaping retailers, in a move to help smokers quit from the comfort of their own home. The new confidential service, which has been launched during VApril, the vaping sector’s national consumer education and awareness month organised by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA),  is based at Grovehill Pharmacy NHS Stop Smoking…

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UKVIA calls for vape retail stores to respect government guidance on closure during the coronavirus lockdown

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), the UK’s largest trade body representing the vaping sector, is urging vape stores to adhere to Government guidance to remain closed during the current lockdown. The call comes after reports in a national newspaper that a vape shop owner had been arrested by police after keeping their retail outlet open despite the government directive. John Dunne, Director of the UKVIA, said: “We understand that…

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Vaping sector is very much ‘open for business’ according to the UK Vaping Industry Association

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Leading vaping body moves to reassure vapers and smokers during Coronavirus lockdown The UK Vaping Industry Association, the largest trade body representing the vaping sector, has moved to reassure vapers and smokers that the industry is still very much ‘open for business’ despite the closure of shops following the Government’s lockdown. In addition to dedicated online retailers and manufacturing facilities operating as usual, physical store owners are focussing on ramping…

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VApril 2020: World’s largest vaping consumer education campaign is rolled out to support UK smokers and vapers this April

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VApril, the annual campaign to help smokers make the transition to vaping, will launch on the 1st April and is going digital following the coronavirus outbreak Now in its third year, VApril is firmly established as the world’s largest campaign of its kind with strong support from the vaping sector’s most respected and influential voices. This year the campaign will harness digital platforms to reach out to UK smokers and vapers…

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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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