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UKVIA welcomes new evidence that vaping is significantly more effective than NRT for quitting smoking

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Study backs up recent findings by Public Health England and the National Institute of Health Research and Cancer Research UK   The UK Vaping Industry Association has welcomed new research that has found that vaping is 70% more effective in helping smokers to quit cigarettes than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such as patches and gum. The study undertaken by Cochrane, which reviewed 50 studies across the world, with more than…

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UKVIA responds on latest regulatory changes to vaping in Northern Ireland post-Brexit

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The UK Vaping Industry Association notes with concern the Government’s publication of regulations regarding vaping in Northern Ireland. The ‘Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020’ mean that the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will continue to be applied in Northern Ireland after the Brexit Withdrawal Period. The UKVIA recently wrote to the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department of Business, Energy and…

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UKVIA Responds to SHRN 2019 Student Health and Wellbeing survey

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John Dunne, Director General of the UKVIA, said: This study provides further hard evidence that vaping amongst young people is not a public health issue as some would have you believe. Instead there needs to be more focus on getting pupils to stop smoking as declining rates here have stalled according to the University research. The study clearly reveals that whilst just over a fifth of students have experimented with…

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UKVIA welcomes research that shows many ex-smokers report improvements in their mental health after quitting

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has welcomed new research which reveals that more than 4 in 10 ex-smokers, who have quit cigarettes, reported improvements in their mental health. More than 4 in 10 also reported that greater access to vaping equipment for smoking cessation would have made quitting easier. The new research, commissioned by UKVIA member Vape Club for World Mental Health Day 2020, polled over 1,000 current and…

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EU Commission Opposes Danish Flavour Ban

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On reviewing the EU Commission’s comments on a range of measures proposed by the Danish Government, UKVIA Director John Dunne reacts: “We are delighted with today’s statement by the EU Commission opposing the ban on vaping flavours put forward by the Danish government. It is a victory both for vaping and common sense. “According to the Danish Vapers Association (DADAFO) the proposed ban, which would have only permitted the use…

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UKVIA Responds to COT Review

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) welcomes the latest review by the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) into vaping. COT has investigated both electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENNDS), collectively abbreviated to E(N)NDS. COT is an independent scientific committee, providing advice to the Food Standards Agency, the Department of Health and Social Care, and other agencies in…

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UKVIA statement on the transferral of responsibilities from Public Health England and the future of harm reduction

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The UK Vaping Industry Association would like to place on record its thanks for Public Health England’s (PHE) considerable contribution to harm reduction and smoking cessation in recent years. The independent and progressive stance taken by PHE has undoubtedly improved the health of the nation and saved lives. In particular, PHE’s support of vaping as a vital harm-reduction tool ensures an admirable legacy of falling smoking rates in the UK,…

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Stanford Study – Extended UKVIA Response

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John Dunne, director of the UK Vaping Industry Association responds to a Stanford University study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, which looked into the relationship between vaping and Covid-19: “Whilst we welcome any research which can assist people in staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, the UKVIA is disappointed by the Stanford-led study which appears to dismiss the vital harm-reduction role of vaping for smokers. The study draws…

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Stanford Study – UKVIA Response

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John Dunne, Director at the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA): “While we welcome any research which can assist people in staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, the UKVIA is disappointed by the Stanford-led study which appears to dismiss the vital harm-reduction role of vaping for smokers, and draws disproportionate conclusions. “The UK does not have the issue of youth vaping observed in some other countries. In fact, less than 0.1%…

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UKVIA responds to European Society of Cardiology

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) responds to the European Society of Cardiology. John Dunne, spokesperson for the UKVIA, said: “The piece published this week in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology is not a new study but rather a ‘position paper’, which sadly deals in generalisations and perpetuates half-truths. The author, Prof Maja-Lisa Løchen (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) alleges that vaping is marketed towards children, but in…

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