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Vaping shops set for massive growth on British High Streets

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Major retail expansion programmes planned by vaping businesses Industry body predicts vaping shops will be on every high street in the next two years Industry set for record Christmas Recent Public Health England advertising campaign promoting vaping gives sector major boost There will be vaping retail outlets on the majority of high streets in the UK over the next two years as national chains establish themselves, according to the sector’s…

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All Party Parliamentary Group for E-Cigarettes report launched in House of Commons

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Ten years on from the Smoking Ban, a cross-party group of MPs and members of the House of Lords have published a hard-hitting report on the “misinformation” and “mixed messages” on vaping research and regulation. In their first State of the Vaping Nation report, parliamentarians have highlighted the consensus that exists among health agencies and campaign groups that vaping product use represents a significant opportunity to reduce smoking rates and…

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UKVIA and VBI issue joint submission to Northern Ireland consultation on regulations restricting the age of sale nicotine inhaling products to over 18’s

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This month the UKVIA submitted a joint submission with Vape Business Ireland on the consultation in Northern Ireland to restrict the age of sale for nicotine inhaling products to over eighteens. The summary of our joint submission is as follows: “We welcome the proposal to introduce a minimum age limit of 18 for buying nicotine inhaling products, including vaping products in Northern Ireland. We also welcome the introduction of the…

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UKVIA responds to the CAP consultation on E-cigarette advertising

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This month, the UKVIA submitted its response to the Committee on Advertising Practice consultation on e-cigarette advertising. The summary of our position is as follows: “The UKVIA welcomes the proposal to change the Code of Advertising Practice and the Broadcasting Code of Advertising Practice. Vaping could be the biggest public health prize of the 21st century and it is essential that public health authorities, charities, the industry and non-governmental organisations are…

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Parliamentarians call on Government to keep promoting the health benefits of vaping in the wake of Public Health England’s successful advertising campaign

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A group of MPs and Peers have today (Wednesday 1st November) urged the government to build upon Public Health England’s (PHE) Stoptober anti-smoking campaign, which was the first of its kind to encourage the use of vaping as a means to quit smoking. In its report “The State of the Vaping Nation” the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on E-Cigarettes has called upon the government and public health bodies to…

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What a year!

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The UKVIA has published its first annual report 12 months after its inception. The report covers a year of significant development for the Association, its members and the industry from the EU Tobacco Products Regulations to the launch of Public Health England’s (PHE) advertising campaign to encourage people to use vape products in order to quit smoking. The annual report covers key stakeholder engagement activities that the UKVIA has been…

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UKVIA statement – Public Health England endorse vaping products for Stoptober

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Public Health England today announced that they will be endorsing vaping products in their Stoptober campaigns for the first time. Professor John Newton, director of health improvement at PHE, said “the evidence is clear – vaping is much less harmful than smoking – a fraction of the risk. So if you’ve struggled with quitting before, an e-cigarette may be the best option for you.” Please read our full statement welcoming this…

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‘Warning on passive vaping bars’ – UKVIA Statement

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Yesterday the UKVIA were approached to comment on a study conducted by the University of Berkeley into the potential toxicants found in e-cigarette vapour, which was then published in the Daily Mail.  Our comment featured in the article was this: However, our full statement on the study is as follows: “This paper presents an interesting modelling methodology for estimating exposure to chemicals and vapour, that certainly warrants further investigation. “However,…

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UK Government publishes its Tobacco Control Plan – UKVIA Comment

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  Today the Government published its long awaited Tobacco Control Plan.  Contained within the plan, with its ambition to create a ‘smoke free future’, were specific implications for the vaping industry. Our reaction to the plan was as follows. Doug Mutter, a board member of the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) and head of manufacturing & compliance at Vaporized, welcomed the Tobacco Control Plan; “The Government’s Tobacco Control Plan has been…

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UKVIA member BAT in the Daily Mail: cigarette smoke delays healing while vaping doesn’t

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Laboratory tests by UKVIA member BAT reveals that vapingdoes not stop wounds healing like the smoke from cigarettes do. “Our results suggest that chemicals in cigarette smoke that inhibit wound healing are either absent from e-cigarette vapour or present in concentrations too low for us to detect an effect,” said Dr James Murphy, head of reduced risk substantiation at BAT. You can find coverage of the research on the Daily…

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