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Large national survey finds 2.9 million people now vape in Britain: For the first time over half don’t smoke – UKVIA Comment

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We are delighted that ASH and YouGov have confirmed that the British people are voting with their feet and switching from smoking to significantly less harmful vaping products. Public Health England is clear that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking. If we can now convince the UK’s nine million remaining smokers to switch to vaping, this will produce huge benefits for our nation’s health and the NHS’…

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UKVIA submission to the Industrial Strategy consultation

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In April, we made our submission to the Government’s Industrial Strategy consultation. The UKVIA welcomes the Government’s consultation on its emerging Industrial Strategy and we stand ready to support BEIS, DoH, HM Treasury and all other relevant Government organisations to ensure that the Government understands and supports the great potential that the vaping industry offers to become a 21st century UK success story. In particular UKVIA welcomes the Industrial Strategy’s focus…

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E-cigarettes ‘DON’T cause cancer’ – UKVIA Comment

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New research conducted by BAT has gained some traction in the media over the weekend, most notably in the Daily Mail and The Sun newspapers. The research found that vaping did not promote the development of diseased cells, therefore meaning that it did not promote cancer activity in the body. We welcome this research and hope that it will help combat some of the ‘junk science’ which we see all…

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UKVIA Statement on the Royal Society for Public Health’s report

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It is disappointing that the media today have focused on the ill devised ‘undercover investigation’ of vape shops in the Royal Society for Public Heath’s (RSPH) report on smoking cessation and e-cigarettes. The results, according to the RSPH, were that 90 per cent of vape shops visited sold a vape product to the undercover ‘non-smoker.’ We want to make it absolutely clear that there is no national guidance or law…

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Results of the EU’s public consultation on adding excise duties to vaping products

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Today the EU published the results to it’s consultation on applying excise duties to ‘manufactured tobacco’, including e-cigarettes. The results of the consultation were decisive. Of the 7500 respondents, when asked if electronic cigarettes and refill containers should be subject to excise duties, nearly 90% said no. We hope that the Commission will take the clear results of this consultation into account and discard the idea of adding excise duties…

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On No Smoking Day the Chancellor must recognise a public health revolution that has already delivered a £96bn saving

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With National No Smoking Day coinciding with Budget Day, the Chancellor is urged to recognise the role of vaping in improving public health and saving billions of pounds for the NHS. The Chancellor will deliver his first budget on 8 March which is also National No Smoking Day, a day of public health campaigning designed to spur smokers into action to stop or reduce their smoking. We know that the…

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UKVIA comment on the new research by Mintel

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  Today, the Daily Mail ran an article highlighting new figures released by Mintel, which suggested that E-cigarette use was falling for the first time. Here is our comment.nt on the story and the figures. Charles Hamshaw-Thomas, UK Vaping Industry Association, said, “Mintel’s research just demonstrates the crisis in public health communication on vaping. This is a practice now enjoyed by millions of people that has not only been endorsed by…

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UKVIA comments on The Sun article

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The Sun published an article claiming that this study by academics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center showed vaping increases the risk for stroke severity. Commenting on The Sun article, a UKVIA spokesperson said: “The UK government backs the use of e-cigarettes as an effective smoking cessation tool. The Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England have said that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking tobacco. Though this…

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UKVIA supports Cancer Research UK study

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UKVIA supports the recent study from Cancer Research UK  which adds to existing evidence that switching to e-cigarettes can “significantly reduce harm” to smokers. Commenting to the Cancer Research UK study, a UKVIA spokesperson said: “Public Health England have already highlighted vaping as 95% less harmful for your health than smoking tobacco. Now one of the UK’s first long-term studies, by Cancer Research UK and UCL,  unequivocally supports this conclusion….

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UKVIA comments on Daily Mail article

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Today the Daily Mail published an article claiming that this study by academics at the University of California, Los Angeles showed vaping increases the risk of heart disease. Commenting to the Daily Mail, a UKVIA spokesperson said: “Vaping products have in recent years emerged as a hugely popular alternative for smokers. Public Health England have found that vaping is 95% less harmful to your health than smoking. “This study, and…

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