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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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UKVIA Statement on Retraction of the Journal of the American Heart Association’s “study” into vaping

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A widely-cited and highly damaging article on vaping’s alleged links to heart complaints has rightly been retracted by its publishers. Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction Among Adults in the US Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health by Dharma Bhatta and Staton Glantz had fuelled widespread fears in the international media since its publication in June 2019. The study’s publisher, Journal of the American Heart Association, is now concerned that its conclusions…

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The UKVIA’s Andrej Kuttruf on the Daily Show Podcast

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Listen to the UKVIA’s Andrej Kuttruf on the Daily Mail’s Podcast the Daily Show. Andrej responds to comments by the Chief Medical Officer Sir Chris Whitty, who has urged the government to not let history “repeat itself” by allowing children to get addicted to vaping. Speaking to Andrew Pierce, Andrej gives a strong rebuttal against a negative media narrative. Tune in from 04:31. https://www.mailplus.co.uk/radio/the-daily-show/1904/should-you-leave-babies-to-cry-themselves-to-sleep-and-could-your-child-be-a-vape-addict  

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The UKVIA Responds to ITV Tonight: How Safe is your Vape?

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Due to the scale of inaccuracy and omission made by Johnathan Maitland’s investigation for ITV yesterday evening (Thursday), the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) is compelled to respond. The show, entitled ‘How Safe is your Vape?’, will serve not to inform or protect the public, but instead to keep people smoking cigarettes. The UKVIA was denied permission to comment on the show, which similarly failed to give the right-to-response to…

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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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UVKIA’s Dan Marchant speaks to BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ on concerns over youth access to vaping

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On today’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ programme, concerns were raised by some parents worried about youth access to vaping. The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) takes safety and standards incredibly seriously, as enshrined in our Code of Conduct. The UKVIA has been at the forefront of promoting best practise in the industry, through national campaigns such as #FactsNotFiction and #Vaping Matters. Realising the potential of vaping…

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UKVIA: a democratic industry body committed to vaping safety, quality and harm reduction – and where all member voices are equal.

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The UK Vaping Industry Association is committed to championing the whole vaping sector, as well as the fantastic potential for harm-reduction which it represents. Our diverse membership each has a single vote, to ensure decisions are taken democratically in the best interest of the industry. Likewise, our internal committees make policy recommendations based on transparency and cooperation. The UK’s nicotine strength restrictions are based on Article 20 of the EU’s…

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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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