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UKVIA responds to Dutch plans to ban flavoured electronic cigarettes

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The UKVIA has responded to plans due to be introduced next year in the Netherlands to ban flavoured electronic cigarettes in a bid supposedly to make vaping less attractive to young people. The Dutch government has claimed that the sweet tastes of flavours such as strawberry and mojito has made vaping more popular amongst young non-smokers. Deputy health minister Paul Blokhuis said: “The smoke-free generation we see coming also needs…

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UKVIA responds to University of Mainz review on the effect of smoking and vaping on heart health

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The UKVIA provide statement on a review led by Professor Thomas Munzel from the University of Mainz, which investigated the effect that smoking and vaping may cause to the heart and lungs. John Dunne, a Director at the UK Vaping Industry Association, said: “We are disappointed to see that highly questionable reviews such as this continue to undermine the clear public health potential of vaping. With more than 75,000 people…

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Vape retailers get back to business

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Vapers had to get use to the new layout of their local vape shops this week (week commencing Monday 15th June) when they reopened for the first time since the country went into lockdown in March. Social distancing markings, perspex screens at the sales counter, head visors warned by retail staff and restrictions on the number of customers in each store were features of the new look vape store experience…

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London charities and local authorities supply thousands of vaping kits to support 4,000 homeless smokers

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Charities for the homeless and local authorities have joined forces with the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) to provide vape products to homeless smokers across London in order to safeguard against the risk of them contracting coronavirus. This coordinated action to supply some 4,000 starter vape kits, including devices and e-liquids, has supported three London based homeless charities and two London councils. Devices will be handed out to homeless smokers…

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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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