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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UKVIA Opposes New Online Levy

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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) strongly opposes a proposed 2% levy for online shopping. John Dunne, director at UKVIA, said: “Online sales constitute a major part of making vaping more accessible as a harm reduction alternative to smokers looking to quit. With smoking placing a £2.5bn burden on the NHS annually, now is not the time to be making vaping products less accessible and affordable. “We are also concerned…

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Combating Underage Sales in the Vaping Industry

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The UKVIA had the pleasure of hosting a webinar on how to combat underage sales in the vaping industry, sponsored by Vapouround Magazine. Key actors from across the age verification process – including Association partners’ Trading Standards and Serve Legal and UKVIA members 1account and JUUL Labs – came together to provide real time perspectives and expert knowledge to help retailers understand compliance and their crucial role in positioning the industry as responsible. Underage…

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UKVIA responds to study published on the ERJ Open Research

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In response to a recent study published on the ERJ Open Research website, concerning a man in his 40s who was treated at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire for a life-threatening acute lung injury following his exposure to a vaping device in the UK – reported subsequently as the first adult case of vaping related lung injury (EVALI) outside the USA – John Dunne, Director at the UK Vaping Industry Association, said:  …

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Government has a big job to get the UK to go smoke-free according to latest ONS data

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Vaping industry says it is best placed to help reach this milestone The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) (1) reveals that while smoking levels continue to decline, the Government still has a massive job to meet its smoke-free target by 2030 for England alone, with some 6.9m adults still smoking across the UK as a whole. The new data has led to the vaping industry calling…

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UKVIA welcomes Australian rethink on banning imported nicotine liquids

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The Australian Department of Health has halted a ban on importing nicotine liquids into Australia. The ban was set to come into force from July 1 and would prevent the import of e-cigarettes and nicotine refills for an initial 12-month period with possible penalties of up to $220,000. The ban has been delayed for six months to allow the Australian authorities to undertake a formal review and consultation around the…

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