In response to recent events in the USA, Dan Marchant of the UK Vaping Industry Association said:
“Whilst full details remain unclear, and the position of some authorities in the USA remains contradictory, it appears that the incidents in the USA are linked to people using illegal liquids, most likely black-market marijuana products (THC oils). Products such as these are illegal in the UK. That’s why Public Health England have rightly drawn a distinction between the situation in the USA and the UK; here in the UK there is a rigorously regulated market overseen by the MHRA. This means that vapers and smokers looking switch to vaping can therefore have the confidence that the products they are purchasing are of a high standard and safe.
As a trade association, the UKVIA will continue our discussions with the public health community to help share best practice and advice. As always, we advise consumers to only purchase their vaping products from reputable retailers where they can seek expert advice if they require it. But it is important to remember that the advice from Public Health England remains the same – vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking and it is the most effective way for UK’s remaining 7 million smokers to quit.”
The UK Vaping Industry Association represents, supports and promotes the fastest growing consumer goods sector in the UK. Its mission is to build confidence in vaping products and in doing so convince every smoker that switching to a vape will positively change their life.
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The UKVIA will continue to react and respond to events as further details emerge. For more information and enquiries, please call us on 020 3267 0074, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet @VapingIndustry.