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Yes it is general election “fever” in the UK and all parties are vying for your vote!

One issue that unites vapers is the hope whichever political party are in power in July will be sympathetic to vaping.

The IBVTA (Independent British Vape Trade Association) are calling all parties to work collaboratively to help design any proposed vaping policy, law or regulation.

The IBVTA are…

“the trade organisation for all responsible and ethical independent vape businesses and represents the UK’s leading vape manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers.

The IBVTA and its members are entirely independent from the tobacco industry. “

They agree that the issue of Youth Vaping needs tackling but call for parties to recognise the proven role of vaping in supporting adult smoking cessation.

You can download a copy of IBVTA Responsible Vaping Manifesto here.

Main Points

ibvta manifesto main points

There are 5 main points to the manifesto being…

  • Vaping must be treated differently than smoking
  • Potential health benefits must be recognised and embraced
  • Flavours are vitally important to adults
  • Regulation of single-use vapes must align with public health
  • The illicit market can only be challenged with a radical rethink in policy
  • The tax burden on vapes should balance relative harm to smoking

Each point is considered with facts, verification and information about why this is important.

ibvta manifesto 1

It is a great read and I sincerely hope all political parties get on board – we can live in hope I suppose!

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Michelle Jones

My name is Michelle - I am 48 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again around 2016 and have been interested in the topic ever since. I finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have enjoyed writing for Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

My name is Michelle - I am 48 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again around 2016 and have been interested in the topic ever since. I finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have enjoyed writing for Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

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