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    Industry bodies launch new Global Vape Alliance

    Vape industry bodies on Thursday announced a new Global Vape Alliance alongside a groundbreaking Declaration to foster collaboration, promote responsible practices, and champion the cause of harm reduction in the vaping industry.

    The Global Vape Alliance for the first time brings together major international vaping bodies including the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), the Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (ECCC), the US Vapor Technology Association (VTA) and the Independent European Vape Alliance (IEVA).

    The Declaration aims to underscore the power of unity within the vaping industry. By coming together under its umbrella, industry leaders have committed to effecting responsible and positive change on a global scale.

    Key highlights of the Global Vape Alliance Declaration include:

    • Regulatory Compliance: The Alliance will facilitate the sharing of best practices to ensure member companies adhere to existing laws, regulations, and industry standards, with a strong focus on responsible marketing and protecting youth.
    • Industry Promotion: The Alliance aims to elevate the vaping industry’s professionalism, importance, and sustainability by fostering communication among industry stakeholders and encouraging technological innovation.
    • Public Health: Emphasising harm reduction, the Alliance will actively promote the adoption of vaping products among conventional smokers to reduce harm, while openly providing information about their impact on physical health.
    • Environment Protection: In pursuit of a greener future, the Alliance will advocate for eco-friendly strategies, promote recycling, low-carbon design, and urge compliance with environmental laws.

    “The vaping sector is entering a critical chapter in its history with increased scrutiny from policy makers, regulators, public health officials, academics and campaigners. It has to stand up and be counted, show strong leadership and the greatest levels of responsibility,” John Dunne, director general of the UK Vaping Industry Association, commented.

    “The launch of the Global Vape Alliance and the Declaration sets out to show the world that we are committed to best standards, practices and above all making smoking history.”

    ECCC Secretary-General Will Ao said: “The signing of the declaration, as I believe, will guide the global vaping industry to the future of healthy development and prosperity. In this regard, ECCC will continue to deepen the cooperation with other partners.”

    Dustin Dahlmann, president of the Independent European Vape Alliance said: “Our goal is clear – to make a significant impact on public health, support those looking to quit smoking, and contribute to a sustainable, environmentally friendly future. With this declaration, we are combining the international forces of the industry to achieve important goals for the benefit of consumers.”

    Tony Abboud, executive director of the Vapor Technology Association, said: “Despite the enormous body of science that has declared vaping nicotine dramatically safer than smoking, the vapor industry’s detractors around the globe push a dramatically misinformed narrative. Declaring a shared commitment to furthering sound science, truthful information, and a commitment to meaningful regulations, industry leaders around the world can better serve companies and, more importantly, millions of consumers using vaping products to reduce and/or quit smoking cigarettes.”

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