The U.K. Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) will hold a one-day business-to-business conference on May 9, 2019, titled “Seizing the vaping public health prize.”
Vaping is increasingly recognized as the most effective way to stop smoking. A recent review of the evidence by Public Health England confirmed that view. The House of Common’s Science & Technology Committee has called for a review of advertising and product restrictions to encourage smokers to switch.
Despite such evidence, doubts about vaping persist. Conflicting and often sensationalist media reports have created confusion among the public. The proportion of the population mistakenly thinking that vapor products are as harmful or more harmful than smoking increased from 7 percent in 2013 to 26 percent in 2017, according to Action on Smoking & Health.
Held 8 am-5 pm at 4 Hamilton Place in London, the UKVIA conference will among other topics explore the roles of the public health sector, the media and employers in promoting vaping over smoking.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Mark Pawsey MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group For Vaping
- Sir Kevin Barron MP, vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group For Vaping and vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health
- Sarah Jakes, chair of the New Nicotine Alliance
- Sairah Salim-Sartoni, smoking cessation and harm reduction consultant
- Jon Ungoed-Thomas, Sunday Times
- Daniel Pryor, Adam Smith Institute
The conference will be followed by “A celebration of vaping,” on a heated terrace overlooking Hyde Park. Guest will be treated to a luxury drinks reception and an extensive BBQ menu.
The conference and evening dinner are sponsored by Diamond Mist; the drinks reception is sponsored by Logic Vapes; lunch is sponsored by British American Tobacco; the delegate bags are sponsored by Myblue; the badges are sponsored by Flavoriq and the lanyards are sponsored by Innokin.
Vapor Voice has been confirmed as the official media partner for the forum.
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