UKVIA Calls For Vape Shops To Be Made ‘Essential’
Under the latest England-wide lockdown announced by the government at the beginning of November, all non-essential retail outlets have to close from 5 November, until at least 2 December 2020.
Vaping shops have been classified as non-essential, which means they too must close. However, the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has written to the business secretary, public health minister and small business minister, asking them to reconsider this classification.
In the letter, the UKVIA asked ministers to consider “the vital role the vaping sector plays in communities throughout the UK, both from an economic and public health perspective”.
According to the organisation, one of the reasons why vape shops are particularly valuable is because of the specialist advice they can provide.
There’s no need to worry about getting hold of your premium e liquid during lockdown though, as we still have a wide range of stock available in our online store that can be delivered to your door.
If you’re thinking of giving up traditional smoking during lockdown, you might also be interested to know that a recent study by Cochrane found that using e-cigarettes is more effective for helping people to give up smoking than other nicotine replacement therapies (NRT).
UKVIA reported on the findings, which noted that up to 60 per cent more people could quit smoking using e-cigarettes containing nicotine as opposed to other methods.
In addition, the report, which reviewed 50 studies from around the world, pointed out that there is no evidence to suggest that those using nicotine-containing e-cigarettes experience more serious health problems than people using e-cigarettes without nicotine, NRT or no treatment at all.