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The World Vapers’ Alliance has a new...

In a country where many people use tobacco, organisations fighting for reduced harm products such as vaping are crucial.  The…

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Politicians Talk Vaping

Politicians are standing up for vapers in an exciting new World Vapers’ Alliance series, Politicians Talk Vaping. Every Thursday we…

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French authorities confirm: Vaping should be used...

The official Cancer Institute of France has recently recommended that people can use vaping to help them quit smoking, as…

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Back Vaping. Beat Smoking Campaign: what our...

Amidst the fraught debate on harm reduction policies, vaping is on the verge of facing more flavour bans and even…

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WVA consultation response to Canada’s proposed flavour...

The WVA submitted today its response to the consultation in regards to Health Canada’s proposed vaping flavour ban. The Regulatory…

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DIRETA Joins the World Vapers’ Alliance!

The World Vapers’ Alliance has a new partner!  DIRETA DIRETA – The Information Directory for Tobacco Harm Reduction is a…

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BARCELONA, HERE WE COME! Our Back Vaping....

The World Vapers’ Alliance iconic Vape Bus tour is starting next week in BARCELONA sharing the message that 19 million…

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We need your input: WVA’s Vaping Products...

2021 is a crucial year for vaping and public health. The upcoming update of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)…

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Partner Spotlight: Kurt Yeo, Vaping Saved My...

Every week, we shine a light on one of the WVA’s outstanding partners. They all advocate for the rights of…

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Chat with WVA Academy Graduates: Dorothy Sanda

WVA’s Community Manager, Liza Katsiashvili sits down with Dorothy Sanda, a 37-year-old Kenyan graduate of the 2021 WVA Academy. She…

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Partner spotlight: Chimwemwe Ngona, THR Malawi

Every week, we’ll shine the light on one of the WVA’s outstanding partners. They all advocate for the rights of…

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Will politicians take the opportunity to save...

Launching a vaping campaign always generates mixed feelings for me. The days before the launch are full of excitement and…

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Chat with WVA Academy Graduates: Desiree Van...

WVA’s Community Manager, Liza Katsiashvili sits down with Desiree Van Deventer, one of the participants of the 2021 WVA Academy,…

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Partner Spotlight – Cristiano Batista, APORVAP, Portugal

Every week, we’ll shine the light on one of the WVA’s outstanding partners. They all advocate for the rights of…

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Tobacco taxation – All you need to...

Some policymakers are trying their best to push vaping and smoking into the same category, which would be detrimental for…

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Chat with WVA Academy Graduates: Francesco Monterosso

WVA’s Community Manager, Liza Katsiashvili sits down with Francesco Monterosso, one of the participants of the 2021 WVA Academy, to…

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Chat with WVA Academy Graduates: Allison Boughner

WVA’s Community Manager, Liza Katsiashvili will sit down over the next months with participants of the 2021 WVA Academy, to…

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Vaping ignored as EU Commission sets initial...

The European Commission released its report on May 20 on the application of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). The vaping…

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SCHEER report: the good, the bad &...

The EU Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) final opinion on e-cigarettes is a step backwards for…

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European policymakers are starting to see the...

Vaping helps smokers give up smoking and saves their lives.  Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, a Member of the European Parliament’s Special Committee…

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Act now for vaping: Consultation on taxation...

Vaping is the most effective way to quit smoking – that is a fact that every vaper knows. There are…

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Change is possible!

Sometimes it may seem as if policymakers will never see the light and embrace vaping, but there is hope, just…

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World Vape Day: Go the extra mile...

Honestly, it feels good not having to write about some crazy anti-vaping proposal or a misinformed politician who wants to…

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Lessons from the land down under (no,...

We have had yet another scientific research paper showing that vaping helps smokers’ quit. The King’s College London paper shows…

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Confirmed again: vaping helps smokers to quit

Vaping helps people to quit smoking. This is not news to vapers, but it seems like many politicians are still…

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Two new organisations join the World Vapers’...

This month two new partners joined the ranks of the World Vapers Alliance, and we are delighted to welcome them…

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Open letter to the Health Ministers of...

Dear Ministers of Health, On 16 March, you will hold an exchange of views on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan put…

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Keep the UK open to vaping: Respond...

For so long, the UK has been among the world’s most pro-vaping countries, setting an example for others to follow….

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Latest Public Health England report is great...

For us vapers this was clear from the get-go: vaping is a gateway out of smoking, but now we have…

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Eurobarometer: reality hits EU Commission

The recently published Eurobarometer report on “Attitudes of Europeans towards tobacco and electronic cigarettes” should be another wake up call…

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WVA submits comments to UK All Party...

The World Vapers’ Alliance has submitted at the beginning of February comments to the U.K. All Party Parliamentary Group for…

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Beating Cancer Plan – We need your...

Back Vaping, Beat Cancer – this has been the rallying cry from thousands of vapers from all over Europe to…

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Record number of people raise their voices...

There’s a fascinating paradox regarding elections and political participation in democracy. Whenever the government is perceived to be doing a…

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Vaping under attack at the WHO

Once again, consumers and vapers around the world are being ignored, their voices silenced by committees and bureaucratic processes which…

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98% against flavour ban in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is seeing the largest number of responses ever collected in a public consultation on health matters. The inquiry…

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Vape Taiwan joins World Vapers’ Alliance

We start 2021 on a positive note here at the WVA – we are proud to welcome a new partner,…

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Consumer advocacy groups request Google to abstain...

Last Autumn, in an open letter, Tobacco Free Kids demanded Google ban all vaping related apps from its app store,…

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Sneaky consultation backfires in the Netherlands

We have covered in the past (here) the irresponsible and dangerous fight against vaping that Dutch State Secretary for Public…

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Vaping and smoking are NOT the same

In December, the European Commission launched a consultation on the update it is planning for the Tobacco Excise Directive. This…

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What a year! A look back at...

What a year 2020 has been. The World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA) launched this year with a simple mission – to…

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E-cigarette summit: Day two

Day two of the e-cigarette summit, one of the biggest events in the vaping calendar, has just finished and it…

Michael Landl
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E-cigarette summit: Day one

Day one of the e-cigarette summit has wrapped up! It is disappointing that we were not able to attend in…

Michael Landl
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The ban of flavours is asking for...

Staatssecretaris Paul Blokhuis wil smaakjes voor e-sigaretten (vapers) verbieden waardoor ze alleen mogen ‘dampen’ met een tabakssmaak. Een slecht idee…

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Thousands of vapers urging California State Assembly...

In late August, the State of California decided to ban all flavored liquids for e-cigarettes and vape devices. California is…

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The flavour ban for e-liquids is a...

PURMEREND – ‘Vapen’ kan rokers enorm helpen om van hun gewoonte af te komen. Toch dreigt dat tienduizenden ex-rokers hun…

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California: from vaping Mecca to overregulated mess

World Vapers’ Alliance founder, Paul Meller, speaks about the e-cigarette flavour ban in California and how the officials there are…

Michael Landl
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Friday, 30 October: Tobacco Harm Reduction workshop...

WVA partners, Tobacco Harm Reduction Kenya are pleased to announce their tobacco harm reduction workshop and training stream on Friday,…

Michael Landl
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WVA’s official response to the SCHEER Consultation:...

Last month, an EU Committee called the SCHEER launched a “preliminary opinion on e-cigarettes” that is ram-packed full of biased…

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Bevormundung regiert weiterhin im Deutschen Bundestag

Der Deutsche Bundestag hat im Spätsommer weitere Einschränkungen für Tabak- und E-Zigarettenwerbung beschlossen. In den nächsten Jahren werden unter anderem…

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Ibero-American consumer organisations are fighting for vapers...

The Congress of the Republic of Colombia and the Ministry of Health of Colombia are in the process of passing…

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Paul Meller: Flavours help people quit, banning...

World Vapers’ Alliance founder, Paul Meller, speaks about the upcoming flavour ban proposal in the Netherlands and looks through his…

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Unnecessary and counterproductive vaping regulation must be...

The Dutch government has announced more plans that are bound to hurt vapers and those who want to quit smoking….

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Back Vaping. Beat Cancer

by Michael Landl, WVA’s Director Four years ago, I stopped smoking and switched to vaping. I knew that it was…

Michael Landl
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US: Cumbersome authorisation process will hurt vapers

Today marks a dark day in the vaping calendar of the United States. It’s the day of the deadline of…

Michael Landl
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Bad science used for scaremongering about COVID...

You’ve probably seen the headlines out there: “Vapers are 5-7 times more likely to get COVID-19” than non-vapers. The media…

Bernd Mayer
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Meet WVA’s Director: Michael Landl

I admit it: I was a smoker. I tried, like so many many other young people,  to be cool. In…

Michael Landl
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Raise your vapes Australia!

The World Vapers’ Alliance would like to congratulate Vapers in Australia, and particularly our partners, Legalise Vaping Australia, who raised…

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Global Forum on Nicotine – Day 2

GFN20 devoted much of its second and final day to science. In vaping terms it was a star-studded cast. The…

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Global Forum on Nicotine – Day 1

Day one of the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) took place online today with a great turnout. It’s been a…

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Thank you vapers of the world

Blog I want to begin by thanking you for celebrating World Vape Day with us. As the World Vapers’ Alliance,…

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Join us Saturday, 30th May to celebrate...

World Vape Day is a unique opportunity for all of us to share our vaping stories and how vaping has…

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Meet Paul Meller, founder of World Vapers’...

Blog My story will sound familiar to thousands of people who have struggled with addiction to cigarettes. For nearly four…

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Europe’s Beating Cancer plan: Vapers, raise your...

One of the promises of the European Commission  is to develop a plan to combat cancer, called Europe’s Beating Cancer…

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Why start the WVA?

When the Consumer Choice Center approached me asking if I was interested in heading up an alliance of vapers my…

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Anti-Vaping campaigners see an opportunity in a...

As Governments and people worldwide grapple with an unprecedented global crisis, there is no doubt but that historians of the…

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