New Global Vape Alliance Unveiled

14. September 2023|

Launch marked with a historic Declaration to effect responsible and positive change on a global scale A new Global Vape Alliance has been announced today at InterTabac Trade Fair in Dortmund alongside a groundbreaking declaration to foster collaboration, promote responsible practices, and champion the cause of harm reduction in the [...]

IEVA Contribution to the Dutch Ministerial Decree

26. May 2023|

IEVA would like to express its concerns regarding the Dutch ministerial decree Amending the Tobacco and Smoking Products Order, presented by the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sports. According to the statement of grounds submitted by the Ministry, the decree intends to “extend existing tobacco product rules to heated [...]

Health professionals should know the vaping facts

16. March 2023|

700,000 people in the EU die each year as a result of smoking and every second smoker dies 14 years prematurely. [1] Switching to vaping has helped millions of smokers worldwide to significantly reduce the harm to their health.  The principle of harm reduction works, and millions more smokers could [...]

World Cancer Day – Decrease smoking rates with reduced-risk alternatives

3. February 2023|

19.7 percent of the EU population are daily smokers. [1] 700,000 people in the EU die each year as a result of smoking and every second smoker dies on average 14 years prematurely. [2]  Smoking is the leading cause of preventable cancer, with 27 percent of all cancers attributed to [...]

Chinese and European e-cigarette associations sign Code for Responsible Marketing

17. October 2022|

The European e-cigarette association Independent European Vape Alliance (IEVA) recently decided to update its Code for Responsible Marketing in order to demonstrate the responsibility of the industry when it comes to youth protection. The "E-Cigarette Professional Committee of China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (ECCC)" now also has signed this code. [...]

IEVA Contribution to the Dutch Draft Amendment

28. September 2022|

IEVA would like to express its concerns regarding the Draft Amendment of the Tobacco and Smoking Products Order for regulation of e-cigarette flavours, presented by the Dutch Ministry of Public health, Welfare and Sports. According to the statement of grounds submitted by the Dutch authorities, the draft amendment intends to [...]

700 km for Tobacco Harm Reduction – Ride4Vape has started

2. July 2022|

Umberto Roccatti, vice-chairman of IEVA and president of the Italian vaping association ANAFE, will cycle from Italy to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, for the third edition of the Ride 4 Vape cycling event. Umberto has departed today from Turin and will ride through the Italian, French and Swiss Alps [...]

IEVA Contribution to Spanish TRIS notification

24. June 2022|

The Spanish Government has recently launched a draft bill that threatens to end the independent vaping sector in Spain and give the entire electronic cigarette business to big tobacco companies. Against all principles of EU law (proportionality, good regulation, good administration, fair competition and harmonisation), the Spanish Government has proposed [...]

IEVA contributes to EU Call for Evidence

20. June 2022|

The European Commission has published a call for evidence on the evaluation of the legislative framework for tobacco control. To this end, the Commission launched a first round of feedback from May 20th to June 17th. Almost 25,000 organisations, experts and EU citizens took part. IEVA also gave comprehensive feedback. [...]

IEVA Contribution to Swedish TRIS notification

23. May 2022|

IEVA would like to express its concerns regarding the Draft Act on Tobacco-free Nicotine-containing Products and the Draft Act amending the Act (2018:2088) on Tobacco and Similar Products, both notified by the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Commission on the 17th of March 2022, under the references 2022/158/S and [...]

Vaping facts – European awareness campaign launched

26. April 2022|

IEVA, the only pan-European vaping association, launched today a new campaign aimed at educating smokers about the harm reduction potential of vaping compared to combustible tobacco. Far too few smokers know the actual facts about e-cigarettes, making them less likely to switch to a significantly less harmful alternative. This lack [...]

French experts call for tobacco policy rethink

10. March 2022|

16 French doctors, researchers and medical professors have called for government support of vaping, in response to a publication by the French High Council for Public Health last year which was critical of the sector. The article, by addiction researcher Benjamin Rolland and pulmonologist Sébastien Couraud published in Le Monde [...]

EU Parliament becomes the world’s first elected chamber to endorse tobacco harm reduction

18. February 2022|

The European Parliament on Wednesday became the first elected chamber anywhere in the world to endorse tobacco harm reduction. Parliament adopted - by a margin of 652 votes to 15 - a report on Cancer prevention and Treatment which notes that “electronic cigarettes could allow some smokers to progressively quit [...]


22. December 2021|

The French Vaping Association FIVAPE has today announced that it is to become a member of the Independent European Vape Alliance (IEVA). IEVA now brings together eleven national associations from Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Spain; as well as 13 international corporations in the [...]

Vaping industry underlines the importance of product choice

9. December 2021|

The Independent European Vape Alliance (IEVA) welcomed the decision of MEPs to recognize tobacco harm reduction as a tool in beating cancer; but remains concerned that the report approved today by the European Parliament leaves the door open to a flavour ban in the EU. The Special Committee on Beating [...]

Tobacco Harm Reduction in the Political Consciousness

3. December 2021|

Harm reduction has been practiced in many fields of healthcare for decades. It has helped many people to curtail their harmful habits, which is good both for them and those close to them. This model has also been successful in mitigating the death and disease associated with smoking. Over six [...]

Tobacco Harm Reduction is critical if we are to reduce smoking related disease rates worldwide

5. November 2021|

Eight million smokers worldwide die from a smoking-related disease every year. [1]  Tobacco Harm Reduction is a chance for smokers to switch from an extremely harmful to a significantly less harmful alternative. [2]  Unfortunately, the WHO has lost sight of this in recent years. But it is not too late [...]

Analysis of the Tobacco Taxation Consultation

5. October 2021|

In June 2021, IEVA and its members participated in the public consultation organised by the European Commission on the review of the Tobacco Taxation Directive. Following the publication of the raw data by the European Commission, IEVA conducted a preliminary analysis of showing the first results. Key facts: The participation [...]

IEVA Contribution to Lithuanian TRIS notification

4. October 2021|

IEVA would like to express its concerns regarding the draft law N° XIIIP-3849(3) amending article 9(2) of Law n° I-1143 on the control of tobacco, tobacco products and related products notified by the Republic of Lithuania to the European Commission on the 8th of July 2021, under the reference 2021/434/LT. [...]

“RIDE 4 VAPE” – campaign to stop the maxi tax on e-cigs in Italy

20. September 2021|

A ride of over 700 km in 4 stages to raise the alarm on vaping supply chain that risks big impact from national law and TED directive After last year’s success, Umberto Roccatti, President of ANAFE (National Association of Electronic Smoke Manufacturers belonging to Confindustria) and Vice-President of IEVA, is [...]

Three things you should know about WHO’s take on the state of global tobacco control

30. July 2021|

The report is not only the product of the WHO. In fact it has been funded by an unaccountable philanthropic organisation headed by Michael Bloomberg. The WHO doesn’t hide the fact that its work has been funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which exists to donate to charities and causes favoured by [...]

Launch of new informational website on vaping

15. July 2021|

The Independent European Vape Alliance (IEVA) has today launched an informational website for adult smokers and policy makers who want to learn more about vaping.  The new site is intended to provide basic factual information about vaping products, how they work, and the potential benefits smokers can derive from [...]

Four things about the Commission’s TPD implementation report

7. June 2021|

The European Commission has reported on the application of the Tobacco Products Directive, suggesting that further restrictions on vapers might be proposed. Read the full report here. IEVA is concerned by both the content and tone of the report; and by the potential effect of its conclusions on public health [...]

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