FIVAPE joins IEVA

Posted 5th January 2022 by Dave Cross
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 e-cigarette industry.

IEVA says it strives to make a difference and believes it has positioned itself as a credible voice for tobacco harm reduction. It states it is uniting associations and key industry players in the vaping sector to pursue a goal to achieve appropriate legislation for the vaping industry - to contribute to harm reduction and public health.

The organisation says its founding purpose is to speak with one voice against regulations which threaten the public health and harm reduction potential of vaping. IEVA says its members do not include Big Tobacco companies.

Vaping offers smokers an alternative which is significantly less harmful than smoking. Public Health England concluded, following a landmark review of the available evidence, that e-cigarettes represent at least 95% harm reduction versus conventional cigarettes.

The Independent European Vape Alliance says: “IEVA is the only pan-European association aimed at uniting national associations, companies, manufacturers and wholesalers in the vaping industry and providing them with responsible representation at the European level. E-cigarettes have a significant positive impact and should be recognized as a harm reduction tool because vaping is not smoking.”

Speaking about joining IEVA, Jean Moiroud, the President of FIVAPE said: “FIVAPE has been at the forefront of responsibility and regulation in the vaping sector, and we believe we can amplify the voice of French vape businesses within IEVA. We hope to tackle our industry’s future challenges together.

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Dustin Dahlmann, President of IEVA, responded to Jean Moiroud’s comment, saying: “We are delighted that FIVAPE has decided to support the work of IEVA. The French vaping industry is one of the largest and most successful in Europe. We very much look forward to working closely with FIVAPE on ensuring robust yet proportionate regulation for our sector.

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