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What’s Happening at World Vape Day 2021

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Vapers encouraged to #GoTheExtraMile for World Vape Day as celebrations set to take place online for the second year running

What is World Vape Day?

The aim of World Vape Day (WVD) is to raise awareness of e-cigarettes as a harm reduction tool for smokers.

It also provides information for anyone thinking about switching to vaping and campaigns on behalf of countries that are experiencing harsh bans or restrictions.

It falls on May 30 which is the day before World No Tobacco Day.

A countryside road with a person jogging in the middle wearing blue leggings and white sneakers

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Go the extra mile

The theme for 2021 is ‘Go The Extra Mile’ which will encourage vapers to go that little bit further to support and promote vaping.

Throughout the month of May, organisers are planning a ‘World Vape Run’ as a prelude to the day which will give vapers the chance to be creative and show their fitness.

Vapers can post and share their running time to social media under the #RunVaperRun and #WorldVapeDay.

Michael Landl, the director of the World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA), said:

“On World Vape day we’re gathering vapers from around the world to celebrate this amazing innovation that changed our lives for the better.

“We’re doing it under the motto ‘Go The Extra Mile’ because I can’t think of a single person who took up vaping who didn’t benefit from it, go further and improve their lives in the process.”

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This year Vapouround Magazine is teaming up with the WVA as an official media partner for World Vape Day.

We will be covering the event in our magazine and online as well as raising awareness of the day on our social media platforms.

Vapouround Editor Patrick Griffin said:

“We are delighted to be a part of this year’s World Vape Day, working alongside the WVA to spread the message that vaping can save lives on the biggest day of the vaping world.

“Now is the time for vapers to stand up and share their experiences because, without them, smoking could continue to put an unnecessary strain on public health.” 

The program put together by the World Vapers’ Alliance will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and, at the time of writing, the lineup looked like this: 

16:00 CET – Vape Show

16:30 CET – Opening Remarks

17:00 CET – Time For Optimism: How Vaping Is Changing the World

18:00 CET – Why It Is Worth Going the Extra Mile for vaping with Prof. Bernd Mayer, Christopher Snowdon (IEA), GrimmGreen (THR advocate), Yael Ossowski (Consumer Choice Centre)

19:00 CET – The Great Hazard Show with vaping influencer, Alexandero Hazard

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Caroline Barry is an experienced journalist across multiple sectors and hails from Clonakilty in Ireland. Her journalism focuses on CBD, medical cannabis, vaping, LGBT+ rights and culture. She is currently working on her first non-fiction book about growing up gay with ADHD in rural Ireland. Caroline is currently based in Nottingham, England with her small black cat.
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