Resources

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

Founded in 2011, SFATA serves as an educational and lobbying resource for manufacturers, wholesalers, retail sellers and distributors of personal electronic vaporising units (PEVUs) such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). It is dedicated to fostering communication, sharing reliable information...

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The AAF and promotes the well-being of advertising, accomplishing this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters. www.aaf.org 1101 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA...

American Pharmacists Association (ASHP)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The ASHP is a national professional organisation whose nearly 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students providing patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics....

BeTobaccoFree.gov

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

BeTobaccoFree.gov provides information from various Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operating and staff divisions. Topics covered include: about tobacco, health effects, quit now, and don’t start. betobaccofree.hhs.gov via Department of Health and Human Services – 200...

Tobacco-Free Kids

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The mission of Tobacco-Free Kids is to work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. www.tobaccofreekids.org 1400 Eye Street., N.W., Suite 1200, Washington,...

American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The AAPHP has been recognised by the American Medical Association as a medical specialty society, with formal representation in the AMA House of Delegates. AAPHP’s objectives now include advocacy on behalf of all public health physicians, whether employed...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The CDC′s mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats....

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The IRS the revenue service of the United States federal government. The agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The IRS is responsible...

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of Americans and providing essential human services. www.hhs.gov 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201,...

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this is the nation’s medical research agency. www.nih.gov 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA...

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products...

U.S. Government

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

As the U.S. government’s official Web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the Web. www.usa.gov U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, 1800 F...

Association of Convenience Stores (ACS)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The ACS is the voice of more than 33,500 local shops, supporting members through effective lobbying, comprehensive advice and innovative networking opportunities. Its core purpose is to lobby government on the issues that make a difference to local...

National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The NFRN exists to help the independent retailer compete more effectively in today’s highly competitive market by providing practical help and assistance, commercial support, deals and buying opportunities, training, expertise and services. The NFRN also actively represents its...

The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP and BCAP)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The Committees write and maintain the UK Advertising Codes, which are administered by the Advertising Standards Authority. They also offer the industry authoritative advice and guidance on how to create campaigns that comply with the rules. www.cap.org.uk Mid...

Advertising Standards Authority

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

The Advertising Standards Authority is the UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all media. It applies the Advertising Codes, which are written by the Committees of Advertising Practice. Its work includes acting on complaints and proactively checking the...

National Association of Cigarette Machine Operators (NACMO)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2014 || Resources |

NACMO exists to generate and represent the standards and conditions that will benefit of their members and the trade as a whole; form policy on trade issues and then promote these issues to all allied parties; generate information,...

Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance (TRA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

Funded by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association, this organisation offers a free membership to all independent retailers who sell tobacco. It campaigns on issues of relevance to both their businesses and to the industry. www.tobaccoretailersalliance.org.uk PO Box 61705, London...

British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (BAPW)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The BAPW represents full-line pharmaceutical distributors which between them provide 90% of the nation’s medicines, covering all of the UK’s population. A forum is provided for discussion across the industries involved in the provision of pharmaceuticals to Britain’s...

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

ABPI represents research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small. The ABPI is recognised by government as the industry body negotiating on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry for statutory consultation requirements, including the pricing scheme for medicines in...

Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences is the professional body for the pharmaceutical sciences in Great Britain. The objectives of the Academy are to promote the pharmaceutical sciences in all areas of professional practice by pharmaceutical scientists, including academia,...

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

ASH is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. www.ash.org.uk 6th floor, Suites 59-63, New House, 67-68 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8JY, UK...

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

NICE guidance supports healthcare professionals and others to make sure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality and offers the best value for money. NICE provides independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most...

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

Responsible for the independent regulation of over 70,000 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in England, Scotland and Wales. www.pharmacyregulation.org 129 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7BT,...

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe. The MHRA is a centre of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which also includes the National...

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. It is an independent regulator and acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces....

The Scottish Government

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The devolved government for Scotland is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport. www.scotland.gov.uk General Enquiries, St. Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh, EH1...

Healthcare UK

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

Healthcare UK is a joint initiative of the Department of Health (DH), UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and NHS England. It UK healthcare providers to do more business overseas, by promoting the UK healthcare sector to overseas markets...

National Health Service (NHS)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health Website. It provides a comprehensive health information service to help put service users in control of their healthcare. The Website helps make choices about health, from decisions about lifestyle, such as...

legislation.gov.uk

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The official home of UK legislation. This Website is managed by The National Archives on behalf of HM Government. www.legislation.gov.uk Legislation Services Team at The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU, UK...

Department of Health

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

Ministerial department which leads, shapes and funds health and care in England. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health General enquiries – Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit, Department of Health, Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS,...

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

BEUC acts as the umbrella group in Brussels for its members, and its main task is to represent them on the European stage and defend the interests of all Europe’s consumers. BEUC investigates EU decisions and developments likely...

European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

EASA considers itself the authoritative voice on advertising self-regulation issues and promotes high ethical standards in commercial communications by means of effective self-regulation, while being mindful of national differences of culture, legal and commercial practice. These standards are...

European Advertising Agency (EUAA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The EUAA is dedicated to the liberalisation of marketing infrastructure and thus to the economical and cultural growth of the communications market within the European Union. euaa.wordpress.com EUAA Frankfurt (head office), Mainzer Landstraße 24, 60325 Frankfurt am Main,...

The European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

EACA is an organisation which brings together the advertising, media and sales promotion agencies across Europe, enabling international experience and issues to be shared and dealt with on a pan-European basis. It provides an important link between agencies,...

Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The TVECA is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to creating a sensible and responsible electronic cigarette market by providing the media, legislative bodies and consumers with education, communication and research. tveca.com Bennebroekerdyk 208, Cruquius Holland 2142LD, The...

European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

ESTA represents the interests of the European manufacturers, distributors and importers of fine-cut (rolling) tobacco, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and nasal snuff tobacco. The members of ESTA are mainly small and medium-sized companies and include national associations from the...

Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

A non-commercial association which was formed to represent the common views of major European–based cigarette manufacturers and several national associations of manufacturers, CECCM seeks to promote dialogue with EU institutions and participates constructively in EU decision-making processes and...

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The FIP is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). www.fip.org PO Box 84200, 2508 AE The Hague, The...

European Industrial Pharmacists Group (EIPG)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The EIPG is a European association representing the national, professional organisations of pharmacists employed in the pharmaceutical or allied industries of the member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area, or European countries having a mutual...

Pharmacy Group of the European Union (PGEU)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The mission of the PGEU is to promote and develop cooperation in community pharmacy among the European nations; to advocate for the contribution community pharmacists make to health systems and to public health through the provision of health...

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

EU-OSHA is committed to making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work, promoting a culture of risk prevention to improve working conditions in Europe. osha.europa.eu 12 Santiago de Compostela, (Edificio Miribilla), 5th Floor, E-48003 Bilbao,...

The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

Also known as the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes, this is a non-governmental organisation representing national associations of medical specialists in the European Union and in associated countries....

Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

Also known as the Association Européenne des Spécialités Pharmaceutiques Grand Public/Europäischer Verband der Arzneimittel-Hersteller. AESGP, the Association of the European Self-Medication Industry, is the official representation of manufacturers of non-prescription medicines, food supplements and self-care medical devices in Europe....

European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

EPHA is a member-led organisation, made up of public health NGOs, patient groups, health professionals, and disease groups working together to improve health and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe. EPHA is a member of, among...

The European Smokeless Tobacco Council (ESTOC)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

ESTOC represents the interests of smokeless tobacco manufacturers and distributors as well as tobacco trade associations. It monitors all issues related to smokeless tobacco, including the latest scientific developments at a European and global level. ESTOC’s objective is to...

European Parliament

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union. The members of the European Parliament are elected once every five years by voters right across the 28 member states of the European Union on behalf...

The Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), officially just the Court of Justice, is the highest court in the European Union in matters of European Union law. As a part of the Court of Justice of the European Union...

Framework Convention Alliance (FCA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

Made up of more than 350 organisations from over 100 countries, the FCA works on the development, ratification and implementation of the international treaty, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). www.fctc.org Rue de...

World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) brings together the global organisations representing the world’s dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and physicians. WHPA works to improve global health and the quality of patient care, and facilitates collaboration among the...

World Health Organization (WHO)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The WHO is the directing and co-ordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options,...

Union of International Associations (UIA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels. Nonprofit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a involved in the research, monitoring and provision of information on...

Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association (CPA)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st April 2014 || Resources |

The purposes of the Association are to promote and disseminate the pharmaceutical sciences throughout the Commonwealth and to improve the quality and range of services offered there by professional pharmacists. www.commonwealthpharmacy.org CPA Secretariat, 1 Lambeth High Street, London...

Droits des Non-Fumeurs (DNF) (Non-Smokers’ Rights Association)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st March 2014 || Resources |

Recognised non-governmental organisation which works to protect the rights of non-smokers in France. DNF also works to ensure proper implementation of the Evin law. The association has eight regional offices which provide local contact information and help to...

Haute Autorité de santé (HAS) (High Authority on Health)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st March 2014 || Resources |

The HAS is an independent public authority which contributes to the regulation of the health care system by the quality. It carries out its duties in the field assessment of health products, professional practices, the organisation of care...

Deutscher Werberat (DW) (The German Standards Advertising Council)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st March 2014 || Resources |

The German Advertising Council, the range of conflict management between consumers and companies on promotional activities and by developing voluntary rules for advertising especially in particularly sensitive areas performs this function. This form of self-restraint aims to promote...

Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st March 2014 || Resources |

German Cancer Aid is the leading supporter of the “Smokefree Class Competition”, the largest school-based smoking prevention program in Europe. The goal of this organisation is to create a class climate that denormalises smoking. The German slogan for...

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (Federal Ministry for Health)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st March 2014 || Resources |

Responsible for a variety of policy areas, whereby its activities focus predominantly on the drafting of bills, ordinances and administrative regulations. Moreover, by means of prevention campaigns, the Federal Ministry of Health seeks to improve the population’s health....

Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st March 2014 || Resources |

A federal institution in the Division of the Federal Ministry of health. It promotes quality, efficacy and safety of biomedical drugs through research and testing. www.pei.de Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 51-59, 63225 Langen, Germany...

Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) (National Institute of Health)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st March 2014 || Resources |

An Italian public institution that, as the leading technical-scientific body of the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale), performs research, trial, control, counseling, documentation and training for public health. The Institute is under the supervision of the...

Agenzia delle Entrate (Italian Revenue Agency)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st March 2014 || Resources |

Italian governmental agency that enforces the financial code of Italy and collects taxes and revenue. www1.agenziaentrate.gov.it Cristoforo Colombo n. 426 C/D 00145 Roma...

Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (AIFA) (The Italian Medicines Agency )

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st March 2014 || Resources |

The national authority responsible for drugs regulation in Italy. It is a public body operating autonomously, transparently and according to cost-effectiveness criteria, under the direction of the Ministry of Health and under the vigilance of the Ministry of...

Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale (ASL) (Italian Ministry of Health)

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st March 2014 || Resources |

The Ministry of Health has been assigned the functions pertaining to the State on the following subjects: •Healthcare, coordination of the national health service •Veterinary healthcare •Occupational healthcare, hygiene and food safety www.salute.gov.it Lungotevere Ripa, 1, 00153 –...

ECigIntelligence style guide: specific style points

Written by Aidan Semmens || 1st January 1900 || Resources |

When in doubt, if a particular issue isn’t covered here, it’s worth checking what we’ve done on the site before. Remember, however, that style evolves and some specifics may have changed – notably in such things as capital initials...

ECigIntelligence style guide: notes for analysts

Written by Aidan Semmens || 1st January 1900 || Resources |

This is a shortened version of the style A-Z, containing only those items which may be of particular relevance or use to analysts.   acronyms should be in lower-case if commonly pronounced as words – e.g. Anvisa, DG-Santé,...