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Deeming regs: states are free to act on vaping in public places

24th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new U.S. e-cigarette regulations proposed today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leave much space for states to impose their own local rules, particularly in the areas of advertising, minimum purchase ages, and public place usage.

Victory acquires a second British e-cigarette supplier for $50m

22nd April 2014 - Business briefing |

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U.S. e-cig manufacturer Victory Electronic Cigarettes is further strengthening its position in the European market with the acquisition of British counterpart VIP, the second UK firm it has bought this year.

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E-cig or iCig? Ad campaign proffers a high-tech image

16th April 2014 - Business briefing |

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British e-cig vendor JAC Vapour is taking an unusual approach for its first advertising campaign, presenting its products in a manner more typically employed for personal technology devices.

FDA nagged again by Congress
over inaction on e-cigarettes

14th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Further pressure is being brought to bear on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, with the release of a report from 11 members of Congress arguing that regulation of e-cigarette companies is needed to stop them marketing to minors.

WHO “considering treating
e-cigarettes as tobacco”

14th April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The man who leads the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to see e-cigarettes brought into the international agreement, according to a news report today.

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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 and providing forums where SFATA members and state and federal agencies can engage in meaningful dialogue regarding […]

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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 aaf@aaf.org

Tobacco-Free Kids

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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, DC 20005, USA

U.S. Government

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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 Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, USA

Association of Convenience Stores (ACS)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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 shops. It represents the interests of retailers on a range of issues, including regulation, planning, alcohol and […]

National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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 members’ interests at governmental and parliamentary level. It is the oficial government referral body for the sector […]

The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP and BCAP)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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 City Place, 71 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6QT

Advertising Standards Authority

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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 media to take action against misleading, harmful or offensive advertisements. www.asa.org.uk Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, […]

Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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ECITA helps members to operate a legally-compliant, ethical, and above all, successful business. www.ecita.org.uk katherine.devlin@ecita.org.uk

National Association of Cigarette Machine Operators (NACMO)

2nd April 2014 - Resources |

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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, support and assistance of benefit of their members; and develop the integrity of the trade in the […]

Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance (TRA)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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 SW1H 0XS, UK info@the-tra.org.uk

British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (BAPW)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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 health services. Full-line wholesalers act as a one-stop shop for almost all pharmaceutical products and services. Their […]

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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 the UK. www.abpi.org.uk 7th floor, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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 enquiries@ash.org.uk

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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, UK

Union of International Associations (UIA)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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 international organisations, international associations and their global challenges. The UIA has consultative status with ECOSOC and associate […]

European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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 promoted, for example, via EASA’s Advertising Self-Regulatory Charter and EASA’s Best Practice Recommendations. As a nonprofit organisation […]

European Advertising Agency (EUAA)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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, Germany

The European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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, advertisers and the advertising media in Europe and around the world and participates closely in setting the […]

Framework Convention Alliance (FCA)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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 la Fontaine 2, Case Postale 3484, CH-1211 Geneva 3 (Switzerland) fca@fctc.org

Asociación para la Autorregulación de la Comunicación (Association for the self-regulation of commercial communication)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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The Spanish advertising self-regulation organisation (SRO). It is composed of the main advertisers, agencies and media (TV, press, outdoor, radio, Internet) in Spain, as well as the main advertising industry associations. Autocontrol’s main objective is to contribute to ensure high ethical standards in advertising in the benefit of consumers, competitors and the marketplace. Autocontrol has […]

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

31st March 2014 - Resources |

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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 responsible actions in the field of advertising and to determine deficiencies and eliminate. While the German Advertising […]

Istituto dell’Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria (IAP) ( Institute of Advertising Self-regulation)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

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The Institute of Advertising Self-regulation is the private entity that regulates commercial communication for proper information of the citizen-consumer and fair competition between companies. The rules to be complied with are set out in the corporate governance code of commercial communication and are applied by the Monitoring Committeeor the Jury. The observance of the code […]

Attorneys general implore top U.S. retailers to drop tobacco, but not e-cigs

14th March 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The attorneys general of 28 U.S. states and territories have asked the country’s biggest pharmacy chains to stop selling tobacco products – but did not mention e-cigarettes in their letters.

Washington politicians push for curb on ‘youth targeting’ of e-cigs

27th February 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Washington law-makers are striving to bring the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors under control across the U.S., with one group audaciously suggesting they should be included in the landmark agreement on cigarette control forged by the big tobacco companies and the individual states, while another seeks a less dramatic national advertising law.

European Parliament passes new tobacco directive, but questions remain

26th February 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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The European Parliament voted today in favour of revising the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), bringing e-cigarettes under its control for the first time and raising the prospect of further wrangling across Europe as member states attempt to implement its sometimes vague rules.

Altria plans MarkTen rollout across the U.S.

20th February 2014 - Business briefing |

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Altria, the parent company of Marlboro maker Philip Morris, plans to take its MarkTen e-cigarette national in the U.S. this year.

Vype TV ads put the spotlight on e-cig promotion

17th February 2014 - Business briefing |

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The debut today of TV commercials for the Vype e-cigarette from British American Tobacco/Nicoventures is likely to focus attention on the regulation of e-cig advertising.

Next stop Britain for Lorillard’s Blu

15th February 2014 - Business briefing |

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U.S. tobacco giant Lorillard is to launch its Blu e-cigarette brand in the UK following the acquisition last autumn of British e-cig firm Skycig.

Taiwan cracks down on e-cig sellers

13th February 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Authorities in Taiwan have reiterated that the sale, import and manufacture of unapproved e-cigarettes is illegal in the country, and urged citizens to report vapers so that dealers can be tracked down – even though personal possession and use is permitted.

Lorillard Blu approaches half share of U.S. market

12th February 2014 - Business briefing |

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Lorillard’s Blu e-cigarette now accounts for more than three percent of the tobacco giant’s entire business, and the brand is heading for a 50 percent share of the U.S. market.