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FDA nagged again by Congress
over inaction on e-cigarettes

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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”

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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)

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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 Pharmacists Association (ASHP)

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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. www.ashp.org

BeTobaccoFree.gov

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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 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, USA

Tobacco-Free Kids

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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

American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP)

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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 in public or private settings, or academia. Current major issues include tobacco control, injury prevention, public health […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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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. www.cdc.gov 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

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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, USA

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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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 and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations. www.fda.gov 10903 New Hampshire Ave, […]

U.S. Government

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA)

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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

Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (FOREST)

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Forest represents adults who choose to consume tobacco and non-smoking adults who are tolerant of other people’s enjoyment of tobacco. europeansmokers.com Sheraton House, Castle Park, Cambridge CB3 0AX, UK contact@forestonline.org

National Association of Cigarette Machine Operators (NACMO)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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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 effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill-health, reducing inequalities and variation. Guidance is provided […]

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

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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

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

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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 Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). The MHRA is an […]

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

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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. www.hse.gov.uk

The Scottish Government

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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 3DG ceu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Department of Health

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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, UK

Union of International Associations (UIA)

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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 […]

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

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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 to affect consumers, with a special focus on eight areas identified as priorities by its members: Financial […]

European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA)

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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 […]

Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA)

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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 Netherlands

European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA)

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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 European Union, the accession countries and the European Economic Area. www.esta.be Rond Point Schumanplein 9, box 1, […]

Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM)

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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 tobacco-related policy formulation. CECCM supports the development of reasonable and workable tobacco regulation. www.ceccm.eu 125, Avenue Louise […]

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

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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 Netherlands

European Industrial Pharmacists Group (EIPG)

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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 recognition agreement with the European Union on compliance control of regulated medicines. Over the years, it has […]

The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)

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An association of national organisations representing hospital pharmacists at European and international levels. www.eahp.eu Rue Abbé Cuypers, 3, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

Pharmacy Group of the European Union (PGEU)

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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 services and the promotion of the rational and appropriate use of medicines; and to ensure the vision […]

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

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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, Spain

Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP)

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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. It is composed of national associations and the main multinational companies manufacturing self-care products. In addition , […]

European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

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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 others, the Social Platform, the European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC), the Health and Environment Alliance […]

European Parliament

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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 of its 500 m citizens. www.europarl.europa.eu Brussels: Rue Wiertz, Wiertzstraat, B-1047 Bruxelles, Belgium Luxembourg:, Plateau du Kirchberg, […]

Framework Convention Alliance (FCA)

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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