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

1st April 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Spain
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Resources

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 […]

Instituto Nacional de Gestión Sanitaria (INGESA) (National Institute of Health Management)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Spain
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Resources

The Spanish National Health System – Management of these services has been progressively transferred to the distinct autonomous communities of Spain, while some continue to be operated by the National Institute of Health Management (Instituto Nacional de Gestión Sanitaria, INGESA), part of the Ministry of Health and Social Policy (which superseded the Ministry of Health […]

Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad (Ministry of health, social services and equality)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Spain
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Resources

It corresponds to the Ministry of health, social services and equality proposal and implementation of the policy of the Government in the field of health, planning and health care and of consumption, as well as the exercise of the powers of the General Administration of the State to ensure citizens the right to protection of […]

EU to establish standard testing regime for nicotine dosage

1st April 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing

The European Commission is expected to issue technical specifications on the measurement of nicotine intake from e-cigarettes, as member states’ law-makers and the industry prepare to comply with the testing requirements of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

In depth: medical licensing in Europe: big rewards, but a long road

31st March 2014 - Market reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Market reports

The vote in the European Parliament that passed the revamped Tobacco Products Directive will have some e-cigarette manufacturers contemplating the costly and often lengthy process of medicines licensing, in order to compete with larger firms able to afford the advantages that a marketing authorisation could bring.

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

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
France
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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 anyone wanting more information about tobacco control legislation. DNF helps users in their efforts and answers their […]

Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies (OFDT) (The French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
France
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Resources

The French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction is a public interest group that seeks to provide information on drugs and drug addiction issues to public authorities, professionals working in the field and all concerned citizens. It brings together, through its permanent observation and survey system, scientifically validated information from different sources on licit […]

Syndicat National de l’Industrie et des Technologies Médicales (SNITEM) (French National Association for Medical Technology and Industries)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
France
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Resources

Snitem’s main missions are to inform, to support and to federate, but also: • to organise the nationwide grouping of companies working in the market of products or services which come under the Medical Technology, Medical Device and Healthcare ICT industries; • to examine and defend the economic and industrial interests of its members and […]

Institut national de prévention et d’éducation pour la santé (INPES) (National Institute for Health Education and Prevention)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
France
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Resources

A public administrative institution created by the law on the rights of patients and the quality of the health care system. The Institute is a public health actor specifically responsible for implementing prevention and health education policies in the broader context of public health policy guidelines laid down by the Government.     www.inpes.sante.fr 42, […]

L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM) (National Agency for Medicines and Health Products)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
France
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Resources

A public body under the supervision of the Ministry of Health. The ANSM conducts expert assessment of health products and act as a decision-making body in the field of sanitary regulation. The aim of the organisation is to reconcile patient safety with access to therapeutic developments. The ANSM is entrusted with guaranteeing the safety of […]

Deutschen Zigarettenverbandes (DZV) (German Cigarette Association)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Germany
Policy and Politics
Resources

The German cigarette Association sees itself as a central point of contact for politics, economics and media around the topic of smoking and cigarette.  The DZV sees itself as representing the interests of consumers of tobacco products in Germany. They aim to promote a respect for smokers and non-smokers. They believe that much can be […]

Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Germany
Market Research
Policy and Politics
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 the campaign is: Be smart – don’t start. www.krebshilfe.de Bush str. 32, 53113 Bonn deutsche@krebshlife.de

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (Federal Ministry for Health)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Germany
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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. All in all, the sphere of activities pursued by the Federal Ministry of Health can be condensed […]

Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukt (BfArM) (The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Germany
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Resources

An independent federal higher authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Health. At the BfArM,  (physicians, pharmacists, chemists, biologists, lawyers, engineers, technical assistants, administrative staff etc.) are involved in the tasks of licensing, improving the safety of medicinal products, detecting and evaluating the risks of medical devices, and monitoring the legal traffic in […]

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (Federal Ministry for health)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Germany
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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. All in all, the sphere of activities pursued by the Federal Ministry of Health can be condensed […]

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

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Resources

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 […]

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

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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 Ministero della Salute (Ministry of Health). www.iss.it Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161-Roma (I) web@iss.it

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

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
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 – Rome, Italy  

Agenzia delle Entrate (Italian Revenue Agency)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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 cop.pescara@agenziaentrate.it

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

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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 Health and the Ministry of Economy. It cooperates with the Regional Authorities, the National Institute of Health, […]

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

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics

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 Ministero della Salute (Ministry of Health). www.iss.it Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161-Roma (I) web@iss.it

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

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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 – Rome, Italy

Governo Italiano (The Italian Government)

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Resources

Website of the Italian Government governo.it Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Palazzo Chigi, Piazza Colonna 370, 00187 Rome-Italy

Politician’s YouTube video extols freedom to vape

15th March 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A British right-wing political party received £36,000 ($60,000) in donations from an e-cigarette manufacturer before its leader appeared in a YouTube video apparently designed to influence European policy-making on e-cigs.

Wisconsin law would affirm that e-cigs are not tobacco

15th March 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Wisconsin
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A new proposal clarifying that use of e-cigarettes should be allowed indoors, and explicitly distinguishing it from tobacco smoking, has been approved by a senate committee in the Wisconsin state legislature.

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

14th March 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Washington
Marketing and Retailing
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Regulatory briefing

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.

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In depth: inside the FDA, part 1 – new to e-cigs, not to controversy

10th March 2014 - Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Five years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally gained the legal authority to regulate certain tobacco products, the agency is in the middle of what could be a landmark effort to extend that power to the skyrocketing e-cigarette industry.

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

27th February 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

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 |

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

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.

Vype TV ads put the spotlight on e-cig promotion

17th February 2014 - Business briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

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.

Ohio ponders tobacco/nicotine distinction

13th February 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

North America
Ohio
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

An apparently uncontroversial vote in Ohio on under-age access to e-cigarettes highlights one of the thornier problems facing law-makers and regulators dealing with the new industry.

Taiwan cracks down on e-cig sellers

13th February 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

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.

Hawaii law-makers churning out proposals for new e-cig rules

13th February 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

Hawaii
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Legislators in Hawaii are wading through a deluge of proposed measures on e-cigarettes and tobacco products, including a ban on the use of e-cigs in public places and a requirement for retailers selling them to obtain a licence.