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Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
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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

1st April 2014 - Resources |

United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
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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

1st April 2014 - Resources |

United Kingdom
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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)

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 […]

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

EU
Europe
Companies
Policy and Politics
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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

EU
Europe
Companies
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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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Europe
Companies
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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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Europe
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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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Europe
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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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Europe
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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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Europe
Policy and Politics
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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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Europe
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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)

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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Europe
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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

1st April 2014 - Resources |

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Europe
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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

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
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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 […]

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

1st April 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Spain
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
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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
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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 |

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Europe
Policy and Politics
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Business briefing
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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 |

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Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 |

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France
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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
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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
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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
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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 |

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Germany
Policy and Politics
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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
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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
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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 […]

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

31st March 2014 - Resources |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
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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 |

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Italy
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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
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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 |

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Italy
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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 |

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Italy
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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 |

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Italy
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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.