Health and science

Updated: the WHO’s influence on global e-cig regulation

11th September 2014 - Regulatory reports , Topic regulatory reports |

What the FCTC is • A global treaty • Broad scope of regulation • The regulatory framework • The FCTC in practice • No enforcement powers • Enforcement by signatories • Self-reporting • Shadow reporting • Influence on European legislation • Promoting tobacco regulation in the developing world • What does the FCTC mean for e-cigarettes • Current status of e-cigs • Political will to regulate • Structural barriers • Non-binding, but influential • Exclusion of e-cig firms • Regulatory options in detail

Drop in smokers seeking help: does it mean more use of e-cigs?

21st August 2014 - News analysis |

Anti-smoking campaigners in the UK believe the use of e-cigarettes as unofficial cessation aids has contributed to a sharp drop in the number of people joining quit-smoking programmes, although nearly all successful participants in those schemes are still relying on pharmacotherapies.

WHO told to go easy on e-cigs, consider health benefits

29th May 2014 - News analysis |

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off the prospect of tobacco-style rules.

SEC (Sociedad Española de Cardiología) (Spanish Society of Cardiology)

30th April 2014 - Resources |

The SEC does not recommend e-cigarettes as a valid way to quit conventional tobacco and would like to see emergency regulation and control implemented. www.secardiologia.es/ Calle de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Nº 5 y 7
Madrid
28028, España)
Teléfono: 91 724 23 70
Fax: 91 724 23 71 Contact via online form

EU will not publish detailed guidance on TPD e-cig rules

23rd April 2014 - News analysis |

The European Union (EU) does not plan to issue detailed guidance on how e-cigarette regulations in the recent Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) should be interpreted, according to a source close to the EU’s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs (SANCO)

Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)

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 and providing forums where SFATA members and state and federal agencies can engage in meaningful dialogue regarding public health, regulatory affairs and » Continue Reading.

American Pharmacists Association (ASHP)

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. www.ashp.org

BeTobaccoFree.gov

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

Tobacco-Free Kids

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, DC 20005, USA

American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP)

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 in public or private settings, or academia. Current major issues include tobacco control, injury prevention, public health surveillance, disease control, correctional (prison/jail) » Continue Reading.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

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, USA

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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 NIHinfo@od.nih.gov

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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 and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations. www.fda.gov 10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, USA