E-Research Foundation (ERF)

The sole mission and focus of E-Research Foundation is the advancement of independent medical/scientific research subject to the scrutiny of peer-review and publication by the professional medical/science community.

Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN)

Held annually in Warsaw, Poland, the Global Forum on Nicotine is typically held over a two day event that combines science and policy on nicotine products.


To be the leading provider of accurate, comprehensive, and objective information on the global tobacco and e-vapor industries for all of TMA’s users, delivered in a timely, innovative and cost-effective manner as well as a provider of forums for education and dialogue on issues of interest and concern to public health, government, and industries.

American Vaping Association (AVA)

The American Vaping Association is a nonprofit organization that advocates for small- and medium-sized businesses in the rapidly growing vaping and electronic cigarette industry. We are dedicated to educating the public and government officials about financial and public health benefits offered by vapor products, which are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine or nicotine-free solution and create an inhalable vapor.
We are a non-profit corporation in the State of New Jersey that has filed for 501(c)(4) status.


The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association represents a wide cross section of the “Smoke- Free” or vapor products, industry including distributors, manufacturers, retailers and consumers of Personal Electronic Vaporizing Units such as electronic cigarettes and the liquid solutions they contain. The vapor products industry is the embodiment of the American Dream; built by entrepreneurs and visionaries, this industry has grown organically and become a vibrant mutli-billion dollar industry that is constantly innovating the creating.

Vapor Technology Association (VTA)

The Vapor Technology Association (VTA) promotes entrepreneurship, responsible public policies, and a high standard of safety for the vapor industry through the representation of manufacturers, wholesalers, and small business owners of innovative vapor products.


Our mission is to ensure the availability of effective, affordable and reduced harm alternatives to smoking by increasing public awareness and education; to encourage the testing and development of products to achieve acceptable safety standards and reasonable regulation; and to promote the benefits of reduced harm alternatives.

The Vaping Militia

The Vaping Militia is committed to protecting the rights and health of vapors by advocating for safe public use of personal vaporizers. We strongly believe and promote peaceful and professional activism/advocacy.

ECTA (Canada)

Canada’s Electronic Cigarette Industry – like so many others around the world – has operated under a “Wild West” principle for far too long. This is largely because of regulatory uncertainty as policy-makers try to work out what type of products ecigs are. Canadians deserve better. Along with most electronic cigarette product vendors and consumers in Canada, we recognize the need for appropriate regulation of the Industry. We believe it is time to put an end to the myths, rumours and regulatory uncertainty surrounding these products & their safety.


Founded in March 2010, ECITA is the longest-running trade association for the electronic cigarette industry. We are also one of only two ECig Trade Associations in the world (the Irish Association having followed our example) which is not managed/operated by those engaged in the sale of vaping products, directly or indirectly, which makes it easier for us to represent the interests of our members – and their customers – fairly and fully. We developed the Industry Standard of Excellence, and our members are audited bi-annually to ensure they are fully compliant with all the legal requirements. We have provided Technical Authorship for the first ever industry standard specifically for this sector. PAS 54115 will be published by the British Standards Institute in May 2015.