Get ready for an electrifying event as industry leaders, academics, and journalists convene in Warsaw, Poland, this June to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN). With a packed agenda that reflects on the past decade of safer nicotine use and looks ahead to the future, this milestone edition promises to be a thought-provoking experience.
In an official press release, Gold Smith, the Communication Lead for GFN, expressed excitement about the upcoming event. The GFN has established itself as the premier international conference dedicated to exploring the role of safer nicotine products in smoking cessation and combating risky tobacco use.
While global tobacco control efforts have been ongoing for years, the staggering reality remains: one billion people worldwide are still smokers, and smoking-related deaths claim eight million lives annually, making tobacco use the leading cause of non-communicable diseases.
Smith emphasized the importance of safer nicotine alternatives such as nicotine vapes, Swedish snus, nicotine pouches, and heated tobacco products. These alternatives have been proven substantially safer than smoking, and they play a critical role in helping individuals who struggle to quit transition to safer options, an approach known as tobacco harm reduction.
The GFN’s four-day meeting, scheduled from Wednesday, June 21 to Saturday, June 24, 2023, will center around the theme “GFN23: Tobacco harm reduction – the next decade.” This theme aims to revisit the significant milestones of the last ten years, assess the current political, regulatory, and scientific landscape, and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Goldsmith revealed that the event will feature key sessions delving into various captivating topics. These include exploring the evolving landscape of nicotine, unraveling the politics behind scientific publishing, reviewing the learnings from ten years of nicotine science, and addressing ways to reduce the environmental impact of tobacco harm reduction. With over fifty esteemed thought leaders participating in panels, plenary sessions, and workshops, the event promises a dynamic and engaging experience that encourages active delegate participation and robust discussions.
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to join the GFN@10 global brainstorm in Poland. Gain insights, connect with experts, and be part of the transformative dialogue shaping the future of safer nicotine alternatives.