The GFN23 Dates Have Been Announced And Set For June 21-24

Held in Warsaw, the 10th edition of the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) will seek to identify “shared goals for the future, which can then be turned into actions and achievements.”

The conference is expected to discuss the “challenges and successes of THR over the past decade.” Adopting an inclusiver approach, the event will be approaching the topic in a way that includes the perspectives of all stakeholders, “as well as seek to identify the priorities for advocates, academics, scientists, policymakers, manufacturers and distributors in the future as well as to facilitate discussion and debate informed by contributions from all potential stakeholders in THR.”

The ninth edition of Global Forum on Nicotine (#GFN22) held last year was themed “Tobacco harm reduction: here for good. A study launched at the conference highlighted once again that the implementation of the WHO’s tobacco control measures known as MPOWER, was not in any way associated with lower levels of tobacco-related mortality rates in Europe. On the other hand, independent research also shared at the event, revealed that switching from smoking to Swedish-style snus, is proving to be an effective strategy to reduce the harms caused by tobacco.

“GFN, which has taken place in June every year since 2014, and is the only international conference to focus on the role of safer nicotine products in helping people switch away from smoking. Hosting world-leading experts, nicotine consumers and advocates, GFN addresses the scientific, regulatory and policy issues related to safer nicotine products and their crucial role in tobacco harm reduction,” said the event organisers.

Last year’s conference also saw the launch of GFNTV. Being the broadcast arm of the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN), GFN•TV, will naturally be broadcast live from the events. Discussing the launch of GFN•TV, Executive Producer Paddy Costall said it felt like the next logical step. “The audience for GFN has been growing year on year, as has the international interest in the issues around tobacco harm reduction,” he said. “When the pandemic struck, we took the conference online and reached thousands of viewers worldwide, many of whom had never been able to get to the event in person.”