The Global Forum on Nicotine is set to be a success in Poland this June.
From the 15th to the 17th of June, Warsaw will be hosting the fourth Global Forum on Nicotine. The international conference in the Polish capital has become a hive of discussion and debates on the use of low-risk nicotine products like electronic cigarettes.
The GFN has always attracted a large amount of consumers and vape advocates alike, encouraging vapers to meet and talk with scientists and policy makers in order to understand what goes into research and policies that may affect the vape community.
The conference boasts an impressive Speaker List, with contributors such as celebrated vape advocates David Sweanor and Clive Bates and researchers like Konstantinos Farsalinos and Linda Bauld. Public health policy will be represented by Martin Dockrell of Public Health England and many other advocates will be taking a turn to speak alongside vaping and tobacco industry professionals.
Keynote speaker Dr. Ethan Nadelmann, founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, will be delivering the Michael Russell Memorial Oration, named for the pioneering nicotine researcher. As an anti-drugs activist, Dr. Nadelmann has piqued the interest of many members of the American left (who have largely opposed harm reduction for smokers and recreational nicotine use) so his speech is sure to contain key points for vaping and tobacco harm reduction advocates to learn from. Australia and the UK will be represented by their own drug policy experts, sending Dr Alex Wodak and Prof. Gerry Stimson (one of GFN’s founders) respectively.
The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO), an umbrella group for worldwide consumer organisations, was set up by consumers who met at last year’s GFN by. 27 organisations have since become members of INNCO, actively fighting threats to consumers of nicotine products alongside responding to the World Health Organization. This year, INNCO will host a pre conference meeting on the 15th June to gather input from vapers in order to discuss its future. The meeting is open to all vapers and consumers of low-risk nicotine products. The organization will also be presenting the Advocate of the Year awards at the GFN.