The First Global Forum on Nicotine is due to be held in Warsaw, Poland, on June 27-28.
Professor Gerry Stimson said that his company, KAC, which will stage the forum, believed the timing was right for such an event, given the fast moving pace of knowledge and understanding around nicotine.
KAC stages public health and addictions conferences, and runs the Nicotine Science and Policy website www.nicotinepolicy.net.
Stimson said the broad idea of the forum was to take further steps to consolidate nicotine – rather than tobacco, cigarettes or tobacco control – as a focus for science and policy. The aim of the meeting would be to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the developing science of nicotine, patterns and use and uptake, and policy and regulatory issues.
The Conference would examine the current state of the debate about the use of nicotine across the globe; critically examine the science relating to the safety and use of nicotine; allow politicians, scientists, manufacturers, distributors and consumers to exchange views; and facilitate the development of links to enable on-going dialogue between different sectors.
The forum’s website is due to go live next week.
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