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Business slows considerably in July and August as workers head to beaches, mountains and other holiday destinations. In certain parts of the world, it is almost impossible to secure an interview or fact-check an article during the Northern Hemisphere summer. Corporate offices are empty, and the remaining occupants seem distracted, presumably in anticipation of their own time off.

Not so at Tobacco Reporter. In fact, our business kicks into overdrive during the traditional vacation period. The Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) takes place in the third quarter of each year, which means crunch time in the summer. We’ve been recruiting speakers, tweaking agendas and fine-tuning logistics to ensure a smooth and intellectually rewarding experience.

Scheduled for Sept. 27–29 in Brussels, the 2016 gathering promises to be the most exciting GTNF yet. Tobacco Reporter has again lined up a stellar array of speakers, including senior executives, influential financial analysts and leading scientists. This year we are stepping up our game with the participation of several prominent public health advocates.

Jack Henningfield, vice president of research and health policy at Pinney Associates and adjunct professor of behavioral biology in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has helped us put together two outstanding GTNF discussion panels—one of the promise and peril of the nicotine reduction strategy and one on the advancement of public health with new products and regulatory frameworks.

In addition, the conference will feature thought-provoking discussions on transparency, regulation and the challenge presented by illicit trade, among other topics. For more information on the agenda, the speakers and the venue, please visit

Please note that, in order to keep the event manageable, Tobacco Reporter has limited the number of delegates to 250. Past GTNFs have sold out far in advance, and we anticipate the same to happen this year. To avoid disappointment, secure your tickets now. Doing so may mean sending an email from your beach chair or picking up the phone at your vacation address, but we promise it will be worth your while: A few minutes of your time now will be rewarded with priceless new insights in September!

Read the August 2016 digital edition here

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