The 2015 Global Forum on Nicotine, which is due to be held in Warsaw, Poland, on June 5 and 6, is taking as its theme: The only place where science and policy meet.
The organizers of the event said in a recent press note that the science of nicotine was developing rapidly, regulatory issues were high on the political agenda and consumers were becoming anxious about the long-term availability of nicotine delivery products.
There was a nascent consensus amongst a body of scientists and public health representatives about the relative safety of new nicotine and other non-combustible products, though others in tobacco control were still sceptical and the debate continued.
It was imperative that scientists and those concerned with policy had an open forum where the latest evidence could be examined and options for effective policy discussed so as to satisfy the requirements of safety and the responsible use of new products.
The forum’s program is here: http://gfn.net.co/2015-programme
And registration is here: https://register.kachange.eu/gfn2015/