Economics, Health and Tobacco Harm Reduction

This 11th edition of the Global Forum on Nicotine will once again take place from June 13 to 15, 2024, at the Marriott Centrum Hotel, in the heart of the beautiful city of Warsaw, Poland.

Since its inception, this conference has focussed on safer nicotine products’ role in helping people quit smoking. Rapid development continues in technologies that are offering consumers safer alternatives to combustible tobacco. These include vapes, oral alternatives like nicotine pouches and new forms of snus, and heated tobacco. GFN invites all key stakeholders to examine the individual and public health benefits of safer nicotine products, as the evidence increasingly supports their efficacy in helping people switch away from high-risk behaviours.

With a programme that is always driven by the latest science and evidence, GFN tackles controversial subjects head on, in respectful debate involving all stakeholders.

At GFN24, alongside the public health role of safer nicotine products, we are widening the discussion to include their economic impact. What are the costs of prohibiting safer alternatives to combustible cigarettes? Can healthcare savings linked to safer product availability be quantified? Do falling tobacco tax revenues, or state-involved tobacco income, influence safer product regulation? Will overly-restrictive regulation drive independent manufacturers out of business - and disincentivise transnational tobacco industry transitions away from combustibles?

Featuring keynotes and panels, the programme will also include workshops on regional issues and specific topics, following positive feedback after their introduction at GFN23.

In addition to core topics from the Economics, Health and Tobacco Harm Reduction theme, the conference will also address some important questions - including why tobacco harm reduction faces such antipathy, given harm reduction’s hugely positive impacts tackling the consequences of intravenous drug use and HIV/AIDS prevention. We are pleased that numerous GFN24 sessions, including our workshops, will again offer simultaneous translation into Spanish and Russian both for in-person and online audiences. Registration is open now.

After you've registered, check out the other ways you can be involved with GFN24. We're inviting submissions to our popular #GFNFives feature, and are keen to see your five-minute videos on all things tobacco harm reduction. Innovations for 2024 include the #ScienceLab, during which selected science-based #GFNFives will be shown alongside a short presentation, and the #GFN24 Film Festival. Selected films will be shown during the conference and a prize awarded for the ‘Best In Fest’. Read more here.

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