Workshop: Regulation - the global picture
The global picture of safer nicotine product regulation shows wide variations in both policies and their application. Many jurisdictions impose outright bans, while others adopt more balanced approaches, recognising growing scientific evidence of the efficacy of safer products in tackling a global smoking epidemic that kills 7 million people every year. This workshop will seek to identify key issues for regulators and how these should be addressed. Panellists will use examples to illustrate the global state of regulation. They'll discuss what makes for good and proportionate regulation, and identify which international models might be appropriate for adoption, to ensure critical access to safer alternatives for people who smoke.