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The Global Forum on Nicotine tech team are working overtime to cut, edit, and upload all session materials from last week's conference

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The Global Forum on Nicotine (#GFN22) tech team are working overtime to cut, edit, and upload all session materials from last week's conference. The full list of uploaded sessions can be found below with more to come soon.

From Keynote 2:

It was fascinating to see how quickly no smoking signs were updated to include no vaping. There are also now dual smoking and vaping areas, but it makes no sense to get people who are trying to quit smoking to congregate with smokers” - Dr Mark Tyndall, infectious diseases specialist, epidemiologist, and public health physician; former Director of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

From Panel 5:

Which human rights relate to safer nicotine? The right to health – that’s what first comes to mind. But there are others too. [...] The right to autonomy and the right to information are both essential for the right to health. And harm reduction offers the best route to achieving the right to health and the right to autonomy” - Tomás O’Gorman, Pro-Vapeo Mexico

Public health is about basic stuff, like humanism and empathy. Asking ourselves first how we can reduce death and disease. We’ve done it before with HIV/AIDS prevention. We’ve seen it in other areas of drug policy – in Canada, where I’m from, there’s legal injecting sites, cannabis law reform and some decriminalisation. That’s because these interventions make it less likely that people will get sick and die. And they are no different to the arguments now being made in Canada about the right to access vaping products” - Professor David Sweanor, University of Ottowa

Day 1 - Thursday 16 June

Day 2 - Friday 17 June

Day 3 - Saturday 18 June

From Panel 6:

Regulation always comes behind innovation and this is unfortunately something regulators sometimes forget. These regulations should always leave space for innovation. When we look at the history of vaping devices, they are not only an amazing innovation, they’re also an innovation that’s been pushed by the consumers, and that should be allowed” - Federico Fernández, Somos Innovación

From Plenary Session:

I think consumers plays a huge role and they should mobilise themselves. They have to use their own arguments and exercise their right to have products available that will help them protect themselves. There need to be more organisations. They need to be creative to find ways to put pressure on the EU. We need to act in a more aggressive way, and I say ‘we’ as I’m also a consumer. When I was trying to quit smoking, I tried everything, but it was an e- cigarette I was successful with. The reality is there are millions of people who have quit smoking with e-cigarettes. That is a fact and nobody can change that” – Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, University of Patras and the School of Public Health at the University of West Attica

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