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Half A Million Say Go To GFN23

Latest missive from the #GFN23 Conference Team states that “500,000 people from 178 countries say you should come to GFN”

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The latest release from the #GFN23 Conference Team states that “500,000 people from 178 countries say you should come to GFN”. It goes on to point out that this is “not quite true”, but “500,000 people from 178 countries did recently vote Warsaw the best travel destination in Europe”. The Global Forum on Nicotine will take place in the Polish capital of Warsaw, and so “you can pair a city break in the poll-topping Polish capital with the delights of the only global conference devoted to tobacco harm reduction”.

The website rates Warsaw as its number one destination, saying: “You will be dazzled by its emblematic places such as the Old Town Market Square and its colourful buildings, the Palace of Culture and Science, the Łazienki Park and its palaces, pavilions and orangeries. During your stay in the Best European destination 2023 do not miss to stroll in "Krakowskie Przedmieście" the most prestigious street in Warsaw and to visit The Warsaw Barbican, the historic fortifications that once encircled Warsaw.”

The “dynamic and sparkling city” played host to The Global Forum on Nicotine conferences prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, and everyone involved with the event is looking forward to its return in 2023.

You can register now for the “four-day extravaganza” which is GFN23.

The conference team says that the GFN programme is now online: “We have added session titles, keynote speakers and hosts, with more speakers set to be added soon,” they say.

This year at GFN23, workshops will be taking place on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June. “Don’t miss out - get in on time to get involved in those,” the organisers say. “Harm reduction is all about having choices! With all these great workshops, how will you choose?”

  • Reducing the environmental impacts in tobacco harm reduction, organised by Alex Wodak
  • Medicinal licensing of vaping products and the potential implications for public health, organised by Ian Fearon and Scott Leischow
  • Regulation case study - Australia, organised by Colin Mendelsohn
  • Regulation case study - Philippines, organised by Peter Dator
  • Tobacco harm reduction advocacy 101, organised by Heneage Mitchell
  • Harm reduction in Central Asia, organised by Katarzyna Kowalczyk
  • Data modelling workshop
  • Consumer meeting
  • Facilitators and barriers to switching or quitting: context matters, organised by: Marewa Glover
  • Tobacco industry transformation – is it really reaching LMICs? organised by Sud Patwardhan

Did you know that Warsaw is three times safer than Paris? Twice as safe as Rome and even safer than Vienna (Numbeo datas) and that the feeling of safety while walking alone was one of the highest for a European capital? It seems there are only good reasons to visit Warsaw this year,” adds

GFN23 organisers proudly announce that this year will also see a Spanish-language Symposia for the first time.

Comprising two sessions, conducted in Spanish and translated into English, these panel discussions will run alongside other workshops. Hosted by Jeffrey Zamora and Dr Carmen Escrig, the panels will focus on consumer advocacy, and harm reduction and medical professionals.”


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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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