The sixth edition of the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) will once again be held at the Marriott Centrum Hotel, in Warsaw, from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th June 2019.

GFN is the only international conference to focus on the role of safer nicotine products that help people switch from smoking. The rapid development and use of safer nicotine products raises a number of challenging scientific questions about their safety, who uses them and why, and the impact on smoking. These products also raise issues for governments who seek to understand what kind of policy and regulation is appropriate.

The conference examines the rapidly developing science in relation to nicotine and its use, including policy and regulatory responses. The theme for GFN 2019 is ‘It’s time to talk about nicotineand will examine how attitudes towards the use of nicotine are changing and at some of its more positive and potentially beneficial uses.

As in previous editions of the GFN, we welcome academics, researchers, politicians and policy makers, from all sides of the debate, along with nicotine consumers and advocates, to present in plenary and parallel sessions, debates and through posters, on topics linked to the theme of the conference. A list of suggested topics has been posted on the conference website, to assist prospective presenters in submitting abstracts.

The unique inclusive nature of the GFN continues to provide a platform for exchange and debate of often-contentious issues. This is made possible by the commitment of all who attend it to do so with an open mind and to examine the evidence in making decisions and judgements. This is the basis of our claim that GFN is ‘the only place where science and policy meet’.

In addition to the formal programme we will have the second GFN Film Festival, curated by Aaron Biebert, and the conference will begin with the 2019 Michael Russell Memorial Oration and Michael Russell Award. Alongside the programme there will also be a number of social and networking events, open to all participants, where old acquaintances might be renewed and new ones made.

We anticipate 500+ participants for GFN 2019, so booking your place early will ensure you can be part of it. You can also find the archives for previous editions (presentations, videos and other documents) at

The Conference Team looks forward to welcoming you to Warsaw in June 2019!

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  • £129
  • This fee applies to Polish delegates, living and/or working in Poland and to private individuals resident and working in middle and low-income countries (please see World Bank classifications for details). It also applies to consumers (eg vapers and snus users) who are not employed by, or representing manufacturers, vendors or trade associations, and to those who are unwaged, including students in full-time education.
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  • £265
  • This fee applies to individuals who are employed in education and/or research in the public sector, public sector organisations and NGOs.
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  • £350
  • This fee applies to those employed in, or representing small and medium enterprises (those with 20 or less employees and/or a turnover of less than £1m) producing or trading in nicotine products, providing services to them, or trade associations.
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  • £660
  • This fee applies to those who are employed by, or represent healthcare companies and those producing or trading in nicotine products, as well as to private consultancies and research companies.
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KAC Communications the organiser of GFN is committed to providing a platform for global public health debate, knowledge exchange and networking, underpinned by the principles of inclusiveness and multi-sectoral engagement

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