The theme for GFN 20 is ‘Nicotine: science, ethics and human rights’, reflecting advances in the science of nicotine, alongside the need to address the often complex ethical and moral arguments that are expounded, as well as considering the human rights issues that are a significant concern for consumers and those who advocate for rights to health.

The programme committee is tasked with constructing the agenda, including plenary, parallel and seminar sessions, along with a poster exhibition. Some speakers will be invited, with others selected through abstract submissions.

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The aim is to produce a programme that critically addresses Science, Policy, Advocacy and Practice. The committee will seek to achieve a balance of views, representing all of the various stakeholders – scientists, policy analysts, regulators and standards experts, academics and researchers, parliamentarians, public health professionals, consumer advocates, and developers, manufacturers and distributors of alternative nicotine products.

The committee is particularly interested in receiving abstracts from early-career researchers on nicotine.

The formal programme will take place Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June 2020. As it evolves the programme will be updated regularly and you can receive information by registering for GFN updates here

In addition there will be a number of associated side events, commencing on Thursday 11th June – including the fourth International Symposium on Nicotine Technology


As well on Thursday 11th June, in the evening, we will have the fifth Michael Russell Memorial Oration, followed by the presentation of the Michael Russell Award and the conference social event, to which all participants are invited.

7th Global Forum on Nicotine

11-13 JUNE 2020 - Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland


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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