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Evidence and e-cig policy under scrutiny at Warsaw event

Palace of Science and Culture Warsaw - Jorgé Lascar 900x540E-cigarettes, public health and regulation will again be high on the agenda for the annual Global Forum on Nicotine held in Poland next month.

The event, running 17th-18th June in Warsaw, will include science and policy updates; regulatory affairs panels covering the U.S. deeming regulations and EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD); and an entire day given over to the themes of evidence, accountability and transparency.

Also featured will be a consumer advocates meeting looking at opportunities for involvement in COP7, the next meeting of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), due to be held in India this November.

Side events include a screening of the new documentary on vaping, A Billion Lives, in Warsaw’s spectacular Palace of Culture and Science (pictured) as well as presentation of the Vaping Advocate of the Year awards.

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    Industry speakers will include representatives from BAT Science, Nicopure Labs, and Nicoventures as well as many associations, while the line-up of academics includes numerous high-profile names such as Lynne Dawkins (London South Bank University), Riccardo Polosa (University of Catania), Dave Sweanor (University of Ottawa), Konstantinos Farsalinos (Onassis Cardiology Centre, Greece), Linda Bauld (University of Stirling), Ann McNeill (King’s College London), and Jean-Francois Etter (University of Geneva).

    ECigIntelligence editorial director Barnaby Page will speak on inconsistencies in member state implementations of the TPD.

    – ECigIntelligence staff

    Photo: Jorgé Lascar

    Barnaby Page

    Editorial director
    Before joining ECigIntelligence in early 2014 as one of its first employees, Barnaby had a 30-year career as a reporter and editor for newspapers, magazines and online services, working in Canada, the US and the Middle East as well as his current British location. He has edited publications covering fields including technology and the advertising industry, and was launch editor of the first large daily online news service in the British regional media. Barnaby also writes on classical music and film for a number of publications. Barnaby manages the editorial and reporting teams and works closely with the analyst teams, to ensure that all content meets high standards of quality and relevance. He also writes for the site occasionally, mostly on science-related issues, and is a member of the Association of British Science Writers.

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