GFN•TV will bring the conference's platform for rational and inclusive debate on the future role of safer nicotine products and tobacco harm reduction to an audience all year round. GFN•TV will also be broadcasting live from Warsaw in June. Tune in to hear world-leading experts, tobacco harm reduction advocates and nicotine consumers discuss the latest scientific, regulatory and policy developments. From our unique annual event, to year-round reporting of the issues that matter in tobacco harm reduction, GFN has got it covered.
New episodes every Tuesday and Friday!
📅 23 Feb 2024
GFN.TV Interviews | COP-OUT | WHO FCTC Punts On E-Cig Regulation
Tobacco control promised bans and restrictions on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine products for COP10, the Conference of the Parties to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. But instead, frustrated by a handful of countries calling for a harm reduction approach to tobacco use, the global health regulator punted.
GFN News #92 | #COP10 STRIKES AGAIN | Experts take the WHO to task at Good COP / Bad COP
THR advocates and researchers continue to analyse the fallout from #COP10FCTC, and its implications for millions of users of safer products around the globe. In this special episode of GFN News, Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch asked leading THR experts at the Good COP / Bad COP event in Panama for their response to the events of #COP10FCTC.
GFN News #91 | THR advocates SHUT OUT of COP10 | Will Godfrey recaps COP10 in Panama
Despite resounding criticism of COP10 from consumers, THR advocates and healthcare professionals, the WHO has applauded its own efforts to promote prohibitionist policies. In this episode Will Godfrey (Filter Magazine) recaps the proceedings of COP10 in Panama, featuring member state rebellions and fight back from consumers and advocates - you don't want to miss this!
GFN News #90 | A STEP BACKWARDS? | UK disposable ban explained with Michelle Jones of Ecigclick
In recent weeks the UK has announced a total ban on disposable vapes, with consternation and celebration from a broad range of stakeholders, experts and the general public - but will the government stop there? In this episode Michelle Jones (Editor of Ecigclick) deconstructs the factors influencing the government's proposal, and looks at the further restrictions on safer products that could be introduced.
GFN.TV Interviews | TPD STRUGGLES | Romania Braces for Oppressive Excise Tax
With an estimated 7 million smokers out of a population of 19 million, the Eastern European country of Romania has a lot of work to do to help its citizens quit the deadly habit. Instead, Romania plans to enact a new excise tax that would double the cost of safer nicotine products, like vaping.
Featuring: Alex Gogoana President, ACPAN Consumer Assoc. of Nicotine Products, Romania acpan.ro
📅 6 Feb 2024
GFN News #89 | DISASTER IN THE MAKING? | UK disposable ban EXPLAINED with Clive Bates
The UK's recent unveiling of a total ban on disposable vapes, and additional flavour restrictions, risks undoing the nation's pioneering tobacco harm reduction approach to reducing smoking. Clive Bates joins us in today's episode as we look at the potentially disasterous consequences of a disposable vape ban, as well as the convenient timing of this announcement to coincide with the start of the FCTC COP10 in Panama.
GFN News #88 | BRINGING THE CONSUMER VOICE TO COP10 | Featuring Lindsey Stroud
With COP10 due to take place next week, and with consumers denied a seat at the table, Lindsey Stroud walked us through how consumers are making their voice heard at the Good COP / Bad COP event, which will be livestreamed from COP10 in Panama!
GFN News #87 | DENYING THE SCIENCE IN INDONESIA | Featuring Garindra Kartasasmita
Indonesia's recent changes to e-cigarette taxation, which now place e-cigarettes in the same category as combustible tobacco products, have caused uproar amongst retailers and consumers. Garindra Kartasasmita joins us to explain these latest developments, and why the government is dead-set on denying vaping science.
What happens when ideology meets science? Look at the debate over nicotine vaping products for the answer. Just a decade ago tobacco control made great strides towards eliminating cigarette smoking. But in a bizarre effort to undermine nicotine vapes, public health is now contorting science and pushing people back to smoking.
Featuring: Dr Ian Fearon Director, Independent Research Scientist whatIF? Consulting, UK
📅 23 Jan 2024
GFN News #86 | FDA SLAMMED IN LANDMARK RULING | Featuring Will Godfrey of Filter Magazine
In a landmark ruling the FDA's refusal to authorize new non-tobacco flavoured vaping products has been sharply criticized. We ask Will Godfrey of Filter Magazine if this could be a turning point for flavoured products in the United States, and how the FDA will now seek to reassert its authority in the aftermath.