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GFN Autumn dialogues in Dublin, Durham, London

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  1. Jessica99

    Jessica99 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 8, 2012
    Understanding Vaping: some fundamental questions

    Everyone welcome, just register in advance, see here.

    These are free to attend, short, focussed events designed to enable interactive discussion and debate. During each dialogue a panel of speakers representing different perspectives each make short presentations, addressing a topic relating to nicotine use. A moderated Q&A and discussion session involving the audience follows the presentations. Please follow the links for more information. Refreshments will be served at each dialogue.

    1. Dublin
    Understanding Vaping: some fundamental questions
    Tuesday 24th October 1400-1700 at the O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel, 8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin
    Questions the panel will address include:
    - Is it possible to negotiate consensus on vaping in public spaces?
    - Who should educate smokers & the general public, on safer forms of nicotine?
    - What is the impact of regulation on smokers & vapers?
    - Does the media's portrayal of the science on vaping inform or confuse?
    - Between personal choice and public health; where should 'safer nicotine use' sit on this spectrum?

    2. London
    Understanding Vaping: engaging disadvantaged groups
    Tuesday 31st October 1400-1700, in the Marketing Suite, the Guildhall, Basinghall Street, City of London
    Questions the panel will address include:
    - Who are we taking about?
    - What function does smoking perform for different groups?
    - What are the impediments to switching to safer forms of nicotine use for disadvantaged people?
    - What role can professionals play in changing behaviour?

    3. Durham
    Understanding Vaping: the pleasure principle
    Thursday 2nd November 1400-1700, at Crook Hall & Gardens, Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, DH1 5SZ
    Questions the panel will address include:
    - Why do people vape?
    - What is the ‘pleasure principle’?
    - Is nicotine dependence a problem, and if so for whom?

    Please visit the GFN Autumn Dialogues pages for information on how to register and details about the speakers, venues etc
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