TJI Tobacco Campus, a two-day conference between specialists titled “The Next Generation of E-cigarettes and Modified Risk Tobacco Products,” took place in Wiesbaden near Frankfurt, Germany, in early December 2014.
It was the second international workshop in this format organised by the team of Tobacco Journal International, today’s best English-language magazine for tobacco industry specialists published in Mainz by the German publishing giant Konradin AG. The event gathered over 60 delegates from a number of countries around the world who listened and asked questions to 18 speakers representing both private companies and not-for-profit organisations from CORESTA of tobacco to Europe’s largest associations of e-cigarette companies VdeH and ECITA. Each presentation was concluded with an expanded session of questions and answers and every two or three reports were followed by a coffee break or dinner where participants were also free to talk in smaller circles and discuss specific topics. The warm and friendly atmosphere of the conference should be credited to Bill McEwen, the founder and organiser of the entire Tobacco Campus project, its permanent moderator, and editor-in-chief of Tobacco Journal International for many years who gave up his job to a younger colleague only in autumn last year.