0ur Expert Interviews
- David Sweanor, Chair of the advisory board of the Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, and adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. He has been actively involved in tobacco and health policy issues since the beginning of the 1980s and played a leading role in setting many global precedents. He has worked with numerous groups globally, including the international Union Against Cancer, the World Health Organisation, the World Bank and the Pan American Health Organisation. The current focus of his tobacco related work is on reduced risk strategies. He was awarded Ottawa's Outstanding Individual Philanthropist award in 2016.
- Dr. Derek Yach, a global health expert and anti-smoking advocate for more than 30 years, is the president of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Throughout his career, he has supported and led smoking cessation research and policy development and has been a strong proponent of harm-reduction policies, calling for a greater emphasis on harm reduction as early as 2005. He is also a passionate advocate of health promotion and disease prevention, and is advancing his career's work at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles on global health.
- Jacques Le Houezec is a trained neuroscientist who spent 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow in Clinical Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at the University of California. After 6 years of research in La Salpêtrière Hospital (Paris), and teaching at Paris V and ParisVII Universities, he became a freelancer consultant for the pharmaceutical industry and public sector (training smoking cessation specialists, and writing scientific digests for them). He is a Charter Member of SRNT and was part of the core group who founded SRNT Europe. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Nottingham, UK, and manager of www.treatobacco.net.