Past, present, and future of the Tobacco Control Scale

by Luk Joossens

Advocacy Officer, Association of European Cancer Leagues

February 21st, 2017 (15:00 h. – 16:00 h.)

Location: ICO L’Hospitalet, “Trueta” classroom (Floor 1) (How to get ICO)


Luk Joossens is the Advocacy Officer of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a Tobacco Control Expert within the Belgian Foundation against Cancer and an International expert on illicit tobacco trade. He has published several scientific articles on cigarette smuggling and created the Tobacco Control Scale to evaluate the performance of tobacco control policies in Europe. He has advised the World Bank, The European Commission, the World Health Organization, and many other international and national organizations about smuggling and tobacco control. In 1991, he received the World Health Organization Commemorative Award and Medal for promoting the concept of tobacco-free societies. In 2006, he received the Luther Terry Award for Outstanding Individual Leadership in Tobacco Control and in 2015 the World Health Organization Director-General’s Special Recognition of Contribution to Global Tobacco Control. He is in twitter as @JoossensLuk.

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