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14 TOBACCO INTERNATIONAL MARCH 2016 Consumer Association and latterly, the New Nicotine Alliance, along with other passionate vapers. Scott J. Leischow, Ph.D., joined the Mayo Clinic in 2012, where he leads the Research on Health Equity and Community Health (REACH) Program at Mayo Clinic Arizona, and co-leads Cancer Prevention and Control with- in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. He served as senior advisor for Tobacco Policy in the US Department of Health and Human Services and chief of the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute of NIH. Karl Lund, research director of the Department of Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Research at the Norwegian Institute for Public Health, has worked at the Norwegian Council on Tobacco or Health, the Norwegian Cancer Society and Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research. Dr. Lund received the Norwegian Medical Association's Award in preventive medicine in 2002. He is the associate editor in the scientific jour- nal Nicotine & Tobacco Research and the senior associate editor of Tobacco Regulatory Science. Dainius Martuzevicius is an as- sociate professor at the Department of Environmental Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology. He teaches courses on air quality management, modeling and pol- lution control technologies, applying his interdisciplinary knowledge on aerosols and air quality to solving of the micro- climate issues in public and residential, low-energy and green buildings. Neil McKeganey is the founding director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Research at the University of Glasgow (, and has written over 150 academic articles. Dr. Colin Mendelsohn is a medical practitioner and tobacco treatment special- ist in private practice in Sydney, Australia. Actively involved in teaching health pro- fessionals, writing, research, public educa- tion and consulting, Mendelsohn is also a member of the committee that developed the Australian national smoking cessation guidelines and is the past vice president of the Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals. Julian Morris is vice president of research at Reason Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank in the US who has written extensively on innovation, the regulation of risk and the role of international agreements. Professor Ann McNeill is a British academic and tobacco policy expert. She is currently a professor of Tobacco Addiction in the National Addictions Centre at the King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies. McNeill has devoted her career to prevention, cessation and harm reduction. Barnaby Page is an experienced journalist who leads the editorial team at ECigIntelligence, covering e-cigarette regulation, industry news and science around the world. Professorzx Riccardo Polosa is a director of the Institute for Internal and Emergency Medicine of the University of Catania in Italy. He is in charge of the University's Centre for Tobacco Research, and is an honorary professor of Medicine at Southampton University. Polosa is the author of more than 250 peer reviewed articles and books cover- ing respiratory medicine, clinical immu- nology and tobacco addiction. Chris Proctor, Ph.D., is British American Tobacco's chief scientific of- ficer and group head of scientific prod- uct stewardship, working at Research and Development in Southampton, UK. Proctor has represented BAT in public hearings on the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the WHO's Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation. His 2003 book, Sometimes a Cigarette is Just a Cigarette, explores the historic efforts of tobacco companies, research scientists and the public health community to en- courage less risky tobacco products. Louise Ross has worked in smoking cessation and tobacco control for over ten years and is the Stop Smoking ser- vice manager for Leicester City, working for Leicester City Council. Dr. Christopher Russell is a psy- chologist at the Centre for Drug Misuse R e s e a r c h , G l a s g o w , S c o t l a n d . D r . Russell has developed studies in the area of nicotine science including research on users' early experiences of e-ciga- rettes as well as research assessing the evidence for the effectiveness of plain tobacco packaging in Australia. Dr. Russell developed a 'nicotine science toolbox', an online library that provides researchers with guided access to a wide range of survey and questionnaire in- struments for measuring cognitive and behavioral constructs regarding smok- ing and vaping. Professor Andrzej Sobczak, heads the Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the Medical University of Silesia, as well as the Department of Chemical Hazards and Genetic Toxicology at the Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health in Sosnowiec in Poland. Professor Sobczak has been fo- cusing on the toxicology of tobacco smoke and the popularity of e-cigarettes led him to investigate these devices. David Sweanor is an adjunct pro- fessor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, University of Ottawa and a hon- orary (consultant) assistant professor, University of Nottingham. He focuses on risk reduction strategies and has been involved in tobacco and health policy issues working with the International Union Against Cancer, World Health Organization, World Bank and the Pan American Health Organization. TI DIGEST

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