May I ask you to introduce yourself by telling us a little
about your personal background (education, professional experience) and
when, how and why you got involved in tobacco control?
Eric LeGresley: I'm a Canadian lawyer who has been working in tobacco control for well over a decade. I
first became involved in tobacco control while a law student in the
1980s, and returned to the issue after completing an LL.M. in public
international law. In the mid-1990s, I was legal counsel for the
Non-Smokers' Rights Association in Canada, and later I joined the WHO
when TFI was being set up. For most of the past decade I've been a
consultant to law firms, international organisations, NGOs and
governments, with smuggling-related matters being the single largest
component of my work.
Thank you Luk for accepting our rendez-vous.
May I ask you to introduce yourself ?
Luk Joossens: My name is Luk Joossens. I am a sociologist and for
almost 25 years I have been involved in tobacco control in Belgium and
15 years in European and global tobacco control. I started in 1977 by
doing research on the effectiveness of anti-tobacco campaigns and made
visits to the Netherlands, UK and France.