The event was co-hosted by Members of the European Parliament Karl-Heinz Florenz, Glenis Willmott, Carl Schlyter and Antonyia Parvanova.Speakers included:

  • John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy
  • H.E. Dr Brendan Nelson, Australian Ambassador to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Xavier Bertrand, French Minister of Labour, Employment and Health
  • Laurette Onkelinx, Belgian Minister of Public Health
  • Céline Brassart, Legal Consultant, member of the Bar in New York
  • David Hammond, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and international expert on warning labels
  • Luk Joossens, Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) and international expert on the illicit trade in tobacco



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