David Sweanor

University of Ottawa Centre for Health, Law, Policy, and Ethics Advisory Committee Chair

Monday June 28

Japan is Now a Global Leader in Reducing Smoking. Can Korea Catch Up?

David T. Sweanor, JD is the chair of the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Ottawa. His interests and expertise mainly focus on the interaction of law and economics as a determinant of public health. Since the early 1980s, he has worked on tobacco and health policy concerns in the national and global settings. He has also served major international bodies and social service organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the International Union Against Cancer. In addition to his tobacco policy work, he supports other advocacies, such as nutrition, prison reform, human rights, education and physical activity. He is a recipient of Ottawa’s Outstanding Individual Philanthropist award and Pan-American Health Organization's Public Health Hero lifetime achievement award.