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Endgame for Tobacco: The World We Want


Jun 11, 2020 11:40 AM

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Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, JD
Managing Attorney @ASH
Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy has been working on global tobacco control since 2013. As Managing Attorney, Kelsey leads ASH’s programs on human rights and criminal law. She advises ASH on other legal issues and assists on several other ASH programs including divestment and tobacco industry monitoring. Kelsey has received commendation for her legal research, writing, and advocacy. She recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s International Law News on Tobacco and Human Rights in Latin America. The article was chosen by another ABA Publication, GP Solo Magazine, to be included in a “Best of the ABA” feature issue. Kelsey has completed numerous continuing education programs including earning a certificate from Georgetown Law’s O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Health Rights Litigation. Kelsey holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she also earned a certificate in International and Comparative Law, and centered her coursework around human rights.
Wanda de Kanter
@Antoni van Leeuwenhoek , Netherlands Cancer Institute
Wanda de Kanter is a lung specialist/ oncologist since 1990. She works in the Netherlands Cancer Institute. She wrote the standard self-help smoking cessation book and a book on motivational interviewing. She founded the biggest smoking cessation clinic in the Netherlands. Since 2009 she is head of the Youth Smoking Prevention Foundation https://www.stichtingrookpreventiejeugd.nl/english In 2013 this foundation started Tabaknee: an investigation journalists website exposing the tobacco lobby. In 2016 they launched a lawsuit against the state because of violation of FCTC 5.3 In 2018-2019 they filed the first criminal law suit against the big 4 tobacco industries, with over a million people joining the law suit In 2019 they asked the Dutch FDA (NVWA) to take the rigged cigarettes from the market. This was impossible because of EU law with the tobacco product directive dictating the ingredients: invented and controlled by the tobacco industry.
Chris Bostic, JD, MSFS
Deputy Director for Policy @ASH
Chris Bostic is ASH’s Deputy Director for Policy, and has been working in global tobacco control since 2001 when he attended the negotiations for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as a civil society international law expert. Chris has worked on tobacco policy at the local, state, national and international levels. Prior to joining ASH, he worked with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the American Lung Association, where he helped to develop SLATI (State-Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues), which is a national database of tobacco control regulations. He has also served as a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Law.