Organising Committee


Ignatios Ikonomidis, MD, PhD, FESC, Professor of Cardiology, Member of EACVI, ex. Nucleus member of ESC WG on Aorta & Peripheral Vascular Diseases; Director of Echocardiography and the Laboratory of Preventive Cardiology, 2nd Cardiology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece



Anastasia Barbouni, Professor of Public Health, Hygiene and Disease Prevention, Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece

Konstantinos Farsalinos, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia; Senior Researcher, University of Patras; School of Public Health, University of West Attica; Data & Media Lab, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Karl Erik Lund, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

Fares Mili, MD-CTTS, Pulmonologist, Addictologist, Chairman of the Tunisian Society of Tobacology and Addictive Behaviors (STTACA), Tunisia

Heino Stöver, Professor, Social Scientist, Director of Institute for Addiction, Research (ISFF), Frankfurt, Germany

David Sweanor, Chair of the Advisory Board, Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, University of Ottawa, Canada; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa; Global Leadership Council, Boston University School of Public Health; Legal Counsel, Non-Smokers’ Rights Association, 1983-2005

Michael Toumbis, MD, PhD, FCCP, Pneumonologist, President of the Cyprus Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Cyprus

Scientific Committee


Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai, Associate Professor in Cardiology, Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, Italy



Ekatherina Charvalos, Professor, IASO Medical Research & Innovation department & Head of Molecular Biology dpt-INVITROLASBS S.A., Athens, Greece

Karl Fagerström, Professor Emeritus; President, Fagerstrom Consulting, Sweden

Andrzej M. Fal, Prof. h.c., MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, President, Polish Society of Public Health, Head Department of Allergy, Lung Diseases and Internal Medicine, Central Clinical Hospital, Ministry of Interior, Poland

Fernando Fernández Bueno, Oncological Surgery Hospital Gomez Ulla – Madrid; President of the Platform of Tobacco Harm Reduction, Spain

Giacomo Frati, Full Professor, Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, Italy

Monica Gorgulho, Clinical Psychologist, MSc, Brazil

Stanimir Hasardjiev, Chairman, National Patients Organization, Bulgaria

Kallirrhoe Kourea, MD, PhD, Academic Fellow in Cardiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Smoking Cessation Clinic, 2nd Cardiology Department, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece

Dimitrios Kouretas, PhD, Professor of Animal Physiology – Toxicology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece & President, Hellenic Society of Toxicology

Manuel Pais Clemente, MD, PhD, Retired Full Professor Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Porto University School of Medicine; Vice-President European Medical Association, President World Voice Consortium, Portugal

Konstantinos Poulas, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Head of Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology, School of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Solomon Rataemane, MD, Professor, Secretary General WAPR 2014-2020, Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, HOD Psychiatry UFS 1998-2003, (HOD) 2003-2019; Dept of Psychiatry, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University 2003-2019; Chair, Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mental Health, South Africa

Dimitri Richter, MD, FESC, FAHA, Head of Cardiology Department, Euroclinic Hospital, Athens, Greece

Rajesh Sharan, Professor of Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Radiation and Molecular Biology Unit, Department of Biochemistry, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India

Gregory B. Sivolapenko, Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, Director, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Emil Toldy-Schedel, Medical Doctor, Cardiologist, General Director of the St. Francis Hospital of Budapest, Hungary

Stavros Topouzis, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Dept. of Pharmacy - School of Health Sciences, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh, Professor of Hospital Management and Health Economics; Deputy Dean (Relation & Wealth Creation), Faculty of Medicine, UKM Medical Centre; Previous Head of International Centre for Casemix and Clinical Coding (ITCC), UKM Medical Centre, Malaysia