Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Antoon Opperhuizen, MSc, PhD

  • Vice-Chair of the WHO Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet)
  • PhD, Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1986
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1986
  • MSC, Chemistry and Toxicology, Environmental sciences and nutrition, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1981
  • Head, Laboratory of Toxicology, Pathology and Genetics, 2001-2006
  • Head, Research Group on Tobacco, Drugs and Alcohol since 2006
  • Head of the Laboratory for Health Protection Research at RIVM since 2006
  • Head of Laboratories, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands since 1997
  • Scientific Adviser, European Commission
  • Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Product Regulation and Control, since 2007
  • Special advisor to the WHO FCTC, COP Secretariat for articles 9 and 10, since 2008
  • Has published over 200 scientific articles, on topics associated with exposure, health effects and addiction, the variables that effect nicotine exposure/addiction/effects in cigarette smokers, and lung/respiratory health determinants

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