• The 7th annual UK E-Cigarette Summit will take place on Thursday 14th November 2019 at The Royal Society, London

James Van Loon

Director General, Tobacco Control Directorate
Health Canada

James Van Loon is the Director General of Health Canada’s Tobacco Control Directorate. He has led the development and implementation of Canada’s Tobacco Strategy since 2017.

James has been working in environment and health-related public policy for over 20 years. He has held various leadership positions at both Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada. Most recently, he held the position of Director General of Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate. In addition to Tobacco and Consumer Products, he has significant experience in toxic substances management, drinking water protection, and environmental assessment.

James holds a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from McGill University in Montreal.

James Van Loon will be speaking at:

The Canadian experience: Considerations for regulating e-cigarettes

- 10:00 - 10:15

Panel Q&A: Nicotine harm reduction – evidence and ethics

- 10:15 - 10:35

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