Dr. Karl E. Lund is currently senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health after serving as Research Director at the Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research for the period 2006-2018. He has been involved in tobacco control work since the mid-1980s, working at the Norwegian Council on Tobacco or Health (Deputy Leader), the Norwegian Cancer Society (Director Department of Cancer Prevention) and the University of Oslo. In 2000 dr. Lund received the Norwegian Medical Association’s Award in preventive medicine. Dr. Lund holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from 1996 and he was formally assessed with qualifications as Professor in 2009. Dr. Lund has been a member of several expert committees including WHO’s International Agency for Cancer Research, he was a founding member of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases and is currently vice president in The International Association on Smoking Control & Harm Reduction. He has been Associate Editor in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research since 2011, provided many keynote lecturers for an international audience and chaired several conference program committees. He has also served as an expert witness in litigations against the tobacco industry.