Ann McNeill is a Professor of Tobacco Addiction in the Addictions Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She is a Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS, www.ukctas.ac.uk) an international consortium of 13 universities funded by the UK Clinical Researh Collaboration. Ann’s first degree was in zoology and psychology and then carried out her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry focusing on the development of dependence on smoking. Since that time she held a variety of academic and public sector posts focusing largely on tobacco control research. Ann has an established international reputation, receiving a World Health Organisation World No Tobacco Day award for contributions to tobacco control in 1998. She has published more than 250 academic papers book chapters, reports and opinion pieces on the subject and her research ranges across prevention, cessation, harm reduction and local, national and international policy development and evaluation. Ann has a particular interest in reducing smoking inequalities, particularly reducing smoking among those with mental health problems. She is a Trustee of the SSA, Tobacco Free Futures and is a Senior Editor of Addiction.
E-cigarettes: Good or bad for public health?