From Tobacco Info No. 3 - November 2010
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Health Canada’s Murray Kaiserman retiring
After nearly 30 years of public service, Murray Kaiserman has decided to retire in January 2011. He joined the Federal Government in 1989 in the service of public health and safety, first with Revenue Canada, then with Product Safety Consumer and Corporate Affairs. He later joined Health Canada’s Tobacco Control Programme and the Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate where, as director of Research, Evaluation and Surveillance, he directed such surveys as the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) and the Canadian Youth Smoking Survey and directed research on such issues as health warning messages and the chemistry of tobacco smoke.
Mr. Kaiserman has also been involved in the development of the Tobacco Act of 1997 and its regulations, including two rounds of labelling regulations, as well as in the development and implementation of Federal tobacco control strategies such as the Tobacco Demand Reduction Strategy, the Tobacco Control Initiative and the current Federal Tobacco Control Strategy.
“With his retirement, we’re losing one of the most published Canadian scientists in the field of tobacco control and the most dedicated and capable scientist to ever work on the tobacco file at Health Canada,” wrote a spokesperson for Health Canada in an email.
- by Joe Strizzi