director, DrugWise (UK)
Harry Shapiro is Director of DrugWise – an online drug information service - and Managing Editor of DS Daily - the daily online drug, alcohol and tobacco news service. He has worked in the drugs field for 40 years, first with the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence and then from 2000 with DrugScope where he was Director of Communications until the charity folded in 2015.He was DrugScope’s main media spokesperson, managing editor of Druglink magazine and has written extensively on all aspects of drugs and drug-related issues combining this with lecturing and public speaking. Harry Shapiro is also a member of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and the Secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prescribed Drug Dependence.
Since 2015, he has turned his attention to the world of tobacco harm reduction working with Knowledge-Action-Change, a UK-based organisation promoting public health through harm reduction. In this capacity he is the author and Executive Editor of the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction report, contributes a regular blog to Nicotine Science and Policy and has been Rapporteur for - and Speaker at - the Global Forum on Nicotine Conference.