director of DrugWise
Harry Shapiro is the director of DrugWise, an online drug information service, and managing editor of DS Daily, an online drug, alcohol and tobacco news service. He has worked in the drug industry for 40 years, first with the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence and then 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 he has written and lectured extensively on all aspects of drugs and drug-related issues.
Shapiro is a member of the U.K. 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 U.K.-based organization 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.