Anti tobacco campaigner recognised
The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand has awarded Professor Simon Chapman the 2006 President’s Award.
This is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a strong track record aimed at controlling tobacco use and thereby promoting respiratory health. Professor’s Chapman’s contribution and research interests in tobacco control, the semiotics of cigarette advertising and media discourses on health and illness makes him a worthy recipient of this award.
"I am very moved by the award of this honour. The Thoracic Society has a deserved reputation throughout Australian and New Zealand public health as being the professional association which has shown uncompromising resolve to always carry the case for tobacco control. You have among you some of the most tenacious and potent advocates in Australia and so it is a great honour to be acknowledged in this way by people who know the way forward.” said Professor Chapman.