Chair, Tobacco Issues Committee, Cancer Council Australia
Libby Jardine is Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Tobacco Issues Committee and one of Cancer Council’s leading experts on the impact of tobacco in Australia.
As a longstanding advocate for tobacco control, Libby aims to raise awareness of the harms of smoking, particularly in relation to cancer risk. She can also comment on Australia’s world-leading tobacco control measures and the further steps that need be taken to reduce Australia’s tobacco disease burden.
As Manager of Cancer Council WA’s Make Smoking History program, Libby leads a team to implement an evidence based comprehensive program to drive down smoking rates in WA.
With over 10 years’ experience working on tobacco control, her work has included initiating the development of a new program focussed on providing extra support to priority groups in Western Australia to quit smoking and managing a $3 million per year program to promote tobacco control in WA.
Libby has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, majoring in Health Science and Counselling, and previously worked at Cancer Council NSW and Queensland Health in cancer prevention.
For an interview with Libby Jardine please contact Cancer Council Australia's Media Team on (02) 8256 4109 (the media hotline is available inside and outside of business hours). You can also email the media team at [email protected].