Judith Longstaff Mackay: The art of war on tobacco

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Last updated:
03/08/2020

In 1984 Judith Mackay gave up clinical practice in Hong Kong to devote herself to tobacco control in low and middle income countries—unpaid and virtually alone, but driven by her rage at the industry’s lies and misrepresentations. Now 74, she has advised many governments since then and helped turn the tide against tobacco. Born in Yorkshire and educated at Edinburgh University, Mackay moved to Hong Kong in 1967. She has overcome intimidation,…