Obituaries

Konrad Jamrozik

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3005 (Published 09 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3005
  1. Melissa Sweet

    Cancer campaigner respected for work in tobacco control

    Konrad Jamrozik, an Australian epidemiologist, public health advocate, and cancer clinician has died at the age of 54. He was internationally recognised for his work in tobacco control research and campaigning. Jamrozik undertook his doctor of philosophy degree at Oxford with Richard Peto and the late Sir Richard Doll in the late 1970s, examining ways in which GPs could better help their patients to quit smoking. His work on deaths attributable to passive smoking was cited many times in the Westminster parliamentary debate that led to the adoption of smoke-free legislation, and it also helped to raise the awareness about use of health warnings on tobacco products.

    He made the news on the day that he died through the launch of the 2010 Royal College of Physicians’ report on smoking and health, Passive Smoking and Children. This is the third report from the college on smoking to which he had contributed. The first line of the preface cites his BMJ research paper that estimates that more than 11 000 people in the United Kingdom died as a result of passive smoking in 2003 (2005;330:812-17, doi:10.1136/bmj.38370.496632.8F).

    Last year he received the Nigel Gray award for achievement in tobacco control, which recognises “unsung heroes” working in …

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