Rahmat Awang


Co-Principal Investigator (ITC MY Survey), ITC Malaysia
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Rahmat Awang is the co-founder and former Director of the National Poison Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Currently, Rahmat is a Professor at the National Poison Centre, the Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Information, and the Coordinator for the Clearinghouse for Tobacco Control.

Rahmat has helped to advance tobacco control policies in Malaysia with his involvement in tobacco control research. His research has helped implement graphic health warnings on Malaysian cigarette packs, extension of public smoke-free areas, raising of tobacco tax and provision of cessation services such as Quitline and Helpline.

Institution Link: https://www.usm.my/