Professor Emeritus; President, Fagerstrom Consulting, Sweden
In 1981 he got his PhD on nicotine dependence and smoking cessation. He is the inventor of the Fagerström Test for Cigarette Dependence and a founding member of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.
He started the European SRNT affiliate in 1999 of which he was the president up to 2003 and was awarded the WHO medal for outstanding work in tobacco control 1999. The current main interests are on understanding the positive effects of nicotine and reducing harm among all those who cannot give up smoking. He is the author of 160 publications in the area of nicotine and the first author of 110.