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Chris Bostic is the Policy Director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and has been a leader in global tobacco control since 2001 when he attended negotiations for the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) as a civil society international and human rights law expert.
Chris oversees the development and implementation of ASH’s programs. His current priority areas include Project Sunset (tobacco endgame), the environment, UN and WHO treaty negotiations, trade agreements, tobacco industry monitoring, human rights, and tobacco industry liability. In addition to his close involvement in the WHO FCTC negotiations and implementation, Chris actively participated in negotiations for the TransPacific Partnership Agreement from 2011-2016 and the negotiating sessions of the UN Treaty to End Plastic Pollution. Since 2018, he has served on advisory committees for the tobacco endgame at the state, national, and global levels.
Throughout his career, Chris has worked on tobacco policy at the local, state, national and international levels. Prior to joining ASH, he worked with the American Lung Association, where he helped to develop SLATI (State-Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues), a national database of tobacco control regulations. He has also served as a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Law, and was a member of the board of directors of the Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network until it merged with ASH in 2019.
In 2009, Chris led the efforts of an international coalition to redevelop a civil society shadow reporting program for the FCTC, culminating in the periodic publication of Tobacco Watch, which tracked global implementation of the treaty.
He has also served as a legal counsel, policy advisor, policy taskforce leader, and FCTC COP Daily Bulletin Editor for the Framework Convention Alliance on Tobacco Control (now known as the Global Alliance for Tobacco Control).
Chris holds a Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law, and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He regularly presents at regional, national and global conferences and has been a guest lecturer at Georgetown University Law Center, University of Maryland School of Law, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Howard University School of Public Health, University of Illinois-Chicago, & Gettysburg College.