Aurelijus Veryga has a PhD in biomedicine sciences, is associate professor at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, research worker at biomedicine research institute, therapist at nervous system research centre Neuromeda, president of Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition of Baltic States, Board Member of European Network for Smoking Prevention among many other.
He has a special interest in the field of drug addictions, is an initiator of such initiatives as Nonsmoking Class, I Was Born Not Smoking, Quit and Win, and Hospitals Without Tobacco.
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