With more than three decades worth of medical experience up in his arsenal, Dr. Lorenzo A. Mata, Jr. is considerably one of the most renowned pillars of Harm Reduction in the Philippines. With a vast background as an Occupational Medical Specialist, Dr. Mata is currently the President of Quit for Good, a non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Harm Reduction as the more-fitting sustainable approach in providing solutions to the tobacco smoking epidemic. As an exemplified Harm Reduction expert, he has served as a resource speaker in countless local and international Harm Reduction forums, further spreading his commitment to his message.
Delving as well in legislation, Dr. Mata has continuously lobbied to Filipino lawmakers the crafting of a national bill that if passed into law, will be known as the "Non-combustible Nicotine Delivery System Regulation Act of 2020". At present, as a Concierge Medical Practitioner, he is passionately providing personalized home care in his city including nearly a thousand COVID-19 cases treated.
From the medical industry to the realm of lawmaking, Dr. Mata has proven to be a trailblazer in creating both tangible medical solutions and science-based public policy that lead the community towards the complete cessation of tobacco smoking.