Goal 1: Promote Human Health

what about smoking?

We must keep reminding ourselves that tobacco is the first and foremost causal, avoidable risk factor for human disease, and perhaps it has been neglected too often in the past in many medical venues. , Therefore, the NHLBI should welcome initiatives on key tobacco-related translational issues, and on the efficacy and the effectiveness of any smoking reduction and/or avoidance interventions, as well as on any other risk factors to help define it at the population and individual levels. Well passed the so-called cigarette-century, tobacco is yet causally linked to an increasing number of diseases.

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Compelling Question (CQ)

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Although there are some recent successes in the West, there are more smokers nowadays than ever before in human history, causing far too many premature death and disability. We strongly believe that research drives all health advocacy, and that the final solution to the tobacco problem will be thought legislation.

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Imagine a world with no tobacco, and later, perhaps only one generation after, a no tobacco-related disease world…

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Prof. Josep Morera

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