Dimitri Daldegan-Bueno

Before discussing the research itself, it is essential to contextualize the subject. In addition to high blood pressure, smoking is the most significant risk factor for premature death worldwide. In 2015, smoking was responsible for almost 12% of all global fatalities, causing approximately 6.4 million preventable deaths. In this same year, approximately 1.5 billion people smoked, corresponding to 20% of the global population. Interestingly, it is estimated that half of the people who smoke would like to quit (Global Burden of Disease, 2016; World Health Organization, 2019)… continue reading.

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