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Dr Enrique Melgarejo

Dr Enrique Melgarejo

Past- President Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

"Tobacco is a huge problem in Colombia. Unfortunately, our youth are smoking more and more, and there is now more nicotine in cigarettes.

Iā€™m an ex-smoker myself ā€“ I used to smoke two packs a day ā€“ and decided to quit 20 years ago for the sake of my heart. It was a very hard challenge! In my role as President of the Colombian Society of Cardiology, I worked on initiatives aimed at promoting and disseminating information on smoking and cardiovascular risk for the Colombian population jointly with the Colombian Health Ministry and other health organizations..."

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