Admission speech of Dr. José Ramón Calvo - The impunity of the tobacco companies

José Ramón Calvo, president of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and professor of Health Education at the University of Las Palmas, has denounced the impunity with which tobacco companies continue to make important investments in the promotion of a product that damages health, especially among younger consumers. As a unique solution, beyond new legislative measures, he has opted for education and social awareness.

Calvo has made this public complaint during his admission as full academician of the RAED, held in Fuerteventura this June 10. The recipient has read the speech “Tabaco o salud: los niños no eligen” (Tobacco or health: children don’t choose). On behalf of the RAED has answered the full academician Jordi Martí.