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Do You really know what Tobacco Harm Reduction is?

Do You really know what Tobacco Harm Reduction is?

Talking about tobacco harm reduction means embracing a plurality of behaviors, choices and products that can be confusing. We have deepened the subject with Dr. Renée O’Leary, author of the paper and COEHAR researcher

The road ahead for substitution of combustible cigarettes with low risk technologies as a strategy to reduce harm in the 21st Century

The road ahead for substitution of combustible cigarettes with low risk technologies as a strategy to reduce harm in the 21st Century

The article highlights why harm reduction is important, what are the ways to achieve harm reduction, particularly the use of snus, heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes and what are the barriers to use of such alternatives. This article is not a systematic or narrative review; it is an overview of recent studies on these products or devices. Industry conducted or funded studies were excluded from the review.

The new Vaping Manual between Science and Real Use

The new Vaping Manual between Science and Real Use

Toxicological testing, population studies, clinical trials and randomized controlled trials demonstrate the potential reductions in exposures for smokers. Unfortunately, socio-cultural and economics barriers, such as heavy taxation, misperceptions about nicotine and unsubstantiated fears of youth addiction, prevent low risk products to become accessible to all and a good choice for those who want to quit smoking.

Replica Project: the Trip through all the Partners

Replica Project: the Trip through all the Partners

The Coehar Director, Giovanni Li Volti and the Co-project Leader for Replica, Dr. Massimo Caruso have organized a tour to all the international partners of the project to harmonize the protocols of the study for the first year of the Replica Project

Replica Project Partnership: A Trip to Oman

Replica Project Partnership: A Trip to Oman

The Replica Project aim is to replicate the most important studies in the field of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR)The following video refers to one of the stop of the Replica Tour: Giovanni Li Volti and the Co-project Leader Massimo Caruso were in Oman.

Smoking and COVID-19: hospitalized smokers are far fewer than expected but have more severe disease

Smoking and COVID-19: hospitalized smokers are far fewer than expected but have more severe disease

A new study published in the journal “Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease” provides important insight to the issue of smoking and COVID-19. The number of smokers with severe COVID-19 that requires hospitalization is by far lower than expected based on population smoking rates. The very few smokers who are eventually hospitalized have higher odds for severe disease and adverse outcome.

The Global Forum on Nicotine 2020 moves online

The Global Forum on Nicotine 2020 moves online

The organisers of the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN), KAC Communications, are launching an online version of GFN20 which will take place on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 June following the cancellation of the face-to-face event in Warsaw due to COVID-19

COEHAR UNICT: A call is open for 4 Research Fellowships

COEHAR UNICT: A call is open for 4 Research Fellowships

Catania, 8 June 2020 – The selection procedure for the award of 4 Research Fellowships is open to young graduates in various discipline: the deadline is June 26, 2020. The selection is part of the activities and research projects promoted by the COEHAR, the Center of Excellence for the Accelleration of Harm Reduction of the University of Catania, founded by Prof. Riccardo Polosa.

Catania Conversation is a CoEHAR project which brings together Journalists, Scientists and Opinion Leaders experts in harm reduction from all over the word

Catania Conversation is a CoEHAR project which brings together Journalists, Scientists and Opinion Leaders experts in harm reduction from all over the word

Catania Conversation CC is the new project of Centre of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction (CoEHAR) which brings together journalists, scientists and opinion leaders from all over the world to fill gaps in communication around Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR). CoEHAR will organize an Online Masterclass on 29th May 2020 with excellent guests and participants selected by the most influential newspapers in the world.