“Risk reduction as a public health strategy to eradicate cigarette smoking”, is going to be discussed in Rome on Wednesday 9th November as part of a conference promoted by Motor Health in the “Sala Cristallo” of Hotel Nazionale in Piazza Montecitorio.
Among the partners of this important and decisive moment of debates, the CoEHAR of the University of Catania.
As with all addictions, it is mandatory to plan support strategies to quit smoking: first of all, helping smokers to quit permanently, gradually reducing the habits for those who are unable to do it and switching to less harmful products for smokers who cannot quit.
At the current state of knowledge, the risk reduction approach is not yet adopted as a public health strategy in Italy. Instead, it would be desirable to have more data from independent studies. The reality of global and national smokers leads to a review of the potential lower health impact of alternative products compared to burnt tobacco.
In addition to the distinguished experts in the field (such as Prof. Riccardo Polosa, Prof. Fabio Beatrice and Prof. Umberto Tirelli), the representatives of the new Government will be present: Maurizio Casasco, member of XIX Legislature; Marcello Gemmato, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health; Francesco Zaffini, Senator of the XIX Legislature; Ketty Vaccaro, Welfare and Health Area Manager at Censis (Center for Social Investments Studies).
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