However, this year, in addition to Professor Polosa, 21 researchers from the Center of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction of the University of Catania are honored for their work and included in the database. They are: Sebastiano Battiato, Antonino Belfiore, Maria Luisa Brandi, Aldo Calogero, Filippo Caraci, Rosita A. Condorelli, Filippo Drago, Margherita Ferrante, Antonio Gagliano, Fabio Galvano, Giuseppe Grasso, Antonino Gulino, Gaetano Isola, Emmanuele Jannini, Rosalia Maria Leonardi, Sandro La Vignera, Giovanni Li Volti, Gea Oliveri Conti, Eugenio Pedullà, Venerando Rapisarda, Martino Ruggieri.
“ Our comprehensive analysis underscores that the aerosol from heated tobacco products (HTPs) contains markedly fewer and substantially lower concentrations of toxic compounds compared to traditional cigarette smoke," Professor Roberto Sussman, first author of the study, stated. "However, despite the reduced levels, the existence of harmful compounds in HTPs and e-cigarettes, notably aldehydes, necessitates vigilant oversight."
The study found that the antismoking medication varenicline can increase rates of smoking abstinence without causing serious adverse events.
In their work “Respiratory health effects of e-cigarette substitution for tobacco cigarettes: a systematic review”, researchers analyzed 16 studies from 20 publications: most of the studies showed no difference in respiratory parameters. This indicates that electronic nicotine delivery systems substitution for smoking likely does not result in additional harm to respiratory health.
Two CoEHAR researchers will be part of this great event: The CoEHAR Director, Giovanni Li Volti, who is also PI of the replica project, will discuss the latest results of the Replica project and the IN silicon Science Pi, Dr. Renée O’Leary, will present her latest work.
Replica researchers performed a standard toxicology battery of three assays used for product assessment and regulatory applications.
The DiaSmokeFree Working Group send a letter to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) expressing concern and seeking correction of a couple of statements in the ADA guidelines regarding the use…
As requested by experts in the letter: "Our hope is that, in light of scientific evidence, the FCTC and the European Union conduct a careful, balanced, and transparent review of the available scientific evidence regarding non-combustible products, compared to conventional cigarettes, to provide indispensable information for making decisions in the interest of millions of smokers."
At 11.15 am, October 19, prof. Polosa will host remotely the panel Longer Term Outcomes of Cessation and Harm Reduction with a presentation on "Changes in Health Symptoms - Results and Analysis Methodologies".
“𝑊𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑙𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑜𝑜𝑙. 𝑊𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑛'𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑎𝑢𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑟𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑗𝑢𝑛𝑘 𝑝𝑎𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑤𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑜𝑙𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑒”