“ 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."
CoEHAR presented the results of the Replica project during Experimental Biology 2022, the annual meeting that brings together thousands of scientists and experts in the field of anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. Representing CoEHAR, the researcher Alfio Distefano, PhD student in neuroscience at the University of Catania
For the first time, CoEHAR researchers used the saccharin test transit time to compare the data on the regeneration of respiratory cilia among current, former and never smokers, electronic cigarette users and heated tobacco products users. The results suggest that combustion-free nicotine delivery technologies are unlikely to have detrimental effects on mucociliary clearance
A significant new three-year independent study on COPD and smoking has been released by the CoEHAR of the University of Catania (Italy), led by Professor Riccardo Polosa