The Replica project team activity and the results of the studies on the reduced cytotoxicity and inflammation induced by cigarette smoke and ENDS aerosol will be presented during the XVI edition of the Congress of the Italian Federation of Life Sciences (FISV), which represents over 10.0000 Italian scientists and which will take place from 14 to 16 September 2022 in Naples
CoEHAR researchers, involved in the Replica project, have shown that switching to electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products reduce the vascular damage and the onset of diseases such as arteriosclerosis.
In the field of harm reduction, there are a lot of women who stands for the smokers right to choose safer alternatives to quit smoking. Some of them are leading experts in fields such as research, communication and law
QUIT STRONG is one of the first public health initiatives in the World that embrace THR (Tobacco Harm Reduction), showing openness to strategies that can support smokers during smoking cessation programmes. Low risk products allow to provide the necessary amount of nicotine while maintaining the behavioral and psychological rituals associated to smoking
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.
Prof. Riccardo Polosa talks about the Italian Government decision to close all the non-essential shops in Italy, vapeshops included