According to a qualitative analysis that involved the health personnel responsible for accompanying patients with schizophrenic spectrum disorders in their therapeutic paths, tobacco addiction is highly harmful and widespread among patients suffering from these disorders: doctors, psychologists and healthcare professionals in general have a positive view of smokeless instruments, which are considered an excellent substitute for smoking.
"Policy narratives are socially constructed stories produced within belief systems that narrate the reality of the policy problem and assign blame. The purpose of policy narratives is persuasion, to influence the framing of a policy problem and shape policy beliefs - said dr. O'Leary - So long as the narratives in the state arena about vapour devices are only stories of threats, any potential opportunity vapour devices may offer for tobacco harm reduction is automatically lost".
"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.
Harm Reduction strategies were the subject of a speech by prof. Polosa during the National Congress of the Italian Society of Internal Medicine. Focus of this year edition, the management of…
The In Silico Science research team conducted a series of robust and exhaustive systematic reviews to bring forward the best available evidence on the health effects of e-cigarettes on human health developing data for clinicians
The use of e-cigarette among teenagers in the United States is considered a significant public health problem. A close look at federal data now show that the number of young e-cigarette users has markedly declined to below epidemic levels since its peak in 2019.
Quitting smoking can reduce cardiovascular and kidney failure risks. However, it can lead to side effects such as weight gain. A scoping review conducted by a pool of European researchers revealed a lack of data on the metabolic effects of smoking and smoking cessation in diabetes. Healthcare professionals should not assume that cessation of smoking will improve metabolic parameters in patients with diabetes.
On Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April, a seminar on Harm Reduction has been organized by CoEHAR at the Biologic Tower of the University of Catania, with the participation of…
"It is surprising to note that there are very few studies that can be considered truly informative of the risk-benefit ratio of new technologies with reduced risk in terms of their impact on health. We are proud to say that CoEHAR research ranks among the best in the current scientific landscape"
CoEHAR, the Center of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction of the University of Catania, has launched a two-year study, the Diasmoke project, to investigate whether vaping or using E-cigarettes reduces the risk of cardiovascular (heart and circulation) disease as compared to normal smoking.