Aim of the trip was to conduct and perform further technical training of the partners on biological endpoints and dissemination of Tobacco Harm Reduction mission and research.
“It is a fact that in Italy there are millions of smokers who are unwilling or unable to quit smoking – explained prof. Riccardo Polosa, founder of CoEHAR - These smokers do not accept to be medicalized because of their smoking habit and in Italy, even today, we do not have a health policy that takes care of these people. Risk reduction is the solution. In countries with a liberal approach, such as Sweden or England, which have chosen to open up to alternative nicotine release tools by promoting them in the cessation paths for heavy smokers, the prestigious smoke-free goal is being reached. It is time to follow these virtuous examples also in Italy".
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the "Evaluation of the legislative framework for tobacco control" which allows citizens, experts, industries and all stakeholders to express their opinion on the revision of the Tobacco Directive (TPD) through filling in a multiple-choice questionnaire, and sharing a final opinion of up to 500 characters.
A group of researchers from the CoEHAR of the University of Catania, led by prof. Pasquale Caponnetto, conducted a systematic review that analyzed the main and most recent forms of…
Researchers from CoEHAR's In Silico Science project have developed a two-step technique to identify spin bias, research reporting that results in an intentional or unintentional misinterpretation of research results.
One of the speakers of the event, moderated by Prof. Carla Bruschelli, was Prof. Riccardo Polosa, founder of CoEHAR, Center of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction, and professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Catania. The subject of his speech was the patient with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) with addiction to smoking, which he defined as "a difficult patient, because he has a long history that has created a strong alliance with cigarettes. Therefore, giving up smoking leads him to a great form of distress, because it represents a loss”.
“We observed an improvement in exercise tolerance in participants compared to the initial levels: many patients from the first month declared that they have more breath and to feel less fatigue in small but important daily activities such as climbing stairs or doing household” - added prof. Pasquale Caponnetto, professor of clinical psychology at DISFOR of the University of Catania and CoEHAR member.
The Universitas Padjadjaran is organizing an online webinar dedicated to tobacco harm reduction strategies in collaboration with the researchers of the Replica project: "Harm Reduction Efforts in Smoking" will be held on Friday, 7th April 2023 at 3 pm GMT+7.
uring the latest meeting of the Polish Periodontal Society held by Polish Society of Periodontology and Periodontology Chapter of the Polish Dental Society, prof. Jan Kowalski of the Department of Periodontology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw in Poland was attend for the SMILE Study project.
Ten of the world’s leading experts in diabetes addressed the issue of smoking harm in this vulnerable population in its clinical, medical, behavioral and sociological implications, in order to provide independent consultation and oversight to the development of smoking cessation / harm reduction guidelines for smokers with type 2 diabetes mellitus.