The ground-breaking review article "Health impact of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Current and emerging evidence" published in Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine discusses existing and future options for COPD smokers who have difficulty quitting smoking. It also systematically reviews the current literature about e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. The article is authored by CoEHAR researchers of the University of Catania together with British respiratory physicians at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.
A record that is associated with another incredible scientific result of the CoEHAR team which closes 2022 with a record: the group of scientists affiliated with the research center in Catania has managed to achieve, in just 4 years, 128 scientific publications in prestigious journals dedicated to Harm Reduction.
In their Commentary “A tale of flawed e-cigarette research undetected by defective peer review process” published in Internal and Emergency Medicine, top harm reduction researchers Riccardo Polosa, Founder of the CoEHAR, and Konstantinos Farsalinos, from University of West Attica, denounce the danger of an escalation in the promotion and dissemination of an anti-vaping narrative supported by evidence of the lowest quality.
The E-Cigarette Summit will be held at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London on Friday 9th December 2022. Alongside a milestone anniversary for the Summit, it is also 60 years since the RCP first published its ground breaking report “Smoking and Health”, which laid the foundations for tobacco control.
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…
CoEHAR Director Giovanni Li Volti and the co-project leader of the Replica project Massimo Caruso have been invited to be part of the 5th Scientific Summit on Harm Reduction in Athens to deliver a presentation on the latest results obtained by the Replica project and their implication for public health.
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