In the study, three psychological reasons for the onset of smoking were found and analyzed: feelings of stress, nervousness, and loneliness. Moreover, most of the women stated that they started smoking during adolescence or pre-adolescence. Quite unexpectedly, researchers were surprised to find out that there is a lot of distrust and little knowledge of official smoking cessation therapies, and because of this, participants stated that they can quit smoking whenever they want and only with their own willpower.
A recent randomized controlled trial of varenicline (Chantix) combined with psychological support has significantly increased the chance of quitting smoking for 300 smokers with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Yesterday, the Italian Ministry of Health released new data on smoking prevalence: there are 800000 more smokers in the country than in 2019. Rates increased especially among women and young people. The report found that also the numbers of the users of heated tobacco products and electronic cigarettes is rising. “An expected disaster, partly anticipated by our data published in 2020 and obtained thanks to a study conducted during the acute phase of Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, no prevention policies, no answers from the Italian health authorities. Reporting a disaster is not enough: we need to come up with alternative and effective solutions”. Stated professor Riccardo Polosa, founder of the CoEHAR, who opened the first National Conference on Tobacco Harm Reduction.
The Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW) will host a free 60-minute public economics webinar to discuss the latest news regarding electronic nicotine delivery systems. Join the meeting Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 9.00AM US EST
The results of the study published by the prestigious scientific magazine “Drug Testing & Analysis” showed no contaminants in all e-liquids and a metal content below the levels permitted by WHO for drinking-waters
Direct causal relationship between smoking and COVID-19 outcomes: the work of CoEHAR researchers finds confirmations in an english cohort study. Compared with people who had never smoked, current smoking was associated with one-third lower risk of hospitalization
The House of Representatives and the Senate of the Philippines approved on third Reading the Vaporized Nicotine Product Bill to regulate the manufacture, sale and use of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products
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
The APP developed for the FOOD Rec project was awarded under the category Application of IMPROVE. The research project aims to develop a digital system for recognizing and analyzing smokers' eating habits, analyzing any correlations with the smoking cessation process.
According to the latest study by COEHAR laboratories within the University of Catania, conducted by a group coordinated by Professor Riccardo Polosa, the risk of Covid-19 transmission with vaping is negligible, equal to 1%