CEASEFIRE: first study in the world to assess the efficacy and safety of heated tobacco products and e-cig as a valid smoking cessation tool

“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.

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Polosa inaugurates 2023 with 2 new records

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.

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Anti-vaping narrative driven by low quality science goes undetected by editorial quality checks

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.

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The economy of harm reduction: the effects of vaping taxation

In the field of the economic implications of vaping products, Michael Pesko is among the leading experts: health economist and Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Georgia State University, dr. Pesko is particularly interested in policy changes affecting the use of e-cigarettes. In this article, we provide a synthesis of his work on the economic impact of government and policy makers choices in the vaping market.

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