Global Action to End Smoking: the US nonprofit organization new commitment to support smoking cessation

The global action to end smoking grantmaking will continue to focus on advancing health and science research for cutting-edge smoking cessation and reduced-risk solutions, with a particular focus on marginalized communities and low- and middle-income countries where smoking is most widespread.

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International Young Researcher Awards Ceremony at CoEHAR, University of Catania, Italy

Dr. Nikolina Kastratovic of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, was honored with the award for her outstanding project on the immunomodulatory effects of combustible and electronic cigarettes on human cells.

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No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2022: smoker number increased, concrete answers needed 

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.

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Gtfn 2020: Sustainability and Innovation are crucially for the future of Tobacco Harm Reduction

What are the best practises the tobacco industry should follow to achieve a sustainable change through the innovation and regulation? This was the question that this year’s Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, GTFN 2020, focused on

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Quit Strong: New Zealand bets on vaping to quit smoking

QUIT STRONG is one of the first public health initiatives in the World that embrace THR (Tobacco Harm Reduction), showing openness to strategies that can support smokers during smoking cessation programmes. Low risk products allow to provide the necessary amount of nicotine while maintaining the behavioral and psychological rituals associated to smoking

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