CoEHAR researchers investigated for the first time the relationship between biochemically-verified smoking status and SARS-CoV-2 infection in a large population study. The study “The impact of laboratory-verified smoking on SARS-CoV-2 infection: Results from the Troina sero-epidemiological survey”, found that the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibody positivity were reduced in smokers compared to former and never smokers (19.8% vs. 31%)
CoEHAR, Center of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction of the University of Catania, opens its doors to researchers from Ukraine
The main goal of the protocol, the research project plan, is to examine the scientific evidence on the effects of e-cigarettes on smokers from the available studies. The project includes writing a paper for doctors and health care providers, a fact sheet for people who use e-cigarettes, and a policy brief for legislators on health committees
A new study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press, finds that the use of high-strength nicotine e-cigarettes can help adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorders quit smoking
Presented in Italy the “Blue Book”, the document containing the results achieved last year by the Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency. The most impressive result was the contraction of 6.80% in…
In the past few days, seroepidemiological tests on citizens have been performed to assess the impact of smoking on the Covid-19 infections on the most vulnerable part of the population. The subjects of the study were selected according to a multi-layered probabilistic sampling plan by gender and age on citizens from 5 to over 80 years old. Among them, the employees of the Oasi of Troina, many of whom were tested positive to the Covid-19 infection.