For the annual World No Tobacco Day 2021, the Center of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction (CoEHAR), in collaboration with AOU Policlinico “G. Rodolico-S.Marco“ of Catania, and the Italian Anti-Smoking League (LIAF), organizes a seminar on smoking-related pathologies and effective tools for smoking cessation dedicated to health workers, students, researchers, journalists, specialists on Harm Reduction.

The seminar is scheduled for Monday 31st May from 9.30 to 13.30

The event is hosted on Zoom and will be streaming on the CoEHAR website.

Registration link for the event:

Among the speakers, the top scientists from CoEHAR including cardiologists, epidemiologists, oncologists, ophthalmologists, dentists, pharmacologists, diabetologists, data scientists and lawyers, which will discuss Harm Reduction from different fields.

During the event, the national TV show “Le Iene” will interview Prof. Riccardo Polosa, founder of CoEHAR.


Mayor of the Metropolitan City of Catania, Salvo Pogliese
General Manager AOU Policlinico “G. Rodolico-S.Marco ”, Gaetano Sirna
Delegate for the Rector on the coordination of the Third Mission, Alessia Tricomi
President of the Order of Pharmacists, Giovanni Puglisi
President of the Order of Surgeons and Dentists, Ignazio La Mantia
President of UNICEF Italy, Carmela Pace
Head of the Training and Development Department at AOU Policlinico “G. Rodolico – San Marco ”, Angelo Gambera


CoEHAR founder, Riccardo Polosa
CoEHAR Director, Giovanni Li Volti
LIAF President, Ezio Campagna
Matteo Viviani, journalist at TV show “Le Iene”


Davide Capodanno- Smoking and cardiovascular diseases
Aldo E. Calogero – Strategies to reduce the damage from smoking on sexual health
Antonio Longo – Eyes and smoking
Filippo Caraci – Neurobiological and pharmacological effects of nicotine
Gaetano Bertino – Smoke Free Polyclinic (the new frontiers)
Giancarlo Ferro – Italian regulation on vaping
Margherita Ferrante – Toxicology of smoking and vaping
Nando Rapisarda – Company policies to stop smoking in the workplace
Nello Cimino – Urinary tract and smoking-related diseases
Pasquale Caponnetto – Incentives and psychological motivations to stop smoking
Eugenio Pedullà – Smile Study: useful tools to reduce the damage caused by smoking on oral health
Gaetano Isola – The effects of smoking on oral health
Sebastiano Battiato – Technological innovations for the smoking cessation
Venera Tomaselli – Troina, how to contain the pandemic

More info at: Program-No-tobacco-day-21Download


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