TackSHS partners participate in 2 conferences in November 2017

TackSHS partners participate in 2 conferences in November 2017

On 16 November 2017, ENSP member SITAB (Società Italiana di Tabaccologia) organised its annual congress in Bologna, Italy. The TackSHS project was mentioned within the presentations. During that congress, 4 TackSHS members (including Silvano Gallus of IRFMN, Milan; Giuseppe Gorini of ISPO, Florence; Roberto Boffi of INT, Milan; and Francisco Rodriguez Lozano of ENSP) were …

TACKSHS ANNUAL CONSORTIUM MEETING 2017

TACKSHS ANNUAL CONSORTIUM MEETING 2017

The second Annual Consortium Meeting of TackSHS Project took place in Palma on 5th-6th of October 2017. At the end of the second year of a 4-year project, TackSHS researchers from eleven European institutions came together to discuss the overall project progress as well as to present some preliminary results of a few studies. Particularly, …

TackSHS researchers participate in the Annual Conference of the Spanish Epidemiology Society

TackSHS researchers participate in the Annual Conference of the Spanish Epidemiology ...

The XXXV Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Epidemiology Society and the XXXVII Meeting on Health Economics took place in Barcelona on September 6th-8th 2017 under the motto: “Science for Action”. TackSHS Researchers from Catalan Institute of Oncology, Public Health Agency of Barcelona and Polytechnic University of Cartagena participated in the conference and presented some TackSHS …

New study on the effectiveness of e-cigarette use for smoking cessation

New study on the effectiveness of e-cigarette use for smoking cessation

TackSHS partner and WP9 Principal Investigator Giuseppe Gorini from the Italian Cancer Research & Prevention Institute (ISPO) has recently co-authored a study exploring electronic cigarette use as an aid to smoking cessation and compared abstinence rates for different quitting methods in a representative sample of the Italian population. In the 2014–2015 PASSI survey, the ongoing Italian behavioural risk factor surveillance …

TackSHS results presented at the Italian Health Institute on World No Tobacco Day 2017

TackSHS results presented at the Italian Health Institute on World No ...

Every year, on the occasion of the WHO World No Tobacco Day, the Italian Health Institute (Istituto Superiore di Sanità) organizes a press conference in Rome with the aim of updating the Italian population on the monitoring of tobacco use and the adoption of tobacco control strategies in Italy. At the press conference held in May …

Editorial: Smoking cessation and COPD: further evidence is more necessary than ever

Editorial: Smoking cessation and COPD: further evidence is more necessary than ...

In this editorial, published in the European Respiratory Journal (2017) Lucy Wood, Jennifer K. Quint and TackSHS researcher Joan B. Soriano, highlight the need for further research on the ties between lung function change over time and smoking status. The study “Improved outcomes in ex-smokers with COPD: a UK primary care observational cohort study” (2017) …

Editorial: Respiratory Planetary Medicine

Editorial: Respiratory Planetary Medicine

TackSHS researchers, Joan B. Soriano and Esteve Fernández, outline the paradox between human health and planetary health in the editorial “Repiratory Planetary Medicine” published in the Archivos de Bronconeumologia (2017). The authors argue that human health overall is improving to some extend at the expense of increased pollution, reduced biodiversity, loss of rainforests and other …

TackSHS Session at ENSP Conference 2017

TackSHS Session at ENSP Conference 2017

On May 25th the TackSHS project session was held at the ENSP Conference 2017 that took place in Athens on May 24-26th. The session was chaired by Dr Esteve Fernández, project coordinator and Head of Tobacco Control Unit at ICO. TackSHS researchers came together to share the preliminary results of the studies, such as the …

New Lancet publication: Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

New Lancet publication: Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 ...

An important open access publication compiling data on smoking prevention in 195 countries with participation of Dr Joan Soriano, TackSHS researcher, was recently published in the Lancet. The data from Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) was used for the study; it offers a robust platform through which global, regional, and …

High presence of TackSHS Project at the 7th European Conference on Tobacco or Health

High presence of TackSHS Project at the 7th European Conference on ...

TackSHS was presented at various occasions in both parallel sessions and oral Communications during the 7th European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) 2017 taking place in Porto, Portugal on 23-25 March 2017. The TackSHS Session on 23 March attracted a large audience of academics, advocates and stakeholders in Tobacco control, for the presentation of scope and progress in eight TackSHS work …