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 …

Environmental pollution and emission factors of electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn tobacco products and conventional cigarette

Environmental pollution and emission factors of electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn tobacco products ...

A.A. Ruprecht, C. De Marco, A. Saffari, P. Pozzi, R. Mazza, C. Veronese, G. Angellotti, E. Munarini, A.C. Ogliari, D. Westerdahl, S. Hasheminassab, M. M. Shafer, J. J. Schauer, J. Repace, C. Sioutas & R. Boffi (2017): Environmental pollution and emission factors of electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn tobacco products and conventional cigarettes, Aerosol Science and Technology Comparing second-hand exposure …

Do e-cigarettes really help to quit smoking?

Do e-cigarettes really help to quit smoking?

HORIZON, the EU Research & Innovation Magazine, has recently published an interesting list of Top 10 science facts we liked in 2016. A broad landscape of science areas was reflected in the list ranging from meditation to chemotherapy and from color sensitivity to bacteria on Mars. Interestingly, also the e-cigarette vaping habit was included into the ranking, …

TackSHS 2nd Annual Consortium Meeting held in Milan

TackSHS 2nd Annual Consortium Meeting held in Milan

The 2nd TackSHS Consortium Meeting held on 28-29 November 2016 at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan gathered 27 researchers and professionals from six European countries for a successful two-day progress meeting, during which each team presented progress of the studies and work programme for the next three years. The multidisciplinary team of public health …

TackSHS presented at ENSP Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia

TackSHS presented at ENSP Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia

On 21 October the TackSHS project was presented to a wide audience of academics, policy makers and advocates of tobacco control in the Slovenian National Council, Ljubljana. On the occasion of the Annual ENSP Capacity Building Event and Network Meeting, ENSP Communications and Health Policy Manager, Dominick Nguyen, presented the aims and scope of TackSHS in …

Scotland meets target for reduction of exposure to second-hand smoke five years early

Scotland meets target for reduction of exposure to second-hand smoke five ...

Results from the Scottish Health Survey published in September 2016 show a dramatic reduction in the proportion of children exposed to second-hand smoke at home. In 2014 the Scottish Government set an ambitious target to reduce the percentage from 12% to 6% by 2020 and the latest survey shows that this target has been achieved 5 years …

Outdoor second-hand cigarette smoke significantly affects air quality

Outdoor second-hand cigarette smoke significantly affects air quality

Second-hand smoke (SHS) may be significantly elevated outdoors and when adjacent to smoking areas. This is of concern as SHS exposure is linked to adverse health outcomes, including respiratory disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and lung cancer. Exposure to cancer-causing chemicals in outdoor areas is likely to occur in the presence of cigarette smoke, and worryingly, short periods of exposure …

Second-hand smoke exposure in indoor and outdoor areas of cafés and restaurants: Need for extending smoking regulation outdoors?

Second-hand smoke exposure in indoor and outdoor areas of cafés and ...

Smoke-free legislation in indoor public places has concentrated smokers in the are as outside building entrances or other outdoor areas. This study assessed the drift of second-hand smoke between outdoor and indoor areas of cafés and restaurants in Barcelona,Spain, and characterized the exposure on outdoor terraces. Using a cross- sectional design,we monitored vapor-phase nicotine in …

Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Are Over 5 Times More Likely to Turn to Traditional Cigarettes

Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Are Over 5 Times More Likely to ...

Adolescents who use electronic cigarettes are significantly more likely than nonusers to turn to traditional cigarettes when they reach the legal age to buy tobacco, a small Pediatrics study suggests. Roughly 150 California teens who, in the 11th or 12th grade, reported using e-cigarettes but never smoking traditional cigarettes were matched with 150 students who …