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 …

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 …