Scotland: Drastic reduction in children’s exposure to second-hand smoke

Scotland: Drastic reduction in children’s exposure to second-hand smoke

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 …

Horizon Magazine features TackSHS: Are there passive smoking risks from e-cigarettes?

Horizon Magazine features TackSHS: Are there passive smoking risks from e-cigarettes?

The EU Research and Innovation magazine, Horizon Magazine, features the work done on electronic cigarettes within TackSHS and the EU Project EUREST-PLUS. Esteve Fernandez says to the Horizon Magazine: ‘Electronic cigarettes don’t produce combustion of tobacco – in fact they don’t even contain tobacco. But because most users use charges containing nicotine they do produce …

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases features TackSHS Coordinator Esteve Fernandez

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases features TackSHS Coordinator Esteve Fernandez

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) features a spotlight on TackSHS Project Coordinator, Esteve Fernandez. The TackSHS Project is made possible thanks to the recent GACD Lung Diseases Call. Esteve Fernandez notes that TackSHS aims to have a comprehensive understanding of the exposure to second-hand smoke and aerosols from electronic cigarettes to be able to protect the …

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

New publication: Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Are Over 5 Times More ...

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 …

New publication: Outdoor second-hand cigarette smoke significantly affects air quality

New publication: 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 …

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

New publication: Second-hand smoke exposure in indoor and outdoor areas of ...

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 …

Passive Smoking and TackSHS

Passive Smoking and TackSHS

Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche “Mario Negri” from Milano announces the Kick off of the TackSHS Project: “TackSHS is a new research project funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 program. The project has the main objective of improving knowledge on passive smoking and the electronic cigarette emissions, with the ultimate goal to limit the …

ISPO presents the TackSHS Kick off

ISPO presents the TackSHS Kick off

Instituto per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica (ISPO) presents the TackSHS project and Kick off Meeting in Barcelona: TackSHS, a Horizon2020 project, will assess the impact of exposure to secondhand smoke today than traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes in 28 European countries. ISPO is one of the Italian partners participating in the study, together …

IP Princesa announces TackSHS award

IP Princesa announces TackSHS award

IP Princesa (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Hospital Universitario de la Princesa), Spain announces the award presented to TackSHS on 7 April 2016 by ENSP (the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention). The Outstanding European Health Research Award was presented to TackSHS because of its efforts in providing health care policy makers with bespoke information, aiming to improve understanding of second-hand …