Burden of disease attributable to second-hand smoke exposure: a systematic review

In September 2019, the TackSHS Project Investigators published an article on “Burden of disease attributable to second-hand smoke exposure: a systematic review” that is accessible via this link. The team aimed at providing a systematic review of studies on the burden of disease due to second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure, reviewing methods, exposure assessment, diseases causally linked …

Tackling second-hand exposure to tobacco smoke and aerosols of electronic cigarettes: ...

The manuscript describing TackSHS Project protocol and the methodology of each study is published in Gaceta Sanitaria and is freely available to all (open access) via this link. Please do not hesitate to read the paper and learn more details on the methods applied, studies’ populations and approaches used. Feel free to approach the principle investigators …

The evolution of COPD species; or, something is changing for good ...

  At age 50 years, Charles Darwin (figure 1) published his theory of evolution, On the Origin of Species, in full, for his fellow scientists and for the public at large [1]. It was exactly 160 years ago, on a Thursday, 24 November 1859, priced at fifteen shillings. Author Joan describes more the COPD in …

Passive exposure to e-cigarette emissions: Immediate respiratory effects

The present work Passive exposure to e-cigarette emissions: Immediate respiratory effects examined the respiratory effects of passive exposure to electronic-cigarette (e-cigarette) emissions among 40 young, healthy nonsmokers using a cross-over experimental study design. Second-hand aerosols (SHA) were produced by human smokers using two resistance settings, 0.5 Ohm and 1.5 Ohms. Resonant frequency increased in the …

Voluntary home smoking ban in Italy

The study Voluntary home smoking ban: prevalence, trend and determinants in Italy, recently conducted by TackSHS Partners in Italy IRFMN and ISPO, aimed to investigate the trends of voluntary smoking bans in homes. Analysis of five national surveys showed that about 61% of Italians adopted complete smoking bans in their homes. More than two out …

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