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Tackling secondhand tobacco smoke and e-cigarette emissions: exposure assessment, novel interventions, impact on lung diseases and economic burden in diverse European populations. The TackSHS Project.

Objective

"Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) has been classified as a ""Group 1” carcinogen (known human carcinogen) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and has been shown to have adverse health effects on adults and children, including heart disease and respiratory disorders. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), the most common “electronic nicotine delivery system”, have irrupted in the past 5 years with sales volumes increasing considerably across the European Union. The TackSHS Project will try to elucidate the comprehensive impact that SHS and e-cigarettes emissions have on the respiratory health of the European population and how health impacts vary according to socio-economic parameters with particular emphasis on specific vulnerable groups (patients suffering from pre-existing chronic lung diseases, heavy smokers, and other disadvantaged groups). By means of an integrated series of work packages, we will investigate the determinants of SHS exposure, assessed at the individual level and in the environment (survey and air quality assessment in 12 countries), the overall burden of disease caused (lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases), including the specific respiratory health changes in patients and healthy people, the economic impact of both mortality and morbidity caused by these exposures, the methods to better characterize these exposures and novel interventions to reduce them. This comprehensive, integrated approach will enable significant step-change beyond the current state-of-the-art in understanding SHS and e- cigarette emission exposure. The participating partners have been at the forefront of cutting edge research in this discipline, with prior collaboration between them in specific projects. The TackSHS Project will put together for the first time all these first-line research teams, and the conjunction of the work packages will result in a step forward to tackle exposure to SHS and e-cigarettes emissions."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cardiology/cardiovascular diseases

Call for proposal

H2020-HCO-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT CATALA D'ONCOLOGIA
Address
Av Gran Via De L'hospitalet 199-203
08908 L'hospitalet Del Llobregat
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 600 050

Participants (11)

Agencia de Salut Publica de Barcelona
Spain
EU contribution
€ 426 941
Address
Plaça Lesseps 1
08023 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 539 458,75
Address
Via Mario Negri 2
20156 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 97 587,55
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland LBG
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 338 876
Address
Upper Mount Street 10
2 Dublin
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELLENIC CANCER SOCIETY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 164 791
Address
A. Tsocha 18-20
11521 Athina
Activity type
Other
FONDAZIONE IRCCS ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DEI TUMORI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 155 875
Address
Via Venezian 1
20133 Milan
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO PER LO STUDIO E LA PREVENZIONE E LA RETE ONCOLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Via Cosimo Il Vecchio 2
50139 Firenze
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 115 458,75
Address
Plaza Del Cronista Isidoro Valverde Edificio La Milagrosa
30202 Cartagena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR SMOKING PREVENTION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 141 795
Address
Chaussee D'ixelles 144
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION BIOMEDICA DEL HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO LA PRINCESA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 148 750
Address
Diego De Leon 62 1 Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 211,20
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments