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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."
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Coordinator

INSTITUT CATALA D'ONCOLOGIA

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 600 050

Participants (11)

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Agencia de Salut Publica de Barcelona

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 426 941

ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 539 458,75

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 97 587,55

TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland LBG

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 338 876

HELLENIC CANCER SOCIETY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 164 791

FONDAZIONE IRCCS ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DEI TUMORI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 155 875

ISTITUTO PER LO STUDIO E LA PREVENZIONE E LA RETE ONCOLOGICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 156 000

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 115 458,75

EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR SMOKING PREVENTION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 141 795

FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION BIOMEDICA DEL HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO LA PRINCESA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 148 750

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 102 211,20

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 681040

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 987 795

  • EU contribution

    € 2 987 794,25

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT CATALA D'ONCOLOGIA

Spain