Chi è Riccardo Polosa?
RICCARDO POLOSA is a Full Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Catania. Specialist in Respiratory Diseases and Clinical Immunology, he is Head of the Institute of Internal and Emergency Medicine of the teaching hospital of the same University, Director of the School of Specialization in Rheumatology and Founder and Director of the Center for Tobacco Research of the University. He is also member of the Italian Institute of Health (ISS) Technical Committee on monitoring electronic cigarettes. Already Coordinator of the Italian Working Group on “Electronic cigarettes and e-liquids”, he has been elected Convenor for the European Working Group on “Requirements and test methods for emissions of electronic cigarettes”, within the European Committee for Standardization (CEN/TC 437). His main research interest are in the area of tobacco-related diseases, smoking prevention and cessation, tobacco harm reduction and e-vapour products. He is the PI of the first RCT in the world about effectiveness and tolerability of e-cigarettes (the ECLAT study). In 2017, he received the INNCO Global Award for Ourstanding Advocacy for “having promoted the concept of Tobacco Harm Reduction using his background in science, health, advocacy and academia and his belief that the truth about tobacco harm reduction offered by switching to alternative nicotine products is a cause worth fighting for”. He published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, of which 290 are full articles appeared in scientific journals with international circulation (the total value of the Citation Index is equal to 6667, and the H index is equal to 43, according to Scopus).