“Current tobacco control policies are not enough. The prevalence of smoking around the world remains too high. A change of gear must be adopted in line with the new challenges of the 21st century. Harm reduction is a principle recognized by the most important international health authorities “. Thus Riccardo Polosa, founder of Coehar – Center of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction, speaking at the “Coehar National Conference on the reduction of harm from smoking: risks and benefits of products without combustion”, underway in Catania on the occasion of the “World no tobacco day 2022 “. “The time has come to adopt it also for smoking – continues Polosa – integrating it into care and assistance programs for all those smokers who are unable to quit with traditional methods. The role of reducing the harm caused by smoking is the main theme of the first national meeting of the Coehar which is taking place in Catania. From here will start the most important initiatives to promote prevention and risk reduction “, he concludes.