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Special Issue "Electronic Cigarette Use and Public Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos

Department of Cardiology, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Sygrou 356, Kallithea 17674, Greece
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Phone: +306977454837
Interests: electronic cigarettes; tobacco harm reduction; cardiovascular imaging
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Walton Sumner

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electronic cigarettes continue to gain popularity and acceptance by consumers, but the public health community is divided on the potential benefits or adverse effects from their use. Contradictory opinions on safety/risk assessment and population effects dominate the discussion. Despite all this, research on electronic cigarettes is intense and continuously growing. Important issues to be addressed include characterizing aerosol chemistry and the risk difference compared to smoking, improving the quality of products, assessing population effects in both adults and youth, evaluating the impact on the smoking status of users, examining use by never-smokers, and, of course, defining appropriate regulatory decisions since they are expected to affect population perceptions, acceptability and adoption of use. Additional issues such as the proper definition of current use and dual use, and the importance of determining frequency of use are vital in assessing the overall population effects. Electronic cigarettes remain an exciting field of research.

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health invited me to be the Guest Editor for this Special Issue, titled “Electronic Cigarette Use and Public Health”. I invite you to submit your research, analyses and opinion, in order to better understand and explore the e-cigarette phenomenon, and advance the scientific debate and knowledge.

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos
Prof. Dr. Walton Sumner
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Public Health
  • Nicotine
  • Tobacco
  • Smoking

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