Special Issue "Tobacco Control"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Adriana Blanco Marquizo
Advisor Tobacco Control Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, 525 23rd Street, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Website: http://paho.org/tobacco
E-Mail: blancoad@paho.org
Phone: +1 202 9743591
Interests: tobacco control policies (health warnings, tobacco advertisement promotion and sponsorship, smoke-free environments); second hand smoke; tobacco industry; tobacco prevention; Smoking cessation, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Protocol on Illicit Trade of tobacco products. Trade and Tobacco)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The tobacco epidemic remains a major public health problem. It is not only one of the singular leading causes of preventable death and disability, it is also a common risk factor for the main chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD). The burdens caused by NCDs go beyond their health consequences, and the 2011 Political Declaration of the High-Level meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of NCD, stated that “they constitutes one of the major challenges for development in the twenty-first century, which undermines social and economic development throughout the world…” (Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable diseases RES/66/2).

Different from other risk factors, tobacco consumption and exposure to second hand smoke are totally preventable and the WHO Framework Convention in Tobacco Control (FCTC) shows which interventions to curtail the epidemic are proven. Even though the WHO FCTC has been in force since February 2005 and more than 170 countries are Parties to it (such that they are legally bound by its measures), only one third of the world population is covered by at least one of its measures at the highest level of achievement. If the WHO FCTC is not implemented rapidly, one billion people will still be killed by tobacco in this century.

Data provided by the Global Tobacco Surveillance System shows that figures among youth (13 to 15 years old) do not forecast any improvement in the situation; furthermore, girls’ smoking is growing and in some countries of the Region of the Americas, has already outpaced boys’ consumption.

This Special Issue is open to any subject area of public health, economics, and policy related to the tobacco epidemic. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.

Dr. Adriana Blanco Marquizo
Guest Editor


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  • tobacco smoking
  • public health
  • smoking cessation, smoking initiation
  • tobacco control policies/interventions
  • tobacco control legislation impact (health, economic)
  • bans on cigarette advertising and promotions
  • tobacco taxation
  • secondhand smoke
  • clean-indoor air laws, public smoking bans, smoke-free environments
  • framework convention on tobacco control
  • tobacco industry interference
  • economic costs of tobacco use/exposure
  • tobacco and trade
  • tobacco surveillance

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(9), 9522-9531; doi:10.3390/ijerph110909522
Received: 15 July 2014; in revised form: 26 August 2014 / Accepted: 3 September 2014 / Published: 15 September 2014
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Last update: 18 March 2014

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