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Special Issue "Tobacco Harm Reduction"

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Coral Gartner

School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Cnr Wyndham Street and Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
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Interests: tobacco control; tobacco harm reduction; alternative nicotine products; priority populations and health disparities; environmental health
Guest Editor
Dr. Ratika Sharma-Kumar

School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Cnr Wyndham Street and Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
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Interests: tobacco cessation; tobacco harm reduction; priority populations and health disparities; health communication; online social media; dental public health
Guest Editor
Dr. Kylie Morphett

School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Cnr Wyndham Street and Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
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Interests: tobacco control; health communication; smoking cessation; addiction beliefs; lay understandings of health and illness

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tobacco Harm Reduction has been a controversial area in public health, largely due to the promotion by the tobacco industry of cigarette modifications that gave the appearance of reduced harm, without reducing health risk. This may have increased overall harm by discouraging smokers from quitting. However, there is now good evidence that switching from cigarettes to some alternate nicotine and tobacco products can reduce exposure to harmful constituents and reduce health risk. The Swedish experience with snus, a form of oral snuff manufactured to limit the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines, is an example of an alternate tobacco product with long-term epidemiological evidence to support its much lower risk profile. Newer products, such as e-cigarettes and other vaping devices and heated tobacco products are generating substantial interest. While this is a rapidly advancing research field, the recent National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Report on the Public Health Consequences of E-cigarettes has identified a number of priority areas for research to help fill some of the gaps in evidence on these alternate nicotine and tobacco products. This Special Issue of IJERPH on Tobacco Harm Reduction welcomes submissions on these priority research areas and other research that advances our understanding of the potential place of tobacco harm reduction within a comprehensive strategy to reduce the burden of smoking related disease and assists policy makers to determine what level of regulation is most appropriate.

Assoc. Prof. Coral Gartner
Dr. Ratika Sharma-Kumar
Dr. Kylie Morphett
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • tobacco harm reduction
  • e-cigarettes
  • vaporized nicotine products
  • nicotine
  • smokeless tobacco
  • snus
  • heated tobacco
  • biomarkers
  • secondhand exposure
  • substitution
  • harmful and potentially harmful constituents
  • emissions
  • relative risk
  • dual use

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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