Special Issue "Tobacco Control in Asian Countries"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (22 April 2022) | Viewed by 965

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Tingzhong Yang
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Guest Editor
Women's Hospital/Center for Tobacco Control Research, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310058, Zhejiang, China
Interests: health behavior theory; tobacco control; public health; mental stress

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Globally, tobacco use is one of the leading causes of premature mortality, especially low- and middle-income countries. Asia is an important area endangered by smoking. Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is an important public health problem resulting from smoking, and children are a vulnerable population who are at high risk for tobacco-related health inequities in tobacco epidemic societies. Approaches to address this problem need to be based on high-quality scientific research to understand root causes and determine effective approaches to reduce tobacco-related diseases. This research has three main objectives. The primary research goal is to assess tobacco use, especially electronic cigarettes and SHS exposure status among children. Secondly it aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the social and behavioral mechanisms leading to tobacco use and SHS exposure. A third goal is to examine the effect of tobacco use and SHS exposure reduction measures among children, and others measures to decrease the SHS exposure of children. It should be stressed that we give very low priority to studies examining the association of tobacco use and health in any population and to papers describing knowledge and attitudes about smoking in the general population. We believe that these measures are needed to reduce health inequities among children, and contribute to the goal of ‘Health for All’.

Prof. Dr. Tingzhong Yang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • children
  • smoking
  • secondhand smoke
  • tobacco control
  • socially disadvantaged groups
  • public health

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Association between Smoking and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption, Tooth Brushing among Adolescents in China
Children 2022, 9(7), 1008; https://doi.org/10.3390/children9071008 - 06 Jul 2022
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The study aimed to investigate the relationship between smoking, Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) consumption and tooth brushing among adolescents in China. A valid sample of 6084 middle school students from the Zhejiang province was included. Participants were questioned about smoking status, SSB consumption, tooth [...] Read more.
The study aimed to investigate the relationship between smoking, Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) consumption and tooth brushing among adolescents in China. A valid sample of 6084 middle school students from the Zhejiang province was included. Participants were questioned about smoking status, SSB consumption, tooth brushing, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Among the participants, smoking prevalence was 1.9% and nearly half of the students consumed SSBs. The demographic factors associated with smoking were gender, place of residence, and parental level of education. There are co-variations between smoking status, SSB consumption, and tooth brushing. Logistic regression showed that smoking adolescents were more likely to brush their teeth less than once per day (OR = 1.74, p < 0.05), consume soft drinks once or more per day (OR = 2.18, p < 0.01) and have a higher score on the Child Oral Health Impact Profile (OR = 1.05, p < 0.05) after adjusting for demographic factors. The findings provide compelling evidence for governments and related stakeholders to intervene in the lifestyle of adolescents. Future studies are needed to understand the interaction effects of such behaviors, and should help to inform appropriate interventions. Full article
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