Special Issue "E-Cigarettes: A Global Public Health Perspective"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: tobacco control policy; tobacco endgames; smoking prevention; epidemiology; public health
Interests: second-hand smoke; non-cigarette forms of tobacco use and tobacco and infections
E-cigarettes and other alternative nicotine delivery devices (ANDs) are a growing global phenomenon with major potential implications for public health. There is ongoing debate about their possible contribution (positive or negative) to addressing the tobacco smoking-related epidemic. Much of the research to date has focused on: exploring the relative harm of using these products compared to tobacco smoking, describing patterns of use, and investigating possible impacts on smoking prevalence through effects on smoking uptake and smoking cessation. Most available evidence comes from high-income countries such as the US, UK and Canada where e-cigarettes are relatively widely available and cheaper than smoked tobacco products; and where tobacco control efforts are well-established and smoking prevalence has been in decline. However, patterns of e-cigarette use and their impacts on smoking prevalence may vary greatly in countries with different levels of development, patterns of smoking, and policy and regulatory environments.
For this special edition we invite the submission of papers on broader aspects of the e-cigarette phenomenon in diverse global contexts (particularly in low- and middle-income countries) including:
- evolving features of e-cigarette (and other ANDs) use, regulatory approaches and market structures;
- exploration of the impacts of different regulatory approaches on patterns of use of e-cigarettes (and other ANDs) and smoking.
Please note, we will not usually consider simple descriptions of prevalence of e-cigarette/ANDs use unless a manuscript provides genuinely novel information e.g. data from a setting where e-cigarette use has not been previously reported, or description of new patterns of use with potentially important implications for public health and tobacco control.
Conflicts of interest/funding
Authors should note that IJERPH will not consider for publication papers reporting work that is funded, in whole or in part, by a tobacco company or tobacco industry organization or affiliate; or papers written by authors who accept tobacco industry or affiliate funding. Other sources of funding, particularly from e-cigarette or pharmaceutical related interests should be fully disclosed. The full policy is available here: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/12/2831/htm.
Prof. Dr. Richard Edwards
Prof. Dr. Kamran Siddiqi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Public health impact
- Global public health
- Regulatory policy