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Special Issue "Passive Exposure to Conventional, Heat-Not-Burn and Electronic Smoking Products and Related Health Effects"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Interests: environmental pollution; environmental chemistry; environmental tobacco smoke (ETS); public health; human biomonitoring; risk assessment; hospital hygiene
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Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Gaseous and Airborne Emerging Pollutants in the Public Health Protection: Analyses, Levels and Effects
Interests: environmental pollution; environmental chemistry; environmental tobacco smoke (ETS); public health; environmental epidemiology; human biomonitoring; risk assessment
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The exposure to passive smoking, also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), continues to pose devastating health, social, environmental, and economic consequences. Despite a great amount of studies performed on this issue, many critical research agendas on ETS exposure and effects remain, and new scientific evidence is needed.
For example, ETS has been recently demonstrated to result from the combination of two phenomena: second-hand Smoke (SHS) and third-hand smoke (THS), which are, respectively, the environmental smoke near people who are smoking or just finished smoking, and the environmental smoke that persists long after the clearing of second-hand smoke. Studies performed to evaluate ETS chemistry, human exposure, and health effects should assess the independent contributions of both SHS and THS.
To further complicate this scenario, in the last years a great number of “alternative” cigarettes (electronic cigarettes or heat-not-burn tobacco products) were introduced into several markets worldwide. Previous studies already demonstrated that passive exposure to “cold” smoke generated by e-devices and heat-not-burn tobacco products does occur, but additional investigation is needed to better characterize these new exposure scenarios.
The focus of this Special Issue is aimed at filling the gap currently existing in “hot and cold” smoke chemistry, exposure and effects, both for conventional combustion smoking products and for electronic and heat-not-burn tobacco products. Authors are invited to submit original articles, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, critical reviews and short communications addressing all the issues relevant to report any recent advance in hot and cold smoke exposure and their impact on individual and public health.
Prof. Dr. Matteo Vitali
Dr. Carmela Protano
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 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.
- Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)
- Secondhand smoke (SHS) and thirdhand smoke (THS)
- Environmental electronic vape exposure
- Human exposure
- Adverse health effects
- ETS chemistry
- Aerosol characterization
- Human biomonitoring
- Environmental monitoring
- Traditional smoking devices
- Electronic cigarette (e-cig)
- Heat-not-burn products
- Risk assessment
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Siyu Dai and Kate Ching Ching Chan
Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China