Special Issue "Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control"
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 July 2020).
Interests: tobacco control; population health; health policy; health policy evaluation; health geography; small area estimation
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Globally, tobacco use, especially cigarette smoking, is the leading cause of preventable death, killing half of all users. Many adult smokers began smoking before the age of 18, although recent data indicate that smoking initiation among young adults has become common. Moreover, it is difficult for addicted smokers to quit, and existing studies suggest that smokers often require more than 10 attempts before achieving successful cessation. Initiatives designed to prevent the uptake of smoking and nicotine addiction among youth and young adults, as well as those that enable successful cessation among addicted smokers, are key components of a multi-pronged strategy required to end the tobacco epidemic. For this Special Issue, we welcome a broad range of studies examining smoking prevention from these two perspectives. In particular, we welcome original research articles or systematic reviews that focus on the following:
- The natural history of smoking uptake and/or nicotine addiction among youths, including studies of (a) cigarette smoking and other smoked products (e.g., bidis, water pipe), (b) smokeless tobacco products, and (c) newer nicotine-containing products, such as e-cigarettes, JUUL, and heated tobacco products.
- Intervention studies designed to prevent youths from starting to use smoked or smokeless tobacco, as well as studies designed to prevent nicotine addiction that may result from novel nicotine-containing products (e.g., e-cigarettes, JUUL, and heated tobacco products). A broad range of intervention studies is welcome (e.g., school-based intervention studies, evaluation studies, or community intervention trials).
- Smoking cessation studies among adult smokers, including studies of novel approaches to smoking cessation. Of special interest are studies that demonstrate the potential efficacy of using vaporized nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, as a type of nicotine replacement for addicted smokers who want to quit.
This Special Issue is open to any studies from all countries, but studies from low- and middle-income countries are of particular interest. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possible topics.
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.
Dr. Pete Driezen
Dr. Rashid Ahmed
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- Youth and young adults
- Adult smokers
- Smoking initiation
- Nicotine addiction and uptake
- Vaporized nicotine products (e-cigarettes, JUUL)
- Alternative tobacco products (hookah, water pipe, smokeless tobacco)
- Tobacco use prevention
- Smoking cessation
- Nicotine replacement therapy
- Evaluation studies
- Randomized controlled trials
- Community intervention trials
- Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)