Special Issue "Smoking and Tobacco Control"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2009).
Dr. Jennifer Kahende
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop K-50, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
Interests: tobacco research; public health; health disparities; health economics; HIV/AIDS prevention; health promotion and disease prevention
Tobacco use continues to be a major preventable and global cause of death and disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that internationally and annually tobacco use causes one-tenth of all adult deaths. The WHO’s 2004 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) signed by 168 nations seeks to reverse the severe health impacts of tobacco use through higher tobacco taxes, smoke free public areas, tobacco content regulation, tobacco warning labels, anti-tobacco education efforts, restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorships, and promotions, tobacco cessation, and anti-smuggling provisions. Currently, what general policy, advocacy, and programmatic approaches have been utilized to induce the adoption of viable and vigorous anti-tobacco programs based on these FCTC provisions? In this special issue our featured authors will examine current progress and the viability or not of various policymaking and advocacy strategies such as de-normalization of the industry to adopt and implement effective anti-tobacco programs and policies. Also, examined and discussed will be possible effective and viable alternative anti-tobacco strategies and policies.
Dr. Jennifer Kahende
- tobacco smoking
- nicotine addiction
- health effects
- lung cancer, emphysema, and cardiovascular disease
- psychological effects
- cigarette, cigar, pipe, smoking cessation
- restrictions on cigarette advertising and promotions
- tobacco tax increases
- tobacco lobby and companies
- package warnings
- public smoking bans, secondhand tobacco smoke, tobacco
- consumption reduction
- anti-tobacco education programs
- tobacco smuggling
- tobacco counter-marketing
- anti-tobacco policymaking