Special Issue "Tobacco Control in Vulnerable Population Groups"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013).
Interests: tobacco control; non-communicable disease epidemiology (CVD epidemiologic policy modelling; lung health and cancer); burden of disease study; health literacy
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The 2011 high-level UN meeting in New York on non communicable diseases (NCD) highlighted the importance of tobacco use as one of the four risk factors to tackle NCDs worldwide. Tobacco control has seen some significant milestones over the past decade- the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the World Health Organization’s MPOWER strategy. Tobacco use kills more than 5 million deaths yearly world wide - 80% of those deaths are set to occur in low-middle income nations by the turn of this century. We have seen a North-South divide in tobacco-related deaths in Europe and elsewhere. Tobacco use is inextricably linked to poverty and human development. Evidence consistently suggests that tobacco use widens health inequality both within and across populations. However, comprehensive baseline information on tobacco use and tobacco control among specific vulnerable populations is grossly inadequate. This special issue focuses on generating evidence on tobacco control in special groups such as pregnant women, lone/single parents, immigrant populations, young children, homeless and Travellers’ community, mental health patients and prisoners, carer community, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered & Queer (LGBTQ) groups, specific religious community, and more, with an ultimate goal of translating evidence into policy. Both original and review paper submissions are welcome.
Dr. Zubair Kabir
Prof. Dr. Luke Clancy
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