Special Issue "Tackling Tobacco Use during Pregnancy and Early Childhood—Social, Economical and Health Implications"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2020.
Interests: maternal smoking; Indigenous health; smoking cessation; behavior change; health promotion; health services; primary care; media; ArtsHealth
Interests: tobacco control; health promotion; maternal smoking; smoking cessation; second-hand smoke exposure; behavior change; implementation science
Interests: Indigenous health; research ethics; smoking cessation; maternal health; implementation science; tobacco control
Tobacco use, including smoking, during pregnancy remains a major reversible risk factor impacting the health of expectant women and their babies. Second-hand smoke exposure also has similar effects on mother and child. Despite reductions of tobacco use rates globally, for some high-priority population groups tobacco use is still a fact of life and may even be increasing in some women. Women living in countries where smoking is mainly a male pursuit are still highly affected by smoking in the home. Strategies to reduce the use of tobacco, unless carefully planned, may increase the health gap for these populations. In pregnancy there are several additional factors that need to be taken into consideration that make it harder for women to quit, such as increased rate of nicotine metabolism, uncertainty about medication use and harm reduction strategies, and sensitive issues of health provider-patient communication when women are pregnant. Yet, women, around the time of pregnancy, and if they know the risks, are often motivated to cease tobacco use for the health of their baby. Women are positive role models and can influence family tobacco use and help create smoke-free environments. The benefits of quitting tobacco use during and around the time of pregnancy extend into social and economic benefits. In this Special Issue, we take a broad view of the benefits of women, children and families tackling tobacco use during this important time, from health, social and economic perspectives. Strategies reported in publications can include policy, public health, mass media, community, family, clinical and individual. We are interested in systematic reviews, empirical research and opinion pieces.
Assoc. Prof. Gillian Gould
Dr. Yael Bar-Zeev
Dr. Michelle Bovill
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- Tobacco use
- Harm reduction
- Smoking cessation
- Electronic cigarettes
- Second-hand smoke