Special Issue "Tobacco Control: Challenges, Policies and Interventions"
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: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 5796
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease globally. Following the exponential increase in tobacco-related diseases in many parts of the world, notably cancers and cardiovascular diseases, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was negotiated among member countries of the United Nations under the auspices of the WHO (the first of its kind). The WHO FCTC is an international treaty that emphasizes the importance of instituting evidence-based strategies to reduce the supply and demand of tobacco products. The FCTC also provides a framework of tobacco control measures to guide parties to the treaty at national, regional, and international levels. Since 2005 when the FCTC came into force, there has been some recorded progress in reducing the burden of tobacco use globally. However, there have also been some challenges both at national and international levels. With the emergence of novel tobacco and nicotine products in recent years and the ever-manipulative tactics of the tobacco and related industry players, these challenges have become more threatening toward the achievements made over the years in tobacco control. Additionally, the emergence of new products that fall outside definitions of traditional tobacco products poses a risk to the effective implementation of tobacco control policies in many countries, with laws needing to be revised or changed in order to bring all tobacco and nicotine products within national tobacco control legislative frameworks while aggressive marketing of these products is carried out unabated. This Special Issue focuses on exploring the challenges, policies, and interventions the global community, regions and countries are facing or putting in place, as the case may be, as measures to control tobacco.
Disclaimer: We will not accept research funded in part or full by any tobacco companies in this Special Issue. For more details, please check: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/12/2831/htm.
Dr. Catherine O. Egbe
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- tobacco control
- tobacco control policy
- tobacco control legislation
- WHO Framework for Tobacco Control (FCTC)
- interventions to reduce tobacco use
- challenges of tobacco control
- barriers to the implementation of tobacco control policies
- policy interventions in tobacco control
- emerging tobacco and nicotine products