Special Issue "Factors Associated with Successful Smoking Cessation"
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: 11 April 2024 | Viewed by 2533
Aim: The aim of this special issue is to highlight individual traits, interventions, programs and/or policies associated with successful smoking cessation
Commercial tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable deaths worldwide. Although the prevalence of smoking has declined in many countries across the world over the last several decades, the negative health impacts of smoking continue to rise due to a growing and aging population. Conversely, among low- and middle-income countries, there has been little decline in smoking prevalence over this same time frame 1. Furthermore, with the rise in electronic nicotine delivery devices, particularly vaping among youth, the effects of early nicotine exposure, its risk of dependence and potential transition to commercial tobacco, remains a public health threat 2. Higher smoking prevalence is tied to almost every indicator of deprivation and/or marginalization and the combined effects of these factors propagate inequity in health outcomes associated with smoking tobacco.
Success with reducing tobacco consumption and smoking cessation at a population level requires a multi-level approach to governmental policies and regulations, community interventions and health system programs and supports. At an individual level, demographic, behavioral and environmental factors can all influence a person’s chance of realizing smoking cessation 3. Given the tight association between poverty, marginalization and deprivation and continued smoking behavior, there is an urgent need to examine policies, programs, and interventions that take into consideration and/or focus on these structural factors when addressing smoking cessation.
This Special Issue covers various approaches to successful smoking cessation with a focus on policies, programs, interventions targeting marginalized populations. Original papers and Reviews that incorporate culturally-sensitive and equity-focused programs and policies are encouraged.
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- Chapman S.; Bareham D.; Maziak W. The Gateway Effect of E-cigarettes: Reflections on Main Criticisms. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 21(5), 695–698.
- Lee CW.; Kahende J. Factors associated with successful smoking cessation in the United States, 2000. Am J Public Health. 2007 97(8), 1503–9.
Dr. Erika D. Penz
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- smoking cessation
- tobacco reduction policy
- health (in)equity
- health system program