Special Issue "Innovative Approaches to Smoking Cessation and Smoking Harm Reduction in People with HIV"
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: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 3053
Interests: smoking cessation; smoking harm reduction; alternative nicotine delivery systems (ANDS); HIV/AIDS; cardiovascular risk reduction
Effective antiretroviral therapy has led to an increased lifespan for people with HIV (PWH) when they are diagnosed early and engaged in care. As a result, HIV has transitioned to a chronic illness, and non-AIDS-related medical conditions, such as lung cancer, have become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The increased risk for cancer is due in part to a high prevalence of traditional risk factors for cancer in this population—most notably tobacco use. Smoking prevalence is substantially higher in PWH compared with the general population and is associated with increased rates of lung cancer and other malignancies. In fact, PWH lose more years due to smoking than to HIV infection itself. It has been estimated that at least 90% of lung cancers and 20% of all other cancers in PWH could be prevented by eliminating smoking.
Smoking cessation studies in PWH have demonstrated disappointing outcomes, with low quit rates, poor adherence to therapy, and a lack of sustained abstinence. While many smokers living with HIV express a willingness to quit and two-thirds are interested in or considering quitting when asked, they are less likely to quit when compared to smokers in the general population, and few are able to achieve long-term abstinence.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health titled “Innovative Approaches to Smoking Cessation and Smoking Harm Reduction in People with HIV” offers an opportunity to publish high-quality quantitative and qualitative research in this topical area. We welcome papers that describe innovative approaches to tobacco dependence in PWH, including smoking cessation research studies and tobacco harm reduction studies. Studies describing perceptions of harm, novel tobacco product use, the impact of use on health risk and health behaviors, and biomarkers are welcome.
Dr. Patricia A. Cioe
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- smoking cessation
- smoking harm reduction
- intervention research
- health effects