Special Issue "Heated Tobacco Products"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: assessment of tobacco product design; potential for dependence; product use and individual risk; secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure
Interests: tobacco control; tobacco related diseases; e-cigarettes; heated tobacco products; lifestyle medicine; prevention programmes; health policy
This Special Issue will focus on the public health implications of heated tobacco products (HTP) – also known as heat-not-burn products. Recent examples of HTPs marketed globally include IQOS (PMI), Glo (BAT), and TECH (JTI). Like other non-combustible nicotine devices, HTPs may produce lower levels of toxic emissions compared with combusted cigarettes, leading to lowered exposure in consumers who switch completely. Nonetheless, there are concerns about the broader public health implications of HTPs, including changes in perception of smoking risk, delay in smoking cessation, dual use with combusted cigarettes, and initiation of tobacco use among youth.
Therefore, a rigorous evidence base is needed to inform the public health community and guide regulatory strategies to ensure that HTPs support tobacco harm reduction objectives. A comprehensive approach to FTP regulation will be founded on cutting-edge science across a range of research topics and disciplines. We invite papers on HTPs that include research on the following: product design analysis; chemical testing (tobacco and smoke analysis); preclinical human testing (perceptions, use behavior, exposure biomarkers); human trials and epidemiological analysis; analysis of advertising, marketing, and health warnings; tax policy; and post-market surveillance. We are also interested in the weight of scientific evidence reviews, and we welcome papers from diverse global settings. By highlighting emerging research on HTPs from leading public health scientists and policy experts, this Special Issue will provide critical evidence to advance tobacco harm reduction and public health policy.
Vaughan W. Rees
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