BioMed Research International

Tobacco and Health Disparities


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1University of York, York, UK

2Agha Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

3Imperial College London, London, UK

4University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre, Oklahoma City, USA


Tobacco and Health Disparities

Description

The prevalence and negative impact of tobacco use are increasing in impoverished and marginalised communities around the globe. In high-income countries, smoking rates remain stubbornly high among homeless people, indigenous and minority ethnic groups, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and those with mental illnesses. A social gradient to tobacco consumption is also apparent in many middle- and low-income countries. Moreover, smoking rates are increasing among women living in developing world, which is likely to worsen gender inequality. Consequently, health and socioeconomic inequalities are increasing between different social strata. Moreover, as tobacco-related burden of disease shifts towards low- and middle-income countries, the health gap between their populations and those in high-income countries widens further. Certain forms of tobacco using, for instance, smokeless tobacco are particularly common among the poor leading to disproportionate disease burden on the underprivileged segments of the population.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that will help us to understand factors that are driving differences in tobacco use and quitting between different social groupings. We are also interested in papers that illustrate progressive and proequity approaches for tobacco control.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The differences in tobacco use and quitting between groupings based on social disadvantage, gender, ethnicity, and health conditions
  • The differences in the health and economic impact of tobacco use between these groupings
  • The determinants of tobacco use and quitting among impoverished and marginalised groups
  • Emerging themes in tobacco (e.g., waterpipe smoking, smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes) and their impact on health disparities
  • Individual or community-based interventions adapted and/or delivered according to the social context of disadvantaged and marginalised groups
  • Population-wide approaches and policies that are progressive and are likely to reduce disparities

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 570173
  • - Editorial

Tobacco and Health Disparities

Kamran Siddiqi | Mohammed Jawad | ... | Javaid Ahmed Khan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 132120
  • - Research Article

Tobacco Usage in Uttarakhand: A Dangerous Combination of High Prevalence, Widespread Ignorance, and Resistance to Quitting

Nathan John Grills | Rajesh Singh | ... | Bradley C. Martin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 817298
  • - Research Article

Quitline Use and Outcomes among Callers with and without Mental Health Conditions: A 7-Month Follow-Up Evaluation in Three States

Katrina A. Vickerman | Gillian L. Schauer | ... | Chelsea M. Nash
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 370274
  • - Research Article

The Adoption of Smoking and Its Effect on the Mortality Gender Gap in Netherlands: A Historical Perspective

Fanny Janssen | Frans van Poppel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 313692
  • - Review Article

The Epidemiology of Tobacco Use among Khat Users: A Systematic Review

Saba Kassim | Mohammed Jawad | ... | Elie A. Akl
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 835080
  • - Research Article

Social Inequality in Cigarette Consumption, Cigarette Dependence, and Intention to Quit among Norwegian Smokers

Marianne Lund
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 274056
  • - Research Article

Smoking Cessation and Socioeconomic Status: An Update of Existing Evidence from a National Evaluation of English Stop Smoking Services

Rosemary Hiscock | Fiona Dobbie | Linda Bauld
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 745865
  • - Research Article

Impact of Waterpipe Tobacco Pack Health Warnings on Waterpipe Smoking Attitudes: A Qualitative Analysis among Regular Users in London

Mohammed Jawad | Ali Bakir | ... | Aimee Grant
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 672393
  • - Research Article

Second-Hand Smoking among Intermediate and Secondary School Students in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Abdulmohsen H. Al-Zalabani | Soliman M. Amer | ... | Ayat R. Abdallah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 837804
  • - Research Article

Socioeconomic Gradients in Different Types of Tobacco Use in India: Evidence from Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2009-10

Ankur Singh | Monika Arora | ... | Manu R. Mathur
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