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Call for Papers – Tobacco control in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

The Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (EMHJ) is leading a thematic issue on tobacco control, marking 15 years of entry into force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and its implementation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) by 2020.

In light of FCTC and given the diverse situation in countries of the Region, such a review is crucial to create a way forward for the future of tobacco control, while building on the experiences and the momentum that has been built over the past 15 years.

Possible sub-themes include, but are not limited to:

Application of demand and supply side measures of the WHO FCTC and its impact.

Application of the WHO FCTC and its guidelines on novel tobacco products.

The status of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in the EMR.

Tobacco use over time, 10 years of youth and adult surveillance, what is it revealing on tobacco use trends?

Waterpipe smoking.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery systems (ENDS)

Economics of tobacco products and promotion.

The tobacco industry and its influence on tobacco-control.

Engagement of civil society and nongovernmental organizations in prevention of tobacco use.

Tobacco control in times of emergencies.

Tobacco control and noncommunicable diseases agenda in the EMR.

Impact of implantation of the WHO-FCTC policies on tobacco use among females in the EMR.

Papers describing research findings, successful practices, innovative solutions, outcome-oriented approaches, and lessons learned are encouraged.

Papers of Eastern Mediterranean cross-country studies are highly encouraged.

Information on submitting a paper

Please carefully read the instructions for authors at:

Submissions should be received by 30 April, 2019 in order to be considered.

Please indicate in your submission that it is for consideration for Tobacco Control special issue.

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