Call for Papers: Special Issue "Tobacco Control in Asian Countries"
Date:2021-11-18 07:35 


Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Tingzhong Yang E-Mail Website 
Guest Editor
Women's Hospital/Center for Tobacco Control Research, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310058, Zhejiang, China
Interests: health behavior theory; tobacco control; public health; mental stress

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Globally, tobacco use is one of the leading causes of premature mortality, especially low- and middle-income countries. Asia is an important area endangered by smoking. Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is an important public health problem resulting from smoking, and children are a vulnerable population who are at high risk for tobacco-related health inequities in tobacco epidemic societies. Approaches to address this problem need to be based on high-quality scientific research to understand root causes and determine effective approaches to reduce tobacco-related diseases. This research has three main objectives. The primary research goal is to assess tobacco use, especially electronic cigarettes and SHS exposure status among children. Secondly it aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the social and behavioral mechanisms leading to tobacco use and SHS exposure. A third goal is to examine the effect of tobacco use and SHS exposure reduction measures among children, and others measures to decrease the SHS exposure of children. It should be stressed that we give very low priority to studies examining the association of tobacco use and health in any population and to papers describing knowledge and attitudes about smoking in the general population. We believe that these measures are needed to reduce health inequities among children, and contribute to the goal of ‘Health for All’.

Prof. Dr. Tingzhong Yang
Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authorspage. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.



  • children
  • smoking
  • secondhand smoke
  • tobacco control
  • socially disadvantaged groups
  • public health

Published Papers

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