November 2020: Seventh Special Issue Released
VCBH is pleased to announce that the November 2020 Special Issue of Preventive Medicine, edited by Stephen T. Higgins, PhD, is now available. This year's issue highlights some current challenges in tobacco control and regulatory science and features researchers that participated in the VCBH 7th Annual Conference held in October 2019.
Dr. Higgins notes in his editorial, "This 7th issue includes 17 commentaries, reviews, and original empirical studies, 16 of which are devoted to current tobacco control and regulatory science research and policy, topics critically important to protecting the public health from the longstanding and devastating harms of tobacco use. The challenge of balancing efforts to protect youth from e-cigarettes while allowing for evidence-based evaluation of their potential to reduce the harms of cigarette smoking among adults features prominently in many of these contributions, complemented by original studies on rural-urban disparities, tobacco harm perceptions, use patterns and toxin exposure, modeling of tobacco-related mortality, novel tobacco research methods, and reducing cigarette smoking through regulatory policies, including nicotine reduction in cigarettes, and novel clinical interventions."
Some of the commentaries, reviews, and studies included are:
Tobacco harm reduction: Past history, current controversies and a proposed approach for the future
Dorothy K. Hatsukami, Dana M. Carroll
Shared and unique risk factors for tobacco use among rural versus urban adolescents
Megan E. Roberts, Andreas A. Teferra, Brittney Keller-Hamilton, Joanne G. Patterson, Amy K. Ferketich
Modeling smoking-attributable mortality among adults with major depression in the United States
Jamie Tam, Gemma M.J. Taylor, Kara Zivin, Kenneth E. Warner, Rafael Meza
Decreasing smoking during pregnancy: Potential economic benefit of reducing sudden unexpected infant death
Stephen T. Higgins, Eric P. Slade, Donald S. Shepard
Current smoking as a marker of a high-risk behavioral profile after myocardial infarction
Diann E. Gaalema, Hypatia A. Bolívar, Sherrie Khadanga, Jeffrey S. Priest, ... Philip A. Ades