Impact factor: 5.150*
Tobacco Control is an international peer review journal covering the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide; tobacco's effects on population health, the economy, the environment, and society; efforts to prevent and control the global tobacco epidemic through population level education and policy changes; the ethical dimensions of tobacco control policies; and the activities of the tobacco industry and its allies.
Essential reading for everyone with an interest in tobacco control, including public health professionals, researchers, policy makers and educators.
* 2013 Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters, 2014)
Tobacco Control's Editor, Professor Ruth Malone, features in the video 'Unequal Opportunity Killer' released to coincide with the US Surgeon General's 2014 Report on Smoking and Health.
BMJ India awards
The BMJ award for Healthcare Advocacy has been won by "Voice of Tobacco Victims" which is a joint campaign between Healis and Sekhasari Institute for Public Health
Free e-cigarette supplements
An open access supplement funded by the State and Community Tobacco Control Research Initiative (SCTC) in the USA addresses the marketing, use and impact of electronic nicotine delivery systems, investigates the impact of price on user demand, and discusses the need for regulatory action.
Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity, but there has been little research into their impact on individuals or on populations to inform regulation. An open access supplement funded by the FDA provides an overview of the current knowledge and research gaps pertaining to e-cigarettes.
Is it better to be a thin smoker or a fat ex-smoker? Becky Freeman talks to Professor Siahpush to find out.