Call for Abstracts

Prepare Papers

Thank you for offering to share your knowledge and expertise at the 2018 National Summit on Smokeless Tobacco Prevention.

Please note: Any abstracts submitted that have been supported by or originated from the tobacco, e-cigarette or smokeless tobacco industry will not be reviewed.


Extended! Abstracts are due by April 30, 2018

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We will notify you of your submission’s status no later than early June 2018.


The conference is soliciting abstracts, whilst not limited to, the following areas of interest:

Policy and environmental change interventions

  • Taxation and price
  • New and emerging state and local policy options (i.e., Tobacco-21, baseball stadiums, flavor sales restrictions, coupon redemption restrictions, tobacco-free property, etc.)
  • Complexities of tobacco-free policy education/enforcement
  • Point of sale promotion & consumer protection
  • FDA policy needs  (i.e., flavored product issues, modified risk tobacco products)
  • Internet sources of tobacco distribution
  • Interdisciplinary topics (i.e., creating environments for healthy living, eating, tobacco-free lifestyle)
  • Community coalitions and activities – local policy promotion

Current Data

  • Health risks (including chemical analysis and health data) of smokeless and non-combustible tobacco use
  • Prevalence data
  • Youth initiation 
  • FDA – research for product regulation
  • Issues related to new smokeless and non-combustible tobacco products (i.e., health impact of products; dual/poly use of nicotine productsclean indoor air policies related to non-combustible tobacco products; consumer awareness of risks of new products)
  • Marketing and advertising strategies
  • Interdisciplinary topics (i.e., interplay between healthy living, eating, etc. and smokeless tobacco use)


  • Public education strategies
  • Social marketing strategies
  • Advancing local, state and national leadership on smokeless and spit tobacco challenges (related to advocacy)
  • Program funding strategies and opportunities
  • Smokeless tobacco use in sports (including hunting, fishing, rodeo, baseball)
  • Health provider-based interventions


  • Youth empowerment and advocacy
  • College & young adult use (i.e., tobacco-free campuses)
  • Smokeless tobacco use in sports (including hunting, fishing, rodeo, hockey, baseball)
  • Youth refusal strategies
  • Youth success in policy


  • Cessation interventions (i.e., community-based, campus, and/or employer-based interventions)
  • Patient education and treatment services (dental or medical)
  • Tobacco cessation strategies (i.e., pharmacologic support, counseling, etc.)
  • Implications of tobacco company presence in cessation market (i.e., Zonnic)
  • Dual or poly use
  • Harm reduction policies

Vulnerable Populations/Disparities

  • Military and veterans
  • LGBT
  • Athletes and sports enthusiasts
  • Youth
  • Low-income populations
  • American Indian culturally-linked interventions
  • Mental health/drug dependent population
  • Blue collar labor population (mining, timber, energy, construction trades)
  • Rural & low socioeconomic and culturally-linked interventions
  • Interventions, policy, systems changes to address these populations

Ready To Submit?

All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. English is the official language of the conference.