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.


Thanks for your interest. The call for abstracts is now closed.

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