The European Journal of Mental Health invites you to submit your work to its Tobacco use, vaping, and mental health thematic compilation.

The compilation will include selected peer-reviewed original research articles, and reviews published free, and open-access by the end of 2023 and early 2024.

In recent years, numerous factors contributed to the global mental health crisis, including COVID-19, wars, and the climate crisis. But another serious threat arises now in our daily life exacerbating the mental health crisis, especially among youth: the tobacco industry and its rapidly, aggressively growing market of novel and emerging nicotine and tobacco products, like e.g., e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, besides conventional tobacco products. Saving the next generation, vulnerable populations, and whole societies from the enormous burden of tobacco-attributable mental illnesses and diseases should be a priority. Therefore, it would be essential to better understand the behavioral, biopsychosocial, socio-ecological, and social network links between mental health conditions as well as traditional and novel tobacco and nicotine delivery products.

We therefore invite manuscripts in the following – but not exclusive  – topics for this special compilation:

  • The association and predictors of combustible, heated tobacco products, and e-cigarette use involving patterns with mental health conditions not fully explored.
  • Scientific findings are scarce on exploring the role of social media and digital social networks in the relationship between tobacco use, vaping, and mental health.
  • Adolescence and young adulthood are high-risk periods for developing tobacco and nicotine dependence, and mental illnesses. Manuscripts presenting interventions, and best practices, are welcome on this topic.
  • The causal relationship between mental health and conventional as well as novel tobacco and nicotine delivery product use initiation, as well as continuation, should be further clarified.
  • Mental health conditions may be a barrier to quitting using tobacco and nicotine delivery products and may influence cessation outcomes. Studies about utilizing social support through various platforms to promote and manage the cessation process in various vulnerable populations are also welcome.


Manuscript submission information

The submission deadline is June 30, 2023.

Manuscripts should be submitted via email: Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-screening will be peer-reviewed. Original research articles and review articles are both welcome. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (max. 2000 characters, including spaces) can be sent to the Editorial Office until May 15, 2023.

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 double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for manuscript submission is available on the Author Guidelines page.

European Journal of Mental Health is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, free open access, continuously publishing, and non-profit journal published by Semmelweis University.  It is indexed in Scopus, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, APA PsycInfo, and DOAJ. Our journal promotes a broader understanding of mental health and well-being through developmental and life-course perspectives, relational and systemic approaches, social-ecological views, and transdisciplinary thinking.

Please visit the Author Guidelines page before submitting a manuscript. There is no Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


EJMH Associate Editor: Melinda Pénzes, MD, PhD; Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Guest Editor: Prof. Róbert Urbán; Department of Personality and Health Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary



  • Mental health
  • Mental disorders
  • Social network
  • Psychosocial factors
  • Tobacco use
  • Vaping
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Heated tobacco products
  • Alternative nicotine and tobacco products
  • Nicotine dependence
  • Vulnerable population
  • Adolescence
  • Young adults
  • Cessation
  • Intervention


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