November 2016 Current Abstracts

The following is a monthly list of selected journal articles and reports on tobacco topics. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive. We try to choose titles of interest to our tobacco control network, but we realize that there are many relevant articles that are not listed.

Archived abstracts are available.

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Secondhand Smoke—Vehicles
Montreuil A, Hanusaik N, Cantinotti M, Leclerc B-S, Kestens Y, Tremblay M, Cohen J et al. Social disparities in children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in privately owned vehicles. Tobacco Control 2016 Oct 28 [Epub ahead of print].

Hot Topics

Flavours were hotly discussed this month. Khlystov and Samburova examine aldehyde yield from e-cigarettes and find toxic levels in the vapour, with particularly high levels depending on the flavourings. Huang and colleagues reviewed the literature on non-menthol flavours, finding that flavours and flavour descriptors appeared to play a key role in the perception and use of tobacco products, especially among youth.

Khlystov A, Samburova V. Flavoring compounds dominate toxic aldehyde production during e-cigarette vaping. Environmental Science & Technology 2016 Nov 8 [Epub ahead of print].
Huang L-L, Baker HM, Meernik C, Ranney LM, Richardson A, Goldstein AO. Impact of non-menthol flavours in tobacco products on perceptions and use among youth, young adults and adults: a systematic review. Tobacco Control 2016 Nov 21 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon


Erectile Dysfunction
Biebel MG, Burnett AL, Sadeghi-Nejad H. Male sexual function and smoking. Sexual Medicine Reviews 2016;4(4):366–75.
Smokeless Tobacco—Policy
Levy DT, Mays D, Boyle RG, Tam J, Chaloupka FJ. The effect of tobacco control policies on US smokeless tobacco use: A structured review. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2016 Oct 25 [Epub ahead of print].
Smoking Cessation—Generalizability
Motschman CA, Gass JC, Wray JM, Germeroth LJ, Schlienz NJ, Munoz DA, et al. Selection criteria limit generalizability of smoking pharmacotherapy studies differentially across clinical trials and laboratory studies: A systematic review on varenicline. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2016;169:180-9.
Smoking Cessation—Nurses
Duaso MJ, Bakhshi S, Mujika A, Purssell E, While AE. Nurses’ smoking habits and their professional smoking cessation practices. A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2017;67:3-11 [Epub ahead of print].
Smoking Cessation—Prisons
Casetta B, Videla AJ, Bardach A, Morello P, Soto N, Lee K, et al. Association between cigarette smoking prevalence and income level: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nicotine &Tobacco Research 2016 Sep 27 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon
Smoking Cessation—Substance Use
Apollonio D, Philipps R, Bero L. Interventions for tobacco use cessation in people in treatment for or recovery from substance abuse. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012 Nov 23 ;12:1-10. freeicon
McKelvey K, Thrul J, Ramo D. Impact of quitting smoking and smoking cessation treatment on substance use outcomes: An updated and narrative review. Addictive Behaviors 2017;65:161-70 [Epub ahead of print].

Recent Work by Canadian Researchers Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Larsen K, Faulkner GEJ, Boak A, Hamilton HA, Mann RE, Irving HM, et al. Looking beyond cigarettes: Are Ontario adolescents with asthma less likely to smoke e-cigarettes, marijuana, waterpipes or tobacco cigarettes? Respiratory Medicine 2016;120:10–5.
Lung Cancer Screening
Goffin JR, Flanagan WM, Miller AB, Fitzgerald NR, Memon S, Wolfson MC, et al. Biennial lung cancer screening in Canada with smoking cessation—outcomes and cost-effectiveness. Lung Cancer 2016;101:98-103.
Nicotine Dependence—Sleep
Dugas E, Sylvestre M, O’Loughlin E, Brunet J, Kakinami L, Constantin E, et al. Nicotine dependence and sleep quality in young adults. Addictive Behaviors 2017;65:154-60 [Epub ahead of print].
Schlagintweit HE, Campbell NK, Barrett SP. Quit intentions moderate subjective and physiological responses to acute nicotine replacement therapy administration in dependent smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2016 Nov 12 [Epub ahead of print].
Prevalence—Indigenous Peoples
Secondhand Smoke—Antisocial Behaviour
Pagani LS, Lévesque-Seck F, Archambault I, Janosz M. Prospective longitudinal associations between household smoke exposure in early childhood and antisocial behavior at age 12. Indoor Air 2016 Nov 20 [Epub ahead of print].
Smoking—Low Birth Weight
Smoking Cessation—LGBTQ
Baskerville NB, Dash D, Wong K, Shuh A, Abramowicz A. Perceptions toward a smoking cessation app targeting LGBTQ+ youth and young adults: A qualitative framework analysis of focus groups. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 2016 Nov 18;2(2):e165. freeicon
Smoking Cessation—Pregnancy
Bérard A, Zhao J-P, Sheehy O. Success of smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2016;215(5):611.e1-611.e8.