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.
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The relationship between smoking during pregnancy and obesity in the offspring has been emerging. This article calculates the population attributable risk in three countries and finds that smoking during pregnancy is an attributable cause of over 5% of childhood obesity in Canada. Baumung, Rehm and colleagues argue that not enough is known about the harms of nicotine itself and that we may be underestimating the risk.
Chaiton M, Holloway A. Population attributable risk of smoking during pregnancy on obesity in offspring. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2016;107(3):336.
This month, the Canadian Cancer Society released their report on cancer in Canada demonstrating the high burden of cancer due to tobacco use and the impact on cancer of declining tobacco use. A case study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported injuries caused by exploding e-cigarettes. A representative study of tobacco users found that first use of a flavoured tobacco product was associated with being a current tobacco user and lower likelihood of making a quit attempt.