April 2017 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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Cessation—Health Professionals

Zhang B, Diemert LM, Bondy SJ, Chaiton MO. Dentists can help patients quit smoking: the role of cessation medications. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 2017 Mar 13;83:h1.


Weinberger AH, Gbedemah M, Wall MM, Hasin DS, Zvolensky MJ, Chaiton M, et al. Depression among non-daily smokers compared to daily smokers and never-smokers in the United States: an emerging problem. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Hot Topics

A major study published in the Lancet found that smoking caused more than one in ten deaths worldwide, killing more than 6 million people a year with a global loss of nearly 150 million disability-adjusted life-years. A study by Jha and colleagues argued that the best way to combat tobacco in South Asia was through raising taxes.

Burden of Disease—Global

Reitsma MB, Fullman N, Ng M, Salama JS, Abajobir A, et al. Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet 2017 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print]


Jha P, Khan J, Mishra S, Gupta P. Raising taxes key to accelerate tobacco control in South Asia. BMJ 2017 Apr 11;357:j1176.


Cessation—Behavioural Counselling

Lancaster T, Stead LF. Individual behavioural counselling for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017 Mar 31;3:CD001292.

Stead L, Lancaster T. Group behaviour therapy programmes for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017 Mar 31;3:CD001007.


Barrio P, Reynolds J, García-Altés A, Gual A, Anderson P. Social costs of illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco in the European Union: A systematic review. Drug and Alcohol Review 2017 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Flavoured Tobacco—Perception

Kowitt S, Meernik C, Baker H, Osman A, Huang L-L, et al. Perceptions and experiences with flavored non-menthol tobacco products: A systematic review of qualitative studies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017 Mar 23;14(4):338. freeicon

Initiation—School Programs

Hodder RK, Freund M, Wolfenden L, Bowman J, Gillham K, et al. Systematic review of universal school-based resilience interventions targeting adolescent tobacco, alcohol or illicit drug use: review protocol. BMJ Open 2017 Apr 5;4(5):e004718. freeicon

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Leung W, Roberts V, Gordon LG, Bullen C, McRobbie H, et al. Economic evaluation of an exercise-counselling intervention to enhance smoking cessation outcomes: The Fit2Quit trial. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2017 Dec 29;15(1):21. freeicon

Cessation—Health Professionals

Ye L, Goldie C, Sharma T, John S, Bamford M, et al. Tobacco-nicotine education and training for health-care professional students and practitioners: a systematic review. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print]


Baskerville NB, Shuh A, Wong-Francq K, Dash D, Abramowicz A. LGBTQ youth and young adult perspectives on a culturally tailored group smoking cessation program. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print]


Cunningham JA, Kushnir V. Effectiveness of mass distribution of nicotine patches to promote tobacco control in rural versus urban settings. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2017 May;71(5):519-519.

Cessation—Quit Aids

Edwards SA, Callaghan RC, Mann RE, Bondy SJ. Association between socioeconomic status and access to care and quitting smoking with and without assistance. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print]


O’Leary R, Borland R, Stockwell T, MacDonald M. Claims in vapour device (e-cigarette) regulation: A Narrative Policy Framework analysis. International Journal of Drug Policy 2017 Jun 14;44:31-40.

Yong H-H, Hitchman SC, Cummings KM, Borland R, Gravely SML, et al. Does the regulatory environment for e-cigarettes influence the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation? Longitudinal findings from the ITC Four Country Survey. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Flavoured Tobacco—Youth

Bird Y, May J, Nwankwo C, Mahmood R, Moraros J. Prevalence and characteristics of flavoured tobacco use among students in grades 10 through 12: a national cross-sectional study in Canada, 2012-2013. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2017 Dec 24;15(1):20. freeicon


Sylvestre M-P, Wellman RJ, O’Loughlin EK, Dugas EN, O’Loughlin J. Gender differences in risk factors for cigarette smoking initiation in childhood. Addictive Behaviors 2017 Sep 4;72:144–50.


Shisler S, Eiden RD, Molnar DS, Schuetze P, Huestis M, et al. Smoking in pregnancy and fetal growth: the case for more intensive assessment. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017 May 1;19(5):525-31.

Tobacco Supply—Immigrants

Mao A, Bottorff JL, Oliffe JL, Sarbit G, Kelly MT. Chinese immigrant men smokers’ sources of cigarettes in Canada: A qualitative study. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2017 Dec 21;15(1):18. freeicon