April 2018 Current Abstracts on Tobacco

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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Hot Topics

Aveyard and Arnott argue that doctors should recommend e-cigarettes to help smokers quit, but Johnson of the University of Ottawa warns that the evidence isn’t there. Dai and team find that e-cigarette use predicts future marijuana use. Willet and colleagues examine the use of the JUUL e-cigarette among youth, sparking the FDA to look into the product.


Aveyard P, Arnott D, Johnson KC. Should we recommend e-cigarettes to help smokers quit? BMJ 2018 Apr 25;361:k1759. freeicon


Dai H, Catley D, Richter KP, Goggin K, Ellerbeck EF. Electronic cigarettes and future marijuana use: A longitudinal study. Pediatrics 2018 Apr 23;e20173787. freeicon


Willett JG, Bennett M, Hair EC, Xiao H, Greenberg MS, Harvey E, et al. Recognition, use and perceptions of JUUL among youth and young adults. Tobacco Control 2018 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print]


Smoking—University Students

Plotnikoff RC, Costigan SA, Kennedy SG, Robards S, Germov J, Wild C. Efficacy of interventions targeting alcohol, drug and smoking behaviors in university and college students: A review of randomized controlled trials. Journal of American College Health 2018 Apr 13;1-43. [Epub ahead of print].

Smoking Cessation—Cancer

Shingler E, Robles LA, Perry R, Penfold C, Ness AR, Thomas S, et al. Systematic review evaluating randomized controlled trials of smoking and alcohol cessation interventions in people with head and neck cancer and oral dysplasia. Head & Neck 2018 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print]

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Cessation Aids—Safety

Benowitz NL, Pipe A, West R, Hays JT, Tonstad S, McRae T, et al. Cardiovascular safety of varenicline, bupropion, and nicotine patch in smokers. JAMA Internal Medicine 2018 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]


Obeidat M, Zhou G, Li X, Hansel NN, Rafaels N, Mathias R, et al. The genetics of smoking in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiratory Research 2018 Dec 10;19(1):59.


Wadsworth E, McNeill A, Li L, Hammond D, Thrasher JF, Yong H-H, et al. Reported exposure to e-cigarette advertising and promotion in different regulatory environments: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country (ITC-4C) Survey. Preventive Medicine 2018 Jul 17;112:130-7.

Health Warnings

Dewhirst T, Lee WB. Who is the target? Package health warnings and the role of market segmentation. Tobacco Control 2018 May;27(3):243-4.


Barra NG, VanDuzer TA, Holloway AC, Hardy DB. Maternal nicotine exposure leads to augmented expression of the antioxidant adipose tissue triglyceride lipase long-term in the white adipose of female rat offspring. Toxicological Sciences 2018 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print].

Secondhand Smoke

Wang C, Collins DB, Hems RF, Borduas N, Antiñolo M, Abbatt JPD. Exploring conditions for ultrafine particle formation from oxidation of cigarette smoke in indoor environments. Environmental Science & Technology 2018 Apr 17;52(8):4623-31.

Smoking Cessation—Cancer

Alton D, Eng L, Lu L, Song Y, Su J, Farzanfar D, et al. Perceptions of continued smoking and smoking cessation among patients with cancer. Journal of Oncology Practice 2018 Apr 20;JOP.17.00029. [Epub ahead of print].