August 2017 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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Larsen K, To T, Irving HM, Boak A, Hamilton HA, Mann RE, Schwartz R, Faulkner GEJ. Smoking and binge-drinking among adolescents, Ontario, Canada: Does the school neighbourhood matter? Health & Place 2017 Sep 10;47:108-14.

Hot Topics

An editorial in the Lancet addresses the FDA announcement that they would begin regulating the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. Stephens in Tobacco Control attempts to quantify the relative harm associated with vapourizing or smoking nicotine and finds a hierarchy of harm. West and colleagues in England estimate that e-cigarettes have led to approximately an additional 20,000 long-term quitters in England. Apollonio and Glantz examine the research on NRT in the tobacco industry documents and find that although initially there was concern that selling NRT would trigger FDA regulation of cigarettes, tobacco companies have begun to produce their own products.


West R, Shahab L, Brown J. Estimating the population impact of e-cigarettes on smoking cessation in England. Addiction 2016 Jun 1;111(6):1118-9.

Harm Reduction

Stephens WE. Comparing the cancer potencies of emissions from vapourised nicotine products including e-cigarettes with those of tobacco smoke. Tobacco Control 2017 Aug 4 [Epub ahead of print].

Nicotine—FDA Regulation

The Lancet. Nicotine addiction, reduction, and smoking cessation. Editorial. The Lancet 2017 Aug 19;390(10096):716.

Tobacco Industry—Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Apollonio D, Glantz SA. Tobacco industry research on nicotine replacement therapy: “If anyone is going to take away our business it should be us.” American Journal of Public Health 2017 Aug 17;e1-7 [Epub ahead of print].

Recent Work by Canadian Researchers Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


West R, Coyle K, Owen L, Coyle D, Pokhrel S. Estimates of effectiveness and reach for “return on investment” modelling of smoking cessation interventions using data from England. Addiction 2017 Aug 18 [Epub ahead of print].


Shariati H, Armstrong HL, Cui Z, Lachowsky NJ, Zhu J, Anand P, et al. Changes in smoking status among a longitudinal cohort of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Vancouver, Canada. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2017 Aug 16;179:370-8 [Epub ahead of print].

Cessation—Lung Cancer Screening

Taghizadeh N, Taylor KL, MacEachern P, Koetzler R, Dickinson JA, Gillson A, et al. Tobacco use and motivation to stop smoking among long-term smokers who are ineligible for lung cancer screening. Lung Cancer 2017 Sep;111:101-7.

Health Warnings

Reid J, Mutti-Packer S, Gupta P, Li Q, Yuan J, Nargis N, et al. Influence of health warnings on beliefs about the health effects of cigarette smoking, in the context of an experimental study in four Asian countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017 Aug 2;14(8):868. freeicon


Glenn NM, Lapalme J, McCready G, Frohlich KL. Young adults’ experiences of neighbourhood smoking-related norms and practices: A qualitative study exploring place-based social inequalities in smoking. Social Science & Medicine 2017 Sep;189:17-24.

Secondhand Smoke—Depression

Patten SB, Williams JVA, Lavorato DH, Woolf B, Wang JL, Bulloch AG, et al. Major depression and secondhand smoke exposure. Journal of Affective Disorders 2017 Aug 12;225:260-4.