Current Abstracts on Tobacco

January 2016

The following is a monthly list of selected journal articles and reports on tobacco topics, with an emphasis on Canadian authors and research. 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. For other material please browse or search our library catalogue at

Full text is available where indicated, otherwise, a fee may be required. All articles are added to our library catalogue.

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Aboriginal Peoples
Cessation – Exercise

Prapavessis H, De Jesus S, Fitzgeorge L, Faulkner G, Maddison R, Batten S.
Exercise to enhance smoking cessation: The Getting Physical on Cigarette randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2016 Jan 20 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cessation – Pharmacy Services

Wong L, Burden AM, Liu YY, Tadrous M, Pojskic N, Dolovich L, et al.
Initial uptake of the Ontario Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program: Descriptive analysis over 2 years. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2015 Jan/Feb;148(1):29-40. canadaflagfree

Cessation – Psychiatric Patients

Tulloch HE, Pipe AL, Clyde MJ, Reid RD, Els C.
The quit experience and concerns of smokers with psychiatric illness. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 Dec 17 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Schwartz R, Zhang B.
Debunking the taxation-contraband tobacco myth. Commentary. CMAJ 2016 Jan 18 [Epub ahead of print]. canadaflagfree


Caraballo RS, Jamal A, Nguyen KH, Kuiper NM, Arrazola RA.
Electronic nicotine delivery system use among U.S. adults, 2014. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2016 Feb;50(2):226-229.

Kalkhoran S, Glantz SA.
E-cigarettes and smoking cessation in real-world and clinical settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2016 Jan 14 [Epub ahead of print].

Rosbrook K, Green BG.
Sensory effects of menthol and nicotine in an E-cigarette. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2016 Jan 17 [Epub ahead of print].

E-Cigarettes – Marketing

Singh T, Marynak K, Arrazola RA, Cox S, Rolle IV, King BA.
Vital signs: Exposure to electronic cigarette advertising among middle school and high school students — United States, 2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2016 Jan 8;64(52):1403-1408. freeicon

Hookahs – Secondhand Smoke

Zhou S, Behrooz L, Weitzman M, Pan G, Vilcassim R, Mirowsky JE, et al.
Secondhand hookah smoke: An occupational hazard for hookah bar employees. Tobacco Control 2016 Jan 25 [Epub ahead of print].

Nicotine Metabolism

Falcone M, Cao W, Bernardo L, Tyndale RE, Loughead J, Lerman C.
Brain responses to smoking cues differ based on nicotine metabolism rate. Biological Psychiatry 2015 Nov 25 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Secondhand Smoke – Youth Exposure

Agaku IT, Singh T, Rolle I, Olalekan AY, King BA.
Prevalence and determinants of secondhand smoke exposure among middle and high school students. Pediatrics 2016 Jan 11 [Epub ahead of print]. 


Mazurek JM, England LJ.
Cigarette smoking among working women of reproductive age-United States, 2009-2013. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2016 Jan 20 [Epub ahead of print].

Young Adults – Cessation

Thomas JL, Luo X, Bengtson J, Wang Q, Ghidei W, Nyman J, et al.
Enhancing Quit & Win contests to improve cessation among college smokers: A randomized clinical trial. Addiction 2016 Feb;111(2):331-339.

Young Adults – Smoking Characteristics

Ghenadenik AE, Frohlich KL, Gauvin L.
Beyond smoking prevalence: Exploring the variability of associations between neighbourhood exposures across two nested spatial units and two-year smoking trajectory among young adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016 Jan 6;13(1):E106. canadaflagfree

Youth – Cessation

Peirson L, Ali MU, Kenny M, Raina P, Sherifali D.
Interventions for prevention and treatment of tobacco smoking in school-aged children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Preventive Medicine 2015 Dec 29 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content