Current Abstracts on Tobacco

April 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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Cessation – Cell Phone Programs

Whittaker R, McRobbie H, Bullen C, Rodgers A, Gu Y.
Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016 Apr 10;4:CD006611 [Epub ahead of print]

Cessation – Hospital Patients

Grandi SM, Eisenberg MJ, Joseph L, O’Loughlin J, Paradis G, Filion KB.
Cessation treatment adherence and smoking abstinence in patients after acute myocardial infarction. American Heart Journal 2016 Mar;173:35-40. canadaflagfree

Cessation – Pharmacotherapy

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Bupropion and Varenicline for Tobacco Cessation: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness. Rapid Response Report: Summary with Clinical Appraisal. Ottawa, ON: CADTH, March 8, 2016.  canadaflagfree

Cigarette Packages – Labelling

Yong HH, Borland R, Cummings KM, Lindblom EN, Bansal-Travers M, O’Connor RJ, Elton-Marshall T, Thrasher JF, Hammond D, et al.
US smokers’ beliefs, experiences and perceptions of different cigarette variants before and after the FSPTCA ban on misleading descriptors such as ‘light’, ‘mild’, or ‘low’. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2016 Apr 15 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Community-Based Programs

Soler R, Orenstein D, Honeycutt A, Bradley C, Trogdon J, Kent CK, et al.
Community-based interventions to decrease obesity and tobacco exposure and reduce health care costs: Outcome estimates from communities putting prevention to work for 2010-2020. Preventing Chronic Disease 2016 Apr 7;13:E47. freeicon


Levy DT, Cummings KM, Villanti AC, Niaura R, Abrams DB, Fong GT, et al.
A framework for evaluating the public health impact of e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products. Addiction 2016 Apr 25 [epub ahead of print].  Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Malas M, van der Tempel J, Schwartz R, Minichiello A, Lightfoot C, Noormohamed A, Andrews J, Zawertailo L, Ferrence R.
Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: A systematic review. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2016 Apr 25 [Epub ahead of print].  Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Vickerman KA, Schauer GL, Malarcher AM, Zhang L, Mowery P, Nash CM.
Reasons for Electronic Nicotine Delivery System use and smoking abstinence at 6 months: A descriptive study of callers to employer and health plan-sponsored quitlines. Tobacco Control 2016 Apr 12 [Epub ahead of print].


Prochaska JJ, Michalek AK, Brown-Johnson C, Daza EJ, Baiocchi M, Anzai N, et al.
Likelihood of unemployed smokers vs nonsmokers attaining reemployment in a one-year observational study. JAMA Internal Medicine 2016 Apr 11 [Epub ahead of print]. 

Health Care Costs – Canada

Manuel DG, Perez R, Bennett C, Laporte A, Wilton AS, Gandhi S, et al.
A $4.9 Billion Decrease in Health Care Expenditure: The Ten-Year Impact of Improving Smoking, Alcohol, Diet and Physical Activity in Ontario. Toronto, ON: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), April 2016. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Health Policy

Schwartz R, Deber R.
The performance measurement-management divide in public health. Health Policy 2016 Mar;120(3):273-280. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Health Professionals – Intervention

Barber D, Williamson T, Biro S, Hall Barber K, Martin D, Kinsella L, et al.
Data discipline in electronic medical records: Improving smoking status documentation with a standardized intake tool and process. Canadian Family Physician 2015 Dec;61(12):e570-e576. canadaflagfree


Strulovici-Barel Y, Shaykhiev R, Salit J, Deeb RS, Krause A, Kaner RJ, et al.
Pulmonary abnormalities in young, light-use waterpipe (hookah) smokers. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2016 Mar 23 [Epub ahead of print].

Waziry R, Jawad M, Ballout RA, Al Akel M, Akl EA.
The effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking on health outcomes: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology 2016 Apr 13 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Motion Pictures

Ipsos Public Affairs.
Smoke Free Movies: Final Omnibus Report.  March 2016.
(Report commissioned by the Central West Tobacco Control Area Network (CW TCAN) in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Lung Association, and five Tobacco Control Area Networks (TCANs) across the province). Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Leonardi-Bee J, Nderi M, Britton J.
Smoking in movies and smoking initiation in adolescents: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction 2016 Apr 4 [Epub ahead of print].


Joubert BR, Feliz JF, Yousefi P, Bakulski KM, Just AC, Breton C, et al.
DNA methylation in newborns and maternal smoking in pregnancy: Genome-wide consortium meta-analysis. American Journal of Human Genetics 2016 Apr 7;98(4):680-696.

Sales to Minors

Goodchild M, Perucic AM, Nargis N.
Modelling the impact of raising tobacco taxes on public health and finance. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2016 Apr 1;94(4):250-257. freeicon

Thirdhand Smoke
Tobacco Industry

Smith J, Thompson S, Lee K.
‘Public enemy no. 1’: Tobacco industry funding for the AIDS response. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS 2016;13(1):41-52. canadaflagfree


Singh T, Arrazola RA, Corey CG, Husten CG, Neff LJ, Homa DM, et al.
Tobacco use among middle and high school students — United States, 2011–2015. Morbidity and Mortality Report 2016 Apr 15;65(14):361-367. freeicon