Current Abstracts on Tobacco

July 2014

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 http://library.otru.org.

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

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Cigarette Package Warning Labels

Thrasher JF, Osman A, Moodie C, Hammond D, Bansal-Travers M, Cummings KM, et al.
Promoting cessation resources through cigarette package warning labels: A longitudinal survey with adult smokers in Canada, Australia and Mexico. Tobacco Control 2014 Jul 22 [Epub ahead of print]Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarettes – Menthol

Kasza KA, Hyland AJ, Bansal-Travers M, Vogl LM, Chen J, Evans SE, Fong GT, Cummings KM, O’Connor RJ.
Switching between menthol and nonmenthal cigarettes: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey, U.S. cohort. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Jun 30 [Epub ahead of print]Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Carroll Chapman SL, Wu LT.
E-cigarette prevalence and correlates of use among adolescents versus adults: A review and comparison. Journal of Psychiatric Research 2014 Jul;54(1):43-54.

Schraufnagel DE, Blasi F, Drummond MB, Lam DC, Latif E, Rosen MJ, et al.
Electronic cigarettes: A position statement of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2014 Jul 9 [Epub ahead of print].

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): New Evidence from the State and Community Tobacco Control Research Initiative.  Theme Issue. Tobacco Control  2014 July, Volume 23, Suppl 3 freeicon


Fong AJ, De Jesus S, Bray SR, Prapavessis H.
Effect of exercise on cigarette cravings and ad libitum smoking following concurrent stressors. Addictive Behaviors 2014 Jun 5;39(10):1516-1521. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Health Professionals

Bass F, Naish B, Buwembo I.
Front-office staff can improve clinical tobacco intervention: Health coordinator pilot project. Canadian Family Physician 2013 Nov;59(11):e499-e506. canadaflagfree 

Kunyk D, Els C, Papadakis S, Selby P.
Tobacco use disorder treatment in primary care: Implementing a clinical system pathway in Alberta. Canadian Family Physician 2014 Jul;60(7):e646-e655. canadaflagfree

Papadakis S, Gharib M, Hambleton J, Reid RD, Assi R, Pipe AL.
Delivering evidence-based smoking cessation treatment in primary care practice: Experience of Ontario family health teams. Canadian Family Physician 2014 Jul;60(7):e362-e371. canadaflagfree

Hookah Smoking

Palamar JJ, Zhou S, Sherman S, Weitzman M.
Hookah use among US high school seniors. Pediatrics 2014 Jul 7 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Torrey CM, Moon KA, Williams DL, Green T, Cohen JE, Navas-Acien A, et al.
Waterpipe cafes in Baltimore, Maryland: Carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and nicotine exposure. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 2014 Apr 16 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Secondhand Smoke – Exposure

Barisic A, Leatherdale ST, Burkhalter R. Ahmed R.
Are Canadian youth still exposed to second-hand smoke in homes and in cars? Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada 2014 Jul;34(2-3):113-120. canadaflagfree 

Gan WQ, Mannino DM, Jemal A.
Socioeconomic disparities in secondhand smoke exposure among US never-smoking adults: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988-2010. Tobacco Control 2014 Jul 11 [Epub ahead of print]

Thirdhand Smoke

Ramírez N, Ozel MZ, Lewis AC, Marcé RM, Borrull F, Hamilton JF.
Exposure to nitrosamines in thirdhand tobacco smoke increases cancer risk in non-smokers. Environment International 2014 Jul 15;71C:139-147.

Tobacco Industry – Legal Liability

Siemiatycki J, Karp I, Sylvestre MP, Pintos J.
Estimating the proportion of cases of lung cancer legally attributable to smoking: A novel approach for class actions against the tobacco industry. American Journal of Public Health 2014 Aug;104(8):e60-e66. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Tobacco Products – Packaging

Cotterchio M, Miera L, Ozcelik H, Kreiger N.
Active cigarette smoking, variants in carcinogen metabolism genes and breast cancer risk among pre- and postmenopausal women in Ontario, Canada. Breast Journal 2014 Jul 23 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

McDonnell LA, Pipe AL, Westcott C, Perron S, Younger-Lewis D, Elias N, et al.
Perceived vs actual knowledge and risk of heart disease in women: Findings from a Canadian survey on heart health awareness, attitudes, and lifestyle. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2014 Jul;30(7):827-834. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Young Adults

Kirst M, Mecredy G, Borland T, Chaiton M.
Predictors of substance use among young adults transitioning away from high school: A narrative review. Substance Use and Misuse 2014 Jul 17 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Kaai SC, Manske SR, Leatherdale ST, Brown KS, Murnaghan D.
Are experimental smokers different from their never-smoking classmates? A multilevel analysis of Canadian youth in grades 9 to 12. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada 2014 Jul;34(2-3):121-131. canadaflagfree

O’Loughlin J, Dugas EN, Brunet J, DiFranza J, Engert JC, Gervais A, Gray-Donald K, Karp I, Low NC, Sabiston C, Sylvestre MP, Tyndale RF, Auger N, Auger N, Mathieu B, Tracie B, Chaiton M, et al.
Cohort profile: The Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) Study. International Journal of Epidemiology 2014 Jul 13 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Youth – Concurrent Tobacco and Other Drug Use

Haines-Saah RJ, Moffat B, Jenkins EK, Johnson JL.
The influences of health beliefs and identity on adolescent marijuana and tobacco co-use. Qualitative Health Research 2014 Jun 16;24(7):946-956. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Rubinstein ML, Rait MA, Prochaska JJ.
Frequent marijuana use is associated with greater nicotine addiction in adolescent smokers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2014 Aug 1;141:159-162.