Current Abstracts on Tobacco

November 2015

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

Firestone M, Tyndall M, Fischer B.
Substance use and related harms among Aboriginal people in Canada: A comprehensive review. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2015 Nov;26(4):1110-1131. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cessation – Hospital Patients

Eisenberg MJ, Windle SB, Roy N, Old W, Grondin F, Bata I, et al.
Varenicline for smoking cessation in hospatilized patients with acute coronary syndrome. Circulation 2015 Nov 9 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Children – Protection

Farber HJ, Groner J, Walley S, Nelson K; Section on Tobacco Control.
Protecting children from tobacco, nicotine, and tobacco smoke. Pediatrics 2015 Nov;136(5):e1339-e1467. freeicon


Lam C, West A.
Are electronic nicotine delivery systems an effective smoking cessation tool? Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy 2015 Autumn;51(4):93-98. canadaflagfree

Maloney EK, Cappella JN.
Does vaping in e-cigarette advertisements affect tobacco smoking urge, intentions, and perceptions in daily, intermittent, and former smokers? Health Communication 2016 Jan;31(1):129-138.

Schoenborn CA, Gindi RM.
Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults: United States, 2014. NCHS Data Brief, No. 217. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, October 2015. freeicon

Villanti AC, Rath JM, Williams VF, Pearson JL, Richardson A, Abrams DB, et al.
Impact of exposure to electronic cigarette advertising on susceptibility and trial of electronic cigarettes and cigarettes in US young adults: A randomized controlled trial. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Nov 16 [Epub ahead of print].

Health Professionals – Cessation Training

Selby P, deRuiter WK.
Call to action: Training in tobacco addiction in Canada. Commentary. Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy 2015 Autumn;51(4):83-84. canadaflagfree

Secondhand Smoke – Home Environment

Pagani LS, Fitzpatrick C.
Early childhood household smoke exposure predicts less task-oriented classroom behavior at age 10. Health Education and Behavior 2015 Nov 13 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Smokeless Tobacco

Rostron BL, Chang CM, van Bemmel DM, Xia Y, Blount BC.
Nicotine and toxicant exposure among U.S. smokeless tobacco users: Results from 1999 to 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2015 Nov 18 [Epub ahead of print].


Contreary KA, Chattopadhyay SK, Hopkins DP, Chaloupka FJ, Forster JL, Grimshaw V, et al.
Economic impact of tobacco price increases through taxation: A community guide systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 Nov;49(5):800-808.

Tobacco Control
Tobacco Products – Availability

Shadel WG, Martino SC, Setodji CM, Scharf DM, Kusuke D, Sicker A, et al.
Hiding the tobacco power wall reduces cigarette smoking risk in adolescents: Using an experimental convenience store to assess tobacco regulatory options at retail point-of-sale. Tobacco Control 2015 Nov 23 [Epub ahead of print]. 

Trend Analysis – United States

Jamal A, Homa DM, O’Connor E, Babb SD, Caraballo RS, Singh T, et al.
Current cigarette smoking among adults — United States, 2005–2015. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015 Nov 13;64(44):1233-1240. freeicon


MacArthur GJ, Harrison S, Caldwell DM, Hickman M, Campbell R.
Peer-led interventions to prevent tobacco, alcohol and/or drug use among young people aged 11-21 years: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction 2015 Oct 30 [Epub ahead of print].

Treur JL, Willemsen G, Bartels M, Geels LM, van Beek JH, Huppertz C, et al.
Smoking during adolescence as a risk factor for attention problems. Biological Psychiatry 2015 Nov 1;78(9):656-663.