Current Abstracts on Tobacco

August 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

Riediger ND, Lukianchuk V, Lix LM, Elliott L, Bruce SG.
Between a rock and a hard place: Smoking trends in a Manitoba First Nation. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2015 May/June;104(6):e184-e188. canadaflagfree

Cessation – Intention to Quit

Cunningham JA, Kushnir V, McCambridge J.
The impact of asking about interest in free nicotine patches on smoker’s stated intent to change: Real effect or artefact of question ordering? Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Aug 9 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cessation – Intervention Strategies
Cessation – Quitlines

Mercken L, Saul JE, Lemaire RH, Valente TW, Leischow SJ.
Coevolution of information sharing and implementation of evidence-based practices among North American tobacco cessation quitlines. American Journal of Public Health 2015 Sep;105(9):1814-1822. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Health Care Costs – Canada

Krueger H, Krueger J, Koot J.
Variation across Canada in the economic burden attributable to excess weight, tobacco smoking and physical inactivity. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2015 May/June;106(4):e171-e177. canadaflagfree


Jawad M, Abass J, Hariri A, Akl EA.
Social media use for public health campaigning in a low resource setting: The case of waterpipe tobacco smoking. BioMed Research International 2015;2015:562586. canadaflagfree

Krauss MJ, Sowles SJ, Moreno M, Zewdie K, Grucza RA, Bierut LJ, et al.
Hookah-related Twitter chatter: A content analysis. Preventing Chronic Disease 2015 Jul 30;12:E121. freeicon

Shepardson RL, Hustad JT.
Hookah tobacco smoking during the transition to college: Prevalence of other substance use and predictors of initiation. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Aug 10 [Epub ahead of print].

Hospitality Workers – Smoking Behaviour

Syamlal G, Jamal A, Mazurek JM.
Current cigarette smoking among workers in accommodation and food services — United States, 2011-2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015 Jul 31;64(29):797-801. freeicon

Nicotine Metabolism

Kaufmann A, Hitsman B, Goelz PM, Veluz-Wilkins A, Blazekovic S, Powers L, et al.
Rate of nicotine metabolism and smoking cessation outcomes in a community-based sample of treatment-seeking smokers. Addictive Behaviors 2015 Dec;51:93-99. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Secondhand Smoke – Automobiles
Smoke-Free Legislation – Child Health Benefits

Been JV, Mackay DF, Millett C, Pell JP, van Schayck OC, Sheikh A.
Impact of smoke-free legislation on perinatal and infant mortality: A national quasi-experimental study. Scientific Reports 2015 Aug 13;5:13020. freeicon

Smoke-Free Policies – Olympic Games

Lee K, Fooks G, Wander N, Fang J.
Smoke rings: Towards a comprehensive tobacco free policy for the Olympic Games. PloS One 2015 Aug 7;10(8):e0130091. canadaflagfree

Tobacco Control
Young Adults

Cohn A, Villanti A, Richardson A, Rath JM, Williams V, Stanton C, et al.
The association between alcohol, marijuana use, and new and emerging tobacco products in a young adult population. Addictive Behaviors 2015 Sep;48:79-88.

Youth – E-Cigarette Use

Barrington-Trimis JL, Berhane K, Unger JB, Cruz B, Huh J, Leventhal AM, et al.
Psychosocial factors associated with adolescent electronic cigarette and cigarette use. Pediatrics 2015 Aug;136(2):308-317. freeicon

Wills TA, Sargent JD, Knight R, Pagano I, Gibbons FX.
E-cigarette use and willingness to smoke: A sample of adolescent non-smokers. Tobacco Control 2015 Aug 10 [Epub ahead of print].

Youth – Prevalence
Youth – Prevention – Video Games

Rath JM, Williams V, Rubenstein R, Smith L, Vallone D.
Assessing the impact of an interactive mobile game on tobacco-related attitudes and beliefs: The Truth Campaign’s “Flavor Monsters”. Games for Health Journal 2015 Jul 31 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon