Current Abstracts on Tobacco

November 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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Cessation – Dual Diagnosis
Cessation Programs – Funding

 Coward S, Heitman SJ, Clement F, Negron M, Panaccione R, Ghosh S, et al.
Funding a smoking cessation program for Crohn’s Disease: An economic evaluation. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2014 Oct 28 [Epub ahead of print. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarette Package Design

Swift E, Borland R, Cummings KM, Fong GT, McNeill A, Hammond D, et al.
Australian smokers’ support for plain or standardised packs before and after implementation: Findings from the ITC Four Country Survey. Tobacco Control 2014 Nov 10 [Epub ahead of print]Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarettes – Light/Mild

Elton-Marshall T, Fong GT, Yong HH, Borland R, Xu SS, Quah AC, et al.
Smokers’ sensory beliefs mediate the relation between smoking a ‘light/low tar’ cigarette and perceptions of harm. Tobacco Control 2014 Nov 4 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarettes – Reduced Nicotine

Ding YS, Ward J, Hammond D, Watson CH.
Mouth-level intake of benzo[a]pyrene from reduced nicotine cigarettes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2014 Nov 18;11(11):11898-11914canadaflagfree


Chen J, Kettermann A, Rostron BL, Day HR.
Biomarkers of exposure among U.S. cigar smokers: An analysis of 1999-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2014 Nov 7 [Epub ahead of print].

Electronic Cigarettes

Hamilton HA, Ferrence R, Boak A, Schwartz R, Mann RE, O’Connor S, Adlaf EM.
Ever use of nicotine and non-nicotine electronic cigarettes among high school students in Ontario, Canada. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Oct 30 [Epub ahead of print]. canadaflagfree

McMillen RC, Gottlieb MA, Shaefer RM, Winickoff JP, Klein JD.
Trends in electronic cigarette use among U.S. adults: Use is increasing in both smokers and nonsmokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Nov 6 [Epub ahead of print].

Yong HH, Borland R, Balmford J, McNeill A, Hitchman S, Driezen P, et al.
Trends in e-cigarette awareness, trial, and use under the different regulatory environments of Australia and the UK. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Oct 30 [Epub ahead of print]canadaflagfree


Hawkins SS, Baum CF, Oken E, Gillman MW.
Associations of tobacco control policies with birth outcomes. JAMA Pediatrics 2014 Nov 3;168(11):e142365.

Mei-Dan E, Walfisch A, Weisz B, Hallak M, Brown R, Shrim A.
The unborn smoker: Association between smoking during pregnancy and adverse perinatal outcomes. Journal of Perinatal Medicine 2014 Nov 11 [Epub ahead of print]Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Secondhand Smoke – Children – Health Effects

McConnell R, Shen E, Gilliland FD, Jerrett M, Wolch J, Chang CC, et al.
A longitudinal cohort study of body mass index and childhood exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and air pollution: The Southern California Children’s Health Study. Environmental Health Perspectives 2014 Nov 12 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Secondhand Smoke – Patios

Chaiton M, Diemert L, Zhang B, Kennedy RD, Cohen JE, Bondy SJ, Ferrence R.
Exposure to smoking on patios and quitting: A population representative longitudinal cohort study. Tobacco Control 2014 Oct 28 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Smoking Typology – Hardcore

Azagba S.
Hardcore smoking among continuing smokers in Canada 2004-2012. Cancer Causes and Control 2014 Oct 31 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Clare P, Bradford D, Courtney RJ, Martire K, Mattick RP.
The relationship between socioeconomic status and ‘hardcore’ smoking over time: Greater accumulation of hardened smokers in low-SES than high-SES smokers. Tobacco Control 2014 Nov;23(e2):e133-e138. freeicon

Socioeconomic Status

Hill S, Amos A, Clifford D, Platt S.
Impact of tobacco control interventions on socioeconomic inequalities in smoking: Review of the evidence. Tobacco Control 2014 Nov;23(e2):e133-e138. freeicon

SEE Also: Theme issue for more articles: Social Justice and Health Disparities. freeicon


Bowser D, Canning D, Okunogbe A.
The impact of tobacco taxes on mortality in the USA, 1970-2005. Tobacco Control 2014 Oct 28 [Epub ahead of print].

Trend Analysis – United Kingdom

United Kingdom. Office for National Statistics.
Adult Smoking Habits in Great Britain. Statistical Bulletin. November 24, 2014. See section on E-cigarettes:  page 13freeicon

Young Adults

Arrazola RA, Neff LJ, Kennedy SM, Holder-Hayes E, Jones CD.
Tobacco use among middle and high school students – United States, 2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2014 Nov 14;63(45):1021-1026.  freeicon

Azagba S, Sharaf MF, Hammond D.
Association between contraband tobacco and illicit drug use among high school students in Canada. Journal of Primary Prevention 2014 Nov 1 [Epub ahead or print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Brown T, Platt S, Amos A.
Equity impact of interventions and policies to reduce smoking in youth: Systematic review. Tobacco Control 2014 Nov;23(e2):e98-e105.  freeicon

Cole AG, Leatherdale ST, Rynard VL.
Roll-your-own tobacco use among Canadian youth: Current prevalence and changes in youth smoking “rollies” since 2008. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada 2014 Nov;34(4):263-269.  canadaflagfree

Minnesota Department of Health.
Teens and Tobacco in Minnesota, 2014 Update. St Paul, MN: Center for Health Statistics, November 2014. freeicon