Current Abstracts on Tobacco

February 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 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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Canada – Trend Analysis

Health Canada.
Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS): Summary of Results for 2013. Ottawa:  Government of Canada. Health, Science and Research, February 3, 2015. Note: Continues: Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS)Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Macleod J, Robertson R, Copeland L, McKenzie J, Elton R, Reid P.
Cannabis, tobacco smoking, and lung function: A cross-sectional observational study in a general practice population. British Journal of General Practice 2015 Feb;65(631):e89-e95. freeicon

Rabin RA, George TP.
A review of co-morbid tobacco and cannabis use disorders: Possible mechanisms to explain high rates of co-use. American Journal on Addictions 2015 Feb 6 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cessation – Weight Control

Shang C, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Thompson M, Siahpush M, Ridgeway W.
Weight control belief and its impact on the effectiveness of tobacco control policies on quit attempts: Findings from the ITC 4 Country Project. Tobacco Control 2015 Feb 2 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarette Package Warning Labels

Yong HH, Borland R, Hammond D, Thrasher JF, Cummings KM, Fong GT.
Smokers’ reactions to the new larger health warning labels on plain cigarette packs in Australia: Findings from the ITC Australia project. Tobacco Control 2015 Feb 19 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Electronic Cigarettes

California Department of Public Health. California Tobacco Control Program.
State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat. Sacramento, CA: January 2015. freeicon

Lerner CA, Sundar IK, Yao H, Gerloff J, Ossip DJ, McIntosh S, et al.
Vapors produced by electronic cigarettes and e-juices with flavorings induce toxicity, oxidative stress, and inflammatory response in lung epithelial cells and in mouse lung. PloS One 2015 Feb 6;10(2):e0116732.  freeicon

Lisko JG, Tran H, Stanfill SB, Blount BC, Watson CH.
Chemical composition and evaluation of nicotine, tobacco alkaloids, pH, and selected flavors in e-cigarette cartridges and refill solutions. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Jan 30 [Epub ahead of print].

Health Effects

Carter BD, Abnet CC, Feskanich D, Freedman ND, Hartge P, Lewis CE, et al.
Smoking and mortality – Beyond established causes. New England Journal of Medicine 2015 Feb 12;372(7):631-640. 

Edjoc RK, Reid RD, Sharma M, Balfour L, Procino M.
Correlates of former smoking in patients with cerebrovascular disease: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2015 Jan 21;5(1):e005753. canadaflagfree

Karama S, Ducharme S, Corley J, Chouinard-Decorte F, Starr JM, Wardlaw JM, et al.
Cigarette smoking and thinning of the brain’s cortex. Molecular Psychiatry 2015 Feb 10 [Epub ahead of print]. canadaflagfree


Cavazos PA, Krauss MJ, Kim Y, Emery S.
Risk factors associated with hookah use. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Feb 2 [Epub ahead of print].

Shihadeh A, Schubert J, Kaiany J, El Sabban M, Luch A, Saliba NA.
Toxicant content, physical properties and biological activity of waterpipe tobacco smoke and its tobacco-free alternatives. Tobacco Control 2015 Mar;24(Suppl 1):i22-i30. freeicon See also full supplement: Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: A Global Epidemic

Older People – Health Behavior

Margolis R, Wright L.
Better off alone than with a smoker: The influence of partner’s smoking behavior in later life. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 2015 Feb 17 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Pregnant Women – Cessation

Tappin D, Bauld L, Purves D, Boyd K, Sinclair L, MacAskill S, et al.
Financial incentives for smoking cessation in pregnancy: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2015 Jan 27 [Epub ahead of print].

Secondhand Smoke – Exposure

Homa DM, Neff LJ, King BA, Caraballo RS, Bunnell RE, Babb SD, et al.
Vital signs: Disparities in nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke — United States, 1999–2012. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015 February 6;64(04):103-108.  freeicon

Tobacco Control – Ireland

Greaves L.
The meanings of smoking to women and their implications for cessation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2015 Jan 27;12(2):1449-1465canadaflagfree

Young Adults

Haines-Saah RJ, Kelly MT, Oliffe JL, Bottorff JL.
Picture me smokefree: A qualitative study using social media and digital photography to engage young adults in tobacco reduction and cessation. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2015 Jan 26;17(1):e27canadaflagfree


Lee YO, Hebert CJ, Nonnemaker JM, Kim AE.
Youth tobacco product use in the United States. Pediatrics 2015 Feb 2 [Epub ahead of print].  freeicon

Racicot S, McGrath JJ.
Development and psychometric properties of the Social Smoking Situations (S-3) Scale: An enhanced measure of social exposure to smoking during adolescence. Addictive Behaviors 2015 Feb;41:256-262. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Youth – Availability

Silver D, Bae JY, Jimenez G, Macinko J.
Compliance with minimum price and legal age for cigarette purchase laws: Evidence from NYC in advance of raising purchase age to 21. Tobacco Control 2015 Feb 11 [Epub ahead of print].