Current Abstracts on Tobacco

September 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

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Khara M, Okoli C, Nagarajan VD, Aziz F, Hanley C.
Smoking cessation outcomes of referral to a specialist hospital outpatient clinic. American Journal on Addictions 2015 Sep;24(6):561-570. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Patnode CD, Henderson JT, Thompson JH, Senger CA, Fortmann SP, Whitlock EP.
Behavioral counseling and pharmacotherapy interventions for tobacco cessation in adults, including pregnant women: A review of reviews for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2015 Sep 22 [Epub ahead of print]. See also related article – Recommendation Statement by USPSTF

Schauer GL, Malarcher AM, Asman KJ.
Trends in the average age of quitting among U.S. adult cigarette smokers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 Sep 8 [Epub ahead of print].

Cigarette Package Warning Labels

Huang LL, Thrasher JF, Reid JL, Hammond D.
Predictive and external validity of a pre-market study to determine the most effective pictorial health warning label content for cigarette packages. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Sep 16 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarettes – Menthol

Wickham RJ.
How menthol alters tobacco-smoking behavior: A biological perspective. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 2015 Sep 3;88(3):279-287. freeicon


Morozova M, Rabin RA, George TA.
Co-morbid tobacco use disorder and depression: A re-evaluation of smoking cessation therapy in depressed smokers. American Journal on Addictions 2015 Sep 10 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Reid JL, Rynard VL, Czoli CD, Hammond D.
Who is using e-cigarettes in Canada? Nationally representative data on the prevalence of e-cigarette use among Canadians. Preventive Medicine 2015 Sep 5 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Kates FR, Salloum RG, Thrasher JF, Islam F, Fleischer NL, Maziak W.
Geographic proximity of waterpipe smoking establishments to colleges in the U.S. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 Sep 4 [Epub ahead of print].

Primack BA, Freedman-Doan P, Sidani JE, Rosen D, Shensa A, James AE, et al.
Sustained waterpipe tobacco smoking and trends over time. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 Sep 14 [Epub ahead of print].

Salloum RG, Maziak W, Hammond D, Nakkash R, Islam F, Chang X, et al.
Eliciting preferences for waterpipe tobacco smoking using a discrete choice experiment: Implications for product regulation. BMJ Open 2015 Sep 9;5(9):e009497. canadaflagfree

Hospital Patients

Bottorff JL, Seaton CL, Viney N, Stolp S, Krueckl S, Holm N.
The Stop Smoking Before Surgery Program: Impact on awareness of smoking-related perioperative complications and smoking behavior in northern Canadian communities. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health 2015 Sep 18 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Renteria E, Jha P, Forman D, Soerjomataram I.
The impact of cigarette smoking on life expectancy between 1980 and 2010: A global perspective. Tobacco Control 2015 Aug 25 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Salimi S, Terplan M, Cheng D, Chisolm MS.
The relationship between postpartum depression and perinatal cigarette smoking: An analysis of PRAMS data. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 2015 Sep;56:34-38. 

Secondhand Smoke – Children – Health Effects

Wang Z, May SM, Charoenlap S, Pyle R, Ott NL, Mohammed K, et al.
Effects of secondhand smoke exposure on asthma morbidity and health care utilization in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2015 Sep 24 [Epub ahead of print].

Smoke-Free Legislation – Outdoor Public Places

Thomson G, Wilson N, Collins D, Edwards R.
Attitudes to smoke-free outdoor regulations in the USA and Canada: A review of 89 surveys. Tobacco Control 2015 Sep 14 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Smokeless Tobacco

Messer K, Vijayaraghavan M, White MM, Shi Y, Chang C, Conway KP, et al.
Cigarette smoking cessation attempts among current US smokers who also use smokeless tobacco. Addictive Behaviors 2015 Dec;51:113-119.

Young Adults

Wackowski OA, Delnevo CD.
Young adults’ risk perceptions of various tobacco products relative to cigarettes: Results from the National Young Adult Health Survey. Health Education and Behavior 2015 Aug 24 [Epub ahead of print].

Youth – Alternative Tobacco Products

Agaku IT, Singh T, Jones SE, King BA, Jamal A, Neff L, et al.
Combustible and smokeless tobacco use among high school athletes — United States, 2001–2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015 Sep 4;64(34):935-939. freeicon

Youth – E-Cigarette Use

Primack BA, Soneji S, Stoolmiller M, Fine MJ, Sargent JD.
Progression to traditional cigarette smoking after electronic cigarette use among US adolescents and young adults. JAMA Pediatrics 2015 Sep 8 [Epub ahead of print].

Morean ME, Kong G, Camenga DR, Cavallo DA, Krishnan-Sarin S.
High school students’ use of electronic cigarettes to vaporize cannabis. Pediatrics 2015 Sep 7 [Epub ahead of print].

Youth – Effect of Legislation

Song AV, Dutra LM, Neilands TB, Glantz SA.
Association of smoke-free laws with lower percentages of new and current smokers among adolescents and young adults: An 11-year longitudinal study. JAMA Pediatrics 2015 Sep 8;169(9):e152285.