Current Abstracts on Tobacco

April 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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Cessation – Psychiatric Patients

Clyde M, Tulloch H, Reid R, Els C, Pipe A.
Task and barrier self-efficacy among treatment-seeking smokers with current, past or no psychiatric diagnosis. Addictive Behaviors 2015 Jul;46:65-69Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarette Package Warning Labels

Nagelhout GE, Willemsen MC, de Vries H, Mons U, Hitchman SC, Kunst AE, et al.
Educational differences in the impact of pictorial cigarette warning labels on smokers: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Europe surveys. Tobacco Control 2015 Apr 14 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Electronic Cigarettes

Gill N, Sangha G, Poonai N, Lim R.
E-cigarette liquid nicotine ingenstion in a child: Case report and discussion. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 Apr 20 [Epub ahead of print]. canadaflagfree

Lacasse Y, Légaré M, Maltais F.
E-cigarette use in patients receiving home oxygen therapy. Canadian Respiratory Journal 2015 Mar-Apr;22(2):83-85. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Rahman MA, Hann N, Wilson A, Mnatzaganian G, Worrall-Carter L.
E-cigarettes and smoking cessation: Evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS One 2015 Mar 30;10(3):e0122544. freeicon

Stanwick R.
E-cigarettes: Are we renormalizing public smoking? Reversing five decades of tobacco control and revitalizing nicotine dependency in children and youth in Canada. Paediatrics and Child Health 2015 Mar;20(2):101-105. canadaflagfree

Genetic Aspects

Chen LS, Hung RJ, Baker T, Horton A, Culverhouse R, Saccone N, et al.
CHRNA5 risk variant predicts delayed smoking cessation and earlier lung cancer diagnosis: A meta-analysis. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015 May;107(5) [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Health Professionals – Cessation Training

Selby P, Goncharenko K, Barker M, Fahim M, Timothy V, Dragonetti R, et al.
Review and evaluation of online tobacco dependence treatment training programs for health care practitioners. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2015 Apr 17;17(4):e97canadaflagfree

Immigrant Population
LGBTQ Population

Fallin A, Goodin A, Lee YO, Bennett K.
Smoking characteristics among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Preventive Medicine 2015 May;232(9):1583-1594.


Dhalwani NN, Szatkowski L, Coleman T, Fiaschi L, Tata LJ.
Nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy and major congenital anomalies in offspring. Pediatrics 2015 Apr 6 [Epub ahead of print].

Isayama T, Shah PS, Ye XY, Dunn M, Da Silva O, Alvaro R, et al.
Adverse impact of maternal cigarette smoking on preterm infants: A population-based cohort study. American Journal of Perinatology 2015 Mar 31 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Schools – Programs and Policies
Secondhand Smoke – Exposure
Socioeconomic Status

Syamlal G, Mazurek JM, Hendricks SA, Jamal A.
Cigarette smoking trends among U.S. working adult by industry and occupation: Findings from the 2004-2012 National Health Interview Survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 May;17(5):599-606.


Shang C, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Thompson M, O’Connor RJ.
The association between tax structure and cigarette price variability: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project. Tobacco Control 2015 Apr 8 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Thirdhand Smoke

Whitehead TP, Havel C, Metayer C, Benowitz NL, Jacob P 3rd.
Tobacco alkaloids and tobacco-specific nitrosamines in dust from homes of smokeless tobacco users, active smokers, and nontobacco users. Chemical Research in Toxicology 2015 Apr 2 [Epub ahead of print]

Tobacco Industry – Sales and Marketing

United States. Federal Trade Commission. Cigarette Report for 2012. Washington, DC: FTC, March 2015.

United States. Federal Trade Commission. Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2012. Washington, DC: FTC, March 2015.


Arrazola RA, Singh T, Corey CG, Husten CG, Neff LJ, Apelberg BJ, et al.
Tobacco use among middle and high school students — United States, 2011–2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015 Apr 17;64(14):381-385. freeicon

Hublet A, Bendtsen P, de Looze ME, Fotiou A, Donnelly P, Vilhjalmsson R, et al.
Trends in the co-ocurrence of tobacco and cannabis use in 15-year-olds from 2002 to 2010 in 28 countries of Europe and North America. European Journal of Public Health 2015 Apr;25(Suppl 2):73-75. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Hughes K, Bellis MA, Hardcastle KA, McHale P, Bennett A, Ireland R, et al.
Associations between e-cigarette access and smoking and drinking behaviours in teenagers. BMC Public Health 2015 Mar 31;15(1):244. freeicon

Schraufnagel DE.
Electronic cigarettes: Vulnerability of youth. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology 2015 Mar 1;28(1):2-6freeicon