Current Abstracts on Tobacco

June 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

Talking About the Smokes: Transforming the evidence to guide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco control. The Medical Journal of Australia 2015 Jun 1;202(10) Supplement. Theme Issue. freeicon

Cancer Mortality – United States

Siegel RL, Jacobs EJ, Newton CC, Feskanich D, Freedman ND, Prentice RL, et al.
Deaths due to cigarette smoking for 12 smoking-related cancers in the United States. JAMA Internal Medicine 2015 Jun 15 [Epub ahead of print]. Research Letter. freeicon


Schauer GL, Berg CJ, Kegler MC, Donovan DM, Windle M.
Assessing the overlap between tobacco and marijuana: Trends in patterns of co-use of tobacco and marijuana in adults from 2003-2012. Addictive Behaviors 2015 May 23;49:26-32.

Cessation – Medication Reimbursement

White CM, Rynard VL, Reid JL, Ahmed R, Burkhalter R, Hammond D.
Stop-smoking medication use, subsidization policies, and cessation in Canada. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 May 29 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cessation – Quitlines

Hammal F, Chappell A, Pohoreski K, Finegan BA.
Expanding the reach of the Quitline by engaging volunteers to market it in hospitals and shopping venues – a pilot study. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2015 Jun 10;13(1):13. canadaflagfree

Cigarette Ingredients

Alpert HR, Agaku IT, Connolly GN.
A study of pyrazines in cigarettes and how additives might be used to enhance tobacco addiction. Tobacco Control 2015 Jun 10 [Epub ahead of print].  freeicon

Czoli CD, Hammond D.
TSNA exposure: Levels of NNAL among Canadian tobacco users. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Jul;17(7):825-830. canadaflagfree

Cigarette Package Design

Kotnowski K, Fong GT, Gallopel-Morvan K, Islam T, Hammond D.
The impact of cigarette packaging design among young females in Canada: Findings from a discrete choice experiment. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 May 25 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Amato MS, Boyle RG, Levy G.
How to define e-cigarette prevalence? Finding clues in the use frequency distribution. Tobacco Control 2015 Jun 17 [Epub ahead of print].

Tremblay MC, Pluye P, Gore G, Granikov V, Filion KB, Eisenberg MJ.
Regulation profiles of e-cigarettes in the United States: A critical review with qualitative synthesis. BMC Medicine 2015 Jun 3;13(1):130. canadaflagfree

Motion Pictures

Polansky JR, Onbeyond LL, Titus K, Atayeva R, Glantz SA.
Smoking in Top-Grossing US Movies 2014. San Francisco, CA: Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, April 13, 2015. freeicon

Secondhand Smoke

Kruger J, Jama A, Homa DM, Babb SD, King BA.
Smoke-free home and vehicle rules by tobacco use status among U.S. adults. Preventive Medicine 2015 Jun 16 [Epub ahead of print].

Pagani LS, Nguyen AK, Fitzpatrick C.
Prospective associations between early long-term household tobacco smoke exposure and subsequent indicators of metabolic risk at age 10. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Jun 11 [Epub ahead of print]. canadaflagfree

Patra J, Bhatia M, Suraweera W, Morris SK, Patra C, Gupta PC, Jha P.
Exposure to second-hand smoke and the risk of tuberculosis in children and adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 18 observational studies. PloS Medicine 2015 Jun 2;12(6):e1001835. canadaflagfree

Smoke-Free Legislation – Health Benefits

Been JV, Millett C, Lee JT, van Schayck CP, Sheikh A.
Smoke-free legislation and childhood hospitalisations for respiratory tract infections. European Respiratory Journal 2015 May 28 [Epub ahead of print].

Lin HC, Park JY, Seo DC.
Comprehensive US statewide smoke-free indoor air legislation and secondhand smoke exposure, asthma prevalence, and related doctor visits: 2007-2011. American Journal of Public Health 2015 Jun 11 [Epub ahead of print].

Smoke-Free Policies – Multiunit Housing

Kennedy RD, Ellens-Clark S, Nagge L, Douglas O, Madill C, Kaufman P.
A smoke-free community housing policy: Changes in reported smoking behaviour-findings from Waterloo Region, Canada. Journal of Community Health 2015 Jun 13 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Tobacco Products – Illicit Trade

Chriqui J, DeLong H, Gourdet C, Chaloupka F, Edwards SM, Xu X, et al.
Use of tobacco tax stamps to prevent and reduce illicit tobacco trade — United States, 2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015 May 29;64(20):541-546.  freeicon

Ross H, Husain MJ, Kostova D, Xu X, Edwards SM, Chaloupka FJ, et al.
Approaches for controlling illicit tobacco trade — Nine countries and the European Union. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015 May 29;64(20):547-550. freeicon

Young Adults – Availability

Shareck M, Kestens Y, Vallée J, Datta G, Frohlich KL.
The added value of accounting for activity space when examining the association between tobacco retailer availability and smoking among young adults. Tobacco Control 2015 Jun 1 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Young Adults – Cessation

Baskerville NB, Azagba S, Norman C, McKeown K, Brown KS.
Effect of a digital social media campaign on young adult smoking cessation. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Jun 4 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Youth – Access
Health Canada. Evaluation of Retailers’ Behaviour Towards Certain Youth Access-to-Tobacco Restrictions – 2014 – Key Results. Ottawa: Office of Research and Surveillance, Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate, Health Canada, June 2015.  Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content
Youth – Minimum Age
Kessel Schneider S, Buka SL, Dash K, Winickoff JP, O’Donnell L.
Community reductions in youth smoking after raising the minimum tobacco sales age to 21. Tobacco Control 2015 Jun 12 [Epub ahead of print].