Current Abstracts on Tobacco

March 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 – Financial Incentives

Giles EL, Robalino S, McColl E, Sniehotta FF, Adams J.
The effectiveness of financial incentives for health behaviour change: Systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS One 2014 Mar 11;9(3):e90347. freeicon

Cigarette Ingredients

Sokol NA, Kennedy RD, Connolly GN.
The role of cocoa as a cigarette additive: Opportunities for product regulation. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Mar 8 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarette Package Warning Labels

Borzekowski DL, Cohen JE.
Young children’s perceptions of health warning labels on cigarette packages: A study in six countries. Journal of Public Health 2014 Apr;22(2):175-185. freeicon

Cigarette Prices

Pesko MF, Xu X, Tynan MA, Gerzoff RB, Malarcher AM, Pechacek TF.
Per-pack price reductions available from different cigarette purchasing strategies: United States, 2009-2010. Preventive Medicine 2014 Mar 1 [Epub ahead of print].

Cigarettes – Menthol

Bolcic-Jancovic D, Biener L.
Public opinion about FDA regulation of menthol and nicotine. Tobacco Control 2014 Mar 17 [Epub ahead of print].

Time to Ban Menthol: A Report to the Citizens’ Commission to Protect the Truth. New York: CASAColumbia, March 5, 2014.

Cigarillos – Legislation

Nguyen HV, Grootendorst P.
Intended and unintended effects of restrictions on the sale of cigarillos to youth : Evidence from Canada. Tobacco Control 2014 Mar 7 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Drummond MB, Upson D.
Electronic cigarettes: Potential harms and benefits. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2014 Feb;11(2):236-242.

Goniewicz ML, Knysak J, Gawron M, Kosmider L, Sobczak A, Kurek J, et al.
Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapour from electronic cigarettes. Tobacco Control 2014 Mar;23(2):133-139.

Grana RA, Ling PM.
“Smoking revolution”: A content analysis of electronic cigarette retail websites. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2014 Apr;46(4):395-403. freeicon

Health Effects

Cancer Care Ontario.
Cancer Risks in Ontario: Tobacco. Toronto: CCO, 2014. canadaflagfree

Evans J, Chen Y, Camp PG, Bowie DM, McRae L.
Estimating the prevalence of COPD in Canada: Reported diagnosis versus measured airflow obstruction. Health Reports 2014 Mar 19;25(3):3-11.  canadaflagfree

Health Professionals – Clinical Practice

Bass F, Naish B.
Advancing preventive care with clinical tobacco intervention. Canadian Family Physician 2014 Mar;60(3):221-222. canadaflagfree

Hookah Smoking – Exposure

Kassem NO, Daffa RM, Liles S, Jackson SR, Kassem NO, Younis MA, et al.
Children’s exposure to secondhand and thirdhand smoke carcinogens and toxicants in homes of hookah smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Mar 3 [Epub ahead of print].

Martinasek MP, Ward KD, Calvanese AV.
Change in carbon monoxide exposure among water pipe bar patrons. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Mar 18 [Epub ahead of print].

Parental Smoking

O’Loughlin JL, Barry AD, O’Loughlin EK, Tremblay M; the AdoQuest Team.
Home smoking bans may increase the risk of smoking onset in children when both parents smoke. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Mar 17 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Pregnancy – Outcomes

Simons E, To T, Moineddin R, Stieb D, Dell SD.
Maternal second-hand smoke exposure in pregnancy is associated with childhood asthma development. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice 2014 Mar-Apr;2(2):201-207. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Smoke-Free Legislation – Outdoor Public Places

Kennedy RD, Zummach D, Filsinger S, Leatherdale ST.
Reported municipal costs from outdoor smoke-free by-laws-experience from Ontario, Canada. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2014 Feb 28;12(1):4. canadaflagfree

Young Adults – Cessation

Dutra LM, Glantz SA.
Electronic cigarettes and conventional cigarette use among US adolescents: A cross-sectional study. JAMA Pediatrics 2014 Mar 6 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Maggi S, Lovato CY, Hill EM, Johnson JL, Ratner PA, Shoveller JA.
Adolescents’ perceptions of parental influences on their smoking behavior: A content analysis. Youth & Society 2014 Jan;46(1):132-149. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content