Current Abstracts on Tobacco

May 2016

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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Rabin RA, Ashare RL, Schnoll RA, Cinciripini PM, Hawk LW jr., Lerman C, Tyndale RF, George TP.
Does cannabis use moderate smoking cessation outcomes in treatment-seeking tobacco smokers? Analysis from a large multi-center trial. American Journal on Addictions 2016 May 17 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cessation – Pharmacotherapy

Anthenelli RM, Benowitz NL, West R, St Aubin L, McRae T, Lawrence D, et al.
Neuropsychiatric safety and efficacy of varenicline, bupropion, and nicotine patch in smokers with and without psychiatric disorders (EAGLES): A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Lancet 2016 Apr 22 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

See Comment: Zawertailo L.
Safety of smoking cessation drugs for mentally ill patients. Lancet 2016 Apr 22 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

von Wartburg M, Raymond V, Paradis PE.
The long-term cost-effectiveness of vareniciline (12-week standard course and 12 + 12-week extended course) vs. other smoking cessation strategies in Canada. International Journal of Clinical Practice 2016 May;68(5):639-646. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cessation – Primary Care

Papadakis S, Cole AG, Reid RD, Coja M, Aitken D, Mullen KA, Gharib M, Pipe AL.
Increasing rates of tobacco treatment delivery in primary care practice: Evaluation of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation. Annals of Family Medicine 2016 May;14(3):235-243.  canadaflagfree

Children – Protection

Kamboj A, Spiller HA, Casavant MJ, Chounthirath T, Smith GA.
Pediatric exposure to e-cigarettes, nicotine, and tobacco products in the United States. Pediatrics 2016 May 9 [Epub ahead of print].

Cigarette Package Warning Labels

Thrasher JF, Swayampakala K, Borland R, Nagelhout G, Yong HH, Hammond D, et al.
Influences of self-efficacy, response efficacy, and reactance on responses to cigarette health warnings: A longitudinal study of adult smokers in Australia and Canada. Health Communication 2016 May 2:1-10 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Mikheev VB, Brinkman MC, Granville CA, Gordon SM, Clark PI.
Real-time measurement of electronic cigarette aerosol size distribution and metals content analysis. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2016 May 4 [Epub ahead of print].

Pechacek TF, Nayak P, Gregory KR, Weaver SR, Eriksen MP.
The potential that electronic nicotine delivery systems can be a disruptive technology: Results from a national survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2016 May 3 [Epub ahead of print].

Health Care Costs – United States

Lightwood J, Glantz SA.
Smoking behavior and healthcare expenditure in the United States, 1992-2009: Panel data estimates. PloS Medicine 2016 May 10;13(5):e1002020. freeicon


Grinberg A, Goodwin RD.
Prevalence and correlates of hookah use: A nationally representative sample of US adults ages 18-40 years old. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 2016 May 16:1-10 [Epub ahead of print].

Montazeri Z, Nyiraneza C, El-Katerji H, Little J.
Waterpipe smoking and cancer: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Tobacco Control 2016 May 10 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Pregnant Women – Cessation

Minian N, Noormohamed A, Dragonetti R. Maher J, Lessels C, Selby P.
Blogging to quit smoking: Sharing stories from women of childbearing years in Ontario. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment 2016 May 11;10(Suppl 1):21-26. canadaflagfree

Secondhand Smoke – Exposure

Wei B, Bernert JT, Blount BC, Sosnoff CS, Wang L, Richter P, Pirkle JL.
Temporal trends of secondhand smoke exposure: Nonsmoking workers in the United States (NHANES 2001-2010). Environmental Health Perspectives 2016 May 10 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Youth – Body Image

Yoon J, Bernell SL.
Link between perceived body weight and smoking behavior among adolescents. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2016 Apr 23 [Epub ahead of print].

Youth – E-Cigarette Use

Corsi DJ, Lippert AM.
An examination of the shift in school-level clustering of US adolescent electronic cigarette use and its multilevel correlates, 2011-2013. Health and Place 2016 Mar;38:30-38. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Duke JC, Allen JA, Eggers ME, Nonnemaker J, Farrelly MC.
Exploring differences in youth perceptions of the effectiveness of electronic cigarette television advertisements. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2016 May;18(5):1382-1386.

Margolis KA, Nguyen AB, Slavit WI, King BA.
E-cigarette curiosity among U.S. middle and high school students: Findings from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Preventive Medicine 2016 May 4 [Epub ahead of print].

Youth – Effect of Legislation

Hawkins SS, Bach N, Baum CF.
Impact of tobacco control policies on adolescent smoking. Journal of Adolescent Health 2016 Jun;58(6):679-685.

Youth – Initiation of Smoking

Wellman RJ, Dugas EN, Dutczak H, O’Loughlin EK, Datta GD, Lauzon B, O’Loughlin J.
Predictors of the onset of cigarette smoking: A systematic review of longitudinal population-based studies in youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2016 May 11 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Youth – Minimum Age

Apollonio DE, Glantz SA.
Minimum ages of legal access for tobacco in the United States from 1863 to 2015. American Journal of Public Health 2016 May 19 [Epub ahead of print].