Current Abstracts on Tobacco

March 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 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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Lee SM, Landry J, Jones PM, Buhrmann O, Morley-Forster P.
Long-term quit rates after a perioperative smoking cessation randomized controlled trial. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2015 Mar;120(3):582-587.  Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Schauer GL, Pederson LL, Malarcher AM.
Past year quit attempts and use of cessation resources among cigarette-only smokers and cigarette smokers who use other tobacco products. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Mar 5 [Epub ahead of print].

Cessation – Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Zhang B, Cohen JE, Bondy SJ, Selby P.
Duration of nicotine replacement therapy use and smoking cessation: A population-based longitudinal study. American Journal of Epidemiology 2015 Mar 3 [Epub ahead of print]. canadaflagfree

Cessation – Sex Differences

Smith PH, Kasza KA, Hyland A, Fong GT, Borland R, Brady K, et al.
Gender differences in medication use and cigarette smoking cessation: Results from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Apr;17(4):463-472. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarette Package Warning Labels

Mays D, Niaura RS, Evans WD, Hammond D, Luta G, Tercyak KP.
Cigarette packaging and health warnings: The impact of plain packaging and message framing on young smokers. Tobacco Control 2015 Mar;24(e1):e87-e92.  canadaflagfree

Mead EL, Cohen JE, Kennedy CE, Gallo J, Latkin CA.
The role of theory-driven graphic warning labels in motivation to quit: A qualitative study on perceptions from low-income, urban smokers. BMC Public Health 2015 Dec;15:1438. freeicon


England LJ, Bunnell RE, Pechacek TF, Tong VT, McAfee TA.
Nicotine and the developing human: A neglected element in the electronic cigarette debate. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 Mar 17 [Epub ahead of print].

Williams RS, Derrick J, Ribisl KM.
Electronic cigarette sales to minors via the Internet. JAMA Pediatrics 2015 Mar 2;169(3):e1563freeicon

Health Promotion – Ontario

The Lung Association Ontario
Ontario Lung Health Action Plan Stakeholder Consultation Workshop: Summary Report. Toronto, ON: November 25, 2014. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

HIV Population

Mdodo R, Frazier EL, Dube SR, Mattson CL, Sutton MY, Brooks JT, et al.
Cigarette smoking prevalence among adults with HIV compared with the general adult population in the United States: Cross-sectional surveys. Annals of Internal Medicine 2015 Mar 3;162(5):335-344.


Al-Kazwini AT, Said AJ, Sdepanian S.
Compartmental analysis of metals in waterpipe smoking technique. BMC Public Health 2015 Dec;15:1373.  freeicon

Minaker LM, Shuh A, Burkhalter RJ, Manske SR.
Hookah use prevalence, predictors, and perceptions among Canadian youth: Findings from the 2012/2013 Youth Smoking Survey. Cancers Causes and Control 2015 Mar 18 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Banks E, Joshy G, Weber MF, Liu B, Grenfell R, Egger S, et al.
Tobacco smoking and all-cause mortality in a large Australian cohort study: Findings from a mature epidemic with current low smoking prevalence. BMC Medicine 2015 Feb 24;13:38.  freeicon

Tanuseputro P, Perez R, Rosella L, Wilson K, Bennett C, Tuna M, et al.
Improving the estimation of the burden of risk factors: An illustrative comparison of methods to measure smoking-attributable mortality. Population Health Metrics 2015 Feb 19;13:5. canadaflagfree

Ontario – Smoking Behaviour

Meng G, Brown KS, Thompson ME.
Spatial and temporal patterns of smoking prevalence in Ontario. BMC Public Health 2015 Dec;15:1526. canadaflagfree

Pregnant Women – Cessation

Gilbert NL, Nelson CR, Greaves L.
Smoking cessation during pregnancy and relapse after childbirth in Canada. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 2015 Jan;37(1):32-39. canadaflagfree


Amato MS, Boyle RG, Brock B.
Higher price, fewer packs: Evaluating a tobacco tax increase with cigarette sales data. American Journal of Public Health 2015 Mar;105(3):e5-e8.

Youth – Minimum Age

Berman M, Crane R, Hemmerich N.
Running the Numbers: Raising the Minimum Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Will Reduce Tobacco Use and Improve Public Health in Franklin County, Ohio. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University, College of Public Health, March 3, 2015.

IOM (Institute of Medicine).
Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press,  March 2015.

Winickoff JG, McMillen R, Tanski S, Wilson K, Gottlieb M, Crane R.
Public support for raising the age of sale for tobacco to 21 in the United States. Tobacco Control 2015 Mar 13 [Epub ahead of print].

Youth – Prevention

Pbert L, Farber H, Horn K, Lando HA, Muramoto M, O’Loughlin J, et al.
State-of-the-art office-based interventions to eliminate youth tobacco use: The past decade. Pediatrics 2015 Mar 16 [Epub ahead of print].  Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Thomas RE, Baker PR, Thomas BC, Lorenzetti DL.
Family-based programmes for preventing smoking by children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015 Feb 27;2:CD004493.  Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Thomas RE, McLellan J, Perera R.
Effectiveness of school-based smoking prevention curricula: Systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Open 2015 Mar 10;5(3):e006976. canadaflagfree