Current Abstracts on Tobacco

July 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

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Cessation – Concurrent Addictions

Zawertailo LA, Baliunas D, Ivanova A, Selby PL.
Individualized treatment for tobacco dependence in addictions treatment settings: The role of current depressive symptoms on outcomes at 3 and 6 months. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Aug;17(8):937-945. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cessation – Lung Cancer Patients

Dobson Amato KA, Hyland A, Reed R, Mahoney MC, Marshall J, Giovino G, et al.
Tobacco cessation may improve lung cancer patient survival. Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2015 Jul;10(7):1014-1019.

Cessation – Media Campaigns

Jasek JP, Johns M, Mbamalu I, Auer K, Kilgore EA, Kansagra SM.
One cigarette  is one too many: Evaluating a light smoker-targeted media campaign. Tobacco Control 2015 Jul;24(4):362-368.

Vickerman KA, Zhang L, Malarcher A, Mowery P, Nash C.
Cessation outcomes among quitline callers in three states during a national tobacco education campaign. Preventing Chronic Disease 2015 Jul 16;12:E110. freeicon

Cessation – Weight Control

Veldheer S, Yingst J, Zhu J, Foulds J.
10 year weight gain in smokers who quit, smokers who continued smoking and never smokers in the United States, NHANES 2003-2012. International Journal of Obesity 2015 Jul 9 [Epub ahead of print].

Cigarette Package Warning Labels

Thrasher JF, Abad-Vivero EN, Huang L, O’Connor RJ, Hammond D, Bansal-Travers M, et al.
Interpersonal communication about pictorial health warnings on cigarette packages: Policy-related influences and relationships with smoking cessation attempts. Social Science and Medicine 2015 May 31 [Epub ahead of print]. canadaflagfree


Farrelly MC, Duke JC, Crankshaw EC, Eggers ME, Lee YO, Nonnemaker JM, et al.
A randomized trial of the effect of e-cigarette TV advertisements on intentions to use e-cigarettes. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 Jun 29 [Epub ahead of print].

Loomis BR, Rogers T, King BA, Dench DL, Gammon DG, Fulmer EB, et al.
National and state-specific sales and prices for electronic cigarettes-U.S., 2012-2013. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 Jun 29 [Epub ahead of print].

Mental Health – Schizophrenia

Gurillo P, Jauhar S, Murray RM, MacCabe JH.
Does tobacco use cause psychosis? Systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry 2015 Jul 10 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Nicotine Dependence – Age of Onset

Lanza ST, Vasilenko SA.
New methods shed light on age of onset as a risk factor for nicotine dependence. Addictive Behaviors 2015 Jun 11;50:161-164.


Lange S, Probst C, Quere M, Rehm J, Popova S.
Alcohol use, smoking and their co-occurrence during pregnancy among Canadian women, 2003 to 2011/12. Addictive Behaviors 2015 Jun 14;50:102-109. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Secondhand Smoke – Automobiles

Elton-Marshall T, Leatherdale ST, Driezen P, Azagba S, Burkhalter R.
Do provincial policies banning smoking in cars when children are present impact youth exposure to secondhand smoke in cars? Preventive Medicine 2015 Jul 16 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


World Health Organization. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2015: Raising Taxes on Tobacco. Geneva, SZ: WHO, 2015. freeicon

Tobacco Control – Mass Media Campaigns

Atusingwize E, Lewis S, Langley T.
Economic evaluations of tobacco control mass media campaigns: A systematic review. Tobacco Control 2015 Jul;24(4):320-327. freeicon

Tobacco Control – United States

Huang J, Walton K, Gerzoff RB, King BA, Chaloupka FJ.
State tobacco control spending — United States, 2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015 Jun 26;64(24):673-678.

Young Adults – Cessation

Filion AJ, Darlington G, Chaput JP, Ybarra M, Haines J.
Examining the influence of a text message-based sleep and physical activity intervention among young adult smokers in the United States. BMC Public Health 2015 Jul 16;15:671. canadaflagfree

Young Women – Smoking Characteristics
Youth – Access
Youth – Hookah Smoking

Hamilton HA, Ferrence R, Boak A, O’Connor S, Mann RE, Schwartz R, Adlaf EM.
Waterpipe use among high school students in Ontario: Demographic and substance use correlates. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2015 Mar/Apr;106(3):e121-e126.  canadaflagfree

Hammal F, Wild TC, Nykiforuk C, Abdullahi K, Mussie D, Finegan BA.
Waterpipe (hookah) smoking among youth and women in Canada is new not traditional. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015 Jul 17 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Verranki SP, Alzyoud S, Kheirallah KA, Pbert L.
Waterpipe use and susceptibility to cigarette smoking among never-smoking youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 Jul 2 [Epub ahead of print]

Youth – Minimum Age

King BA, Jama AO, Marynak KL, Promoff GR.
Attitudes toward raising the minimum age of sale for tobacco among U.S. adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015 Jul 7 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon