Current Abstracts on Tobacco

August 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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Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorders (AODD)

Goodwin RD, Sheffer CE, Chartrand H, Bhaskaran J, Hart CL, Sareen J, et al.
Drug use, abuse, and dependence and the persistence of nicotine dependence. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Jul 25 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cancer Survivors – Smoking Characteristics

Westmaas JL, Alcaraz KI, Berg CJ, Stein KD.
Prevalence and correlates of smoking and cessation-related behavior among survivors of ten cancers: Findings from a nationwide survey nine years after a diagnosis. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2014 Aug 6 [Epub ahead of print]. 

Cessation – Quitlines

Saul JE, Bonito JA, Provan K, Ruppel E, Leischow SJ.
Implementation of tobacco cessation quitline practices in the United States and Canada. American Journal of Public Health 2014 Aug 14 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarette Package Design

Al-Hamdani M.
The effect of cigarette plain packaging on individuals’ health warning recall. Healthcare Policy 2013 Feb;8(3):68-77. canadaflagfree

Hammond D, White C, Anderson W, Arnott D, Dockrell M.
The perceptions of UK youth of branded and standardized, ‘plain’ cigarette packaging. European Journal of Public Health 2014 Aug;24(4):537-543. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Cigarettes – Reduced Nicotine

Hammond D, O’Connor RJ.
Reduced nicotine cigarettes: Smoking behavior and biomarkers of exposure among smokers not intending to quit. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2014 Aug 22 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Corey CG, King BA, Coleman BN, Delnevo CD, Husten CG, Ambrose BK, et al.
Little filtered cigar, cigarillo, and premium cigar smoking among adults — United States, 2012-2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2014 Aug 1;63(30):650-654.


Amrock SM, Zakhar J, Zhou S, Weitzman M.
Perception of e-cigarettes’ harm and its correlation with use among US adolescents. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Aug 14 [Epub ahead of print].

Bhatnagar A, Whitsel LP, Ribisl KM, Bullen C, Chaloupka F, Piano MR, et al.
Electronic cigarettes: A policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2014 Aug 24 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Hajek P, Etter JF, Benowitz N, Eissenberg T, McRobbie H.
Electronic cigarettes: Review of use, content, safety, effects on smokers and potential for harm and benefit. Addiction 2014 Jul 31 [Epub ahead of print].

Toronto Public Health. Electronic Cigarettes. Position Statement. August 1, 2014. canadaflagfree

Hookah Smoking

Goodwin RD, Grinberg A, Shapiro J, Keith D, McNeil MP, Taha F, et al.
Hookah use among college students: Prevalence, drug use, and mental health. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2014 Aug 1;141:16-20.

Salloum RG, Osman A, Maziak W, Thrasher JF.
How popular is waterpipe smoking? Findings from internet search queries. Tobacco Control 2014 Jul 22 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Nicotine Dependence

Wellman RJ, DiFranza JR, O’Loughlin J.
Recalled first reactions to inhaling nicotine predict the level of physical dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2014 Jul 29 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Parental Smoking and Childhood Obesity

Riedel C, Schönberger K, Yang S, Koshy G, Chen YC, Gopinath B, et al.
Parental smoking and childhood obesity: Higher effect estimates for maternal smoking in pregnancy compared with paternal smoking: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology 2014 Jul 29 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Secondhand Smoke – Home Environment

Kairouz S, Lasnier B, Mihaylova T, Montreuil A, Cohen JE.
Smoking restrictions in homes after implementation of a smoking ban in public places. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Aug 18 [epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Kernoghan A, Lambraki I, Pieters K, Garcia JM.
Smoke-Free Housing: A Review of the Evidence. Toronto, Ontario: Program Training and Consultation Centre and the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo, 2014. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Women – Health Effects

Catsburg C, Kirsh VA, Soskolne CL, Kreiger N, Rohan TE.
Active cigarette smoking and the risk of breast cancer: A cohort study. Cancer Epidemiology 2014 Aug;38(4):376-381.  Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Young Adults

Kirst M, Mecredy G, Borland T, Chaiton M.
Predictors of substance use among young adults transitioning away from high school: A narrative review. Substance Use and Misuse 2014 Jul 17 [Epub ahead of print]. Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content


Apelberg BJ, Backinger CL, Curry SJ., eds.
Using the National Youth Tobacco Survey to Inform Tobacco Product Regulation and Tobacco Control. Theme Issue. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2014 Aug;47(2, Suppl 1): S1-S96. freeicon

Bunnell RE, Agaku IT, Arrazola R, Apelberg BJ, Caraballo RS, Corey CG, et al.
Intentions to smoke cigarettes among never-smoking U.S. middle and high school electronic cigarette users, National Youth Tobacco Survey, 2011-2013. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2014 Aug 20 [Epub ahead of print].

Camenga DR, Kong G, Cavallo DA, Liss A, Hyland A, Delmerico J, et al.
Alternate tobacco product and drug use among adolescents who use electronic cigarettes, cigarettes only, and never smokers. Journal of Adolescent Health 2014 Jul 29 [Epub ahead of print].

Schauer GL, Agaku IT, King BA, Malarcher AM.
Health care provider advice for adolescent tobacco use: Results from the 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Pediatrics 2014 Aug 18 [Epub ahead of print].