October 2018 Current Abstracts on Tobacco

The following is a monthly list of selected journal articles and reports on tobacco topics. 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.

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An Irish group (Keogan) conducted the first RCT for one of the most popular self-help guides—the Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking. McKelvey et al. found that youth who use e-cigarettes and juul are similar on a number of characteristics including dependence. Moodie and colleagues find the continued strong increase in use globally of flavour capsule cigarettes. A study of mice found that nicotine exposure in males had multi-generational effects on health in offspring.


Keogan S, Li S, Clancy L. Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – A randomised clinical trial. Tobacco Control 2018 Oct 25;tobaccocontrol-2018-054243.

Cigarette Design—Flavour Capsules

Moodie C, Thrasher JF, Cho YJ, Barnoya J, Chaloupka FJ. Flavour capsule cigarettes continue to experience strong global growth. Tobacco Control 2018 Oct 27;tobaccocontrol-2018-054711.


McKelvey K, Baiocchi M, Halpern-Felsher B. Adolescents’ and young adults’ use and perceptions of pod-based Electronic Cigarettes. JAMA Network Open 2018 Oct 19;1(6):e183535–e183535.

Nicotine—Health Effects

McCarthy DM, Morgan TJ, Lowe SE, Williamson MJ, Spencer TJ, Biederman J, et al. Nicotine exposure of male mice produces behavioral impairment in multiple generations of descendants. PLOS Biology 2018 Oct 16;16(10):e2006497.



Do H, Tran B, Pham Q, Nguyen L, Tran T, Latkin C, et al. Which eHealth interventions are most effective for smoking cessation? A systematic review. Patient Preference and Adherence 2018 Oct;Volume 12:2065–84.

Cessation—Health Warnings

Ratih SP, Susanna D. Perceived effectiveness of pictorial health warnings on changes in smoking behaviour in Asia: a literature review. BMC Public Health 2018 Dec 11;18(1):1165.


Hickson C, Lewis S, Campbell KA, Cooper S, Berlin I, Claire R, et al. Comparison of nicotine exposure during pregnancy when smoking and abstinent with nicotine replacement therapy: systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction 2018 Oct 13.

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Gainforth HL, Aujla SY, Beard E, Croghan E, West R. Associations between Practitioner Personality and Client Quit Rates in Smoking Cessation Behavioural Support Interventions. Journal of Smoking Cessation 2018 Jun 27;13(02):103–9.


Pipe AL, Reid RD. Smoking Cessation and Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Priority! Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2018 Oct;34(10):S247–51.


Baskerville NB, Struik LL, Guindon GE, Norman CD, Whittaker R, Burns C, et al. Effect of a Mobile Phone Intervention on Quitting Smoking in a Young Adult Population of Smokers: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mHealth 2018 Oct 23;6(10):e10893.


Bottorff JL, Sarbit G, Oliffe JL, Caperchione CM, Wilson D, Huisken A. Strategies for Supporting Smoking Cessation Among Indigenous Fathers: A Qualitative Participatory Study. American Journal of Men’s Health 2018 Oct 16;155798831880643.

Cessation—Mental Health

Ahmed S, Virani S, Kotapati VP, Bachu R, Adnan M, Khan AM, et al. Efficacy and Safety of Varenicline for Smoking Cessation in Schizophrenia: A Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2018 Sep 19;9:428.

Cessation—Quit Aids

Zawertailo L, Mansoursadeghi-Gilan T, Zhang H, Hussain S, Le Foll B, Selby P. Varenicline and Bupropion for Long-Term Smoking Cessation (the MATCH Study): Protocol for a Real-World, Pragmatic, Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols 2018 Oct 18;7(10):e10826.


Dobson KG, Gilbert-Ouimet M, Mustard CA, Smith PM. Association between dimensions of the psychosocial and physical work environment and latent smoking trajectories: a 16-year cohort study of the Canadian workforce. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 Nov;75(11):814–21.


Atiya A, Abdullah P, Ali-Hassan L, Tamim H. Prevalence and characteristics of cigarillo smoking in Canada: results from the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey. Public Health 2018 Dec 24;165:42–7.


Lemyre A, Poliakova N, Bélanger RE. The Relationship Between Tobacco and Cannabis Use: A Review. Substance Use & Misuse 2018 Oct 26;1–16.


Hammond D, Wackowski OA, Reid JL, O’Connor RJ. Use of Juul E-Cigarettes Among Youth in the United States. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2018 Oct 27.


Sylvestre M-P, Hanusaik N, Berger D, Dugas E, Pbert L, Winickoff J, et al. A Tool to Identify Adolescents at Risk of Cigarette Smoking Initiation. Pediatrics 2018 Oct 1;e20173701.


Nguyen H V., Sheikh A. Environmental tobacco smoke exposure among electronic cigarette users. Addictive Behaviors 2019 Feb 25;89:92–7.

Protection—Mental Health

Wellman RJ, Wilson KM, O’Loughlin EK, Dugas EN, Montreuil A, O’Loughlin J. Secondhand smoke exposure and depressive symptoms in children: a longitudinal study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2018 Oct 20.

Tobacco Products

Cole AG, Chaurasia A, Kennedy RD, Leatherdale ST. Identifying behavioural characteristics of tobacco product and e-cigarette use clusters: A repeat cross-sectional analysis. Addictive Behaviors 2019 Mar 19;90:77–84.