September 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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Hot Topics

E-cigarettes were hot topics in the literature again this month with the US Food and Drug Administration announcing changes in the enforcement of e-cigarettes. An editorial in the New England Journal of Public Health highlighted the concerns of youth use, particularly JUUL brand and other “pod mods”. The CDC found that e-cigarettes were again the most commonly used tobacco product among middle school and high school students. Trivers et al. found that e-cigarettes were being widely used by US youth to smoke cannabis.


Barrington-Trimis JL, Leventhal AM. Adolescents’ use of “pod mod” e-cigarettes — urgent concerns. New England Journal of Medicine 2018 Sep 20;379(12):1099-102

Trivers KF, Phillips E, Gentzke AS, Tynan MA, Neff LJ. Prevalence of cannabis use in electronic cigarettes among US youth. JAMA Pediatrics 2018 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Wang TW, Gentzke A, Sharapova S, Cullen KA, Ambrose BK, Jamal A. Tobacco product use among middle and high school students—United States, 2011-2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2018 Jun 8;67(22):629-33.


Cessation—Mental Illness

Jahagirdar D, Kaunelis D. Smoking Cessation Interventions for Patients with Severe Mental Illnesses: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2017 Aug 24.


Hofmann P, Benden C, Kohler M, Schuurmans MM. Smoking resumption after heart or lung transplantation: a systematic review and suggestions for screening and management. Journal of Thoracic Disease 2018 Jul;10(7):4609-18.

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Selby P, Voci S, Zawertailo L, Baliunas D, Dragonetti R, Hussain S. Public health impact of a novel smoking cessation outreach program in Ontario, Canada. BMC Public Health 2018 Dec 14;18(1):1117.


Volesky KD, Maki A, Scherf C, Watson L, Van Ryswyk K, Fraser B, et al. The influence of three e-cigarette models on indoor fine and ultrafine particulate matter concentrations under real-world conditions. Environmental Pollution 2018 Dec 26;243(Pt B):882-9.

Czoli CD, Fong GT, Goniewicz ML, Hammond D. Biomarkers of exposure among “Dual Users” of tobacco cigarettes and electronic cigarettes in Canada. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2018 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print]

E-Cigarettes—Social Media

Sampasa-Kanyinga H, Hamilton HA. Use of social networking sites, electronic cigarettes, and waterpipes among adolescents. Public Health 2018 Nov 17;164:99-106.


Cui Y, Forget EL, Zhu Y, Torabi M, Oguzoglu U. The effects of cigarette price and the amount of pocket money on youth smoking initiation and intensity in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2018 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print]