May 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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Analysis of the major US cohort, the PATH study, found that both tobacco and e-cigarette advertising receptivity was associated with later conventional smoking. Jemal et al in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the pattern of historically higher rates of lung cancer among women in the US has reversed among those born since the mid-1960s. Also in the New England Journal of Medicine, a large randomized controlled trial compared e-cigarettes, nicotine replacement gum, and financial incentives for smoking cessation and found that financial incentives were the most effective. DeCarlo et al reports a new and potentially large thirdhand smoke exposure route inside a nonsmoking classroom during the summer time.


Pierce JP, Sargent JD, Portnoy DB, White M, Noble M, Kealey S, et al. Association between receptivity to tobacco advertising and progression to tobacco use in youth and young adults in the PATH Study. JAMA Pediatrics 2018 May 1;172(5):444.

Lung Cancer—Gender

Jemal A, Miller KD, Ma J, Siegel RL, Fedewa SA, Islami F, et al. Higher lung cancer incidence in young women than young men in the United States. New England Journal of Medicine 2018 May 24;378(21):1999-2009.

Smoking Cessation—E-Cigarettes

Halpern SD, Harhay MO, Saulsgiver K, Brophy C, Troxel AB, Volpp KG. A pragmatic trial of e-cigarettes, incentives, and drugs for smoking cessation. New England Journal of Medicine 2018 May 23;NEJMsa1715757. [Epub ahead of print]

Thirdhand Smoke

DeCarlo PF, Avery AM, Waring MS. Thirdhand smoke uptake to aerosol particles in the indoor environment. Science Advances 2018 May 9;4(5):eaap8368.


Dental Implants

de Oliveira-Neto OB, Barbosa FT, de Sousa-Rodrigues CF, de Lima FJC. Risk of bias assessment of systematic reviews regarding dental implant placement in smokers: An umbrella systematic review. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2018 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print]

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Czoli CD, Goniewicz ML, Palumbo M, White CM, Hammond D. E-cigarette nicotine content and labelling practices in a restricted market: Findings from Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Drug Policy 2018 Aug 4;58:9-12.

Mental Health

Daoud N, Gao M, Osman A, Muntaner C. Interpersonal and institutional ethnic discrimination, and mental health in a random sample of Palestinian minority men smokers in Israel. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2018 May 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Neonatal Exposure

Yusuf K, Alshaikh B, da Silva O, Lodha AK, Wilson RD, Alvaro RE, et al. Neonatal outcomes of extremely preterm infants exposed to maternal hypertension and cigarette smoking. Journal of Perinatology 2018 May 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Neonatal Exposure—Obesity

Albers L, Sobotzki C, Kuß O, Ajslev T, Batista RF, Bettiol H, et al. Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring overweight: is there a dose-response relationship? An individual patient data meta-analysis. International Journal of Obesity 2018 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Pericot-Valverde I, Elliott RJ, Miller ME, Tidey JW, Gaalema DE. Posttraumatic stress disorder and tobacco use: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addictive Behaviors 2018 Sep 3;84:238-47.

Smoking Cessation—Mental Illness

Clyde M, Pipe A, Els C, Reid R, Fu A, Clark A, et al. Nicotine metabolite ratio and smoking outcomes using nicotine replacement therapy and varenicline among smokers with and without psychiatric illness. Journal of Psychopharmacology 2018 May 1;026988111877353. [Epub ahead of print]

Smoking Cessation—Tailoring

Minian N, Noormohamed A, Baliunas D, Zawertailo L, Mulder C, Ravindran A, et al. Tailored versus generic knowledge brokering to integrate mood management into smoking cessation interventions in primary care settings: protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols 2018 Apr 27;7(4):e111. freeicon