December 2017 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.

Archived abstracts are available.

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Another study added further evidence that use of e-cigarettes predicted future cigarette use among youth. Healthcare and productivity costs of smoking were calculated to be 1.4 trillion dollars US in 2012. Past year cigarette use among Ontario students fell to 7% in 2017, down from 28% in 1999. Past year use of e-cigarettes among students remained stable at 10%.


Watkins SL, Glantz SA, Chaffee BW. Association of noncigarette tobacco product use with future cigarette smoking among youth in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study, 2013-2015. JAMA Pediatrics 2018 Jan 2. freeicon

Economic Costs

Goodchild M, Nargis N, Tursan d’Espaignet E. Global economic cost of smoking-attributable diseases. Tobacco Control 2018 Jan 1;27(1):58-64. freeicon

Tobacco Products—Youth

Boak A, Hamilton HA, Adlaf EM, Mann RE. Drug use among Ontario students, 1977-2017: detailed findings from the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS). CAMH Research Document Series No. 46. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2017. freeicon


Smoking Cessation—Depression

Secades-Villa R, González-Roz A, García-Pérez Á, Becoña E. Psychological, pharmacological, and combined smoking cessation interventions for smokers with current depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE 2017 Dec 5;12(12):e0188849. freeicon

Smoking Cessation—Nursing Interventions

Rice VH, Heath L, Livingstone-Banks J, Hartmann-Boyce J. Nursing interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017 Dec 15;12:CD001188.

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Contraband Tobacco

Smith J, Thompson S, Lee K. Death and Taxes: The framing of the causes and policy responses to the illicit tobacco trade in Canadian newspapers. Cogent Social Sciences 2017;3(1). freeicon

Health Warning Labels—Youth

Elton-Marshall T, Wijesingha R, Kennedy RD, Hammond D. Disparities in knowledge about the health effects of smoking among adolescents following the release of new pictorial health warning labels. Preventive Medicine 2017 Dec 2.

Secondhand Smoking—Initiation

McGrath JJ, Racicot S, Okoli CTC, Hammond SK, O’Loughlin J. Airborne nicotine, secondhand smoke, and precursors to adolescent smoking. Pediatrics 2018 Jan 1;141(Supplement 1):S63-74.

Secondhand Smoke—Pregnancy

Arbuckle TE, Liang CL, Fisher M, Caron NJ, Fraser WD, and the MIREC Study Group. Exposure to tobacco smoke and validation of smoking status during pregnancy in the MIREC study. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology 2018 Jan 3.


Vingilis E, Pederson LL, Seeley J, Ialomiteanu AR, Wickens CM, Ferrence R, et al. Is there a link between motor vehicle collisions and being a cigarette smoker in Canada? Analysis of survey data from Ontario from 2002-2014. Traffic Injury Prevention 2017 Dec 21;00-00.

Smoking Cessation—Addiction

Zawertailo L, Voci S, Selby P. The Cigarette Dependence Scale and Heaviness of Smoking Index as predictors of smoking cessation after 10 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy and at 6-month follow-up. Addictive Behaviors 2018 Mar 27;78:223-7.

Shahab L, Mortimer E, Bauld L, McGowan JA, McNeill A, Tyndale RF. Characterising the nicotine metabolite ratio and its association with treatment choice: A cross sectional analysis of Stop Smoking Services in England. Scientific Reports 2017 Dec 14;7(1):17613. freeicon

Smoking Cessation—Hospitals

Reid RD, Malcolm J, Wooding E, Geertsma A, Aitken D, Arbeau D, et al. Prospective, cluster-randomized trial to implement the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation in diabetes education programs in Ontario, Canada. Diabetes Care 2017 Dec 21;dc171809.

Smoking Cessation—Varenicline

Gershon AS, Campitelli MA, Hawken S, Victor C, Sproule BA, Kurdyak P, et al. Cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric events following varenicline use for smoking cessation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2017 Dec 20;rccm.201706-1204OC.

Tobacco Control Policy

Gravely S, Giovino GA, Craig L, Commar A, D’Espaignet ET, Schotte K, et al. Implementation of key demand-reduction measures of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and change in smoking prevalence in 126 countries: an association study. The Lancet Public Health 2017 Apr;2(4):e166-74.

Tobacco Products—Initiation

Cole AG, Kennedy RD, Chaurasia A, Leatherdale ST. Exploring the predictive validity of the susceptibility to smoking construct for tobacco cigarettes, alternative tobacco products, and e-cigarettes. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017 Dec 6.