February 2017 Current Abstracts

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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Riad-Allen L, Dermody SS, Herman Y, Bellissimo K, Selby P, George TP. Becoming tobacco-free: Changes in staff and patient attitudes and incident reports in a large academic mental health and addictions hospital. The American Journal on Addictions 2017 March;26(2)2:183-191.

Hot Topics

A small study out of UCLA of 42 e-cigarette users found that habitual use was associated with physiological cardiac effects (Moheimani). In the US, recent, never-smoking vapers in grade 12 were more likely to report smoking cigarettes at follow up one year later ( Meich). CVS Health performed an evaluation of the impact of their decision to remove cigarettes from pharmacies and found a significant reduction in smoking in states with higher CVS market share (Polinski). A study on mice found that neonatal thirdhand smoke affected the body weight of mice (Hang).

E-Cigarettes—Health Effects

Moheimani RS, Bhetraratana M, Yin F, Peters KM, Gornbein J, Araujo JA, et al. Increased cardiac sympathetic activity and oxidative stress in habitual electronic cigarette users. JAMA Cardiology 2017 Feb 1 [Epub ahead of print].  


Miech R, Patrick ME, O’Malley PM, Johnston LD. E-cigarette use as a predictor of cigarette smoking: results from a 1-year follow-up of a national sample of 12th grade students. Tobacco Control 2017 Feb 6 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Retail Availability—Pharmacies

Polinski JM, Howell B, Gagnon MA, Kymes SM, Brennan TA, Shrank WH. Impact of CVS Pharmacy’s discontinuance of tobacco sales on cigarette purchasing (2012–2014). American Journal of Public Health 2017 Feb 16;e1–7 [Epub ahead of print].

Thirdhand Smoke—Health Effects

Hang B, Snijders AM, Huang Y, Schick SF, Wang P, Xia Y, et al. Early exposure to thirdhand cigarette smoke affects body mass and the development of immunity in mice. Scientific Reports 2017 Feb 3 [Epub ahead of print].


Campus Policies—Smoking Behaviour

Bennett BL, Deiner M, Pokhrel P. College anti-smoking policies and student smoking behavior: a review of the literature. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2017;15:11. freeicon

Smoking Cessation—eHealth

Oosterveen E, Tzelepis F, Ashton L, Hutchesson MJ. A systematic review of eHealth behavioral interventions targeting smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and/or obesity for young adults. Preventive Medicine 2017 [Epub ahead of print].

Smoking Cessation—Mindfulness

Maglione MA, Maher AR, Ewing B, Colaiaco B, Newberry S, Kandrack R, et al. Efficacy of mindfulness meditation for smoking cessation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addictive Behaviors 2017;69:27-34 [Epub ahead of print].

Smoking Cessation—Perioperative

Safety Committee of Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists. A guideline for perioperative smoking cessation. Journal of Anesthesia 2017 Jan 31;1-7.

Smoking Cessation—Pregnancy

Chamberlain C, O’Mara-Eves A, Oliver S, Caird JR, Perlen SM, Eades SJ, et al. Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017; (10):CD001055. freeicon

Smoking Cessation—System Change

Thomas D, Abramson MJ, Bonevski B, George J. System change interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017;(9). freeicon

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E-Cigarettes—Health Effects

Boulay M-È, Henry C, Bossé Y, Boulet L-P, Morissette MC. Acute effects of nicotine-free and flavour-free electronic cigarette use on lung functions in healthy and asthmatic individuals. Respiratory Research 2017 Feb 10;18(1):33. freeicon

Risk Messaging—Tobacco Products

Kozlowski LT, Sweanor DT. Young or adult users of multiple tobacco/nicotine products urgently need to be informed of meaningful differences in product risks. Addictive Behaviors 2017 Jan 25 [Epub ahead of print].

Kozlowski LT, Sweanor DT. “Not harmless” messages without comparisons disserve consumers, potential consumers, and public health approaches to tobacco/nicotine products. Addictive Behaviors 2017 Jan 25 [Epub ahead of print].

Smoking Behaviour—HIV

Bekele T, Rueda S, Gardner S, Raboud J, Smieja M, Kennedy R, et al. Trends and correlates of cigarette smoking and its impacts on health-related quality of life among people living with HIV: Findings from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study, 2008–2014. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 2017 Feb;31(2):49-59. freeicon

Smoking Cessation—Mental Health

Okoli CTC, Anand V, Khara M. A retrospective analysis of the outcomes of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy among persons with mental health and substance use disorders. Journal of Dual Diagnosis 2017 Feb 6 [Epub ahead of print].

Smoking Cessation—Reflexivity

Bisset S, Tremblay MC, Wright MT, Poland B, Frohlich KL. Can reflexivity be learned? An experience with tobacco control practitioners in Canada. Health Promotion International 2015 Sep 8;32(1):dav080.

Smoking Prevalence—Indigenous

Bougie E, Kohen D. Smoking prevalence among Inuit in Canada. Health Reports 2017 Feb 15;28(2):10-4. freeicon

Van Bewer V, Woodgate RL. Examining the correlates of current smoking among off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth: Evidence from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey. Addictive Behaviors. 2017;69:93–7 [Epub ahead of print].