January 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.

Archived abstracts are available.

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the US released a major report on the consequences of e-cigarettes use and presented some of the most rigorous evaluations of e-cigarettes to date.

An important meta-analysis in the BMJ found that even one cigarette per day was associated with substantial health risks.


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2018. freeicon

Health Effects—Light Smoking

Hackshaw A, Morris JK, Boniface S, Tang J-L, Milenković D. Low cigarette consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: meta-analysis of 141 cohort studies in 55 study reports. BMJ 2018 Jan 24;360:j5855.

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Bruce Baskerville N, Wong K, Shuh A, Abramowicz A, Dash D, Esmail A, et al. A qualitative study of tobacco interventions for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults: overarching themes and key learnings. BMC Public Health 2018 Dec 18;18(1):155.

Cessation—Participatory Action

Pakhale S, Kaur T, Charron C, Florence K, Rose T, Jama S, et al. Management and Point-of-Care for Tobacco Dependence (PROMPT): a feasibility mixed methods community-based participatory action research project in Ottawa, Canada. BMJ Open 2018 Jan 25;8(1):e018416. freeicon

Cigarette Packaging—Slim Cigarettes

Minaker LM, Tait H, Ong M, Nguyen N. Slim cigarette smoking prevalence among Canadian youth smokers: Implications for federal standardized packaging legislation. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2018 Jan 22;108(5-6):e565-70. freeicon