July 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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Hot Topics

A Scottish cohort study found that youth who try e-cigarettes are significantly more likely to start smoking. CDC monitoring of smoking in the movies found that the number of movies with smoking continued to decline but the number of smoking incidents in top grossing movies increased. A new WHO report found that at least 63% of the world’s population is covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure.


Best C, Haseen F, Currie D, Ozakinci G, MacKintosh AM, Stead M, et al. Relationship between trying an electronic cigarette and subsequent cigarette experimentation in Scottish adolescents: a cohort study. Tobacco Control 2017 Jul 22 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon


Tynan MA, Polansky JR, Titus K, Atayeva R, Glantz SA. Tobacco use in top-grossing movies—United States, 2010-2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2017 Jul 7;66(26):681-6. freeicon


World Health Organization. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2017: Monitoring Tobacco Use and Prevention Policies. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017. freeicon



Conlon K, Pattinson L, Hutton D. Attitudes of oncology healthcare practitioners towards smoking cessation: A systematic review of the facilitators, barriers and recommendations for delivery of advice and support to cancer patients. Radiography 2016 Aug;256-63.


Gould GS, Lim LL, Mattes J. The prevention and treatment of smoking and tobacco use during pregnancy in selected Indigenous communities in high-income countries of USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand: an evidence-based review. Chest 2017 Jul 7.

Cessation—Weight Gain

Rees R, Seyfoddin A. The effectiveness of naltrexone combined with current smoking cessation medication to attenuate post smoking cessation weight gain: a literature review. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 2017 Dec 11;10(1):20. freeicon

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Evans WK, Truscott R, Cameron E, Peter A, Reid R, Selby P, et al. Lessons learned implementing a province-wide smoking cessation initiative in Ontario’s cancer centres. Current Oncology 2017 Jun;24(3):e185-90. freeicon

Cessation—Pharmaceutical Aids

Kushnir V, Selby P, Zawertailo L, Tyndale RF, Leatherdale ST, Cunningham JA. Long-term effectiveness of mailed nicotine replacement therapy: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial 5-year follow-up. BMC Public Health 2017 Jul 18 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Kushnir V, Sproule BA, Cunningham JA. Impact of large-scale distribution and subsequent use of free nicotine patches on primary care physician interaction. BMC Public Health 2017 Jul 18 [Epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Peng AR, Morales M, Wileyto EP, Hawk LW, Cinciripini P, George TP, et al. Measures and predictors of varenicline adherence in the treatment of nicotine dependence. Addictive Behaviors 2017 Dec 12;75:122-9.

E-Cigarettes—Pack Warnings

Wackowski O, Hammond D, O’Connor R, Strasser A, Delnevo C. Considerations and future research directions for e-cigarette warnings—findings from expert interviews. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017 Jul 14;14(7):781.

Tobacco Use—Price

El-Toukhy S, Choi K, Hitchman SC, Bansal-Travers M, Thrasher JF, Yong H-H, et al. Banning tobacco price promotions, smoking-related beliefs and behaviour: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country (ITC 4C) Survey. Tobacco Control 2017 Jul 12.