March 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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Schwartz R. Legalize marijuana without the smoke. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2017 Jan 30;189(4):E137-8.

Hot Topics

New study finds that poor and African American neighbourhoods are more likely to have stores selling tobacco (Lee). A study from Johns Hopkins finds that Airbnb may be catering to smokers in Canadian cities. The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care released their recommendation for interventions aimed at preventing youth smoking.


Lee JGL, Sun DL, Schleicher NM, Ribisl KM, Luke DA, Henriksen L. Inequalities in tobacco outlet density by race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status, 2012, USA: results from the ASPiRE Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2017 Mar 1 [epub ahead of print].

Smoke-Free Spaces—Hotels

Kennedy RD, Douglas O, Stehouwer L, Dawson J. The availability of smoking-permitted accommodations from Airbnb in 12 Canadian cities. Tobacco Control 2017 Feb 20 [epub ahead of print].

Smoking Initiation

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Recommendations on behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of cigarette smoking among school-aged children and youth. CMAJ 2017 Feb 27;189(8):E310-6. freeicon


Baskerville NB, Dash D, Shuh A, Wong K, Abramowicz A, Yessis J, et al. Tobacco use cessation interventions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth and young adults: A scoping review. Preventive Medicine Reports 2017 Feb 16;6:53-62. freeicon

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care CTF on PH. Recommendations on behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of cigarette smoking among school-aged children and youth. CMAJ 2017 Feb 27;189(8):E310-E316. freeicon

Dib R El, Suzumura EA, Akl EA, Goma H, Agarwal A, Chang Y, et al. Electronic nicotine delivery systems and/or electronic non nicotine delivery systems for tobacco smoking cessation or reduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 2017 Feb 23;7(2):e012680.

Hiemstra M, de Leeuw RNH, Engels RCME, Otten R. What parents can do to keep their children from smoking: A systematic review on smoking-specific parenting strategies and smoking onset. Addictive Behaviors 2017 Feb 9 [epub ahead of print].

Recent Work by Canadian Researchers Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

Advertising—Brand Sharing

Dewhirst T, Lee WB. Lamborghini brand sharing and cigarette advertising. Tobacco Control 07 March 2017 [epub ahead of print]. freeicon


Dermody SS, Hendershot CS. A critical review of the effects of nicotine and alcohol coadministration in human laboratory studies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 2017 Mar;41(3):473–86.

Smoking Cessation

Wong J, Abrishami A, Riazi S, Siddiqui N, You-Ten E, Korman J, et al. A perioperative smoking cessation intervention with varenicline, counseling, and fax referral to a telephone quitline versus a brief intervention. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2017 Mar 17;1 [epub ahead of print]. freeicon

Smoking Initiation

O’Loughlin J, O’Loughlin EK, Wellman RJ, Sylvestre M-P, Dugas EN, Chagnon M, et al. Predictors of cigarette smoking initiation in early, middle, and late adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health 2017 Mar [epub ahead of print].

Varenicline—Side Effects

Kozak K, Dermody SS, Rabin RA, Zack M, Barr MS, Tyndale RF, et al. Effects of varenicline on cognitive function in non-smokers with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 2017 Mar [epub ahead of print].