May 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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Cessation—Retail Availability

Chaiton MO, Mecredy G, Cohen J. Tobacco retail availability and risk of relapse among smokers who make a quit attempt: a population-based cohort study. Tobacco Control  2017 Apr 21 [Epub ahead of print].

Hot Topics

A US government report found associations between mental illness and both past month cigarette use and smoking cessation across age groups and across genders. Researchers at the Truth Initiative found that nearly 64% of Natural American Spirit smokers inaccurately believe the cigarettes are less harmful than other brands.

Mental Illness

Lipari RN, Van Horn S. Smoking and mental illness among adults in the United States. The CBHSQ Report: March 30, 2017. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD. freeicon

Tobacco Packaging—Risk Perception

Pearson JL, Johnson A, Villanti A, Glasser AM, Collins L, Cohn A, et al. Misperceptions of harm among Natural American Spirit smokers: results from wave 1 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study (2013-2014). Tobacco Control 2017 Mar;26(e1):e61-7. freeicon


Advertising—Tobacco Packaging

McNeill A, Gravely S, Hitchman SC, Bauld L, Hammond D, Hartmann-Boyce J. Tobacco packaging design for reducing tobacco use. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017 Apr 27;4. Art. No.: CD011244.


Myers Virtue S, Waldron E, Darabos K, DeAngelis C, Moore D, Fornatora M, et al. Dental students’ attitudes toward tobacco cessation in the dental setting: A systematic review. Journal of Dental Education 2017 May 1;81(5):500-16.


Haskins BL, Lesperance D, Gibbons P, Boudreaux ED. A systematic review of smartphone applications for smoking cessation. Translational Behavioral Medicine 2017 May 19 [Epub ahead of print].

Naslund JA, Kim SJ, Aschbrenner KA, McCulloch LJ, Brunette MF, Dallery J, et al. Systematic review of social media interventions for smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors 2017 Oct 2;73:81-93.

Prevention—School Policies

Schreuders M, Nuyts PAW, van den Putte B, Kunst AE. Understanding the impact of school tobacco policies on adolescent smoking behaviour: A realist review. Social Science & Medicine 2017 Jun ;183:19-27.

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Minian N, Baliunas D, Zawertailo L, Noormohamed A, Giesbrecht N, Hendershot CS, et al. Combining alcohol interventions with tobacco addictions treatment in primary care—the COMBAT study: a pragmatic cluster randomized trial. Implementation Science 2017 Dec 18;12(1):65. freeicon


Patten SB, Williams JVA, Lavorato DH, Wang JL, Sajobi TT, Bulloch AGM. Major depression and non-specific distress following smoking cessation in the Canadian general population. Journal of Affective Disorders 2017 Aug;218:182-7.


Cunningham JA, Kushnir V, Selby P, Tyndale RF, Zawertailo L, Leatherdale ST. Beyond quitting: Any additional impact of mailing free nicotine patches to current smokers? Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017 May 1 [Epub ahead of print].


Abdullah P, Costanian C, Khanlou N, Tamim H. Prevalence and characteristics of water-pipe smoking in Canada: results from the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey. Public Health 2017 Jul 27;148:102-8.