November 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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A longitudinal study of 9 long-term e-cigarette users who had never smoked was unable to identify biological changes or health issues in this small group. The CDC published a major report examining prevalence of tobacco use among all tobacco products including e-cigarettes. While smoking prevalence was found to be only 15%, overall tobacco use was over 20%.

Health Effects—E-Cigarettes

Polosa R, Cibella F, Caponnetto P, Maglia M, Prosperini U, Russo C, et al. Health impact of e-cigarettes: a prospective 3.5-year study of regular daily users who have never smoked. Scientific Reports 2017 Dec 17 [cited 2017 Nov 28];7(1):13825. freeicon


Phillips E, Wang TW, Husten CG, Corey CG, Apelberg BJ, Jamal A, et al. Tobacco product use among adults — United States, 2015. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2017 Nov 10;66(44):1209-15. freeicon


School Prevention Programs

Waller G, Finch T, Giles EL, Newbury-Birch D. Exploring the factors affecting the implementation of tobacco and substance use interventions within a secondary school setting: a systematic review. Implementation Science 2017 Dec 14;12(1):130.

Smoking Cessation—Mass Media

Bala MM, Strzeszynski L, Topor-Madry R. Mass media interventions for smoking cessation in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017 Nov 21;11:CD004704.

Smoking Cessation—Youth

Fanshawe TR, Halliwell W, Lindson N, Aveyard P, Livingstone-Banks J, Hartmann-Boyce J. Tobacco cessation interventions for young people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017 Nov 17;11:CD003289.

Smoke-Free Homes—Indigenous Populations

Stevenson L, Campbell S, Bohanna I, Gould G, Robertson J, Clough A. Establishing smoke-free homes in the Indigenous populations of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017 Nov 14;14(11):1382. freeicon

Recent Work by Canadian Researchers Canadian flag denotes Canadian Content

E-Cigarette Use

Milicic S, Piérard E, DeCicca P, Leatherdale ST. Examining the association between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sport participation with e-cigarette use and smoking status in a large sample of Canadian youth. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Prevention—Social Influences

Steinmetz-Wood M, Gagné T, Sylvestre M-P, Frohlich K. Do social characteristics influence smoking uptake and cessation during young adulthood? International Journal of Public Health 2017 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Wellman RJ, Sylvestre M-P, O’Loughlin EK, Dutczak H, Montreuil A, Datta GD, et al. Socioeconomic status is associated with the prevalence and co-occurrence of risk factors for cigarette smoking initiation during adolescence. International Journal of Public Health 2017 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Smoking Cessation—Guidelines

Selby P, Hunter K, Rogers J, Lang-Robertson K, Soklaridis S, Chow V, et al. How to adapt existing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines: a case example with smoking cessation guidelines in Canada. BMJ Open 2017 Nov 3;7(11):e016124. freeicon

Warning Labels

Cho YJ, Thrasher JF, Yong H-H, Szklo AS, O’Connor RJ, Bansal-Travers M, et al. Path analysis of warning label effects on negative emotions and quit attempts: A longitudinal study of smokers in Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the US. Social Science & Medicine 2017 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] freeicon

Osman A, Thrasher JF, Yong H-H, Arillo-Santillán E, Hammond D. Disparagement of health warning labels on cigarette packages and cessation attempts: results from four countries. Health Education Research 2017 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]