Current Abstracts on Tobacco

November 2018

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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OTRU Researchers

Tracey Borland leads a study published in Tobacco Control examining the changes in tobacco package design before and after the menthol ban in Ontario.

Tobacco Industry—Menthol

Borland T, D’Souza SA, O’Connor S, Chaiton MO, Schwartz R. Is blue the new green? Repackaging menthol cigarettes in response to a flavour ban in Ontario, Canada. Tobacco Control 2018 Oct 30;tobaccocontrol-2018-054454.

Hot Topics

David Levy and others, including Canadian Researchers David Hammond and Geoff Fong, suggest that the population effect of e-cigarettes on smoking initiation has been negligible. Inoue-Choi and colleagues in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine find that while non-daily smokers do have less risk of dying than daily cigarettes smokers those risks are still substantially larger than non-smokers. Scott and other Australian colleagues find evidence of a causal relationship between tobacco and schizophrenia.


Levy DT, Warner KE, Cummings KM, Hammond D, Kuo C, Fong GT, et al. Examining the relationship of vaping to smoking initiation among US youth and young adults: a reality check. Tobacco Control 2018 Nov 20;tobaccocontrol-2018-054446.

Mortality—Non-Daily Smoking

Inoue-Choi M, McNeel TS, Hartge P, Caporaso NE, Graubard BI, Freedman ND. Non-daily cigarette smokers: Mortality risks in the U.S. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2018 Oct 23;0(0).


Scott JG, Matuschka L, Niemelä S, Miettunen J, Emmerson B, Mustonen A. Evidence of a causal relationship between smoking tobacco and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2018 Nov 20;9:607.



Rios LE, Herval ÁM, Ferreira RC, Freire M do CM. Prevalences of stages of change for smoking cessation in adolescents and associated factors: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health 2018 Nov 14.


Price SN, Studts JL, Hamann HA. Tobacco use assessment and treatment in cancer patients: A scoping review of oncology care clinician adherence to clinical practice guidelines in the U.S. Oncologist 2018 Nov 16;theoncologist.2018-0246.


Barnett MJ, Fealy S, Wilson A. Barriers and enablers for smoking cessation amongst pregnant women: An Umbrella Review. Women and Birth 2018 Nov 2.

Disparities—Young Adults

Gagné T, Lee JGL, Steinmetz-Wood M, Frohlich KL. Methodological systematic review of studies on social inequalities in smoking among young adults: A field coming of age? Tobacco Control 2018 Nov 5;tobaccocontrol-2018-054576.


Gardner K, Kearns R, Woodland L, Silveira M, Hua M, Katz M, et al. A scoping review of the evidence on health promotion interventions for reducing waterpipe smoking: Implications for practice. Frontiers in Public Health 2018 Nov 5;6:308.

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Shareck M, Datta GD, Vallée J, Kestens Y, Frohlich KL. Is smoking cessation in young adults associated with tobacco retailer availability in their activity space? Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2018 Nov 12.

Cessation—Health Professionals

Papadakis S, Cole AG, Reid RD, Assi R, Gharib M, Tulloch HE, et al. From good to great: The role of performance coaching in enhancing tobacco-dependence treatment rates. The Annals of Family Medicine 2018 Nov 12;16(6):498–506.

Tobacco Control—Evaluation

Boyko J, Riley B, Abramowicz A, Stockton L, Lambraki I, Garcia J, et al. A mixed methods evaluation of capturing and sharing practitioner experience for improving local tobacco control strategies. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2018 Nov 19.

Tobacco Industry—Contraband

Gomis B, Lee K, Carrillo Botero N, Shepherd P, Iglesias RM. “We think globally”: the rise of Paraguay’s Tabacalera del Este as a threat to global tobacco control. Global Health 2018 Dec 19;14(1):110.

Iglesias RM, Gomis B, Carrillo Botero N, Shepherd P, Lee K. From transit hub to major supplier of illicit cigarettes to Argentina and Brazil: the changing role of domestic production and transnational tobacco companies in Paraguay between 1960 and 2003. Global Health 2018 Dec 19;14(1):111.