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 issues of Current Abstracts are also available.
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Rob Schwartz of OTRU contributes to a major report from the World Bank on illicit tobacco. The report finds that taxation plays only a minor role in illicit trade and that strengthening the taxation system can reduce illicit tobacco.
World Bank. Confronting Illicit Tobacco Trade: a Global Review of Country Experiences (English). WBG Global Tobacco Control Program. Washington, DC: World Bank Group, 2019. FREE
Sohal and colleagues find that heated tobacco devices can alter physiological functions in the lung and may not be a safer option than smoking or vaping. Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina found that higher temporal co-use of tobacco and cannabis was associated with more severe tobacco dependence.
Sohal SS, Eapen MS, Naidu VGM, Sharma P. IQOS exposure impairs human airway cell homeostasis: direct comparison with traditional cigarette and e-cigarette. ERJ Open Research 2019 Feb 10;5(1):00159-2018.
Akbar SA, Tomko RL, Salazar CA, Squeglia LM, McClure EA. Tobacco and cannabis co-use and interrelatedness among adults. Addictive Behaviors 2019 Mar 1; 90:354-61.
Fanshawe TR, Hartmann-Boyce J, Perera R, Lindson N. Competitions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019 Feb 20;2(2):CD013272.
Brown TJ, Hardeman W, Bauld L, Holland R, Maskrey V, Naughton F, et al. A systematic review of behaviour change techniques within interventions to prevent return to smoking postpartum. Addictive Behaviors 2019;92:236-243. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.12.031.
Livingstone‐Banks J, Norris E, Hartmann‐Boyce J, West R, Jarvis M, Hajek P. Relapse prevention interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003999. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003999.pub5.
Iaccarino JM, Duran C, Slatore CG, Wiener RS, Kathuria H. Combining smoking cessation interventions with LDCT lung cancer screening: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine 2019 Apr 10;121:24-32.
McCausland K, Maycock B, Leaver T, Jancey J. The messages presented in electronic cigarette-related social media promotions and discussion: Scoping review. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2019 Feb 5;21(2):e11953.
Enns JE, Halas G, Rothney J, Cohen B, Schultz AS, Holmqvist M, et al. A scoping review of foci, trends, and gaps in reviews of tobacco control research. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2019 Feb 2.
Araújo MCB, Costa MF. A critical review of the issue of cigarette butt pollution in coastal environments. Environmental Research 2019 May 4;172:137-49.
Recent Work by Canadian Researchers
Pederson LL, Koval J, Vingilis E, Seeley J, Ialomiteanu AR, Wickens CM, et al. The relationship between motor vehicle collisions and cigarette smoking in Ontario: Analysis of CAMH survey data from 2002 to 2016. Preventive Medicine Reports 2019 Mar;13:327-31.
Cole AG, Aleyan S, Qian W, Leatherdale ST. Assessing the strength of secondary school tobacco policies of schools in the COMPASS study and the association to student smoking behaviours. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2019 Jan 31.
Smith J, Thompson S, Lee K. ‘Both Sides of the Argument’? A critical review of existing evidence on the illicit trade in tobacco products in Canada. Tobacco Control 2019 Feb 15;tobaccocontrol-2018-054687.
Callard CD, Collishaw N. Cigarette pricing 1 year after new restrictions on tobacco industry retailer programmes in Quebec, Canada. Tobacco Control 2019 Feb 15;tobaccocontrol-2018-054516.
Guindon GE, Mishra S, Sudhir J, Chaloupka FJ, Jha P, Li DX, et al. Visualizing data: Trends in smoking tobacco prices and taxes in India. Gates Open Research 2019 Jan 17;3:8.