January 2019 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 issues of Current Abstracts are also available.
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Rosen LJ, Rier DA, Schwartz R, Talitman M, Zwanziger L. Knowledge and risk perceptions of Israelis towards combustible cigarettes: the need for immediate remedial action. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 Dec 14;8(1):10. FREE
Hajek and colleagues conducted a large randomized control comparing the effectiveness of e-cigarettes to nicotine replacement products and found that, combined with behavioural therapy, e-cigarettes were twice as likely to predict quitting. Aster and others show that strong tobacco retail local bylaws impact youth tobacco use. Gomis and colleagues examine the role of the tobacco industry in the contraband tobacco in Paraguay and other countries.
Hajek P, Phillips-Waller A, Przulj D, Pesola F, Myers Smith K, et al. A randomized trial of e-cigarettes versus nicotine-replacement therapy. New England Journal of Medicine January 30, 2019. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1808779.
Astor RL, Urman R, Barrington-Trimis JL, Berhane K, Steinberg J, Cousineau M, Leventhal AM, Unger JB, Cruz T, Pentz MA, Samet JM. Tobacco retail licensing and youth product use. Pediatrics 2019 Jan 7:e20173536.
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. Globalization and Health 2018 Dec 19;14(1):110. FREE
Livingstone-Banks J, Ordóñez-Mena JM, Hartmann-Boyce J. Print-based self-help interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019 Jan 9;1:CD001118.
Nethan S, Sinha D, Chandan K, Mehrotra R. Smokeless tobacco cessation interventions: A systematic review. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2018 Oct;148(4):396.
Cessation—Smoking in Pregnancy
Bar-Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Lim LL, Twyman L, Skelton E, Gruppetta M, et al. Improving health providers smoking cessation care in pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addictive Behaviors 2019 Jun 10;93:29–38.
Boffo M, Zerhouni O, Gronau QF, van Beek RJJ, Nikolaou K, Marsman M, et al. Cognitive bias modification for behavior change in alcohol and smoking addiction: Bayesian meta-analysis of individual participant data. Neuropsychology Review 2019 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print].
Rajabi A, Dehghani M, Shojaei A, Farjam M, Motevalian SA. Association between tobacco smoking and opioid use: A meta-analysis. Addictive Behaviors 2019 May 4;92:225–35. [Epub ahead of print]
Recent Work by Canadian Researchers
Lucas P, Baron EP, Jikomes N. Medical cannabis patterns of use and substitution for opioids & other pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and illicit substances; results from a cross-sectional survey of authorized patients. Harm Reduction Journal 2019 Dec 28;16(1):9. FREE
Yaya S, Buh A, Bishwajit G. Satisfaction with job and family life, and association with smoking and alcohol drinking behaviors among young men in Malawi: analysis from a multiple indicator survey. BMC Research Notes 2019 Dec 24;12(1):57. FREE
Gravely S, Driezen P, Ouimet J, Quah ACK, Cummings KM, Thompson M, et al. Prevalence of awareness, ever-use, and current use of nicotine vaping products (NVPs) among adult current smokers and ex-smokers in 14 countries with differing regulations on sales and marketing of NVPs: Cross-sectional findings from the ITC Project. Addiction 2019 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print].
Mathers A, Hawkins B, Lee K. Transnational tobacco companies and new nicotine delivery systems. American Journal of Public Health 2019;109(2):227-235.