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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432213/tobacco-retail-availability-and-risk-of-relapse-among-smokers-who-make-a-quit-attempt-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Michael O Chaiton, Graham Mecredy, Joanna Cohen
INTRODUCTION: The availability of tobacco is thought to influence smoking behaviour, but there are few longitudinal studies examining if the location and number of tobacco outlets has a prospective impact on smoking cessation. METHODS: The Ontario Tobacco Survey, a population-representative sample of Ontario adult smokers who were followed every 6 months for up to 3 years, was linked with tobacco outlet location data from the Ontario Ministry of Health. Proximity (distance), threshold (at least one outlet within 500 m) and density (number of outlets within 500 m) with respect to a smokers' home were calculated among urban and suburban current smokers (n=2414)...
April 21, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432210/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-complex-intervention-to-reduce-children-s-exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-in-the-home
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Elena Ratschen, Rebecca Thorley, Laura Jones, Magdalena Opazo Breton, Juliette Cook, Ann McNeill, John Britton, Tim Coleman, Sarah Lewis
OBJECTIVES: Exposing children to secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) causes significant harm and occurs predominantly through smoking by caregivers in the family home. We report a trial of a complex intervention designed to reduce secondhand smoke exposure of children whose primary caregiver feels unable or unwilling to quit smoking. DESIGN: An open-label, parallel, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Deprived communities in Nottingham City and County, England PARTICIPANTS: Caregivers resident in Nottingham City and County in England who were at least 18 years old, the main caregiver of a child aged under 5 years living in their household, and reported that they were smoking tobacco inside their home...
April 21, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431293/cigarette-dependence-and-depressive-symptoms-as-predictors-of-smoking-status-at-five-year-follow-up-after-a-workplace-smoking-cessation-program
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Gemma Nieva, Marina Comín, Sergi Valero, Eugeni Bruguera
Workplace smoking cessation interventions increase quit rates compared to no treatment or minimal interventions. However, most studies report data up to one year. This study aims to evaluate long-term effects of a worksite smoking cessation intervention based on cognitive behavioral cessation groups combined with first-line medications, and determine to what extent cigarette dependence (FTCD) and depressive symptoms may influence results at five-year follow-up. Participants were invited to answer a short survey five years after starting the program...
April 3, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431080/systematic-review-of-measures-used-in-pictorial-cigarette-pack-warning-experiments
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Diane B Francis, Marissa G Hall, Seth M Noar, Kurt M Ribisl, Noel T Brewer
Background.: We sought to describe characteristics and psychometric properties of measures used in pictorial cigarette pack warning experiments, and provide recommendations for future studies. Methods.: Our systematic review identified 68 pictorial cigarette pack warning experiments conducted between 2000 and 2016 in 22 countries. Two independent coders coded all studies on study features, including sample characteristics, theoretical framework, and constructs assessed...
April 18, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430927/the-association-between-health-changes-and-cessation-of-alcohol-consumption
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Ji-Eun Park, Yeonhee Ryu, Sung-Il Cho
Aims: To assess whether health changes affect cessation of alcohol consumption and to compare the health status of former drinkers and abstainers. Methods: Cohort data from 9001 Korean participants aged 40-69 years old were analyzed. Alcohol consumption was assessed every 2 years for 10 years. Participant age, sex, marital status, education level, employment status, smoking, chronic disease, perceived health and changes in these variables were analyzed to identify factors associated with quitting alcohol drinking...
May 1, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429843/pooled-analysis-of-three-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trials-with-rimonabant-for-smoking-cessation
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Jason D Robinson, Paul M Cinciripini, Maher Karam-Hage, Henri-Jean Aubin, Lowell C Dale, Raymond Niaura, Robert M Anthenelli
Despite the withdrawal of CB1 antagonists, such as rimonabant, from the market and from active clinical development because of concerns about their side effect profiles, research suggests that the endocannabinoid system may play an important role in modulating nicotine's effects. We report the combined results, using a pooled analysis, of three previously unpublished trials assessing rimonabant as a smoking cessation pharmacotherapy conducted between 2002 and 2004. Smokers (n = 2097) motivated to quit were enrolled in three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, STRATUS EU, US, and META, which consisted of a 10-week treatment period with either rimonabant 20 mg (n = 789), 5 mg (n = 518; used in only two of the three studies), or placebo (n = 790), in conjunction with brief counseling...
April 21, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429240/clinical-setting-based-smoking-cessation-programme-and-the-quality-of-life-in-people-living-with-hiv-in-austria-and-germany
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Igor Grabovac, Helmut Brath, Horst Schalk, Olaf Degen, Thomas E Dorner
PURPOSE: To report on the global quality of life (QOL) in people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and how a smoking cessation intervention influences the changes in QOL. METHODS: Participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire during visits to their HIV outpatient clinic consisting of sociodemographic information, general health data and the WHOQOL HIV-Bref. Exhaled carbon monoxide measurements were used to confirm the smoking status, based on which participants classified as smokers received a short 5 min structured intervention and were offered participation in a full smoking cessation programme consisting of five sessions...
April 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428337/factual-text-and-emotional-pictures-overcoming-a-false-dichotomy-of-cigarette-warning-labels
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Lucy Popova, Daniel Owusu, Desmond Jenson, Torsten B Neilands
BACKGROUND: In reviewing the first set of pictorial warning labels in the USA, the courts equated textual labels with facts and information, and images with emotion. This study tested the differences in perceived informativeness and emotion between textual and pictorial cigarette warning labels. METHODS: An online study with 1838 US adults who were non-smokers (n=764), transitioning smokers (quit smoking in the past 2 years or currently trying to quit, n=505) or current smokers (n=569)...
April 20, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425977/prospective-analysis-of-the-influence-of-sport-and-educational-factors-on-the-prevalence-and-initiation-of-smoking-in-older-adolescents-from-croatia
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Natasa Zenic, Djivo Ban, Sanja Jurisic, Mladen Cubela, Jelena Rodek, Ljerka Ostojic, Mario Jelicic, Antonino Bianco, Damir Sekulic
The prevalence of smoking among Croatian adolescents is alarmingly high, but no previous study has prospectively examined the sport- and academic-factors associated with smoking and smoking initiation. This study aimed to prospectively examine the associations between scholastic (educational) achievement and sport factors and smoking in 16- to 18-year-old adolescents. This two-year prospective cohort study included 644 adolescents who were 16 years of age at baseline (46% females). Baseline testing was implemented at the beginning of the 3rd year of high school (September 2014) when participants were 16 years old...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425907/plain-packaging-policy-preventing-industry-innovations
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Mohammed Al-Hamdani
The pack is a marketing tool for the tobacco industry - its shape, colour, fonts, descriptors and logos attract and mislead smokers. Health warnings on cigarette packs serve as a knowledge reminder for smokers to quit smoking. Plain packaging eliminates brand imagery elements from cigarette packs and has many benefits, including the reduction of intention to smoke and the denormalization of smoking behaviour. The tobacco industry has devised pack and product marketing innovations that thwart the effectiveness of health warnings...
April 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424435/-euroaspire-iv-european-society-of-cardiology-study-of-lifestyle-risk-factors-and-treatment-approaches-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-data-from-turkey
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Lale Tokgözoğlu, Meral Kayıkçıoğlu, Servet Altay, Sinan Aydoğdu, Cem Barçın, Cem Bostan, Hüseyin Altuğ Çakmak, Alp Burak Çatakoğlu, Samim Emet, Oktay Ergene, Ali Kemal Kalkan, Barış Kaya, Cansın Tulunay Kaya, Cihangir Kaymaz, Nevrez Koylan, Hakan Kültürsay, Aytekin Oğuz, Ebru Özpelit, Serkan Ünlü
OBJECTIVE: Data from EUROASPIRE-IV Turkey report investigating risk factors and adherence to guidelines in patients hospitalized for coronary artery disease are presented and results are compared with those of EUROASPIRE-III Turkey and EUROASPIRE-IV Europe. METHODS: Study was performed in 24 European countries, including Turkey (17 centers). Patients (18-80 years old) hospitalized for coronary (index) event during preceding 3 years were identified from hospital records and interviewed ≥6 months later...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420644/smokers-and-postcessation-weight-gain-after-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Payam Dehghani, Bettina Habib, Sarah B Windle, Nathalie Roy, Wayne Old, François R Grondin, Iqbal Bata, Ayman Iskander, Claude Lauzon, Nalin Srivastava, Adam Clarke, Daniel Cassavar, Danielle Dion, Herbert Haught, Shamir R Mehta, Jean-François Baril, Charles Lambert, Mina Madan, Beth L Abramson, Mark J Eisenberg
BACKGROUND: Smoking cessation and weight management are recommended after acute coronary syndrome (ACS); however, little is known about the effects of smoking cessation on weight change after ACS. We aimed to assess the effect of smoking cessation after ACS on weight over a 12-month follow-up period. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were prospectively collected from the EVITA (Evaluation of Varenicline in Smoking Cessation for Patients Post-Acute Coronary Syndrome) trial...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420395/characteristics-of-first-time-varenicline-users-a-cross-sectional-study-in-finnish-quitters
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Hanna E Tervonen, Juha H O Turunen, Christine L Baker, Juha Laine, Kari Linden
BACKGROUND: Varenicline is an efficacious medicine for smoking cessation (SC) but little is known about the characteristics of varenicline users. This study examined the characteristics of first-time (naïve) varenicline users in Finland and compared those who had previously used SC pharmacotherapy to those who were trying SC pharmacotherapy for the first time. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Finnish community pharmacies between February 2014 and January 2015...
April 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418710/lung-cancer-guidelines-in-sweden-denmark-norway-and-finland-a-comparison
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Niels Lyhne Christensen, Antti Jekunen, Sebastian Heinonen, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Torben Riis Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: The Nordic countries are similar in terms of demographics and health care organization. Yet there are marked differences in lung cancer mortality, for which Denmark historically has had the poorest outcome. One of several possible reasons for these differences could have to do with how lung cancer is diagnosed and treated in the different Nordic countries. However, among the four most populous Nordic countries: Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, there is a paucity of knowledge about differences and similarities in recommendations in the national guidelines for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the methodology by which the guidelines are developed...
April 18, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414688/ecg-of-the-month-mental-disturbance-for-4-days
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D Luke Glancy, Theresa Mills, Fred Lopez
A family brought their 61-year-old mother to the emergency department because for 4 days she had been confused, incoherent, and somnolent. She also had dysphagia, dysarthria, diplopia, and had fallen out of bed. She had been in the hospital 3 weeks earlier for atrial fibrillation and an exacerbation of congestive heart failure. She also carried a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and used an albuterol inhaler. She was obese (BMI of 45); and had adult-onset diabetes mellitus. She had a 43 pack-year history of cigarette smoking but had recently quit...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414022/cigarette-smoking-and-the-risks-of-basal-cell-carcinoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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J C Dusingize, C M Olsen, N P Pandeya, P Subramaniam, B S Thompson, R E Neale, A C Green, D C Whiteman
Sunlight is the principal environmental risk factor for keratinocyte cancers, but other carcinogens have also been implicated, including tobacco smoke. Findings have been conflicting however. We investigated associations between cigarette smoking and incidence of BCC or SCC in QSkin, a prospective study of skin cancer (n=43,794). Smoking history was self-reported at baseline; newly diagnosed BCCs and SCCs were ascertained through data linkage and verified by histopathology reports. We restricted analyses to white participants who at baseline reported no past history of skin cancer excisions and no more than 5 destructively-treated actinic skin lesions...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412260/is-oral-biopsy-associated-with-change-in-tobacco-or-alcohol-use
#17
Tiffany M Peters, Ceib Phillips, Valerie A Murrah
PURPOSE: Tobacco and alcohol remain the predominant risk factors for oral cancer, but the relation between having an oral biopsy examination and cessation of these risk factors is unknown. Therefore, this investigation examined whether there might be an association between oral biopsy examination and change in risk factor use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey was sent to a cohort consisting of a consecutive sample of patients identified in the University of North Carolina Oral Pathology database...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409740/quit-methods-used-by-us-adult-cigarette-smokers-2014-2016
#18
Ralph S Caraballo, Paul R Shafer, Deesha Patel, Kevin C Davis, Timothy A McAfee
To quantify the prevalence of 10 quit methods commonly used by adult cigarette smokers, we used data from a nationally representative longitudinal (2014-2016) online survey of US adult cigarette smokers (n = 15,943). Overall, 74.7% of adult current cigarette smokers used multiple quit methods during their most recent quit attempt. Giving up cigarettes all at once (65.3%) and reducing the number of cigarettes smoked (62.0%) were the most prevalent methods. Substituting some cigarettes with e-cigarettes was used by a greater percentage of smokers than the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, or other cessation aids approved by the US Food and Drug Administration...
April 13, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406462/effectiveness-of-a-culturally-tailored-smoking-cessation-intervention-for-arab-american-men
#19
Linda G Haddad, Ahmad M Al-Bashaireh, Anastasiya V Ferrell, Roula Ghadban
To date, no smoking cessation programs are available for Arab American (ARA) men, who are a vulnerable population with high rates of smoking. Thus, the primary aim of this one group pre-test/post-test study was to assess the effectiveness of Sehatack-a culturally and linguistically tailored smoking cessation program for ARA men. The study sample was 79 ARA men with a mean age of 43 years who smoked between 5 and 40 cigarettes (mean = 19.75, SD = 9.1) per day (98.7%). All of the participants reported more interest in smoking cessation post-intervention and many of the participants in the baseline (38...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405898/current-smokers-preferences-for-receiving-cessation-information-in-a-lung-cancer-screening-setting
#20
Lisa Carter-Harris, Rhonda Schwindt, Giorgos Bakoyannis, DuyKhanh Pham Ceppa, Susan M Rawl
The purpose of this study was to identify current smokers' communication format preferences for receiving smoking cessation information in a lung cancer screening setting. A cross-sectional correlational design using survey methodology with 159 screening-eligible current smokers was the method used. Data was dichotomized (digital versus traditional preference) and analyzed using Pearson's chi-squared test, Mann-Whitney U test, and logistic regression. Race was a statistically significant predictor with White participants having four times greater odds of reporting preference for a digital format for receiving smoking cessation information such as social media and/or supportive text messages (OR: 4...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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