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Tob Control2014;23:i48-i53. 5 September 2013
Authors: Cornelius M, Driezen P, Fong GT, Chaloupka FJ, Hyland A, Bansal-Travers M, Carpenter MJ, Cummings M.

Objective: The purpose of this paper was to examine trends in the use of premium and discount cigarette brands and determine correlates of type of brand used and brand switching. Methods: Data from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) US adult smoker cohort survey were analysed. The total study sample included... more

Tob Control. 20 Feb 2015. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Azagba S, Burhoo P, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT.

Background: Mauritius has made great strides in adopting evidence-based tobacco control measures, including an increase inits cigarette excise tax and antitobacco mass media (Sponge) campaign. The primary objective of this study is to examine the combined effect of these measures on smoking behaviour. Methods: This study used longitudinal data from the International Tobacco Control... more

Tob Control. 2015 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Shang C, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Thompson M, Siahpush M, Ridgeway W.

Background: Weight concerns are widely documented as one of the major barriers for girls and young adult women to quit smoking. Therefore, it is important to investigate whether smokers who have weight concerns respond to tobacco control policies differently than smokers who do not in terms of quit attempts, and how this difference varies by gender and country. Objective: This... more

Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Cavazos PA, Krauss MJ, Kim Y, Emery S.

Background: Potential harms associated with hookah smoking are largely unrecognized and it is emerging as a trendy behavior. To help inform policy and preventive interventions, we used responses from a population survey of US adults to examine risk factors associated with hookah involvement. Methodd: An online survey of 17,522 US adults was conducted in 2013. The nationally representative... more

Front Public Health. 2015 Jan 22;3:8. eCollection 2015.
Authors: Peterson CE, Rauscher GH, Johnson TP, Kirschner CV, Freels S, Barrett RE, Kim S, Fitzgibbon ML, Joslin CE, Davis FG.

This paper examines the effect of neighborhood disadvantage on racial disparities in ovarian cancer-... more

Health Promot Pract. 2015 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Thomson JL, Goodman MH, Tussing-Humphreys L.

We assessed the effects of a 6-month, church-based, diet and supervised physical activity intervention, conducted between 2011 and 2012, on improving diet quality and increasing physical activity of Southern, African American adults. Using a quasi-experimental design, eight self-selected, eligible churches were assigned to intervention or control. Assessments included dietary, physical activity, anthropometric, and clinical measures. Mixed model regression... more

J Med Internet Res. 2015 Jan 20;17(1):e12.
Authors: Kornfield R, Smith KC, Szczypka G, Vera L, Emery S.

Background: In March 2012, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the first-ever paid national tobacco education campaign. At a cost of US $54 million, "Tips from Former Smokers" (Tips) ran for 3 months across multiple media, depicting the suffering experienced by smokers and their families in graphic detail. The potential impact and reach of the Tips... more

Am J Public Health. 2015 Jan 20:e1-e11. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Guindon GE, Paraje GR, Chaloupka FJ.

We examined the impact of tobacco prices or taxes on tobacco use in Latin America and Caribbean countries. We searched MEDLINE, EconLit, LILACS, unpublished literature, 6 specialty journals, and review references. We calculated pooled price elasticities using random-effects models. The 32 studies we examined found that cigarette prices have a negative and statistically significant effect on cigarette consumption. A change in price is associated with a less than... more

Pediatrics. 2015 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Powell LM, Nguyen BT, Dietz WH.

Background and objective: Pizza consumption is a top contributor to children’s and adolescents’ caloric intake. The objective of this study was to examine children’s and adolescents’ pizza consumption patterns and its impact on their energy and nutrient intake. Methods: Twenty-four–hour dietary recall data for children aged 2 to 11 and adolescents aged 12 to 19 were drawn from the 2003–2004, 2005–2006,... more

JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2015 Jan;39(1):13-20.
Authors: Braunschweig CA, Sheean PM, Peterson SJ, Gomez Perez S, Freels S, Lateef O, Gurka D, Fantuzzi G.

Background: Despite extensive use of enteral (EN) and parenteral nutrition (PN) in intensive care unit (ICU) populations for 4 decades, evidence to support their efficacy is extremely limited. Methods: A prospective randomized trial was conducted evaluate the impact on outcomes of... more

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