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Recent Publications

Tob Control. 2016 Sep;25(5):558-63.
Authors: San S, Chaloupka FJ.

PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine whether tobacco spending has a 'crowding out' effect on food and utility spending within Turkish households. It also examines whether tobacco control policies have caused the spending patterns of smoking households to become similar to those of non-smoking households. METHODS: Using 2007 and 2011 Turkish Household Budget Surveys, we estimated the Quadratic Conditional Engel Curve (QCEC) to determine... more

Am J Health Behav. 2016 Jul;40(4):446-54.
Authors: Singleton CR, Baskin M, Levitan EB, Sen B, Affuso E, Affuso O.

OBJECTIVES: We studied whether use of farm-to-consumer (FTC) retail outlets (eg, farmers market, farm/roadside stand) was associated with daily fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake or obesity status among women who participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in Birmingham, AL. METHODS: We used a cross-sectional study design and recruited a... more

Prev Sci. 2016 Aug;17(6):743-50.
Selya AS, Dierker L, Rose JS, Hedeker D, Mermelstein RJ.

Novice and light adolescent smokers can develop symptoms of nicotine dependence, which predicts smoking behavior several years into the future. However, little is known about how the association between these early - emerging symptoms and later smoker behaviors may change across time from early adolescence into young adulthood. Data were drawn from a 7-year longitudinal study of experimental (<100 cigarettes/lifetime; N = 594) and light (100+ cigarettes... more

Addiction. 2016 Aug;111(8):1466-76.
Schuster RM, Mermelstein RJ, Hedeker D.

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The neuropsychological correlates of simultaneous marijuana and tobacco use are largely unknown, which is surprising as both substances have similar neural substrates and have opposing influences on working memory (WM). This study examined the effects of marijuana alone, tobacco alone and... more

Health Promot Pract. 2016 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Curry SJ, Mermelstein RJ, Sporer AK.

What helps community-based smoking cessation programs for youth stay in operation?

Experience, state funding and training play critical roles in sustaining community-based smoking cessation programs for youth, report researchers from the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy in the journal Health... more

Prev Med. 27 June 2016. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Leider J, Chriqui JF, Thrun E.

In 2014, 30 percent of U.S. adults reported that none of their leisure activities involve any form of physical exertion. A sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor for... more

Tob Control. 2016 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: DeLong H, Chriqui J, Leider J, Chaloupka FJ.

BACKGROUND: Native American tribes, as sovereign nations, are exempt from state tobacco excise taxation, and self-govern on-reservation activity in the USA. Under Federal law, state excise taxes are owed by non-members purchasing tobacco on tribal land, but states are limited in how they enforce or collect these taxes. This study highlights the various policy... more

Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 Jun 16;13:E79.
Authors: Asada Y, Chriqui J, Chavez N, Odoms-Young A, Handler A.

Introduction: The Smart Snacks in Schools interim final rule was promulgated by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (PL 111-296) and implementation commenced beginning July... more

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