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Recent Publications

Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Cannon DS, Medina TR, Mermelstein RJ, Hedeker D, Bakian AV, Coon H, Cook EH, Hamil C, Weiss RB.

Introduction: The present study sought to identify time-dependent within-participant effects of CYP2A6 genotypes on smoking frequency and nicotine dependence in young smokers. Methods: Predicted nicotine metabolic rate based on CYP2A6 diplotypes (CYP2A6 Diplotype Predicted Rate [CDPR]) was... more

Tob Control. 2015 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Curti D, Shang C, Ridgeway W, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT.

Background: Little research has been done to examine whether smokers switch to illegal or roll-your-own (RYO) cigarettes in response to a change in their relative price. Objective: This paper explores how relative prices between three cigarette forms (manufactured legal, manufactured illegal and RYO cigarettes) are associated with the choice of one form over another after controlling for... more

Society of Behavioral Medicine Position Statement

Transl Behav Med. 2015 Mar;5(1):122-5.
Authors: Buscemi J, Kanwischer K, Becker AB, Ward DS, Fitzgibbon ML.

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) urges policymakers to help prevent childhood obesity by improving state regulations for early care and education (ECE) settings related to child nutrition, physical activity, and screen time. More than three quarters of preschool-aged children in the USA attend ECE settings, and many spend up to 40 h per... more

Glob Heart. 2015 Mar;10(1):3-11. 
Authors: Barbero C, Gilchrist S, Schooley MW, Chriqui JF, Luke DA, Eyler AA.

An essential strategy expected to reduce the global burden of chronic and cardiovascular disease is evidence-based policy. However, it is often unknown what specific components should constitute an evidence-based policy intervention. We have developed an expedient method to appraise and compare the strengths of the evidence bases suggesting that individual components of a policy intervention will contribute to the positive public health impact of that... more

Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Porter AC, Fitzgibbon ML, Fischer MJ, Gallardo R, Berbaum ML, Lash JP, Castillo S, Schiffer L, Sharp LK, Tulley J, Arruda JA, Hynes DM.

In the U.S., more than 400,000 individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) require hemodialysis (HD) for renal replacement therapy. ESRD patients... more

Appetite. 2015 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Kong A, Vijayasiri G, Fitzgibbon ML, Schiffer LA, Campbell RT.

Validation work of the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ) in low-income minority samples suggests a need for further conceptual refinement of this instrument. Using confirmatory factor analysis, this study evaluated 5- and 6-factor models on a large sample of African-American and Hispanic mothers with preschool-age children (n=962). The 5-factor... 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... more

Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2015 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Muramatsu N, Madrigal J, Berbaum ML, Henderson VA, Jurivich DA, Zanoni J, Marquez DX, Madrid KC.

Changes in health care provide unprecedented opportunities for collaboration across research, education, and practice for the common goal of enhancing the well-being of older adults and their caregivers. This article describes how a pilot project, "Promoting Seniors' Health with Home Care Aides... 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