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Recent Publications

J Commun. 2014;64:278–295.
Authors: Emery SL, Szczypka G, Abril EP, Kim Y, Vera L.

In March 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched "Tips from Former Smokers," a $54 million national campaign featuring individuals experiencing long-term health consequences of smoking. The campaign approach was based on strong evidence that antitobacco ads portraying fear, graphic images,... more

J Sch Health. 2014 May;84(5):310-6.
Authors: Nicholson L, Turner L, Schneider L, Chriqui J, Chaloupka F.

Background: State laws and farm-to-school programs (FTSPs) have the potential to increase fruit and vegetable (FV) availability in... more

J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Hood NE, Turner L, Colabianchi N, Chaloupka FJ, Johnston LD

This study examined the availability of free drinking water during lunchtime in US public schools, as required by federal legislation beginning in the 2011-2012 school year. Data were collected by mail-back surveys in nationally... more

Eur J Health Econ. 2014 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Kostova D, Chaloupka FJ, Shang C.

This study evaluates the impact of cigarette prices on smoking initiation and cessation among adults in two pooled samples of 6 low- to lower-middle income countries (LMICs) and 8 upper-middle income countries (UMICs). We find that, while higher prices reduce smoking across the board, this reduction occurs... more

Tob Control. 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1:i97-101.
Authors: Yao T, Huang J, Sung HY, Ong MK, Mao Z, Jiang Y, Fong GT, Max W.

Objective: The availability of cigarettes from cheaper sources constitutes a major challenge to public health throughout the world, including China, because it may counteract price-based tobacco control policies. The goal of this study was to identify factors associated with purchasing cigarettes from... more

Am J Prev Med. 2014 Mar;46(3):293-6.
Authors: Emery S, Aly EH, Vera L, Alexander RL Jr.

Background: More than 80% of U.S. adults use the Internet, 65% of online adults use social media, and more than 60% use the Internet to find and share health information. Purpose: State tobacco control campaigns could effectively harness the powerful, inexpensive online messaging opportunities. Characterizing current... more

West J Nurs Res. 2014 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Ruggiero L, Riley BB, Hernandez R, Quinn LT, Gerber BS, Castillo A, Day J, Ingram D, Wang Y, Butler P.

Innovative, culturally tailored strategies are needed to extend diabetes education and support efforts in lower-resourced primary... more

J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print]
Authors: Seltzer ED, Stolley MR, Mensah EK, Sharp LK.

Purpose: The recent and rapid growth of social networking site (SNS) use presents a unique public health opportunity to develop effective strategies for the recruitment of hard-to-reach participants for cancer research studies. This survey investigated childhood cancer survivors'... more

Am J Public Health. 2014 Apr;104(4):672-7.
Authors: Powell LM, Wada R, Persky JJ, Chaloupka FJ.

Objectives: We assessed the impact of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes on net employment. Methods: We used a macroeconomic simulation model to asses the... more