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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... 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 convenience sample of 312 women (... more

J Pediatr Psychol. 2016 Aug;41(7):777-785.
Authors: Buscemi J, Berlin KS, Rybak TM, Schiffer LA, Kong A, Stolley MR, Blumstein L, Odoms-Young A, Fitzgibbon ML.

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether parent health behavior changes and feeding practices were associated with child changes in body... 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.
Authors: 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... more

Health Promot Pract. 22016 Nov;17(6):845-852.
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... more

Prev Med. 2017 Feb;95S:S120-S125.
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 cognitive decline, heart attack, diabetes and certain cancers. One of the... more

Tob Control. 2016 Jun 27. 
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 approaches that states have taken to regulate tobacco sales on tribal lands given jurisdictional challenges. METHODS: State laws (statutes, regulations and case law), Attorney General opinions,... more

SBM policy statement on increasing the U.S. colorectal screening rate

Transl Behav Med. 2016 Jun;6(2):306-8.
Authors: Becker EA, Buscemi J, Fitzgibbon ML, Watson K, Matthews KL, Winn RA; Society of Behavioral Medicine Health Policy Committee.

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) urges stakeholders to... more