BIOMED Central Smoking & Tobacco Resources

Smoking Cessation

· I don’t mind damaging my own body” A qualitative study of the factors that motivate smokers to quit

· The acceptance and commitment therapy for smoking cessation in the primary health care setting: a study protocol

· Population-based survey of cessation aids used by Swedish smokers

· Evaluation and costs of volunteer telephone cessation follow-up counseling for Veteran smokers discharged from inpatient units: a quasi-experimental, mixed methods study

· Smoking cessation changes basic metabolism, body weight, leptin and insulin levels, adipose tissue percentage, index of insulin resistance and index of insulin secretion

· The importance of early COPD diagnosis during a smoking cessation program

· Patients’ and healthcare professionals’ views on a specialist smoking cessation service delivered in a United Kingdom hospital: a qualitative study

· Factors determining intention to quit tobacco: exploring patient responses visiting public health facilities in India

· Technology-based interventions for tobacco and other drug use in university and college students: a systematic review and meta-analysis

· Motivation rulers for smoking cessation: a prospective observational examination of construct and predictive validity

· Assessing fidelity of delivery of smoking cessation behavioural support in practice

· Patient preferences for emergency department-initiated tobacco interventions: a multicenter cross-sectional study of current smokers

· Within a smoking-cessation program, what impact does genetic information on lung cancer need to have to demonstrate cost-effectiveness?

· Use of action planning to increase provision of smoking cessation care by general practitioners: role of plan specificity and enactment

· Combining varenicline and nicotine patches: a randomized controlled trial study in smoking cessation

· Is a combination of varenicline and nicotine patch more effective in helping smokers quit than varenicline alone? A randomised controlled trial

· Effects of smoking and smoking cessation on human serum metabolite profile: results from the KORA cohort study

· Systematic review and meta-analysis: influence of smoking cessation on incidence of pneumonia in HIV


· Systematic review of cigar smoking and all-cause and smoking-related mortality

· Smoking-attributable mortality in Morocco: results of a prevalence-based study in Casablanca

· Mortality attributable to tobacco: review of different methods

· Mortality attributable to tobacco among men in Sweden and other European countries: an analysis of data in a WHO report

· Cigarette smoking prevalence in US counties: 1996-2012

· The burden of smoking in Israel–attributable mortality and costs (2014)

Tobacco control & policy

· The effect of tobacco control policy on smoking cessation in relation to gender, age and education in Lithuania, 1994-2010

· Building tobacco control research in Thailand: meeting the need for innovative change in Asia

· Reducing the burden of tobacco: what’s the endgame?

· Question and Answer Open Access Video Q&A: Tobacco-related mortality: past, present and future. An interview with Alan Lopez

Alternatives to cigarettes

· A systematic review of transitions between cigarette and smokeless tobacco product use in the United States

· A fresh look at tobacco harm reduction: the case for the electronic cigarette

· E-cigarettes: online survey of UK smoking cessation practitioners

Tobacco Packaging

· The role of theory-driven graphic warning labels in motivation to quit: a qualitative study on perceptions from low-income, urban smokers (BMC Public Health)

· A pilot study of research methods for determining the impact of pictorial cigarette warning labels among smokers

· Country tobacco laws and article 11 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: a review of tobacco packaging and labeling regulations of 25 countries

· Stronger pack warnings predict quitting more than weaker ones: finding from the ITC Malaysia and Thailand surveys

· Tobacco control in Nigeria- policy recommendations

Society, perceptions and attitudes

· Tobacco smoking and all-cause mortality in a large Australian cohort study: findings from a mature epidemic with current low smoking prevalence

· An exploratory analysis of the impact of a university campus smoking ban on staff and student smoking habits in Japan

· How society treats smoking

· Challenges for the smoking ban in Israeli pubs and bars: analysis guided by the behavioral ecological model

· Motives, beliefs and attitudes towards waterpipe tobacco smoking: a systematic review

· Effects of a Fact Sheet on beliefs about the harmfulness of alternative nicotine delivery systems compared with cigarettes

· Nicotine replacement therapy use among smokers and ex-smokers: associated attitudes and beliefs: a qualitative study (BMC Public Health)

· Effects of first exposure to plain cigarette packaging on smoking behaviour and attitudes: a randomised controlled study

· A Scopus-based examination of tobacco use publications in Middle Eastern Arab countries during the period 2003–2012

· Positive and instructive anti-smoking messages speak to older smokers: a focus group study

· Adult tobacco use practice and its correlates in eastern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

· Implementation of smoking cessation guidelines in the emergency department: a qualitative study of staff perceptions

Vulnerable Groups

· Associations between e-cigarette access and smoking and drinking behaviours in teenagers

· Maternal smoking and the risk of still birth: systematic review and meta-analysis

· Anti-smoking initiatives and current smoking among 19,643 adolescents in South Asia: findings from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey

· Impact of smokeless tobacco packaging on perceptions and beliefs among youth, young adults, and adults in the U.S: findings from an internet-based cross-sectional survey

· Looks like smoking, is it smoking?: Children’s perceptions of cigarette-like nicotine delivery systems, smoking and cessation

· Translation of tobacco policy into practice in disadvantaged and marginalized subpopulations: a study of challenges and opportunities in remote Australian Indigenous communities

· A systematic review of the quality of reporting in published smoking cessation trials for pregnant women: an explanation for the evidence-practice gap?

· What helps and hinders midwives in engaging with pregnant women about stopping smoking? A cross-sectional survey of perceived implementation difficulties among midwives in the North East of England