Other Important Articles and Resources
Friday, January 16, 2015
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Tobacco Use, Quitting Behavior, and Health Characteristics Among Current Electronic Cigarette Users in a National Tri-Ethnic Adult Stable Smoker Sample. Nicotine and Tobacco Research (E-pub Nov. 10, 2014). Current EC use was significantly associated with greater nicotine dependence, concurrent poly-tobacco use, more past-year quit attempts, past use of multiple cessation methods, and more depressive symptoms.
E-Cigarette Use Among Smokers With Serious Mental Illness. Plos One (E-pub Nov. 24, 2014. Within a clinical trial with smokers with serious mental illness, EC use increased over time, particularly among younger adults and those intending to quit tobacco. EC use was unrelated to changes in smoking.
The Unborn Smoker: Association Between Smoking During Pregnancy and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes. Journal of Perinatal Medicine (E-pub Nov. 11, 2014). Any amount of daily smoking appears to harm the fetus and newborn. As pregnancy may be a "window of opportunity" for behavioral changes, efforts to promote smoking cessation should be encouraged.
A Qualitative Analysis of Messages to Promote Smoking Cessation Among Pregnant Women. BMJ(Nov. 27, 2014). Cessation messages that evoke strong affective responses capitalize on the dissonance many women feel when smoking while pregnant and stimulate stronger consideration of quitting. Given the importance of promoting cessation among pregnant women, future campaigns could make greater use of emotional appeals and place less emphasis on informational approaches, which often prompt vigorous counter-arguments.
Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Relationship Among Cigarette Use, Religiosity, and Social Norms for U.S. Adolescents Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse (2014). Smoking prevention efforts and messaging campaigns that include partnerships with religious communities may require consideration of these racial/ethnic differences when planning prevention strategies.