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  1. Cigarette smoking is a known cause of cancer, and cancer may be in part due to effects of oxidative stress. However, whether smoking cessation reverses oxidatively induced DNA damage unclear. The current study...

    Authors: Harold C Box, Richard J O'Connor, Helen B Patrzyc, Herbert Iijima, Jean B Dawidzik, Harold G Freund, Edwin E Budzinski, K Michael Cummings and Martin C Mahoney

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2011 9:5

    Content type: Short report

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  2. Within the healthcare system, nurses have the ability to influence their patients' smoking habits through counselling. Therefore, it is of great importance to appropriately train health professionals on smokin...

    Authors: Evridiki Patelarou, Constantine I Vardavas, Penelope Ntzilepi, Charles W Warren, Anastasia Barbouni, Jenny Kremastinou, Gregory N Connolly and Panagiotis Behrakis

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2011 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  3. Tobacco control efforts in Japan have lagged other high income countries, possibly because the Japanese government partially owns Japan Tobacco, Inc. In Japan, tobacco use is still often regarded as an issue o...

    Authors: Yuko Kanamori and Ruth E Malone

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2011 9:3

    Content type: Short report

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  4. The chest X-ray lung cancer screening program of Mayo Lung Project (MLP) yielded mixed results of improved lung case survival but no improvement in lung cancer mortality. This paper analyzes the smoking patter...

    Authors: Lu Shi and Martin Y Iguchi

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2011 9:2

    Content type: Short report

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  5. The mechanisms by which smoking induces damage is not known for all diseases. One mechanism believed to play a role is oxidative stress. Oxidative stress leads to cellular damage including DNA damage, particul...

    Authors: Maneli Mozaffarieh, Katarzyna Konieczka, Daniela Hauenstein, Andreas Schoetzau and Josef Flammer

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2010 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  6. The objectives were to investigate into the relationship between lipid profile including Apolipoprotein-A1 (Apo-A1) and Apolipoprotein-B (Apo-B) and smokers and to relate them with smoking pack years.

    Authors: Ramachandran Meenakshisundaram, Chinnasamy Rajendiran and Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2010 8:11

    Content type: Research

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  7. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is the most common form of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy and has proven efficacy for the treatment of tobacco dependence. Although expectations of mild adverse effects ha...

    Authors: Edward J Mills, Ping Wu, Ian Lockhart, Kumanan Wilson and Jon O Ebbert

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2010 8:8

    Content type: Research

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  8. Numerous researchers studied risk factors associated with smoking uptake, however, few examined protective factors associated with smoking resilience. This study therefore aims to explore determinants of smoki...

    Authors: Yola Colgan, Deborah A Turnbull, Antonina A Mikocka-Walus and Paul Delfabbro

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2010 8:7

    Content type: Research

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  9. This study analyses the association between occupational stress factors and nicotine dependence. Our hypothesis is that occupational stress factors increase nicotine dependence.

    Authors: Anna Schmidt, Melanie Neumann, Markus Wirtz, Nicole Ernstmann, Andrea Staratschek-Jox, Erich Stoelben, Jürgen Wolf and Holger Pfaff

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2010 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  10. To examine the primary risk factor for oral cancer in the US, smoking and tobacco use, among the specific US states that experienced short-term increases in oral cancer incidence and mortality.

    Authors: Anthony Bunnell, Nathan Pettit, Nicole Reddout, Kanika Sharma, Susan O'Malley, Michelle Chino and Karl Kingsley

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2010 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  11. There is sufficient evidence to conclude that tobacco smoking is strongly linked to tuberculosis (TB) and a large proportion of TB patients may be active smokers. In addition, a previous analysis has suggested...

    Authors: Ahmed Awaisu, Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed, Noorizan Abd Aziz, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Noorliza Mohamad Noordin, Abdul Razak Muttalif and Aziah Ahmad Mahayiddin

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2010 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  12. Smoking and smoking cessation are considered to be associated with weight changes. We have recently shown that smoking acutely increases plasma levels of ghrelin, a known orexigenic hormone.

    Authors: Asterios Kukuvitis, Marios Froudarakis, Stavros Tryfon, Argyris Tzouvelekis, Maria Saroglou, Nikolaos Karkavitsas and Demosthenes Bouros

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2010 8:2

    Content type: Research

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  13. Tobacco cigarette smoking a well-known cause of cancer and other diseases. Hookah smoking is another form of tobacco use that has rapidly spread in the United State and Europe. This study assessed beliefs abou...

    Authors: Khaled Aljarrah, Zaid Q Ababneh and Wael K Al-Delaimy

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  14. Tobacco consumption is a major source of mortality and morbidity in India . Prevalence of smokeless tobacco (ST) consumption in India is around 20%. Studies have shown increased prevalence of cardiovascular di...

    Authors: Ambarish Pandey, Nivedita Patni, Sasmit Sarangi, Mansher Singh, Kartavya Sharma, Ananth K Vellimana and Somdutta Patra

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:15

    Content type: Research

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  15. To test the hypothesis that tobacco companies would not follow a regulation that required seven new graphic health warnings (GHWs) to be evenly distributed on cigarette packs and that they would distribute few...

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Jo Peace, Judy Li, Richard Edwards, Janet Hoek, James Stanley and George Thomson

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:14

    Content type: Short report

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  16. Tobacco use is projected to cause nearly 450 million deaths worldwide during the next 50 years. Health professionals can have a critical role in reducing tobacco use. Therefore, one of the strategies to reduce...

    Authors: Bolajoko A Aina, Adebayo T Onajole, Babatunde MO Lawal and Opeoluwa O Oyerinde

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  17. Tobacco use remains the leading cause of death and disability in Canada. Insufficient research capacity can inhibit evidence-informed decision making for tobacco control. This paper outlines a Canadian project...

    Authors: Paul W McDonald, Sarah Viehbeck, Sarah J Robinson, Scott T Leatherdale, Candace IJ Nykiforuk and Mari Alice Jolin

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:12

    Content type: Case study

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  18. Cotinine is a principal metabolite of nicotine with a substantially longer half-life, and cotinine levels in saliva, urine or serum are widely used to validate self-reported smoking status. The nasal cavity an...

    Authors: Mehmet Hakan Ozdener, Karen K Yee, Ryan McDermott, Beverly J Cowart, Aldona A Vainius, Pamela Dalton and Nancy E Rawson

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:11

    Content type: Short report

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  19. The public health burden of tobacco-associated diseases in the USA remains high, in part because many people's attempts to quit are unsuccessful. This study examined factors associated with having lifetime or ...

    Authors: Evelyn P Davila, Wei Zhao, Margaret Byrne, Monica Webb, Yougie Huang, Kristopher Arheart, Noella Dietz, Alberto Caban-Martinez, Dorothy Parker and David J Lee

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  20. During the past year, an economic crisis has affected economies and life styles throughout the world. However, the three largest transnational tobacco companies – Philip Morris International, British American ...

    Authors: Peisen He and Eiji Yano

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:9

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  21. Smoke-free environments in Greece are scarce. Despite existent legislation that forbids smoking in all health care service centers, smoking is still evident. Using a random sample of hospital personnel from a ...

    Authors: Constantine I Vardavas, Izolde Bouloukaki, Manolis K Linardakis, Penelope Tzilepi, Nikos Tzanakis and Anthony G Kafatos

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:8

    Content type: Short report

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  22. To examine the association between time of smoking initiation and both the independent and joint effects of active and passive tobacco smoke exposure and the risk of breast cancer in a sample of Ontario women.

    Authors: Erin Young, Scott Leatherdale, Margaret Sloan, Nancy Kreiger and Andriana Barisic

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  23. In this paper, an empirical review of 64 teen tobacco use cessation studies is provided. Examined include program contents, delivery modalities, number of contacts, and expected quit rates. In addition, means ...

    Authors: Steve Sussman and Ping Sun

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:3

    Content type: Review

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  24. The global epidemic of tobacco smoking is expected to impact hardest in low- and middle- income countries (LMIC). There is a lack of understanding regarding the policy environments within which tobacco control...

    Authors: Tanja Tomson, Kongsap Akkhavong and Hans Gilljam

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  25. This short paper uses cross-country data on per capita cigarette consumption and selected socio-economic variables to explain inter-country differentials in consumption. It is found that the proportion of the ...

    Authors: Kolluru Srinivas and Bhanoji Rao

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  26. Active smokers and those exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk of bacterial infection. Tobacco smoke exposure increases susceptibility to respiratory tract infections, including tuberculosis, pneum...

    Authors: Juhi Bagaitkar, Donald R Demuth and David A Scott

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2008 4:12

    Content type: Review

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  27. The Sixth meeting of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases (ISPTiD) was held in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 2–4, 2007 and has brought together 140 participants, scienti...

    Authors: Parimal Chowdhury and Maxim Dobretsov

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2008 4:11

    Content type: Editorial

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  28. Although campus-wide smoking bans are slowly spreading throughout Japan, the uptake of these measures has been suboptimal and many Japanese university students continue to smoke. Educational facilities are in ...

    Authors: Derek R Smith and Ken Takahashi

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2008 4:10

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  29. Cigarette smoke itself is an abundant source of free radicals and a major cause of oxidative stress, to which plasma antioxidants function as a vital protective and counterbalancing mechanism. The objective of...

    Authors: Constantine I Vardavas, Manolis K Linardakis, Christos M Hatzis, Niki Malliaraki, Wim HM Saris and Anthony G Kafatos

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2008 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  30. The objectives of this qualitative study were to: a) identify common marketing themes and tactics used by the tobacco industry to entice African Americans (AA's) and youth to initiate and maintain smoking beha...

    Authors: Doris M Johnson, Lauren A Wine, Sharon Zack, Eric Zimmer, Judy H Wang, Patricia A Weitzel-O'Neill, Vickie Claflin and Kenneth P Tercyak

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2008 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  31. Although a number of population-based studies have examined the characteristics of teens who attempt to quit smoking, few have identified the characteristics of youth who participate in structured cessation in...

    Authors: Kimberly Horn, Geri Dino, Steven A Branstetter, Jianjun Zhang, George Kelley, N Noerachmanto and Cindy Tworek

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2008 4:6

    Content type: Research

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  32. The aim of the current study was to investigate the oxidative effects of nicotine by examining the mitogenic and functional responses in AR42J cells. As a control and for comparison, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was ...

    Authors: Azida Walker, Kodetthoor B Udupa and Parimal Chowdhury

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2008 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  33. The microbiological composition of tobacco products was studied using culture and chemical analysis (of tobacco leaves) or chemical analysis only (tobacco and tobacco smoke). The chemical analyses utilized gas...

    Authors: Lennart Larsson, Bogumila Szponar, Beston Ridha, Christina Pehrson, Jacek Dutkiewicz, Ewa Krysińska-Traczyk and Jolanta Sitkowska

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2008 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  34. Japanese anti-tobacco measures are reviewed and checked the relationship between the FCTC and its changes. Japan is making efforts to follow the FCTC, but it is insufficient and present anti-tobacco measures s...

    Authors: Kazunari Satomura, Suketaka Iwanaga, Megumi Noami, Ryota Sakamoto, Keiko Kusaka and Takatoshi Nakahara

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2008 4:3

    Content type: Review

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  35. Secondhand smoke (SHS) causes premature death and disease in children and adults, and the scientific evidence indicates that there is no risk-free level of exposure to SHS. Smoking tobacco in a car can pollute...

    Authors: Georg E Matt, Romina Romero, Debbie S Ma, Penelope JE Quintana, Melbourne F Hovell, Michael Donohue, Karen Messer, Simon Salem, Mauricio Aguilar, Justin Boland, Jennifer Cullimore, Marissa Crane, Jonathan Junker, Peter Tassinario, Vera Timmermann, Kristen Wong…

    Citation: Tobacco Induced Diseases 2008 4:2

    Content type: Research

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