Tobacco Studies Program

Tobacco Studies Journal Club

Each Tobacco Studies Program Scholar leads a monthly journal club discussion on a tobacco-related topic of their choosing. Typically, journal clubs are held between the months of January and May. Journal clubs are open to the public and we encourage you to attend.

Upcoming 2019 Journal Club sessions

Will be posted by late December 2018. Also, all subscribers to the UW Tobacco Interest listserve/e-mail list will receive invitations and notifications regarding all upcoming Journal Clubs. Click here to subscribe.

Please contact with any questions.

Past Journal Club topics

Selected Journal Club topics and associated readings from the last few years are listed below. You may need to use the UW proxy bookmarklet to access full journal articles via UW Libraries.

Effectiveness of Health Warning Labeling on Tobacco Products

Lead: Jacob Delbridge, MPHc

The Effect of Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels on Smoking Behavior: Evidence from the Canadian Experience

Cigarette graphic health warning labels and information avoidance among individuals from low socioeconomic position in the U.S.

HIV and Smoking

Lead: Katherine Garcia, MPHc

HIV-Positive Cigarette Smokers: A Sample Of Smokers Facing Multiple Challenges

Efficacy of Cell Phone–Delivered Smoking Cessation Counseling for Persons Living With HIV/AIDS: 3-Month Outcomes

A one page brief summary about the topic (Optional)

 Tobacco harm reduction: The Swedish experience

Lead: Manali Vora, BDS, MPHc

Role of snus in initiation and cessation of tobacco smoking in Sweden

Quantifying the effects of promoting smokeless tobacco as a harm reduction strategy in the USA

WA State tobacco purchase to age 21 policy discussion

Facilitator: Sarah Ross-Viles, MPH

WA State tobacco purchase to age 21 bill

RCW 70.155

January 24th bill hearing

Consequences and recommendations for framing smoking as a biological addiction to nicotine

Lead: Vasundhara Sridharan, PhDc

A Preliminary Exploration of College Smokers’ Reactions to Nicotine Dependence Genetic Susceptibility Feedback

A qualitative study of smokers’ views on brain-based explanations of tobacco dependence

Prevalence and correlates of use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)

Lead: Manali Vora, MPHc

Electronic Cigarette Trial and Use among Young Adults: Reasons for Trial and Cessation of Vaping

E-Cigarette Prevalence and Correlates of Use among Adolescents versus Adults: A Review and Comparison

Tobacco Sales to Minors, Retail Outlet Density and Proximity to Schools

Lead: Juliet D’Alessandro, MSW/MPHc

Tobacco retail outlet advertising practices and proximity to schools, parks and public housing affect Synar underage sales violations in Washington, DC

The ID effect on youth access to cigarettes

Smoking Bans – A Qualitative Perspective of Social Norms and Stigma

Lead: Elizabeth Medeiros, MPHc

Pollution, peril and poverty: a British study of the stigmatization of smokers.

Social norms and smoking bans on campus: interactions in the Canadian university context

Is attitude everything? The social psychology of smoking and its implications for tobacco control

Lead: Nick Fradkin, MPA/MPHc

Perceptions of smokers influence nonsmoker attitudes and preferences for interactions

The association between implicit and explicit attitudes toward smoking and support for tobacco control measures

Youth and the future of tobacco control

Monitoring of non-cigarette tobacco use using Google Trends.

Human rights and ethical considerations for a tobacco-free generation.

New research on tobacco-related health disparities

Lead: Elizabeth Medeiros, MPHc

Cigarette Smoking and Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanic/Latino Adults: Results From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).

Is There a Relationship Between the Concentration of Same-Sex Couples and Tobacco Retailer Density?

Hooked on Hookah: Cultural pastime or pitfall?

Lead: Nick Fradkin, MPA/MPHc

Harmful effects of shisha: literature review.

Hookah use among U.S. college students: results from the National College Health Assessment II.

A case for reducing tobacco sales: Effects of dense vs. discontinued retail of cigarettes

The density of tobacco retailers and its association with attitudes toward smoking, exposure to point-of-sale tobacco advertising, cigarette purchasing, and smoking among New York youth.

”A breath of fresh air worth spreading”: media coverage of retailer abandonment of tobacco sales.

A look at global and domestic tobacco regulation and policy

Understanding the Tobacco Control Act: Efforts by the US Food and Drug Administration to Make Tobacco-Related Morbidity and Mortality Part of the USA’s Past, Not Its Future.

Global Effects of Smoking, of Quitting, and of Taxing Tobacco.

New policy and education tactics in tobacco prevention

Tobacco 21—An Idea Whose Time Has Come.

Health Education via YouTube: Characteristics of Successful Antismoking Videos.

New research on tobacco addiction in mentally ill individuals

Comorbidity of Severe Psychotic Disorders With Measures of Substance Use.

Cigarette Smoking and Mental Illness: A Study of Nicotine Withdrawal.