R Borland

Summary

Affiliation: The Cancer Council Victoria
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effects of stick design features on perceptions of characteristics of cigarettes
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Tob Control 22:331-7. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Cigarette packet warning labels can prevent relapse: findings from the International Tobacco Control 4-Country policy evaluation cohort study
    Timea Reka Partos
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 22:e43-50. 2013
  3. pmc Minimising the harm from nicotine use: finding the right regulatory framework
    Ron Borland
    Research Division, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 22:i6-9. 2013
  4. pmc Effects of timing of initiation and planning on smoking cessation outcomes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne St Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:235. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Population-level effects of automated smoking cessation help programs: a randomized controlled trial
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 108:618-28. 2013
  6. pmc Systematic biases in cross-sectional community studies may underestimate the effectiveness of stop-smoking medications
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 14:1483-7. 2012
  7. doi request reprint The impact of structural packaging design on young adult smokers' perceptions of tobacco products
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 22:97-102. 2013
  8. pmc Effects of a Fact Sheet on beliefs about the harmfulness of alternative nicotine delivery systems compared with cigarettes
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Harm Reduct J 9:19. 2012
  9. pmc US smokers' reactions to a brief trial of oral nicotine products
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Harm Reduct J 8:1. 2011
  10. pmc Smokers' reactions to FDA regulation of tobacco products: findings from the 2009 ITC United States survey
    Brian V Fix
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Street, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:941. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Effects of stick design features on perceptions of characteristics of cigarettes
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Tob Control 22:331-7. 2013
    ..To examine the extent (if any) that cigarette stick dimension, tipping paper design and other decorative design/branding have on Australian smokers' perceptions of those cigarettes...
  2. doi request reprint Cigarette packet warning labels can prevent relapse: findings from the International Tobacco Control 4-Country policy evaluation cohort study
    Timea Reka Partos
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 22:e43-50. 2013
    ..To investigate the links between health warning labels (WLs) on cigarette packets and relapse among recently quit smokers...
  3. pmc Minimising the harm from nicotine use: finding the right regulatory framework
    Ron Borland
    Research Division, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 22:i6-9. 2013
    ..Countries with a for-profit industry should consider whether the time and effort required to reconstruct the market may, in the longer term, facilitate achieving their policy goals...
  4. pmc Effects of timing of initiation and planning on smoking cessation outcomes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne St Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:235. 2013
    ..This study will test whether there are independent benefits for encouraging smokers to act immediately on a definite decision to quit smoking, and to engage in structured planning...
  5. doi request reprint Population-level effects of automated smoking cessation help programs: a randomized controlled trial
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 108:618-28. 2013
    ..To test the population impact of offering automated smoking cessation interventions via the internet and/or by mobile phone...
  6. pmc Systematic biases in cross-sectional community studies may underestimate the effectiveness of stop-smoking medications
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 14:1483-7. 2012
    ..Either of these factors would lead to an over-representation of failed quit attempts among SSM users in cross-sectional surveys even if there were real benefits...
  7. doi request reprint The impact of structural packaging design on young adult smokers' perceptions of tobacco products
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 22:97-102. 2013
    ..To examine the extent that novel cigarette pack shapes and openings have on smokers' perceptions of those packs and the cigarettes contained within...
  8. pmc Effects of a Fact Sheet on beliefs about the harmfulness of alternative nicotine delivery systems compared with cigarettes
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Harm Reduct J 9:19. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  9. pmc US smokers' reactions to a brief trial of oral nicotine products
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Harm Reduct J 8:1. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  10. pmc Smokers' reactions to FDA regulation of tobacco products: findings from the 2009 ITC United States survey
    Brian V Fix
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Street, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:941. 2011
    ..The intent is to improve public health through regulations on tobacco product marketing and tobacco products themselves. This manuscript reports baseline data on smokers' attitudes and beliefs on specific issues relevant to the FSPTCA...
  11. pmc The study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a family-centred tobacco control program about environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to reduce respiratory illness in Indigenous infants
    Vanessa Johnston
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin 0810, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:114. 2010
    ..For the purpose of this paper 'Indigenous' refers to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples when referring to Australian Indigenous populations. In New Zealand, the term 'Indigenous' refers to Māori...
  12. pmc Quit in general practice: a cluster randomised trial of enhanced in-practice support for smoking cessation
    Nicholas Zwar
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 11:59. 2010
    ..This study will test the uptake and effectiveness of a flexible package of smoking cessation support provided primarily by the practice nurse (PN) and tailored to meet the needs of a diversity of patients...
  13. pmc The impact of a GP clinical audit on the provision of smoking cessation advice
    Lisa McKay-Brown
    Research Fellow, Department of General Practice, Monash University, Building 1, 270 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, 3168, Vic, Australia
    Asia Pac Fam Med 7:4. 2008
    ..To investigate whether participation in a clinical audit and education session would improve GP management of patients who smoke...
  14. pmc The reliability and predictive validity of the Heaviness of Smoking Index and its two components: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country study
    R Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:S45-50. 2010
    ..There is increasing recognition that the two measures in the Heaviness of Smoking Index (HSI), time to first cigarette of the day (TTFC) and daily consumption (cigarettes per day [CPD]), are strong predictors of quitting behavior...
  15. pmc Support for and reported compliance with smoke-free restaurants and bars by smokers in four countries: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    R Borland
    Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 15:iii34-41. 2006
    ..To explore determinants of support for and reported compliance with smoke-free policies in restaurants and bars across the four countries of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey...
  16. pmc Determinants and consequences of smoke-free homes: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    R Borland
    Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 15:iii42-50. 2006
    ..To report on prevalence, trends and determinants of smoke-free home policies in smokers' homes in different countries and to estimate the effects of these policies on smoking cessation...
  17. pmc Why not seek clever regulation? A reply to Liberman
    Ron Borland
    The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 15:339-40. 2006
  18. doi request reprint What happened to smokers' beliefs about light cigarettes when "light/mild" brand descriptors were banned in the UK? Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    R Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 17:256-62. 2008
    ..This paper examines how beliefs of smokers in the UK were affected by the removal of "light" and "mild" brand descriptors, which came into effect on 30 September 2003 for Member States of the European Union (EU)...
  19. doi request reprint In-practice management versus quitline referral for enhancing smoking cessation in general practice: a cluster randomized trial
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Vic, Australia
    Fam Pract 25:382-9. 2008
    ..This research examined whether a model encouraging GP referral of patients who smoke to a specialist service would be acceptable and effective for increased smoking cessation when compared with a model of in-practice management...
  20. doi request reprint How reactions to cigarette packet health warnings influence quitting: findings from the ITC Four-Country survey
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 104:669-75. 2009
    ..To examine prospectively the impact of health warnings on quitting activity...
  21. doi request reprint Impact of graphic and text warnings on cigarette packs: findings from four countries over five years
    R Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 18:358-64. 2009
    ....
  22. pmc Do risk-minimizing beliefs about smoking inhibit quitting? Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four-Country Survey
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Prev Med 49:219-23. 2009
    ..To replicate findings that risk-minimizing and self-exempting beliefs lower quit intentions, and to extend this by testing their capacity to prospectively predict smoking cessation...
  23. pmc The acceptability of nicotine containing products as alternatives to cigarettes: findings from two pilot studies
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton 3053, Australia
    Harm Reduct J 8:27. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  24. pmc Cessation assistance reported by smokers in 15 countries participating in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) policy evaluation surveys
    Ron Borland
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 107:197-205. 2012
    ..To describe some of the variability across the world in levels of quit smoking attempts and use of various forms of cessation support...
  25. pmc The tobacco use management system: analyzing tobacco control from a systems perspective
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Public Health 100:1229-36. 2010
    ..We argue that this goal would be more readily achieved if the regulatory subsystem had dynamic power to regulate tobacco products and the tobacco industry as well as a responsive process for resourcing tobacco use control activities...
  26. pmc Trends in beliefs about the harmfulness and use of stop-smoking medications and smokeless tobacco products among cigarettes smokers: Findings from the ITC four-country survey
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne St, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Harm Reduct J 8:21. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  27. pmc Motivational factors predict quit attempts but not maintenance of smoking cessation: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four country project
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:S4-11. 2010
    ..To explore whether measures of motivation to quit smoking have different predictive relationships with making quit attempts and the maintenance of those attempts...
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of and beliefs about light cigarettes in four countries: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey
    Ron Borland
    Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S311-21. 2004
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Legislation to institutionalize resources for tobacco control: the 1987 Victorian Tobacco Act
    Ron Borland
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria and The Cancer Council, Western Australia
    Addiction 104:1623-9. 2009
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of personalized smoking cessation strategies for callers to a Quitline service
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 98:837-46. 2003
    ..To assess the effectiveness of a program of computer-generated tailored advice for callers to a telephone helpline, and to assess whether it enhanced a series of callback telephone counselling sessions in aiding smoking cessation...
  31. pmc A strategy for controlling the marketing of tobacco products: a regulated market model
    R Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 12:374-82. 2003
    ..To outline a novel strategy for controlling the tobacco market...
  32. pmc Understanding how mass media campaigns impact on smokers
    R Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton Victoria 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 12:ii45-52. 2003
    ..To explore the immediate impact of the 2001 National Tobacco Campaign (NTC) advertising on movement towards quitting in a broadly representative sample of smokers...
  33. ncbi request reprint Consider the whole before lobbying for parts
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
    Addiction 97:958-9; discussion 961-2. 2002
  34. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of personally tailored computer-generated advice letters for smoking cessation
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Carlton Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 99:369-77. 2004
    ..To assess the effectiveness of a new computer-generated tailored advice programme designed to be used by smokers and recent quitters having problems staying stopped...
  35. pmc Prevalence and attributes of roll-your-own smokers in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    D Young
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Council of Victoria, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 15:iii76-82. 2006
    ..There is surprisingly little research available on the actual prevalence of RYO cigarette usage, and even less on the attributes of those who smoke RYO cigarettes...
  36. pmc Socioeconomic variations in nicotine dependence, self-efficacy, and intention to quit across four countries: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    M Siahpush
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 15:iii71-5. 2006
    ..To examine the effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on nicotine dependence, self-efficacy, and intention to quit...
  37. pmc Reported awareness of tobacco advertising and promotion in China compared to Thailand, Australia and the USA
    L Li
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 18:222-7. 2009
    ..Much effort is needed to monitor the current situation of tobacco advertising and promotion in China...
  38. doi request reprint Malaysian and Thai smokers' beliefs about the harmfulness of 'light' and menthol cigarettes
    B King
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 19:444-50. 2010
    ..This study explored the extent to which Malaysian and Thai smokers believe "light" and menthol cigarettes are less harmful than "regular" cigarettes and the correlates of these beliefs...
  39. doi request reprint Levels and correlates of awareness of tobacco promotional activities among adult smokers in Malaysia and Thailand: findings from the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia (ITC-SEA) Survey
    H H Yong
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 17:46-52. 2008
    ..To examine the impact of tobacco advertising policy on adult smokers' awareness of tobacco promotion in two developing countries--Malaysia and Thailand...
  40. pmc The Australian tar derby: the origins and fate of a low tar harm reduction programme
    W King
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 12:iii61-70. 2003
    ..To document the development of the low tar harm reduction programme in Australia, including tobacco industry responses...
  41. ncbi request reprint Sun protection and sunburn in primary school children: the influence of age, gender, and coloring
    H Dixon
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Prev Med 28:119-30. 1999
    ..Childhood is a high-risk period for skin damage due to excessive sun exposure. This damage may lead to skin cancer later in life...
  42. pmc Continuous tracking of the Australian National Tobacco Campaign: advertising effects on recall, recognition, cognitions, and behaviour
    R J Donovan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia
    Tob Control 12:ii30-9. 2003
    ..To relate Australian National Tobacco Campaign advertising to outcome measures such as smokers' awareness of and reaction to the campaign, and indicators of interest in smoking cessation...
  43. pmc Is household smoking status associated with expenditure on food at restaurants, alcohol, gambling and insurance? Results from the 1998-99 Household Expenditure Survey, Australia
    M Siahpush
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, 100 Drummond Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 13:409-14. 2004
    ..To examine how household expenditure on food at restaurants, alcohol, gambling and insurance vary between smoking and non-smoking households...
  44. ncbi request reprint Youth culture and smoking: Integrating social group processes and individual cognitive processes in a model of health-related behaviours
    Penelope E Schofield
    Department of Haematology and Medical Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Health Psychol 8:291-306. 2003
    ..It fitted the data well. Model 4, which extended model, provided the best fit. Strength of identification to the peer group was found to enhance the effect of the peer group norm...
  45. ncbi request reprint Tobacco health warnings and smoking-related cognitions and behaviours
    R Borland
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Carlton South, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 92:1427-35. 1997
    ..In addition evidence was sought linking these effect to smoking cessation...
  46. doi request reprint The natural history of quitting smoking: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    Natalie Herd
    Department of Psychology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Addiction 104:2075-87. 2009
    ..To describe the long-term natural history of a range of potential determinants of relapse from quitting smoking...
  47. doi request reprint Does extended telephone callback counselling prevent smoking relapse?
    C J Segan
    Cancer Control Research Institute, Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Health Educ Res 26:336-47. 2011
    ..However, the extra sessions did not provide any benefit...
  48. pmc Smoking and financial stress
    M Siahpush
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 12:60-6. 2003
    ..However, it is plausible that the cost of smoking may create financial stress, particularly among the poor. The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between smoking and financial stress...
  49. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic variations in smoking status among Australians aged > or = 18: multivariate results from the 1995 National Health Survey
    M Siahpush
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria, Carlton
    Aust N Z J Public Health 25:438-42. 2001
    ..To determine the association between socio-demographic variables and smoking status in a national sample of Australians aged > or = 18...
  50. ncbi request reprint The potential of quitlines to increase smoking cessation
    Ron Borland
    Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 25:73-8. 2006
    ..Quitlines are likely to become an even more important part of tobacco control infrastructure over the next few years...
  51. pmc Socially cued smoking in bars, nightclubs, and gaming venues: a case for introducing smoke-free policies
    L Trotter
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 11:300-4. 2002
    ..To assess smokers' perceived effects of smoking bans in bars, nightclubs, and gaming venues on their smoking behaviour...
  52. pmc Effects of mass media campaign exposure intensity and durability on quit attempts in a population-based cohort study
    M A Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Health Educ Res 26:988-97. 2011
    ..To assess the extent to which intensity and timing of televised anti-smoking advertising emphasizing the serious harms of smoking influences quit attempts...
  53. doi request reprint Predictors of smoking relapse by duration of abstinence: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    Natalie Herd
    Department of Psychology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Addiction 104:2088-99. 2009
    ..To explore predictors of smoking relapse and how predictors vary according to duration of abstinence...
  54. ncbi request reprint Randomized trials on consider this, a tailored, internet-delivered smoking prevention program for adolescents
    David B Buller
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton South, Victoria, Australia
    Health Educ Behav 35:260-81. 2008
    ..Implementation remains the major challenge to delivering interventions via the Internet, both for health educators and researchers...
  55. ncbi request reprint Public reaction to Victoria's "2 Fruit 'n' 5 Veg Every Day" campaign and reported consumption of fruit and vegetables
    H Dixon
    Centre for Behavioral Research in Cancer, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Prev Med 27:572-82. 1998
    ..The demand-side component of the campaign, which had television advertising as a centerpiece, ran from 1992 to 1995...
  56. pmc Delayed compensatory cigarette consumption after a workplace smoking ban
    N Owen
    School of Human Movement, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 6:131-5. 1997
    ..To evaluate the impact of workplace smoking bans on cigarette consumption among continuing smokers over a two-year period...
  57. pmc Patterns of use of an automated interactive personalized coaching program for smoking cessation
    James Balmford
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 10:e54. 2008
    ..The program is designed to be used on multiple occasions, guiding the user through the process of smoking cessation in the manner of a "life coach". Email reminders are sent at scheduled intervals to prompt optimal and repeated use...
  58. doi request reprint Usage of an Internet smoking cessation resource: the Australian QuitCoach
    James Balmford
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 28:66-72. 2009
    ..This paper compares QuitCoach users both with smokers in general, and with callers to a telephone-based smoking cessation service (the Victorian Quitline). It also explores patterns of QuitCoach usage by time of year and day of the week...
  59. ncbi request reprint Functional beliefs about smoking and quitting activity among adult smokers in four countries: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four-Country Survey
    Hua Hie Yong
    Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Health Psychol 27:S216-23. 2008
    ..To examine the psychometric properties, distributions, and predictive utility for quitting behavior of six functional beliefs about smoking among adult smokers...
  60. ncbi request reprint Is cancer risk associated with anger control and negative affect? Findings from a prospective cohort study
    Victoria M White
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
    Psychosom Med 69:667-74. 2007
    ..To examine the associations between anger control and negative affect and the risk of five common cancers and total cancers. Possible associations between emotional states and the risk of cancer have long been postulated...
  61. pmc Adherence to and reasons for premature discontinuation from stop-smoking medications: data from the ITC Four-Country Survey
    James Balmford
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne St Carlton VIC 3053, Melbourne, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:94-102. 2011
    ..The aims are to (a) investigate the prevalence of and reasons for premature discontinuation of stop-smoking medications (including prescription only) and (b) how these differ by type, duration of use, and source (prescription or OTC)...
  62. doi request reprint The role of prior quitting experience in the prediction of smoking cessation
    James Balmford
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    Psychol Health 25:911-24. 2010
    ..This study examined the value of prior quitting experience as a stage classification criterion by investigating whether prediction of making a quit attempt differed as a function of prior quitting experience...
  63. pmc Adult smokers' perception of the role of religion and religious leadership on smoking and association with quitting: a comparison between Thai Buddhists and Malaysian Muslims
    Hua Hie Yong
    The Cancer Council Victoria, VicHealth Centre forTobacco Control, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 69:1025-31. 2009
    ..Religion can be a culturally relevant vehicle to complement other tobacco control efforts...
  64. doi request reprint Support for and reported compliance among smokers with smoke-free policies in air-conditioned hospitality venues in Malaysia and Thailand: findings from the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia Survey
    Hua Hie Yong
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 22:98-109. 2010
    ..001). As expected, reporting a ban in air-conditioned venues was associated with a greater support for a ban in such venues in both countries...
  65. doi request reprint The influence of having a quit date on prediction of smoking cessation outcome
    James Balmford
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Health Educ Res 25:698-706. 2010
    ..The results complement other recent research that has questioned the stage definitions used in the TTM and provide evidence in support of an alternative stage boundary defined by the commitment of setting a quit date...
  66. pmc An actor-network theory analysis of policy innovation for smoke-free places: understanding change in complex systems
    David Young
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Am J Public Health 100:1208-17. 2010
    ..Through our analysis, we identified approaches to help overcome some systemic barriers to the solution of the tobacco problem and comment on other complex transnational problems...
  67. doi request reprint Divergence between strength indicators in packaging and cigarette engineering: a case study of Marlboro varieties in Australia and the USA
    Bill King
    The Cancer Council Victoria, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 19:398-402. 2010
    ..To relate the packaging and labelling of new cigarette varieties to their construction and performance...
  68. pmc Postquitting experiences and expectations of adult smokers and their association with subsequent relapse: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    Hua Hie Yong
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:S12-9. 2010
    ..This paper explores postquitting experiences and expectations of adult ex-smokers and their utility as predictors of smoking relapse after prolonged abstinence...
  69. pmc Predictors of smoking cessation among adult smokers in Malaysia and Thailand: findings from the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia Survey
    Lin Li
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:S34-44. 2010
    ..This study examined prospective predictors of smoking cessation among adult smokers in Thailand and Malaysia...
  70. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with smoking cessation in a national sample of Australians
    Mohammad Siahpush
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council, Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:597-602. 2003
    ..Efforts to intervene in smoking behavior will have limited effectiveness unless they take into account the social contexts in which smoking behavior takes place...
  71. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of roll-your-own smoking in Thailand and Malaysia: Findings of the ITC-South East Asia Survey
    David Young
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Council of Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:907-15. 2008
    ..Finally, exclusive RYO smokers were less aware of health warnings (RYO tobacco carries no health warnings), but even so, knowledge of the health effects of tobacco was equivalent...
  72. doi request reprint How does a failed quit attempt among regular smokers affect their cigarette consumption? Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four-Country Survey (ITC-4)
    Hua Hie Yong
    Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:897-905. 2008
    ..Change in consumption between waves 1 and 2 (whether increase or decrease) was maintained by a substantial number a year later (wave 3), but change did not undermine nor promote quitting between waves 2 and 3...
  73. pmc Sociodemographic and psychosocial correlates of smoking-induced deprivation and its effect on quitting: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey
    Mohammad Siahpush
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, 3053 Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 16:e2. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence and characteristics of smokers who experience smoking-induced deprivation (SID), and to examine its effect on quit attempts, relapse and cessation...
  74. ncbi request reprint Mainstream smoke emissions of Australian and Canadian cigarettes
    Bill King
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:835-44. 2007
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  75. ncbi request reprint The association of smoking with perception of income inequality, relative material well-being, and social capital
    Mohammad Siahpush
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 63:2801-12. 2006
    ..While the cross-sectional design of the study does not allow causal inferences, the results imply that smoking is less prevalent in communities that are more egalitarian and have a higher stock of social capital...
  76. ncbi request reprint The "low-tar" strategy and the changing construction of Australian cigarettes
    Bill King
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:85-94. 2004
    ..16% in 1980 to 2.4% in 1994, despite median nicotine yield declining from 1.0 mg to.58 mg. These changes can be expected to reduce the utility of the FTC/ISO yield testing system...
  77. doi request reprint Prevalence, correlates of, and reasons for using roll-your-own tobacco in a high RYO use country: findings from the ITC New Zealand survey
    David Young
    Tobacco Control Unit, Cancer Council Victoria, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:1089-98. 2010
    ..To describe the prevalence, correlates of, and reasons for use of roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco in a high RYO use and ethnically diverse country: New Zealand (NZ)...
  78. ncbi request reprint What is the right thing at the right time? Interactions between stages and processes of change among smokers who make a quit attempt
    Catherine J Segan
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Health Psychol 23:86-93. 2004
    ..no longer predict cessation. The authors conclude that stage of change, in particular the distinction between smoking and not smoking, is more important than change process use in predicting cessation outcomes...
  79. ncbi request reprint Can transtheoretical model measures predict relapse from the action stage of change among ex-smokers who quit after calling a quitline?
    Catherine J Segan
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, 1 Rathdowne St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia
    Addict Behav 31:414-28. 2006
    ..The findings suggest that there may be a stage boundary at around 1 month post-cessation, and question the homogeneity, and hence validity, of the TTM-defined action stage of change...
  80. ncbi request reprint Australian smokers support stronger regulatory controls on tobacco: findings from the ITC Four-Country Survey
    David Young
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:164-9. 2007
    ..To examine Australian smokers' attitudes towards regulation of the tobacco industry and to compare their attitudes with those of three similar countries--the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US), and Canada...
  81. ncbi request reprint Quitting-related beliefs, intentions, and motivations of older smokers in four countries: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey
    Hua Hie Yong
    Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
    Addict Behav 30:777-88. 2005
    ..Together, these findings have important implications for developing strategies for encouraging older smokers to give up smoking...
  82. doi request reprint Is contemplation a separate stage of change to precontemplation?
    James Balmford
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Behav Med 15:141-8. 2008
    ..There is, however, little evidence to suggest the stages of the transtheoretical model (TTM) meet this assumption...
  83. doi request reprint Exploring discontinuity in prediction of smoking cessation within the precontemplation stage of change
    James Balmford
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Behav Med 15:133-40. 2008
    ..A stage model of health behaviour change assumes homogeneity within the stages, in terms of how predictors relate to stage progression. It is not known whether this assumption is valid for the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) stages of change...
  84. ncbi request reprint The challenge of embracing a smoke-free lifestyle: a neglected area in smoking cessation programs
    C J Segan
    Cancer Control Research Institute, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Health Educ Res 23:1-9. 2008
    ..The conceptual framework is now integrated in the service and appears to have changed the way Quitline operates and the apparent expectations of its clients...
  85. pmc Public reaction to the portrayal of the tobacco industry in the film The Insider
    H G Dixon
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, Anti Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 10:285-91. 2001
    ..To assess public perceptions of the tobacco industry and behavioural intentions for tobacco use in response to watching the film The Insider...
  86. ncbi request reprint The Breast Cancer Distance Education Program: development and evaluation of a course for specialist breast care nurses
    H Dixon
    Centre for Behavioral Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Cancer Nurs 24:44-52. 2001
    ..Results suggest that students met the course objectives successfully, and in most cases subsequently translated their knowledge into improved practice...
  87. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and socio-economic correlates of smoking among lone mothers in Australia
    Mohammad Siahpush
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Control Research Centre, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria, Carlton
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:132-5. 2002
    ..To report smoking prevalence among Australian lone mothers by age and socio-economic group and to examine the extent to which the difference in smoking prevalence between lone mothers and other women is due to socio-economic factors...
  88. ncbi request reprint Slip! Slop! Slap! and SunSmart, 1980-2000: Skin cancer control and 20 years of population-based campaigning
    M Montague
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control at the Cancer Control Research Institute, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Health Educ Behav 28:290-305. 2001
    ..In summary, the success of the two programs is described as having been built on two key foundations: the vital integration of research and evaluation, on one hand, and a strong basis of consistency and continuity, on the other...
  89. doi request reprint Secondhand smoke exposure (PM2.5) in outdoor dining areas and its correlates
    Melissa Cameron
    Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Tob Control 19:19-23. 2010
    ..This study assessed the magnitude of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure when people smoke in outdoor dining areas and explored conditions influencing exposure levels...
  90. ncbi request reprint What does it mean to want to quit?
    James Balmford
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 27:21-7. 2008
    ..To report on the prevalence of attitudes and beliefs about the importance of wanting to quit and need for use of cessation assistance, that may act as barriers to quitting smoking and adopting cessation assistance...
  91. ncbi request reprint Sexual factors and prostate cancer
    G G Giles
    Cancer Epidemiology Centre, and Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    BJU Int 92:211-6. 2003
    ..To assess whether prostate cancer might be related to hormone levels and, by inference, to differences in sexual activity...
  92. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes and experience associated with testing for prostate cancer: a comparison between male doctors and men in the community
    P Livingston
    The Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Intern Med J 32:215-23. 2002
    ..Given the lack of consensus, it is important that consumers understand the issues in a way that will permit them to decide whether or not to have a test and, if symptomatic, how their condition is managed...
  93. ncbi request reprint What features do patients notice that help to distinguish between benign pigmented lesions and melanomas?: the ABCD(E) rule versus the seven-point checklist
    Wendy Liu
    Victorian Melanoma Service, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
    Melanoma Res 15:549-54. 2005
    ..Such features therefore deserve emphasis in public education campaigns. Medical professionals should also remember to seek a history of change in assessing pigmented skin lesions...
  94. doi request reprint Secondhand smoke drift: examining the influence of indoor smoking bans on indoor and outdoor air quality at pubs and bars
    Emily Brennan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:271-7. 2010
    ..This study aimed to examine the influence of indoor smoking bans on indoor and outdoor air quality at pubs and bars and to assess whether secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) drifts from outdoor smoking areas to adjacent indoor areas...
  95. pmc Revising the machine smoking regime for cigarette emissions: implications for tobacco control policy
    David Hammond
    Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Tob Control 16:8-14. 2007
    ..However, the current international standard for generating cigarette emissions--the ISO machine smoking regime--is widely acknowledged to be inappropriate for purposes of setting regulatory restrictions...
  96. ncbi request reprint Smokers' beliefs about the relative safety of other tobacco products: findings from the ITC collaboration
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1033-42. 2007
    ..Smokers are confused about the relative harms of tobacco products. Health education efforts are needed to correct smoker misperceptions...
  97. ncbi request reprint Predictors of government officials' support for youth tobacco control policies
    Peter A Andersen
    School of Communication, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:621-9. 2007
    ..Recommendations for theory and citizen action are provided...
  98. doi request reprint Socio-economic variations in tobacco consumption, intention to quit and self-efficacy to quit among male smokers in Thailand and Malaysia: results from the International Tobacco Control-South-East Asia (ITC-SEA) survey
    Mohammad Siahpush
    Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Addiction 103:502-8. 2008
    ..Existing knowledge from high-income countries about disparities in smoking should not be generalized readily to other countries...
  99. pmc Text and graphic warnings on cigarette packages: findings from the international tobacco control four country study
    David Hammond
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 32:202-9. 2007
    ..The current study examined the effectiveness of health warnings on cigarette packages in four countries...
  100. doi request reprint The reliability and validity of self-reported puffing behavior: evidence from a cross-national study
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:867-74. 2008
    ..Results suggest that smokers have a better perception of the time spent between puffs and of the number of puffs taken than of the intensity and depth of each puff or their actual smoke exposure...
  101. ncbi request reprint The near-universal experience of regret among smokers in four countries: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey
    Geoffrey T Fong
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S341-51. 2004
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