Melanie A Wakefield

Summary

Affiliation: The Cancer Council Victoria
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc What price quitting? The price of cigarettes at which smokers say they would seriously consider trying to quit
    Michelle Scollo
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:650. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Does tobacco-control mass media campaign exposure prevent relapse among recent quitters?
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria Melbourne, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:385-92. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Smokers' responses to television advertisements about the serious harms of tobacco use: pre-testing results from 10 low- to middle-income countries
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 22:24-31. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Brand placement on price boards after tobacco display bans: a point-of-sale audit in Melbourne, Australia
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton Victoria 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 21:589-92. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Do larger pictorial health warnings diminish the need for plain packaging of cigarettes?
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 107:1159-67. 2012
  6. 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
  7. doi request reprint Mass media campaigns to promote smoking cessation among adults: an integrative review
    Sarah Durkin
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 21:127-38. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Making news: the appearance of tobacco control organizations in newspaper coverage of tobacco control issues
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Am J Health Promot 26:166-71. 2012
  9. pmc Impact of tobacco control policies and mass media campaigns on monthly adult smoking prevalence
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioral Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Am J Public Health 98:1443-50. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Secondhand smoke exposure and respiratory symptoms among casino, club, and office workers in Victoria, Australia
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 47:698-703. 2005

Detail Information

Publications78

  1. pmc What price quitting? The price of cigarettes at which smokers say they would seriously consider trying to quit
    Michelle Scollo
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:650. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Does tobacco-control mass media campaign exposure prevent relapse among recent quitters?
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria Melbourne, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:385-92. 2013
    ..To determine whether greater mass media campaign exposure may assist recent quitters to avoid relapse...
  3. doi request reprint Smokers' responses to television advertisements about the serious harms of tobacco use: pre-testing results from 10 low- to middle-income countries
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 22:24-31. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Brand placement on price boards after tobacco display bans: a point-of-sale audit in Melbourne, Australia
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton Victoria 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 21:589-92. 2012
    ..This study aims to explore how cigarette brands are arranged on boards listing tobacco products and/or prices following the 1 January 2011 ban on point-of-sale tobacco displays in Victoria, Australia...
  5. doi request reprint Do larger pictorial health warnings diminish the need for plain packaging of cigarettes?
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 107:1159-67. 2012
    ..To assess the effects on brand appeal of plain packaging and size of pictorial health warnings (PHWs)...
  6. 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...
  7. doi request reprint Mass media campaigns to promote smoking cessation among adults: an integrative review
    Sarah Durkin
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 21:127-38. 2012
    ..This review summarises the impact of mass media campaigns on promoting quitting among adult smokers overall and for subgroups; the influence of campaign intensity and different channels; the effects of different message types...
  8. doi request reprint Making news: the appearance of tobacco control organizations in newspaper coverage of tobacco control issues
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Am J Health Promot 26:166-71. 2012
    ..To characterize the presence of advocacy groups in media coverage about tobacco issues...
  9. pmc Impact of tobacco control policies and mass media campaigns on monthly adult smoking prevalence
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioral Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Am J Public Health 98:1443-50. 2008
    ..We sought to assess the impact of several tobacco control policies and televised antismoking advertising on adult smoking prevalence...
  10. ncbi request reprint Secondhand smoke exposure and respiratory symptoms among casino, club, and office workers in Victoria, Australia
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 47:698-703. 2005
    ..To examine the association between smoke-free policies, exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) at work, and self-reported respiratory and sensory symptoms of workers...
  11. pmc How does increasingly plainer cigarette packaging influence adult smokers' perceptions about brand image? An experimental study
    M A Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 17:416-21. 2008
    ..Cigarette packaging is a key marketing strategy for promoting brand image. Plain packaging has been proposed to limit brand image, but tobacco companies would resist removal of branding design elements...
  12. ncbi request reprint An experimental study of effects on schoolchildren of exposure to point-of-sale cigarette advertising and pack displays
    Melanie Wakefield
    The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Health Educ Res 21:338-47. 2006
    ..Retail tobacco advertising as well as cigarette pack displays may have adverse influences on youth, suggesting that tighter tobacco marketing restrictions are needed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of exposure of youths at risk for smoking to television advertising for nicotine replacement therapy and Zyban: an experimental study
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Health Commun 19:253-8. 2006
    ..Field research taking into account the relatively high volume of pharmaceutical cessation product advertising is needed...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of retail cigarette pack displays on impulse purchase
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Vic, Australia
    Addiction 103:322-8. 2008
    ..To assess the extent to which point-of purchase (POP) cigarette displays stimulate impulse purchases...
  15. pmc Effect of televised, tobacco company-funded smoking prevention advertising on youth smoking-related beliefs, intentions, and behavior
    Melanie Wakefield
    Center for Behavioral Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Public Health 96:2154-60. 2006
    ..To relate exposure to televised youth smoking prevention advertising to youths' smoking beliefs, intentions, and behaviors...
  16. doi request reprint Use of mass media campaigns to change health behaviour
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Lancet 376:1261-71. 2010
    ..Finally, we propose areas for improvement, such as investment in longer better-funded campaigns to achieve adequate population exposure to media messages...
  17. pmc "Stay away from them until you're old enough to make a decision": tobacco company testimony about youth smoking initiation
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 15:iv44-53. 2006
    ..To determine common themes used by US tobacco industry witnesses pertaining to youth smoking initiation during litigation in the United States...
  18. ncbi request reprint Role of the media in influencing trajectories of youth smoking
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053
    Addiction 98:79-103. 2003
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of a smoke-free law on restaurant business in South Australia
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:375-82. 2002
    ..This study aimed to determine whether the law had a detrimental impact on restaurant business in SA...
  20. ncbi request reprint Association of point-of-purchase tobacco advertising and promotions with choice of usual brand among teenage smokers
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Center for Behavioral Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Instiute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    J Health Commun 7:113-21. 2002
    ..Further research is required to confirm and extend these findings...
  21. pmc Recall and response of smokers and recent quitters to the Australian National Tobacco Campaign
    M Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 12:ii15-22. 2003
    ..To track national population indices of recall and response among smokers and recent quitters to an ongoing national televised anti-smoking campaign in Australia...
  22. pmc Appraisal of anti-smoking advertising by youth at risk for regular smoking: a comparative study in the United States, Australia, and Britain
    M Wakefield
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Tob Control 12:ii82-6. 2003
    ..To compare the similarity in how youth in the United States, Australia, and Britain appraise anti-smoking advertisements with different characteristics...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of anti-smoking advertising on youth smoking: a review
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    J Health Commun 8:229-47. 2003
    ..Anti-smoking advertising can influence youth smoking, but whether it does in the context of individual anti-smoking campaigns needs to be the subject of careful evaluation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Individual versus corporate responsibility for smoking-related illness: Australian press coverage of the Rolah McCabe trial
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Health Promot Int 18:297-305. 2003
    ..There is a need to fund public education programs and quit smoking services more adequately to address the complex education task of understanding the nature of addiction to tobacco and the enormity of the health risk...
  25. ncbi request reprint The role of smoking intentions in predicting future smoking among youth: findings from Monitoring the Future data
    Melanie Wakefield
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 99:914-22. 2004
    ..A growing body of research suggests that intentions about future smoking might play an important role in addition to the influence of past smoking experience on the likelihood of smoking in future...
  26. pmc Tobacco industry marketing at point of purchase after the 1998 MSA billboard advertising ban
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Center for Behavioral Research in Cancer, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Public Health 92:937-40. 2002
  27. pmc My pack is cuter than your pack
    M Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 11:154-6. 2002
    ..Faced with bans on advertising, the tobacco companies are looking to new, more subtle ways of maintaining their brands' profile in the public eye...
  28. pmc Teen penalties for tobacco possession, use, and purchase: evidence and issues
    M Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 12:i6-13. 2003
    ..To assist further debate and discussion, we identify research issues requiring attention...
  29. doi request reprint What impact have tobacco control policies, cigarette price and tobacco control programme funding had on Australian adolescents' smoking? Findings over a 15-year period
    Victoria M White
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 106:1493-502. 2011
    ....
  30. 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...
  31. doi request reprint Mass media campaigns designed to support new pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets: evidence of a complementary relationship
    Emily Brennan
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Tob Control 20:412-8. 2011
    ..In Australia, introduction of pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets was supported by a televised media campaign highlighting illnesses featured in two of the warning labels--gangrene and mouth cancer...
  32. doi request reprint Adolescents' perceptions of cigarette brand image: does plain packaging make a difference?
    Daniella Germain
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia 3053
    J Adolesc Health 46:385-92. 2010
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Looking for boomerang effects: a pre-post experimental study of the effects of exposure of youth to television advertising for nicotine replacement therapy and Zyban
    Sarah Durkin
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Addict Behav 31:2158-68. 2006
    ..This study suggests that exposure to NRT and Zyban advertising in an experimental context does not reliably influence youth smoking-related beliefs, especially those vulnerable to becoming regular smokers...
  34. doi request reprint Smoker sensitivity to retail tobacco displays and quitting: a cohort study
    Daniella Germain
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 105:159-63. 2010
    ..To assess whether sensitivity to point of sale (POS) cigarette displays influences quitting behaviour...
  35. 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...
  36. doi request reprint Use of sun-protective clothing at outdoor leisure settings from 1992 to 2002: serial cross-sectional observation survey
    Helen G Dixon
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:428-34. 2008
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Assessing population-wide behaviour change: concordance of 10-year trends in self-reported and observed sun protection
    Suzanne J Dobbinson
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Vic, 3053, Australia
    Int J Public Health 59:157-66. 2014
    ..Increases in socially desirable responses in self-reports might occur in the context of ongoing public education. We examine concordance of trends in two long-term studies monitoring population impact for SunSmart...
  38. pmc The association between exposure to point-of-sale anti-smoking warnings and smokers' interest in quitting and quit attempts: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey
    Lin Li
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Addiction 107:425-33. 2012
    ....
  39. pmc Adolescents' use of purpose built shade in secondary schools: cluster randomised controlled trial
    Suzanne J Dobbinson
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    BMJ 338:b95. 2009
    ..To examine whether students use or avoid newly shaded areas created by shade sails installed at schools...
  40. pmc Time series analysis of the impact of tobacco control policies on smoking prevalence among Australian adults, 2001-2011
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Behavioural Science Division, Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 92:413-22. 2014
    ..To determine the impact of tobacco control policies and mass media campaigns on smoking prevalence in Australian adults...
  41. pmc Effects of different types of antismoking ads on reducing disparities in smoking cessation among socioeconomic subgroups
    Sarah J Durkin
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Public Health 99:2217-23. 2009
    ..We assessed which types of mass media messages might reduce disparities in smoking prevalence among disadvantaged population subgroups...
  42. ncbi request reprint Motivational interviewing as a smoking cessation intervention for patients with cancer: randomized controlled trial
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioral Research in Cancer, Cancer Council of Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Nurs Res 53:396-405. 2004
    ..Smoking cessation of patients with cancer can improve treatment efficacy and survival...
  43. ncbi request reprint Non-smokers' responses when smokers light up: a population-based study
    Daniella Germain
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton Victoria 3053, Australia
    Prev Med 45:21-5. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint The silent salesman: an observational study of personal tobacco pack display at outdoor café strips in Australia
    Melanie A Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Tob Control 23:339-44. 2014
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint What factors are associated with excess body weight in Australian secondary school students?
    Belinda C Morley
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 196:189-92. 2012
    ..To examine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australian secondary school students and identify factors associated with excess adiposity...
  46. doi request reprint Which types of televised anti-tobacco campaigns prompt more quitline calls from disadvantaged groups?
    Sarah J Durkin
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Health Educ Res 26:998-1009. 2011
    ..Airing higher emotion narrative anti-smoking ads may contribute to reducing, but not eliminating, socio-economic disparities in calls to the quitline through maximizing the responses of the lower SES smokers...
  47. doi request reprint Weekend sun protection and sunburn in Australia trends (1987-2002) and association with SunSmart television advertising
    Suzanne J Dobbinson
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia Suzanne
    Am J Prev Med 34:94-101. 2008
    ..Trends over 15 years in behavioral risk factors for skin cancer were examined in a population exposed to the SunSmart program. Whether outcomes were associated with extent of SunSmart television advertising was then assessed...
  48. doi request reprint Does the portrayal of tanning in Australian women's magazines relate to real women's tanning beliefs and behavior?
    Helen G Dixon
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Health Educ Behav 38:132-42. 2011
    ..Popular women's magazines may promote and reflect real women's tanning beliefs and behavior...
  49. doi request reprint Comparative responses to radio and television anti-smoking advertisements to encourage smoking cessation
    Sarah Durkin
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Health Promot Int 25:5-13. 2010
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of feedback regarding urinary cotinine and brief tailored advice on home smoking restrictions among low-income parents of children with asthma: a controlled trial
    Melanie Wakefield
    Center for Behavioral Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Prev Med 34:58-65. 2002
    ..Since most smoker parents of children with asthma are unable to quit, an alternative measure that would reduce their children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is to ban smoking in the home...
  51. ncbi request reprint The prostate cancer screening debate: public reaction to medical controversy in the media
    Helen Dixon
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Public Underst Sci 18:115-28. 2009
    ..This study has broader relevance to the management of media coverage of medical controversies by public health organizations...
  52. doi request reprint Impact of a mass media campaign linking abdominal obesity and cancer: a natural exposure evaluation
    Belinda Morley
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne 3053, Australia
    Health Educ Res 24:1069-79. 2009
    ..However, it did not have an effect on self-awareness of weight status, perceived personal risk of cancer or weight loss behaviour...
  53. ncbi request reprint Mixed messages on tobacco: comparative exposure to public health, tobacco company- and pharmaceutical company-sponsored tobacco-related television campaigns in the United States, 1999-2003
    Melanie Wakefield
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 100:1875-83. 2005
    ..To describe and compare the extent of exposure among youth and adults to antitobacco advertising funded by tobacco control agencies, and to smoking-related advertising from tobacco and pharmaceutical companies...
  54. ncbi request reprint Access to commercial indoor tanning facilities by adults with highly sensitive skin and by under-age youth: compliance tests at solarium centres in Melbourne, Australia
    Suzanne Dobbinson
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:424-30. 2006
    ..The study suggests that there is much room for improvement in solarium centres' current practices and further regulation may well be warranted...
  55. pmc Antismoking television advertising and socioeconomic variations in calls to Quitline
    Mohammad Siahpush
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 100 Drummond Street, Carlton 3053 Victoria, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:298-301. 2007
    ..To assess the socioeconomic variations in call rates to the Quitline (Victoria, Australia) and in the impact of anti-tobacco television advertising on call rates...
  56. doi request reprint Trends in news coverage about skin cancer prevention, 1993-2006: increasingly mixed messages for the public
    Maree Scully
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:461-6. 2008
    ..To provide a comprehensive overview of trends in news coverage about sun protection issues in an Australian setting over a 14-year period...
  57. ncbi request reprint Encouraging the right women to attend for cervical cancer screening: results from a targeted television campaign in Victoria, Australia
    Robyn Mullins
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Victoria, Australia
    Health Educ Res 23:477-86. 2008
    ..In a population with a high level of awareness of cervical screening, it is possible to run a mass media campaign to encourage screening which is specific to women whose test is due or overdue...
  58. ncbi request reprint Exposure to secondhand smoke at work: a survey of members of the Australian Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union
    Melissa Cameron
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:496-501. 2003
    ..To measure workers' attitudes towards and experiences of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in the workplace...
  59. ncbi request reprint Encouraging the consumption of fruit and vegetables by older Australians: an experiential study
    Helen Dixon
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    J Nutr Educ Behav 36:245-9. 2004
    ..To explore perceptions of dietary recommendations for fruit and vegetables, and barriers and opportunities for increasing consumption...
  60. doi request reprint Association between commercial television exposure and fast-food consumption among adults
    Maree Scully
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 12:105-10. 2009
    ..To examine the association between television advertising exposure and adults' consumption of fast foods...
  61. ncbi request reprint The contribution of antismoking advertising to quitting: intra- and interpersonal processes
    Sally M Dunlop
    The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    J Health Commun 13:250-66. 2008
    ..These results suggest that the effectiveness of antismoking advertising is dependent upon both intra- and interpersonal processes that are triggered by the advertisements...
  62. doi request reprint Interrupting a narrative transportation experience: program placement effects on responses to antismoking advertising
    Sarah Durkin
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Health Commun 13:667-80. 2008
    ..Placing antismoking advertising in light entertainment, sports, documentaries, and news programs may make scarce public health dollars go further...
  63. doi request reprint Do graphic health warning labels have an impact on adolescents' smoking-related beliefs and behaviours?
    Victoria White
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Addiction 103:1562-71. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of the introduction of graphic health warning labels on cigarette packets on adolescents at different smoking uptake stages...
  64. doi request reprint Parental awareness and attitudes about food advertising to children on Australian television
    Belinda Morley
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:341-7. 2008
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of Australian adolescents' and adults' weekend sun protection and sunburn, summer 2003-2004
    Suzanne Dobbinson
    Center for Behavioral Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:602-14. 2008
    ..Reducing people's exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the primary strategy for skin cancer prevention...
  66. ncbi request reprint The effects of television advertisements for junk food versus nutritious food on children's food attitudes and preferences
    Helen G Dixon
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 65:1311-23. 2007
    ..It is concluded that changing the food advertising environment on children's TV to one where nutritious foods are promoted and junk foods are relatively unrepresented would help to normalize and reinforce healthy eating...
  67. ncbi request reprint Association between exposure to workplace secondhand smoke and reported respiratory and sensory symptoms: cross-sectional study
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioral Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 45:622-7. 2003
    ..These findings provide compelling evidence that nonsmoking indoor workers are adversely affected by exposure to SHS at work and underline the importance of workplace smoke-free policies in protecting the health of workers...
  68. ncbi request reprint Portrayal of tanning, clothing fashion and shade use in Australian women's magazines, 1987-2005
    Helen Dixon
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    Health Educ Res 23:791-802. 2008
    ..Implicit messages about sun protection in popular Australian women's magazines contradict public health messages concerning skin cancer prevention...
  69. ncbi request reprint Teen smokers reach their mid twenties
    George C Patton
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 39:214-20. 2006
    ..Most outcome studies of adolescent smokers have focused on tobacco use in the short term. Few have reported on the health of adolescent smokers as they reach young adulthood...
  70. doi request reprint Mass media campaign improves cervical screening across all socio-economic groups
    Jenny O Anderson
    Crisis Support Services, Footscray, Victoria, Australia
    Health Educ Res 24:867-75. 2009
    ..Combining media with additional strategies targeted at low-SES women may help lessen the underlying differences in screening rates across SES...
  71. ncbi request reprint Potential for smoke-free policies in social venues to prevent smoking uptake and reduce relapse: a qualitative study
    Melanie Wakefield
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Victoria, Australia
    Health Promot Pract 10:119-27. 2009
    ..Smoke-free policies in pubs/bars and nightclubs may assist smokers to quit and make it less likely that young social smokers will progress to regular smoking...
  72. doi request reprint How do friends influence smoking uptake? Findings from qualitative interviews with identical twins
    Kim McLeod
    The Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
    J Genet Psychol 169:117-31. 2008
    ..Adolescents and young adults are aware of the messages that smoking can convey to others and exploit these images to construct a social identity...
  73. ncbi request reprint Smoking status of 132,176 people advertising on a dating website. Are smokers more "desperate and dateless"?
    Simon Chapman
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 181:672-4. 2004
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Televised state-sponsored antitobacco advertising and youth smoking beliefs and behavior in the United States, 1999-2000
    Sherry Emery
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago 60608 1264, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:639-45. 2005
    ..Recent state budget crises have dramatically reduced funding for state-sponsored antitobacco media campaigns. If campaigns are associated with reduced smoking, such cuts could result in long-term increases in state health care costs...
  75. ncbi request reprint State anti-tobacco advertising and smoking outcomes by gender and race/ethnicity
    Yvonne M Terry-McElrath
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 1248, USA
    Ethn Health 12:339-62. 2007
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  76. pmc Working to make an image: an analysis of three Philip Morris corporate image media campaigns
    Glen Szczypka
    The Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA
    Tob Control 16:344-50. 2007
    ..To describe the nature and timing of, and population exposure to, Philip Morris USA's three explicit corporate image television advertising campaigns and explore the motivations behind each campaign...
  77. ncbi request reprint Effects of smoking restrictions in the workplace
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63108 3342, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 23:333-48. 2002
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