Scott Leatherdale

Summary

Affiliation: Cancer Care Ontario
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Tobacco retailer density surrounding schools and cigarette access behaviors among underage smoking students
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada M5G 2L7
    Ann Behav Med 33:105-11. 2007
  2. pmc Building research capacity for evidence-informed tobacco control in Canada: a case description
    Paul W McDonald
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Tob Induc Dis 5:12. 2009
  3. pmc Association between sedentary behavior, physical activity, and obesity: inactivity among active kids
    Suzy L Wong
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A26. 2009
  4. ncbi Factors associated with different cigarette access behaviours among underage smoking youth who usually smoke contraband (native) cigarettes
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7
    Can J Public Health 102:103-7. 2011
  5. doi Susceptibility to smoking and its association with physical activity, BMI, and weight concerns among youth
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto ON, Canada
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:499-505. 2008
  6. doi Modifiable characteristics associated with sedentary behaviours among youth
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto ON, Canada, M5G 2L7
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:93-101. 2008
  7. doi Second-hand smoke exposure in homes and in cars among Canadian youth: current prevalence, beliefs about exposure, and changes between 2004 and 2006
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 20:855-65. 2009
  8. pmc Age of smoking initiation and risk of breast cancer in a sample of Ontario women
    Erin Young
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Tob Induc Dis 5:4. 2009
  9. pmc The roll-your-own cigarette market in Canada: a cross-sectional exploratory study
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Tob Induc Dis 5:5. 2009
  10. ncbi Energy expenditure while playing active and inactive video games
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Am J Health Behav 34:31-5. 2010

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi Tobacco retailer density surrounding schools and cigarette access behaviors among underage smoking students
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada M5G 2L7
    Ann Behav Med 33:105-11. 2007
    ..Current tobacco access restrictions are ineffective because youth can find noncompliant retailers or social sources from which to get cigarettes...
  2. pmc Building research capacity for evidence-informed tobacco control in Canada: a case description
    Paul W McDonald
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Tob Induc Dis 5:12. 2009
    ....
  3. pmc Association between sedentary behavior, physical activity, and obesity: inactivity among active kids
    Suzy L Wong
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A26. 2009
    ..A better understanding of the relationship between sedentary behaviors, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) would provide insight for developing interventions to prevent or reduce overweight...
  4. ncbi Factors associated with different cigarette access behaviours among underage smoking youth who usually smoke contraband (native) cigarettes
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7
    Can J Public Health 102:103-7. 2011
    ..Given that little is known about how youth access contraband cigarettes, the current study seeks to examine factors associated with how underage smoking youth report usually accessing contraband cigarettes...
  5. doi Susceptibility to smoking and its association with physical activity, BMI, and weight concerns among youth
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto ON, Canada
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:499-505. 2008
    ..This is valuable new insight for tailoring and targeting future school-based tobacco control and/or physical activity programming to youth populations...
  6. doi Modifiable characteristics associated with sedentary behaviours among youth
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto ON, Canada, M5G 2L7
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:93-101. 2008
    ..Childhood overweight and obesity is a major public health issue. A better understanding of factors associated with sedentary behaviours would provide valuable insight for tailoring interventions to prevent or reduce overweight among youth...
  7. doi Second-hand smoke exposure in homes and in cars among Canadian youth: current prevalence, beliefs about exposure, and changes between 2004 and 2006
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 20:855-65. 2009
    ..The present study examines second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure and the beliefs youth have about being exposed to SHS in their home and in cars and explores changes in exposure and beliefs over time...
  8. pmc Age of smoking initiation and risk of breast cancer in a sample of Ontario women
    Erin Young
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Tob Induc Dis 5:4. 2009
    ..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...
  9. pmc The roll-your-own cigarette market in Canada: a cross-sectional exploratory study
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Tob Induc Dis 5:5. 2009
    ..Given the paucity of research examining RYO use, there is a need to better understand the current and potential future context of RYO use...
  10. ncbi Energy expenditure while playing active and inactive video games
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Am J Health Behav 34:31-5. 2010
    ..To examine energy expenditure (EE) when playing active and inactive videogames (VG)...
  11. doi Cigarette brand preference as a function of price among smoking youths in Canada: are they smoking premium, discount or native brands?
    S T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Tob Control 18:466-73. 2009
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  12. ncbi Smoking cessation: intentions, attempts and techniques
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L7
    Health Rep 20:31-9. 2009
    ..A better understanding of charateristics associated with intentions to quit smoking and quit attempts and of the use of various aids is required to develop effective cessation strategies...
  13. doi A multi-level examination of the association between older social models in the school environment and overweight and obesity among younger students
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Youth Adolesc 40:361-72. 2011
    ..Future research should evaluate if the optimal population level impact for school-based obesity prevention programming might be achieved by targeting the schools that are putting students at the greatest risk...
  14. pmc A multi-level examination of school programs, policies and resources associated with physical activity among elementary school youth in the PLAY-ON study
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:6. 2010
    ....
  15. doi Alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco use among Canadian youth: do we need more multi-substance prevention programming?
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2L7, Canada
    J Prim Prev 31:99-108. 2010
    ..Youth who reported binge drinking were substantially more likely to also have tried tobacco and/or marijuana. These data suggest that multi-substance prevention programs are required for youth populations...
  16. doi Factors associated with communication-based sedentary behaviors among youth: are talking on the phone, texting, and instant messaging new sedentary behaviors to be concerned about?
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 47:315-8. 2010
    ..Sedentary behavior research typically only examines screen time activities and not communication time activities, such as talking on the phone, texting, or instant messaging...
  17. doi The association between overweight and school policies on physical activity: a multilevel analysis among elementary school youth in the PLAY-On study
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies urveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Health Educ Res 25:1061-73. 2010
    ..Future research should evaluate if implementing and promoting interschool PA programming, and which types of interschool activities, are effective in preventing or reducing overweight...
  18. pmc School and student characteristics associated with screen-time sedentary behavior among students in grades 5-8, Ontario, Canada, 2007-2008
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Ave, Toronto ON M5G 2L7, Canada
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A128. 2010
    ..We examined school and student characteristics associated with screen-time sedentary behavior...
  19. doi The association between overweight and opportunity structures in the built environment: a multi-level analysis among elementary school youth in the PLAY-ON study
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Department of Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7, Canada
    Int J Public Health 56:237-46. 2011
    ..To examine school-level opportunity structures of the built environment and student characteristics associated with being overweight...
  20. doi Youth exposure to smoking in the home and in cars: how often does it happen and what do youth think about it?
    S T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2L7
    Tob Control 17:86-92. 2008
    ..The present study characterises the frequency of youth being exposed to smoking in their homes and cars, and the beliefs that youth have about restricting people from smoking around youth in those locations...
  21. ncbi Alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco use patterns among youth in Canada
    Scott Thomas Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Causes Control 19:361-9. 2008
    ..Such timely and relevant data are important for guiding future policy, programming, and surveillance activities...
  22. ncbi What modifiable factors are associated with cessation intentions among smoking youth?
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology Cancer Care Ontario 620 University Avenue Toronto ON Canada M5G 2L7
    Addict Behav 33:217-23. 2008
    ..To examine how smoking behaviour and beliefs, physical activity and weight, and social influences are associated with intentions to quit smoking among youth...
  23. ncbi A multilevel analysis examining the relationship between social influences for smoking and smoking onset
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Cancer Care Ontario, Division of Preventive Oncology, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Am J Health Behav 29:520-30. 2005
    ..To examine how older smoking peers at school and the smoking behavior of friends and family members are related to youth smoking...
  24. ncbi Sex differences in how older students influence younger student smoking behaviour
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto ON, Canada
    Addict Behav 31:1308-18. 2006
    ..This new finding provides unique insight for tailoring and targeting future school-based smoking prevention initiatives...
  25. ncbi School-based smoking cessation programs: do youth smokers want to participate in these programs?
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto ON, Canada M5G 2L7
    Addict Behav 31:1449-53. 2006
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  26. ncbi Predictors of different cigarette access behaviours among occasional and regular smoking youth
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7
    Can J Public Health 96:348-52. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine characteristics that predict whether underage smoking youth buy their own cigarettes, buy their cigarettes from friends, or get someone else to buy their cigarettes...
  27. ncbi Social modeling in the school environment, student characteristics, and smoking susceptibility: a multi-level analysis
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 37:330-6. 2005
    ..To examine how social models in the school environment and individual student characteristics are related to smoking susceptibility...
  28. ncbi What smoking cessation approaches will young smokers use?
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2L7
    Addict Behav 30:1614-8. 2005
    ..Future initiatives need to more effectively communicate to youth the benefits of existing cessation approaches, make existing interventions more appealing, or develop new approaches that address youth needs...
  29. ncbi The relationship between student smoking in the school environment and smoking onset in elementary school students
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto ON, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1762-5. 2005
    ..Prevention programs should target both at-risk schools and at-risk students, and strongly enforced policies preventing students from smoking on or near school property should be implemented...
  30. ncbi Senior student smoking at school, student characteristics, and smoking onset among junior students: a multilevel analysis
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Ste 1500, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2L7
    Prev Med 40:853-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to simultaneously examine how school and individual student characteristics were related to smoking onset...
  31. ncbi The influence of friends, family, and older peers on smoking among elementary school students: low-risk students in high-risk schools
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Prev Med 42:218-22. 2006
    ..This study examined how older smoking peers at school and the smoking behaviour of friends and family members are related to youth smoking...
  32. ncbi Beliefs about tobacco industry (mal)practices and youth smoking behaviour: insight for future tobacco control campaigns (Canada)
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, M5G 2L7, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 17:705-11. 2006
    ..These findings can provide insight for developing new tobacco industry denormalization messages for youth smoking populations...
  33. ncbi Youth smokers' beliefs about different cessation approaches: are we providing cessation interventions they never intend to use?
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Causes Control 18:783-91. 2007
    ..As such, a critical first step in understanding youth cessation is to better understand the beliefs youth have about different cessation options...
  34. ncbi The tobacco control community of tomorrow: a vision for training
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto
    Can J Public Health 98:30-2. 2007
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  35. ncbi Marijuana and tobacco use among young adults in Canada: are they smoking what we think they are smoking?
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, M5G 2L7, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 18:391-7. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that future research should consider whether the increasing popularity of marijuana use among young adults represents a threat to the continuing decline in tobacco use among this population...
  36. ncbi Are the recommended taxonomies for the stages of youth smoking onset consistent with youth's perceptions of their smoking status?
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7
    Can J Public Health 97:316-9. 2006
    ..To examine if the recommended taxonomies for the stages of youth smoking onset are aligned with the beliefs of smoking youth...
  37. ncbi A multi-level analysis examining how smoking friends, parents, and older students in the school environment are risk factors for susceptibility to smoking among non-smoking elementary school youth
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 2L7
    Prev Sci 7:397-402. 2006
    ..Future school-based smoking prevention programs might benefit from targeting prevention programming activities to the schools that are putting students at the greatest risk for smoking...
  38. ncbi Heterogeneity among adolescent non-daily smokers: implications for research and practice
    Scott T Leatherdale
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care, Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Subst Use Misuse 42:837-51. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that more robust taxonomies of youth smoking are required in future tobacco control research. The study's limitations are noted...
  39. doi A multilevel examination of factors of the school environment and time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity among a sample of secondary school students in grades 9-12 in Ontario, Canada
    Erin Hobin
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Int J Public Health 57:699-709. 2012
    ..To examine associations between students' time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and the school built environment while also considering features of the schools' social environment and student-level characteristics...
  40. ncbi Illicit substance use among Canadian youth: trends between 2002 and 2008
    David Hammond
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
    Can J Public Health 102:7-12. 2011
    ..Substance use among youth is associated with a range of immediate and long-term health risks. The current study sought to characterize early patterns of illicit drug use among Canadian youth...
  41. doi Are environmental influences on physical activity distinct for urban, suburban, and rural schools? A multilevel study among secondary school students in Ontario, Canada
    Erin P Hobin
    School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
    J Sch Health 83:357-67. 2013
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  42. doi Use of nicotine replacement therapy among Canadian youth: data from the 2006-2007 National Youth Smoking Survey
    Natasha E Lane
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:1009-14. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of NRT use among youth smokers in Canada and examine factors associated with its use...
  43. ncbi Factors related to adolescents' estimation of peer smoking prevalence
    J L Reid
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Health Educ Res 23:81-93. 2008
    ..Since adolescents tend to overestimate peer smoking prevalence and perceived prevalence is in turn linked to smoking behaviour, interventions should focus on creating realistic perceptions of smoking prevalence...