U Broms

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation by socioeconomic status and marital status: the contribution of smoking behavior and family background
    Ulla Broms
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:447-55. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic architecture of smoking behavior: a study of Finnish adult twins
    Ulla Broms
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:64-72. 2006
  3. pmc The Nicotine Dependence Syndrome Scale in Finnish smokers
    Ulla Broms
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, P O Box 41, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 89:42-51. 2007
  4. pmc Evening types are more often current smokers and nicotine-dependent-a study of Finnish adult twins
    U Broms
    Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 106:170-7. 2011
  5. pmc Bruxism is associated with nicotine dependence: a nationwide Finnish twin cohort study
    K Rintakoski
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, PL 41, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:1254-60. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Smoking reduction predicts cessation: longitudinal evidence from the Finnish adult twin cohort
    Ulla Broms
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:423-7. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Characteristics and consistency of light smoking: long-term follow-up among Finnish adults
    Maria Hukkinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, and the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki FIN 00014, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:797-805. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Long-term smoking behavior patterns predicting self-reported chronic bronchitis
    Maria Hukkinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki and National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    COPD 6:242-9. 2009
  9. pmc Association of serum cotinine level with a cluster of three nicotinic acetylcholine receptor genes (CHRNA3/CHRNA5/CHRNB4) on chromosome 15
    Kaisu Keskitalo
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Mol Genet 18:4007-12. 2009
  10. pmc Characteristics and health consequences of intermittent smoking: long-term follow-up among Finnish adult twins
    Tellervo Korhonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:148-55. 2009

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation by socioeconomic status and marital status: the contribution of smoking behavior and family background
    Ulla Broms
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:447-55. 2004
    ..91, 95% CI=1.02-15.02). Indicators of socioeconomic status were important predictors of smoking cessation even when we adjusted for previous smoking behavior. For men, marriage was associated with an increased probability of cessation..
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic architecture of smoking behavior: a study of Finnish adult twins
    Ulla Broms
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:64-72. 2006
    ..This has implications for defining phenotypes in searches for genes underlying smoking behaviors...
  3. pmc The Nicotine Dependence Syndrome Scale in Finnish smokers
    Ulla Broms
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, P O Box 41, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 89:42-51. 2007
    ..These analyses indicate that the NDSS functions well in a Finnish family-based sample and provide additional validation of a new scale developed to capture complex behavioural features of nicotine dependence...
  4. pmc Evening types are more often current smokers and nicotine-dependent-a study of Finnish adult twins
    U Broms
    Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 106:170-7. 2011
    ..To examine the association between diurnal type and smoking status and nicotine dependence (ND)...
  5. pmc Bruxism is associated with nicotine dependence: a nationwide Finnish twin cohort study
    K Rintakoski
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, PL 41, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:1254-60. 2010
    ..To investigate the association of smoking with bruxism while controlling for genetic and environmental factors using a co-twin-control design. Especially, the role of nicotine dependence was studied in this context...
  6. doi request reprint Smoking reduction predicts cessation: longitudinal evidence from the Finnish adult twin cohort
    Ulla Broms
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:423-7. 2008
    ..We conclude that smokers who are able to decrease the number of cigarettes smoked per day by at least 25% are more likely to quit later...
  7. doi request reprint Characteristics and consistency of light smoking: long-term follow-up among Finnish adults
    Maria Hukkinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, and the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki FIN 00014, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:797-805. 2009
    ..The main body of smoking behavior research has targeted primarily moderate and heavy smoking. This study aimed to define characteristics of daily light smoking and to examine the consistency of this smoking pattern...
  8. ncbi request reprint Long-term smoking behavior patterns predicting self-reported chronic bronchitis
    Maria Hukkinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki and National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    COPD 6:242-9. 2009
    ..We conclude that in long term evaluation no safe level of smoking exists. Abstinence from tobacco seems to be the public health message justified by these results in prevention of chronic bronchitis...
  9. pmc Association of serum cotinine level with a cluster of three nicotinic acetylcholine receptor genes (CHRNA3/CHRNA5/CHRNB4) on chromosome 15
    Kaisu Keskitalo
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Mol Genet 18:4007-12. 2009
    ..13 for CPD. Variation at CHRNA5/CHRNA3/CHRNB4 cluster influences nicotine level, measured as cotinine, more strongly than smoking quantity, measured by CPD, and appears thus to be involved in regulation of nicotine levels among smokers...
  10. pmc Characteristics and health consequences of intermittent smoking: long-term follow-up among Finnish adult twins
    Tellervo Korhonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:148-55. 2009
    ..Although abundant evidence supports the adverse health consequences of daily smoking, less evidence is available on intermittent smoking...
  11. ncbi request reprint Smoking behaviour as a predictor of depression among Finnish men and women: a prospective cohort study of adult twins
    Tellervo Korhonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Med 37:705-15. 2007
    ..Depression is associated with smoking, but the causality of the relationship is debated. The authors examine smoking behaviour as a predictor of depression among the Finnish adult twin population...
  12. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking and dimensions of depressive symptoms: longitudinal analysis among Finnish male and female twins
    Tellervo Korhonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:261-72. 2011
    ..The association of smoking and depression is established, but it remains unclear which depression dimensions are linked to smoking patterns...
  13. doi request reprint Key factors in smoking cessation intervention among 15-16-year-olds
    Anna Maria Heikkinen
    Kotka Health Centre Network of Academic Health Centers, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Unit of General Practice, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Behav Med 35:93-9. 2009
    ..2 95% Cl 1.4-3.6). Thus, the authors concluded that the best friend''s influence, nicotine dependence, and diurnal type could be taken more into account in individual counseling on smoking cessation...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of smoking on periodontal health of 15- to 16-year-old adolescents
    Anna Maria Heikkinen
    Kotka Health Center Network of Academic Health Centers, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Periodontol 79:2042-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of duration and quantity of smoking on periodontal health in teenagers and possible differences between genders...
  15. doi request reprint An autosomal linkage scan for cannabis use disorders in the nicotine addiction genetics project
    Arpana Agrawal
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8134, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:713-21. 2008
    ..Despite accumulating evidence that there is a genetic basis for cannabis use disorders (ie, abuse and dependence), few studies have identified genomic regions that may harbor biological risk and protective factors...
  16. pmc Genetic linkage to chromosome 22q12 for a heavy-smoking quantitative trait in two independent samples
    Scott F Saccone
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 80:856-66. 2007
    ..Fine mapping of this linkage region may reveal variants contributing to heaviness of smoking, which will lead to a better understanding of the genetic mechanisms underlying nicotine dependence...