Chris Bullen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: a randomised controlled trial
    Christopher Bullen
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Electronic address
    Lancet 382:1629-37. 2013
  2. pmc Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of electronic cigarettes versus nicotine patch for smoking cessation
    Chris Bullen
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 13:210. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Pre-cessation nicotine replacement therapy: pragmatic randomized trial
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 105:1474-83. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint New Zealand smoking cessation guidelines
    Hayden McRobbie
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:57-70. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Does improved access and greater choice of nicotine replacement therapy affect smoking cessation success? Findings from a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 106:1176-85. 2011
  6. pmc Study protocol for a randomised trial of nicotine-free cigarettes as an adjunct to usual NRT-based cessation practice, in people who wish to stop smoking
    Natalie K Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:37. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint The combined effect of very low nicotine content cigarettes, used as an adjunct to usual Quitline care (nicotine replacement therapy and behavioural support), on smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 107:1857-67. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Parent versus child reporting of tobacco smoke exposure at home and in the car
    Marewa Glover
    Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:37-47. 2013
  9. pmc Study protocol for a non-inferiority trial of cytisine versus nicotine replacement therapy in people motivated to stop smoking
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:880. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of national smokefree environments laws on teachers, schools and early childhood centres
    Donna Watson
    Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Promot J Austr 22:166-71. 2011

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: a randomised controlled trial
    Christopher Bullen
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Electronic address
    Lancet 382:1629-37. 2013
    ..We investigated whether e-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine patches at helping smokers to quit...
  2. pmc Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of electronic cigarettes versus nicotine patch for smoking cessation
    Chris Bullen
    National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 13:210. 2013
    ..However, to date there have been no adequately powered randomised trials investigating their cessation efficacy or safety. This paper outlines the protocol for this study...
  3. ncbi request reprint Pre-cessation nicotine replacement therapy: pragmatic randomized trial
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 105:1474-83. 2010
    ..To determine the effectiveness of 2 weeks' pre-cessation nicotine patches and/or gum on smoking abstinence at 6 months...
  4. ncbi request reprint New Zealand smoking cessation guidelines
    Hayden McRobbie
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:57-70. 2008
    ..To summarise the key recommendations made in the 2007 New Zealand Smoking Cessation Guidelines...
  5. doi request reprint Does improved access and greater choice of nicotine replacement therapy affect smoking cessation success? Findings from a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 106:1176-85. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of offering smokers who want to quit easy access to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), a period of familiarization and choice of product on smoking abstinence at 6 months...
  6. pmc Study protocol for a randomised trial of nicotine-free cigarettes as an adjunct to usual NRT-based cessation practice, in people who wish to stop smoking
    Natalie K Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:37. 2011
    ..This paper describes the protocol for a large randomised-controlled trial to test the effect of using nicotine-free cigarettes together with NRT on long-term quit rates...
  7. ncbi request reprint The combined effect of very low nicotine content cigarettes, used as an adjunct to usual Quitline care (nicotine replacement therapy and behavioural support), on smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Addiction 107:1857-67. 2012
    ..To determine the combined effect of very low nicotine content (VLNC) cigarettes and usual Quitline care [nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and behavioural support] on smoking abstinence, in smokers motivated to quit...
  8. ncbi request reprint Parent versus child reporting of tobacco smoke exposure at home and in the car
    Marewa Glover
    Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:37-47. 2013
    ..To compare self-reported exposure to tobacco smoke in the home or in cars between parents and their pre-adolescent children...
  9. pmc Study protocol for a non-inferiority trial of cytisine versus nicotine replacement therapy in people motivated to stop smoking
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:880. 2011
    ..4% in the cytisine group compared to 2.4% in the placebo group (Relative risk = 3.4, 95% confidence intervals 1.7-7.1). No research has yet been undertaken to determine the effectiveness of cytisine relative to that of NRT...
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of national smokefree environments laws on teachers, schools and early childhood centres
    Donna Watson
    Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Promot J Austr 22:166-71. 2011
    ..This study, conducted in 2008, investigated teachers'smoking behaviour and perceived adherence to the legislation...
  11. pmc A theory-based video messaging mobile phone intervention for smoking cessation: randomized controlled trial
    Robyn Whittaker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 13:e10. 2011
    ..This social cognitive theory-based intervention (called "STUB IT") used observational learning via short video diary messages from role models going through the quitting process to teach behavioral change techniques...
  12. ncbi request reprint Smoking is rank! But, not as rank as other drugs and bullying say New Zealand parents of pre-adolescent children
    Marewa Glover
    Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Promot J Austr 22:223-7. 2011
    ..Keeping Kids Smokefree--a quasi-experimental trial--aimed to do this by changing parental smoking behaviour and attitudes. However, little is known about parents' attitudes to smoking in comparison with other concerns...
  13. ncbi request reprint Awareness and perceived effectiveness of smoking cessation treatments and services among New Zealand parents resident in highly deprived suburbs
    Nathan Cowie
    Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:48-59. 2013
    ..To describe the awareness and perceived effectiveness of smoking cessation treatments and services among a population of mainly Maori and Pacific parents in South Auckland, New Zealand...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of fixed dose combination treatment on adherence and risk factor control among patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease: randomised controlled trial in primary care
    Vanessa Selak
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMJ 348:g3318. 2014
    ..To evaluate whether provision of fixed dose combination treatment improves adherence and risk factor control compared with usual care of patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease in primary care...
  15. ncbi request reprint Impact on quit attempts of mailed general practitioner 'brief advice' letters plus nicotine replacement therapy vouchers
    Donna Watson
    Auckland Tobacco Control Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Prim Health Care 2:4-10. 2010
    ..To test whether a personalised letter from general practitioners advising their patients who are smokers to quit, together with an exchange card for one month of nicotine gum, prompts them to make quit attempts, is acceptable and feasible...
  16. ncbi request reprint The use of the 'rollie' in New Zealand: preference for loose tobacco among an ethnically diverse low socioeconomic urban population
    Vili Nosa
    Pacific Health, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 124:25-33. 2011
    ..To examine the prevalence of and reasons for smoking roll-your-own (RYO) cigarettes in a population of South Auckland adults...
  17. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation competencies for health workers in New Zealand
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:48-56. 2008
    ..To outline competencies to guide smoking cessation delivery by health workers in New Zealand...
  18. doi request reprint Views from a small Pacific island: prospects for tobacco control on Niue
    Michael Hale
    National Screening Unit, Ministry of Health, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Promot Pract 13:404-11. 2012
    ..However, more information is needed about how best to implement tobacco control measures in Niue. The aim of this research was to identify key contextual factors for progressing effective tobacco control in Niue...
  19. doi request reprint A single-blind, randomized, crossover trial of the effects of a nicotine pouch on the relief of tobacco withdrawal symptoms and user satisfaction
    Simon Thornley
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:715-21. 2009
    ..We also assessed participants' preferences, satisfaction, and consumption patterns...
  20. doi request reprint Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation
    Robyn Whittaker
    National Institute forHealth Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD006611. 2012
    ..Mobile phones are widely used and are now well-integrated into the daily lives of many, particularly young adults. Mobile phones are a potential medium for the delivery of health programmes such as smoking cessation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reduced-nicotine content cigarettes: Is there potential to aid smoking cessation?
    Natalie Walker
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1274-9. 2009
    ..New approaches are needed that address both nicotine dependence and psychological dependence on cigarettes as the source of nicotine. One such approach is the use of cigarettes with reduced nicotine content...
  22. doi request reprint Transition to a smoke-free culture within mental health and drug and alcohol services: A survey of key stakeholders
    Marewa Glover
    Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 23:183-91. 2014
    ..Health inequalities will continue across both service and socioeconomic divides without a concerted effort to address smoking...
  23. pmc Recruiting equal numbers of indigenous and non-indigenous participants to a 'polypill' randomized trial
    Vanessa Selak
    National Institute of Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Int J Equity Health 12:44. 2013
    ..Therefore, the IMPACT trial aimed to recruit as many Māori as non-Māori to assess the consistency of the effect of the polypill. This paper describes the methods and results of the recruitment strategy used to achieve this...
  24. doi request reprint The acute effects of exercise on cigarette cravings, withdrawal symptoms, affect, and smoking behaviour: systematic review update and meta-analysis
    Vaughan Roberts
    National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 222:1-15. 2012
    ..A number of studies have examined the relationships between exercise, cigarette cravings, and TWS...
  25. ncbi request reprint Driving kids to smoke? Children's reported exposure to smoke in cars and early smoking initiation
    Marewa Glover
    Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Addict Behav 36:1027-31. 2011
    ..Smoking in cars is under parental control and therefore modifiable. Moreover, children's reports of SHlS exposure offer a simple way of identifying families who can be targeted for tobacco control interventions...
  26. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of NicAlert cotinine test strips in saliva for verifying smoking status
    Fiona Cooke
    Market Economics Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:607-12. 2008
    ..The use of NCTS is a valid and reliable method, compared with GC, to test saliva samples for verification of smoking status...
  27. ncbi request reprint A clinical imperative: assisting patients who smoke to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease
    Chris Bullen
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Cardiol 10:5-9. 2007
    ..This article reviews the links between tobacco smoking and cardiovascular disease, argues for a greater role for physicians in assisting smokers to quit, and highlights the most effective interventions currently available...
  28. pmc A multimedia mobile phone-based youth smoking cessation intervention: findings from content development and piloting studies
    Robyn Whittaker
    University of Auckland, Leader Health Technology Research, Clinical Trials Research Unit, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Med Internet Res 10:e49. 2008
    ..Following the success of our text messaging smoking cessation program, we developed an innovative multimedia mobile phone smoking cessation intervention...
  29. ncbi request reprint Under-18 year old callers to New Zealand's Quitline
    Maria Poynter
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:24-32. 2008
    ..To investigate the characteristics of under-18 year old callers to New Zealand's Quitline (smoking-cessation telephone counselling service)...
  30. doi request reprint Publications as an indicator of increased tobacco control research productivity (quantity and quality) in New Zealand
    Anette Kira
    Centre for Tobacco Control Research, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:474-8. 2011
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  31. ncbi request reprint Supporting pregnant women to quit smoking: postal survey of New Zealand general practitioners and midwives' smoking cessation knowledge and practices
    Marewa Glover
    Social and Community Health, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:53-65. 2008
    ..This study examined New Zealand general practitioners' (GPs) and midwives' smoking cessation knowledge and support offered to pregnant women who smoke...
  32. ncbi request reprint "Punching above its weight": why New Zealand must maintain leadership in global health
    Judith McCool
    Global Health, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 124:64-8. 2011
    ..Involvement fits with our responsibilities and commitments in the Pacific region and our wider interests, including ethical international trade, security, global alliances and the fundamental protection of health...
  33. ncbi request reprint Shifting perceptions and challenging the profession's paradigms: reflections from an undergraduate week of population health
    Anna J Dare
    Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:45-50. 2008
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  34. pmc A near miss: the importance of context in a public health informatics project in a New Zealand case study
    Stewart Wells
    Department of Health Informatics, Clinical Trials Research Unit, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:701-4. 2008
    ..This case study demonstrates that consideration of the social, political, technological, and health care contexts is important for successful implementation of public health informatics projects...