Jean Francois Etter

Summary

Affiliation: University of Geneva
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint On quitting smoking: development of two scales measuring the use of self-change strategies in current and former smokers (SCS-CS and SCS-FS)
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Switzerland
    Addict Behav 25:523-38. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence and of the Heaviness of Smoking Index among relatively light smokers
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 94:269-81. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Nicotine replacement to reduce cigarette consumption in smokers who are unwilling to quit: a randomized trial
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 22:487-95. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessing 'stage of change' in current and former smokers
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 97:1171-82. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the psychological determinants of cigarette smoking
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 97:733-43. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Using new information technology to treat tobacco dependence
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Respiration 69:111-4. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a computer-tailored smoking cessation program: a randomized trial
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 161:2596-601. 2001
  8. pmc Measurement of self reported active exposure to cigarette smoke
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:674-80. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint A comparison of cigarette smokers recruited through the Internet or by mail
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 30:521-5. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward nicotine replacement therapy in smokers and ex-smokers in the general public
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, and the Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 69:175-83. 2001

Detail Information

Publications75

  1. ncbi request reprint On quitting smoking: development of two scales measuring the use of self-change strategies in current and former smokers (SCS-CS and SCS-FS)
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Switzerland
    Addict Behav 25:523-38. 2000
    ..These scales may be used to describe and understand the processes of smoking cessation and relapse, as well as to produce input data for computer systems which produce individually-tailored smoking cessation advice...
  2. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence and of the Heaviness of Smoking Index among relatively light smokers
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 94:269-81. 1999
    ..To assess the validity of the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence (FTND, six items) and of a short-form of this questionnaire, the Heaviness of Smoking Index (HSI, two items), in a population of relatively light smokers...
  3. ncbi request reprint Nicotine replacement to reduce cigarette consumption in smokers who are unwilling to quit: a randomized trial
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 22:487-95. 2002
    ..Nicotine treatment for smoking reduction had no detectable impact on smoking cessation...
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessing 'stage of change' in current and former smokers
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 97:1171-82. 2002
    ..The concept of 'stage of change' is widely used by researchers and clinicians in the field of smoking cessation. Our aim was to assess the validity of three staging questionnaires and of the concept of 'stage of change' itself...
  5. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the psychological determinants of cigarette smoking
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 97:733-43. 2002
    ..To compare the distributions of smoking-related variables and the size of associations between these variables in men and women...
  6. ncbi request reprint Using new information technology to treat tobacco dependence
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Respiration 69:111-4. 2002
    ..Some of these programs are designed to complement smoking cessation counseling given by physicians to their patients who smoke. They can be a useful adjunct to medical advice and should be prescribed in association with pharmacotherapy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a computer-tailored smoking cessation program: a randomized trial
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 161:2596-601. 2001
    ..From a public health perspective, prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases requires effective smoking cessation programs that can be used on a large scale...
  8. pmc Measurement of self reported active exposure to cigarette smoke
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:674-80. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to develop more accurate measures of self reported active exposure to cigarette smoke...
  9. ncbi request reprint A comparison of cigarette smokers recruited through the Internet or by mail
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 30:521-5. 2001
    ..To compare smokers recruited by mail or through the Internet...
  10. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward nicotine replacement therapy in smokers and ex-smokers in the general public
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, and the Quality of Care Unit, Geneva University Hospitals
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 69:175-83. 2001
    ..We aimed to identify attitudes of smokers and ex-smokers toward NRT and to develop and assess the validity of a brief scale used to measure these attitudes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Associations between the stages of change and the pros and cons of smoking in a longitudinal study of Swiss smokers
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addict Behav 24:419-24. 1999
    ..Intervention studies are necessary to establish whether this association is causal...
  12. ncbi request reprint A comparison of two measures of stage of change for smoking cessation
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 94:1881-9. 1999
    ..To compare two questionnaires used to identify the stages of change of current and former smokers: a conventional five-item questionnaire and an alternative one-item questionnaire...
  13. ncbi request reprint Snowball sampling by mail: application to a survey of smokers in the general population
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 29:43-8. 2000
    ..We compared participants who received the questionnaire directly from us (original participants) to participants who received it from an addressee (secondary participants)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the Attitudes Towards Smoking Scale (ATS-18)
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 95:613-25. 2000
    ..To develop and test the validity of a scale measuring attitudes towards smoking in current and former cigarette smokers...
  15. pmc Labeling smokers' charts with a "smoker" sticker: results of a randomized controlled trial among private practitioners
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    J Gen Intern Med 15:421-4. 2000
    ..02). Thus, self-reports by physicians indicated that use of the stickers was associated with an increased proportion of smokers advised to quit. However, overall, the intervention did not modify physicians' behavior...
  16. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a scale measuring self-efficacy of current and former smokers
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 95:901-13. 2000
    ..To develop and test the validity of a questionnaire measuring the confidence of current and former smokers in their ability to abstain from smoking in high-risk situations...
  17. ncbi request reprint Collecting saliva by mail for genetic and cotinine analyses in participants recruited through the Internet
    Jean Francois Etter
    Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, 1 rue Michel Servet, Geneva 4, CH 1211, Switzerland
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:833-8. 2005
    ..This approach should be valuable for genetic epidemiology and pharmacogenetic research...
  18. doi request reprint Electronic cigarette: users profile, utilization, satisfaction and perceived efficacy
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 106:2017-28. 2011
    ..To assess the profile, utilization patterns, satisfaction and perceived effects among users of electronic cigarettes ('e-cigarettes')...
  19. doi request reprint Comparing the validity of the Cigarette Dependence Scale and the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, 1 rue Michel Servet, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 95:152-9. 2008
    ..We compared the validity of the Cigarette Dependence Scale (CDS-12) and of the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) in daily cigarette smokers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Postintervention effect of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking reduction: a randomized trial with a 5-year follow-up
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 27:151-5. 2007
    ..However, reducing cigarette consumption was associated with a higher chance of subsequently quitting smoking. Nicotine replacement therapy in unmotivated smokers had no deleterious effect on dependence levels and smoking behavior...
  21. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the content-, construct- and predictive validity of the cigarette dependence scale and the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, 1 rue Michel Servet, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 77:259-68. 2005
    ..We compared the psychometrics of CDS-12, FTND, and CDS-5 and the heaviness of smoking index (HSI), which are short versions of CDS-12 and FTND, respectively...
  22. doi request reprint Comparing the predictive validity of five cigarette dependence questionnaires
    Delphine S Courvoisier
    University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 107:128-33. 2010
    ....
  23. pmc Nicotine replacement therapy for long-term smoking cessation: a meta-analysis
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Tob Control 15:280-5. 2006
    ..To assess if the effect of a single treatment episode with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) enhances smoking cessation over many years...
  24. ncbi request reprint Postintervention effect of nicotine replacement therapy on smoking reduction in smokers who are unwilling to quit: randomized trial
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 24:174-9. 2004
    ..5 years after the end of the 6-month treatment, but the initially observed placebo effect was not maintained. Nicotine replacement therapy for smoking reduction had no deleterious impact on smoking cessation...
  25. ncbi request reprint A qualitative analysis of an internet discussion forum for recent ex-smokers
    Mafalda Burri
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:S13-9. 2006
    ..The forum was used less frequently as a source of practical information and quitting tips...
  26. ncbi request reprint The impact of pharmaceutical company funding on results of randomized trials of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation: a meta-analysis
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 102:815-22. 2007
    ..To assess whether source of funding affected the results of trials of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a poster campaign against passive smoking for World No-Tobacco Day
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, 1, rue Michel Servet, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 57:190-8. 2005
    ..001). The poster had no effect on cigarette consumption or intention to quit. The poster was widely seen and remembered by the target audience, but the campaign was probably too short and isolated to have an impact on smoking behaviour...
  28. ncbi request reprint Acceptability and impact of a partial smoking ban in a psychiatric hospital
    Manuela Etter
    Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Prev Med 44:64-9. 2007
    ..The acceptability and impact of partial smoking bans in psychiatric hospitals are not well documented. We assessed the impact of a partial smoking ban in a psychiatric hospital in Switzerland...
  29. ncbi request reprint Informing smokers on additives in cigarettes: a randomized trial
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Patient Educ Couns 66:188-91. 2007
    ..To test the acceptability and impact of a booklet on chemical additives in cigarettes...
  30. ncbi request reprint A self-administered questionnaire to measure dependence on cigarettes: the cigarette dependence scale
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Neuropsychopharmacology 28:359-70. 2003
    ..In conclusion, CDS-12 and CDS-5 are reliable measures of cigarette dependence which fulfill several criteria of content validity and construct validity and are sensitive to change over time...
  31. ncbi request reprint Validation of English-language versions of three scales measuring attitudes towards smoking, smoking-related self-efficacy and the use of smoking cessation strategies
    Derek H Christie
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Addict Behav 30:981-8. 2005
    ..To assess the validity of English translations of three scales initially developed in French, measuring perception of the adverse effects of smoking, self-efficacy and the use of smoking cessation strategies...
  32. ncbi request reprint Impact of messages on concomitant use of nicotine replacement therapy and cigarettes: a randomized trial on the Internet
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 98:941-50. 2003
    ..To assess the impact of messages recommending the concomitant use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and cigarettes on smokers' intention to quit smoking...
  33. pmc Post-intervention effect of a computer tailored smoking cessation programme
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:849-51. 2004
  34. ncbi request reprint Stages of change in smokers with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and in the general population
    Manuela Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Schizophr Bull 30:459-68. 2004
    ..22%, p = 0.3). These results suggest that a substantial minority of smokers with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder are motivated to quit smoking, try to quit, and succeed in quitting...
  35. doi request reprint Smoking and Cloninger's Temperament and Character Inventory
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, 1 rue Michel Servet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:919-26. 2010
    ..Cloninger's neuropsychopharmacological theory identifies four temperament traits and three character traits that are largely heritable and are associated with addictions...
  36. ncbi request reprint Testing the Cigarette Dependence Scale in 4 samples of daily smokers: psychiatric clinics, smoking cessation clinics, a smoking cessation website and in the general population
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addict Behav 34:446-50. 2009
    ..To assess the properties of the Cigarette Dependence Scale (CDS-12) in various samples of daily smokers and to provide reference scores in a general population sample...
  37. ncbi request reprint Acceptability and impact of a partial smoking ban followed by a total smoking ban in a psychiatric hospital
    Manuela Etter
    Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Prev Med 46:572-8. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of a partial smoking ban followed by a total smoking ban in a psychiatric hospital in Switzerland...
  38. pmc Addiction to the nicotine gum in never smokers
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva 4, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 7:159. 2007
    ..Addiction to nicotine gum has never been described in never smokers or in never users of tobacco...
  39. doi request reprint The importance of reaching a consensual definition of dependence and of communicating this knowledge to the public
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, 1 rue Michel Servet, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Addiction 103:1224-5. 2008
  40. doi request reprint An internet survey of use, opinions and preferences for smoking cessation medications: nicotine, varenicline, and bupropion
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:59-68. 2013
    ..We assessed use, compliance and preferences among smoking cessation medications in a "real world" sample of current and former smokers...
  41. ncbi request reprint What smokers believe about light and ultralight cigarettes
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Prev Med 36:92-8. 2003
    ..To assess the knowledge of smokers and ex-smokers about light cigarettes and nicotine yields and their perception of the risk of lung cancer, and to identify the characteristics of smokers of light cigarettes...
  42. ncbi request reprint A list of the most popular smoking cessation web sites and a comparison of their quality
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:S27-34. 2006
    ..In general, users were not very satisfied with smoking cessation Web sites, and they had difficulty finding the best Web sites. Resources were scattered over dozens of Web sites of often mediocre quality that duplicated each other...
  43. ncbi request reprint A self-administered questionnaire to measure cigarette withdrawal symptoms: the Cigarette Withdrawal Scale
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:47-57. 2005
    ..CWS-21 is a reliable, valid, multidimensional measure of cigarette withdrawal symptoms that is sensitive to change over time and predicts relapse to smoking...
  44. pmc Financial incentives for smoking cessation in low-income smokers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU 1 Rue Michel Servet, 1211, Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Trials 13:88. 2012
    ..What is not known is whether large financial incentives can enhance longer-term (1 year) smoking cessation rates, outside clinical and workplace settings...
  45. doi request reprint Smoking prevalence, cigarette consumption and advice received from physicians: Change between 1996 and 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addict Behav 35:355-8. 2010
    ..To assess change between 1996 and 2006 in smoking prevalence, cigarette consumption, quit attempts, motivation to quit and advice received from physicians in Geneva, Switzerland...
  46. pmc Electronic cigarettes: a survey of users
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 10:231. 2010
    ..Little is known about users of electronic cigarettes, or their opinions, satisfaction or how and why they use such products...
  47. doi request reprint A test of proposed new tobacco withdrawal symptoms
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 108:50-9. 2013
    ..The widely used Minnesota Withdrawal Scale (MWS-R) was revised recently to include some of these newly described symptoms. We assessed the validity of MWS-R and other proposed self-reported measures of tobacco withdrawal symptoms...
  48. ncbi request reprint The psychological determinants of low-rate daily smoking
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 99:1342-50. 2004
    ..To compare low-rate daily smokers (one to five cigarettes/day) with other daily smokers, using the Transtheoretical Model of Change as a framework...
  49. ncbi request reprint Cytisine for smoking cessation: a literature review and a meta-analysis
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, 1 rue Michel Servet, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 166:1553-9. 2006
    ..Cytisine has been used to treat tobacco dependence for 40 years in Eastern Europe. The objective of this study was to review the literature on the effect of cytisine on smoking cessation...
  50. ncbi request reprint Impact of educational outreach visits on smoking cessation activities performed by specialist physicians: a randomized trial
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Switzerland
    Educ Health (Abingdon) 19:155-65. 2006
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the psychometric properties of three cigarette withdrawal scales
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addiction 101:362-72. 2006
    ..To compare the psychometric properties of three cigarette withdrawal scales...
  52. doi request reprint Implementation and impact of anti-smoking interventions in three prisons in the absence of appropriate legislation
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Prev Med 55:475-81. 2012
    ..To assess the acceptability and impact of anti-smoking policies in three prisons in Switzerland...
  53. doi request reprint Comparing computer-tailored, internet-based smoking cessation counseling reports with generic, untailored reports: a randomized trial
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Health Commun 14:646-57. 2009
    ..Even though these particular computer-tailored reports were not more effective than untailored reports, meta-analyses show that computer-tailored documents are in general more effective than untailored ones...
  54. doi request reprint Dependence on the nicotine gum in former smokers
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Addict Behav 34:246-51. 2009
    ..Lower levels of dependence on the gum predicted cessation of gum use. However, long term use of the nicotine gum has no known serious adverse consequence, and may be beneficial if it prevents late relapse...
  55. ncbi request reprint Utilization and impact of cigarette pack covers illustrated with antismoking messages
    Derek Christie
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, Switzerland
    Eval Health Prof 27:107-18. 2004
    ..The intervention had no impact on smoking cessation, but this was not its primary objective...
  56. pmc Comparing the efficacy of two Internet-based, computer-tailored smoking cessation programs: a randomized trial
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, 1 rue Michel Servet, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Med Internet Res 7:e2. 2005
    ..Online computer-tailored smoking cessation programs have not yet been compared directly...
  57. ncbi request reprint Internet-based smoking cessation programs
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Int J Med Inform 75:110-6. 2006
    ..To present a smoking cessation website and a reflection on the use of the Internet as a smoking cessation tool...
  58. ncbi request reprint The internet and the industrial revolution in smoking cessation counselling
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Rev 25:79-84. 2006
    ..The overall effect of internet smoking cessation programs on smoking prevalence is unknown. Greater efforts should be expended to improve the reach and efficacy of smoking cessation websites...
  59. ncbi request reprint Associations between smoking and heritable temperament traits
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:401-9. 2003
    ..3 year per point, p.04) and with the NS subscore Disorderliness (.3 year per point, p.03). Smoking is associated with heritable temperament traits. Consequences for the treatment and prevention of tobacco dependence are discussed...
  60. doi request reprint Nicotine gum treatment before smoking cessation: a randomized trial
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Centre Medical Universitaire, Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 169:1028-34. 2009
    ..We tested whether starting nicotine polacrilex gum treatment 4 weeks before the quit date improved smoking abstinence rates compared with starting treatment on the quit date...
  61. doi request reprint Association of genes coding for the alpha-4, alpha-5, beta-2 and beta-3 subunits of nicotinic receptors with cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, 1 rue Michel Servet, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Addict Behav 34:772-5. 2009
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Perceived priorities for prevention: change between 1996 and 2006 in a general population survey
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Public Health (Oxf) 31:113-8. 2009
    ..We assessed change between 1996 and 2006 in the opinions of the general public on priorities for the prevention of health problems...
  63. doi request reprint Using item response theory to study the convergent and discriminant validity of three questionnaires measuring cigarette dependence
    Delphine Courvoisier
    Clinical Epidemiology Division, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:391-401. 2008
    ..This result suggests that nicotine dependence may not be composed of 5 dimensions but may be unidimensional and distinct from reduced sensitivity to the effects of smoking (Tolerance)...
  64. ncbi request reprint [Evaluating tobacco dependance]
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institut de Medecine Sociale et Preventive, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Geneve, CMU, 1211 Geneve 4
    Rev Med Suisse 2:2744-8. 2006
    ..This test, published 28 years ago, does not reflect current definitions of dependence. Several alternative approaches to the measurement of tobacco dependence are discussed, and more recent instruments are presented...
  65. doi request reprint Smoking in prisons: the need for effective and acceptable interventions
    Catherine Ritter
    University Center of Legal Medicine of Geneva and Lausanne, Rue Michel Servet 1, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    J Public Health Policy 32:32-45. 2011
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Cytisine for smoking cessation: a research agenda
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 92:3-8. 2008
    ..Potentially, this research effort, contributing to wider use of an inexpensive drug, could save many lives...
  67. pmc Electronic nicotine delivery systems: a research agenda
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Tob Control 20:243-8. 2011
    ..Potentially, this research effort, contributing to the safety and efficacy of new smoking cessation devices and to the withdrawal of dangerous products, could save many lives...
  68. ncbi request reprint Associations between smoking prevalence, stages of change, cigarette consumption, and quit attempts across the United States
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Prev Med 38:369-73. 2004
    ..We tested whether across the 50 U.S. States, smoking prevalence was associated with smoking behavior among smokers...
  69. ncbi request reprint Citations to trials of nicotine replacement therapy were biased toward positive results and high-impact-factor journals
    Jean Francois Etter
    Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:831-7. 2009
    ..To study variations in the number of times trials of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) were cited, and which characteristics of trials predicted the number of citations and the impact factors of journals in which articles were published...
  70. ncbi request reprint Laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors: impact and adverse consequences
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Prev Med 31:47-51. 2006
    ..In conclusion, youth access laws are ineffective and are not based on sound science...
  71. pmc Some doubts about one of the largest smoking prevention programmes in Europe, the smokefree class competition
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:757-9. 2006
    ..This is a concern, because teenage smokers are more vulnerable than non-smokers, and they are at higher risk of suffering from psychological problems and school failure...
  72. doi request reprint Comparing abrupt and gradual smoking cessation: a randomized trial
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 118:360-5. 2011
    ..To compare abrupt and gradual smoking cessation...
  73. doi request reprint Paradoxical changes in alcohol consumption and CAGE ratings between 1996 and 2006 in the general population of Geneva
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, Case Postale, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Alcohol Alcohol 46:128-32. 2011
    ..To assess changes between 1996 and 2006 in alcohol use and dependence in the general population of Geneva, Switzerland...
  74. ncbi request reprint Secondhand smoke in Geneva, 1996-2006: changes in exposure, opinions, and workplace smoking bans in the absence of national legislation
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Occup Environ Health 15:159-65. 2009
    ..4% (p < 0.001). Opinions were more favorable to all smoke-free measures in 2006 than in 1996, except, "More information should be given on the health dangers of SHS," suggesting a level of saturation was reached for information on SHS...
  75. ncbi request reprint Asking about quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption before asking the CAGE questions produces lower ratings on the CAGE test
    Jean Francois Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, 1 rue Michel Servet, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 74:211-4. 2004
    ..We tested whether asking about alcohol consumption before asking the CAGE questions modified the answers to the CAGE test...