Lion Shahab

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Novel delivery systems for nicotine replacement therapy as an aid to smoking cessation and for harm reduction: rationale, and evidence for advantages over existing systems
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    CNS Drugs 27:1007-19. 2013
  2. pmc The forgotten smoker: a qualitative study of attitudes towards smoking, quitting, and tobacco control policies among continuing smokers
    Navneet Uppal
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:432. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The acute effects of yogic breathing exercises on craving and withdrawal symptoms in abstaining smokers
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 225:875-82. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Differences in happiness between smokers, ex-smokers and never smokers: cross-sectional findings from a national household survey
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Drug Alcohol Depend 121:38-44. 2012
  5. pmc Prevalence, diagnosis and relation to tobacco dependence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a nationally representative population sample
    L Shahab
    Cancer Research Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Thorax 61:1043-7. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Acceptability and effectiveness for withdrawal symptom relief of a novel oral nicotine delivery device: a randomised crossover trial
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 216:187-96. 2011
  7. doi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of adding expired carbon monoxide feedback to brief stop smoking advice: evaluation of cognitive and behavioral effects
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Health Psychol 30:49-57. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Public support in England for a total ban on the sale of tobacco products
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Tob Control 19:143-7. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Online support for smoking cessation: a systematic review of the literature
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Addiction 104:1792-804. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The impact of changing nicotine replacement therapy licensing laws in the United Kingdom: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 104:1420-7. 2009

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Novel delivery systems for nicotine replacement therapy as an aid to smoking cessation and for harm reduction: rationale, and evidence for advantages over existing systems
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    CNS Drugs 27:1007-19. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc The forgotten smoker: a qualitative study of attitudes towards smoking, quitting, and tobacco control policies among continuing smokers
    Navneet Uppal
    UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:432. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint The acute effects of yogic breathing exercises on craving and withdrawal symptoms in abstaining smokers
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 225:875-82. 2013
    ..Breathing exercises have been proposed as a way of combating cigarette cravings, potentially presenting a low-cost, easily scalable smoking cessation aid...
  4. doi request reprint Differences in happiness between smokers, ex-smokers and never smokers: cross-sectional findings from a national household survey
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Drug Alcohol Depend 121:38-44. 2012
    ..To date, no studies have examined happiness as a function of smoking status in ex-smokers of varying length of abstinence compared with current and never smokers...
  5. pmc Prevalence, diagnosis and relation to tobacco dependence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a nationally representative population sample
    L Shahab
    Cancer Research Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Thorax 61:1043-7. 2006
    ..This study provides estimates of the national prevalence of COPD in England, the extent of under-detection of the disorder, and patterns of cigarette smoking, dependence, and motivation to stop smoking in those with the disease...
  6. doi request reprint Acceptability and effectiveness for withdrawal symptom relief of a novel oral nicotine delivery device: a randomised crossover trial
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 216:187-96. 2011
    ....
  7. doi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of adding expired carbon monoxide feedback to brief stop smoking advice: evaluation of cognitive and behavioral effects
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Health Psychol 30:49-57. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of adding biomarker feedback (expired air carbon monoxide) to standard quit advice on cognitive antecedents of behavior change and smoking cessation and to identify potential effect moderators and mediators...
  8. doi request reprint Public support in England for a total ban on the sale of tobacco products
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Tob Control 19:143-7. 2010
    ..This study aimed to determine the level of support for a sales ban on tobacco in England to provide a benchmark against which any changes over time can be assessed...
  9. doi request reprint Online support for smoking cessation: a systematic review of the literature
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Addiction 104:1792-804. 2009
    ..To examine the efficacy and acceptability of online, interactive interventions for smoking cessation and to identify treatment effect moderators and mediators...
  10. doi request reprint The impact of changing nicotine replacement therapy licensing laws in the United Kingdom: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 104:1420-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of a new licence for some nicotine replacement therapy products (NRT) for cutting down to stop (CDTS) on changes in the pattern of NRT use...
  11. doi request reprint Hypertension and its identification among current, past and never smokers in an English population sample
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:63-70. 2010
    ..This study aimed to determine the prevalence of hypertension awareness in hypertensive smokers and its association with receiving and acting on advice to stop smoking...
  12. ncbi request reprint Showing smokers with vascular disease images of their arteries to motivate cessation: a pilot study
    Lion Shahab
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 12:275-83. 2007
    ..To examine the potential impact of visual personalized biomarker feedback on intention to stop smoking and to evaluate possible underlying causal pathways...
  13. doi request reprint The reliability and validity of self-reported puffing behavior: evidence from a cross-national study
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:867-74. 2008
    ..Results suggest that smokers have a better perception of the time spent between puffs and of the number of puffs taken than of the intensity and depth of each puff or their actual smoke exposure...
  14. doi request reprint A comparison of exposure to carcinogens among roll-your-own and factory-made cigarette smokers
    Lion Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Addict Biol 14:315-20. 2009
    ..More research is now needed to confirm these findings and gender-specific effects in a larger, representative sample. However, results do not support the common belief that RYO cigarettes are less harmful than manufactured cigarettes...
  15. doi request reprint Do ex-smokers report feeling happier following cessation? Evidence from a cross-sectional survey
    Lion Shahab
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2 16 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:553-7. 2009
    ..Yet, little is known about the long-term affective impact of quitting. The present study examined ex-smokers' reports of change in happiness following cessation and factors associated with these reports...
  16. doi request reprint The feasibility of measuring puffing behaviour in roll-your-own cigarette smokers
    L Shahab
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Tob Control 17:i17-23. 2008
    ....
  17. doi request reprint A pilot study of StopAdvisor: a theory-based interactive internet-based smoking cessation intervention aimed across the social spectrum
    Jamie Brown
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addict Behav 37:1365-70. 2012
    ..The aims were to i) evaluate whether cessation, website usage and satisfaction were sufficiently high to warrant a randomised controlled trial (RCT) and ii) assess whether outcomes were affected by socio-economic status...
  18. doi request reprint The effect of reducing the threshold for carbon monoxide validation of smoking abstinence--evidence from the English Stop Smoking Services
    Leonie S Brose
    National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training and Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, UK
    Addict Behav 38:2529-31. 2013
    ..It has been proposed to reduce this threshold. This study examined what effect a reduction would have on short-term success rates in clinical practice...
  19. pmc 'The smoking toolkit study': a national study of smoking and smoking cessation in England
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:479. 2011
    ..The Smoking Toolkit Study (STS) was designed for this role. This paper describes the methodology of the STS and examines as far as possible the representativeness of the samples...
  20. doi request reprint Strength of urges to smoke as a measure of severity of cigarette dependence: comparison with the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence and its components
    Jennifer A Fidler
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Addiction 106:631-8. 2011
    ..This study compared ratings of Strength of Urges to Smoke (SUTS) with the Fagerström Test of Nicotine Dependence (FTND) and its components, including the Heaviness of Smoking Index (HSI)...
  21. doi request reprint Positive smoker identity as a barrier to quitting smoking: findings from a national survey of smokers in England
    Ildikó Tombor
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, WC1E 6BT, UK Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 133:740-5. 2013
    ..More tentatively it explored whether this measure would also predict quit success...
  22. doi request reprint A cluster randomized controlled trial of a brief tobacco cessation intervention for low-income communities in India: study protocol
    Bidyut K Sarkar
    Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 109:371-8. 2014
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  23. doi request reprint To what extent should waterpipe tobacco smoking become a public health priority?
    Mohammed Jawad
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Addiction 108:1873-84. 2013
    ..However, there remains a paucity of available evidence from which to draw firm conclusions about its public health significance...
  24. doi request reprint Association between smoking cessation and short-term health-care use: results from an international prospective cohort study (ATTEMPT)
    Emma Beard
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 108:1979-88. 2013
    ..This may be because 'sicker' smokers are more likely to stop smoking. The current study assessed the association between smoking cessation and health-care use, adjusting for pre-cessation physical and mental health conditions...
  25. doi request reprint Behavior change techniques used by the English Stop Smoking Services and their associations with short-term quit outcomes
    Robert West
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:742-7. 2010
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Implementing a hospital-based smoking cessation programme: evidence for a learning effect
    Tobias Raupach
    Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, University Hospital Goettingen, Germany
    Patient Educ Couns 70:199-204. 2008
    ..This study assessed a newly set-up, hospital-based smoking cessation clinic with regard to continuous abstinence rates and the effectiveness of concomittant nicotine replacement therapy...