Ralph S Caraballo

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in serum cotinine levels of cigarette smokers: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1991
    R S Caraballo
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    JAMA 280:135-9. 1998
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of serum cotinine concentration within and across smokers of menthol and nonmenthol cigarette brands among non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white U.S. adult smokers, 2001-2006
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1329-40. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Linking quantity and frequency profiles of cigarette smoking to the presence of nicotine dependence symptoms among adolescent smokers: findings from the 2004 National Youth Tobacco Survey
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mail stop K 50, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:49-57. 2009
  4. pmc New tobacco products: do smokers like them?
    R S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Tob Control 15:39-44. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint [Tobacco use among Mexicans and their descendants in the United States]
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 46:241-50. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Self-reported cigarette smoking vs. serum cotinine among U.S. adolescents
    Ralph S Caraballo
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:19-25. 2004
  7. pmc Epidemiology of menthol cigarette use in the United States
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Mail stop K 50, Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N, E, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 9:S1. 2011
  8. pmc Tobacco use among racial and ethnic population subgroups of adolescents in the United States
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mail stop K 50, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A39. 2006
  9. pmc Adult tobacco use among racial and ethnic groups living in the United States, 2002-2005
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 50, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A78. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Tobacco use, cessation, and home smoking rules in a Hispanic community
    Michelle O'Hegarty
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 37:248-56. 2013

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in serum cotinine levels of cigarette smokers: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1991
    R S Caraballo
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    JAMA 280:135-9. 1998
    ..Cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, is a marker of exposure to tobacco smoke. Previous studies suggest that non-Hispanic blacks have higher levels of serum cotinine than non-Hispanic whites who report similar levels of cigarette smoking...
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of serum cotinine concentration within and across smokers of menthol and nonmenthol cigarette brands among non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white U.S. adult smokers, 2001-2006
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1329-40. 2011
    ..There are many pharmacologic properties of menthol that may facilitate exposure to tobacco smoke, and it has been suggested that the preference for menthol cigarettes in black smokers accounts for their higher cotinine levels...
  3. doi request reprint Linking quantity and frequency profiles of cigarette smoking to the presence of nicotine dependence symptoms among adolescent smokers: findings from the 2004 National Youth Tobacco Survey
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mail stop K 50, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:49-57. 2009
    ..Various methods have been used to identify different smoking patterns based on either quantity or frequency smoked...
  4. pmc New tobacco products: do smokers like them?
    R S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Tob Control 15:39-44. 2006
    ..There is little information about smokers who tried potentially reduced exposure products (PREPs) (Eclipse, Omni, Advance Lights, Accord, or Ariva), why they tried them, if they liked these products, and if they will continue to use them...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Tobacco use among Mexicans and their descendants in the United States]
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 46:241-50. 2004
    ..To show the information obtained in U.S. surveys and studies on cigarette smoking or other tobacco use in Mexicans residing in the United States...
  6. ncbi request reprint Self-reported cigarette smoking vs. serum cotinine among U.S. adolescents
    Ralph S Caraballo
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:19-25. 2004
    ..1% discrepancy among self-reported smokers. Efforts to improve the validity of self-reported cigarette smoking will benefit tobacco-related surveillance, evaluation, and research activities for adolescents...
  7. pmc Epidemiology of menthol cigarette use in the United States
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Mail stop K 50, Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N, E, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 9:S1. 2011
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  8. pmc Tobacco use among racial and ethnic population subgroups of adolescents in the United States
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mail stop K 50, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A39. 2006
    ..g., Asian, Hispanic) instead of subgroups (e.g., Vietnamese, Cuban). The objective of this study was to evaluate cigarette smoking among U.S. youths by racial and ethnic subgroups...
  9. pmc Adult tobacco use among racial and ethnic groups living in the United States, 2002-2005
    Ralph S Caraballo
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 50, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A78. 2008
    ..To monitor progress in tobacco control among adults living in the United States, we present information on tobacco use for both aggregated and disaggregated racial and ethnic subgroups...
  10. doi request reprint Tobacco use, cessation, and home smoking rules in a Hispanic community
    Michelle O'Hegarty
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 37:248-56. 2013
    ..To determine prevalence of smoking, quit ratios, and home smoking rules among Hispanics residing in colonias in El Paso, Texas...
  11. doi request reprint Associations between smoking cessation and anxiety and depression among U.S. adults
    Annette K McClave
    Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K 50, Atlanta, GA, 30341, United States
    Addict Behav 34:491-7. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that smokers who attempt to quit unsuccessfully may experience lifetime depression as well as current depression at a higher rate than other smokers and former smokers...
  12. pmc Customizing survey instruments and data collection to reach Hispanic/Latino adults in border communities in Texas
    Michelle O'Hegarty
    Office and Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:S159-64. 2010
    ..g. portable water), in El Paso, Texas...
  13. pmc A comprehensive examination of the influence of state tobacco control programs and policies on youth smoking
    Matthew C Farrelly
    Matthew C Farrelly, Brett R Loomis, and G Lance Couzens are with RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC Beth Han and Joe Gfroerer are with the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD Nicole Kuiper, Shanta Dube, and Ralph S Caraballo are with the Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
    Am J Public Health 103:549-55. 2013
    ..We found no association between these outcomes and retailer compliance with youth access laws. Conclusions. Smoke-free air laws and state tobacco control programs are effective strategies for curbing youth smoking...
  14. doi request reprint Menthol cigarette use among racial and ethnic groups in the United States, 2004-2008
    Valerie J Rock
    Epidemiology Branch, Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:S117-24. 2010
    ..This report provides an update and summary of the demographic distribution and trends of menthol cigarette use in the United States...
  15. ncbi request reprint Exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace: serum cotinine by occupation
    Pascale M Wortley
    Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N E MS K50, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:503-9. 2002
    ..In conclusion, workplace exposure to secondhand smoke varied by occupation, and decreases in exposure occurred between 1988 to 1991 and 1991 to 1994...
  16. doi request reprint The relationship between smoking status and serious psychological distress: findings from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Shanta R Dube
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:68-74. 2009
    ..To examine the associations between smoking and quit attempts with psychological distress and also by socioeconomic groups...