K Cummings

Summary

Affiliation: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reach, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of free nicotine medication giveaway programs
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:37-43. 2006
  2. pmc How did UK cigarette makers reduce tar to 10 mg or less?
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    BMJ 332:302. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Can capitalism advance the goals of tobacco control?
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Cancer Prevention, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Addiction 97:957-8; discussion 961-2. 2002
  4. pmc Reduction in oxidatively generated DNA damage following smoking cessation
    Harold C Box
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 9:5. 2011
  5. pmc Trends in beliefs about the harmfulness and use of stop-smoking medications and smokeless tobacco products among cigarettes smokers: Findings from the ITC four-country survey
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne St, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Harm Reduct J 8:21. 2011
  6. pmc US smokers' reactions to a brief trial of oral nicotine products
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Harm Reduct J 8:1. 2011
  7. pmc Regular aspirin use and lung cancer risk
    Kirsten B Moysich
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    BMC Cancer 2:31. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint What do Marlboro Lights smokers know about low-tar cigarettes?
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S323-32. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Are smokers adequately informed about the health risks of smoking and medicinal nicotine?
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S333-40. 2004
  10. pmc Does the number of free nicotine patches given to smokers calling a quitline influence quit rates: results from a quasi-experimental study
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:181. 2010

Detail Information

Publications86

  1. ncbi request reprint Reach, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of free nicotine medication giveaway programs
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:37-43. 2006
    ..The offer of free NRT appears to be a cost-effective method to induce large numbers of smokers to make a quit attempt...
  2. pmc How did UK cigarette makers reduce tar to 10 mg or less?
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    BMJ 332:302. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Can capitalism advance the goals of tobacco control?
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Cancer Prevention, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Addiction 97:957-8; discussion 961-2. 2002
  4. pmc Reduction in oxidatively generated DNA damage following smoking cessation
    Harold C Box
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 9:5. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  5. pmc Trends in beliefs about the harmfulness and use of stop-smoking medications and smokeless tobacco products among cigarettes smokers: Findings from the ITC four-country survey
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne St, Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
    Harm Reduct J 8:21. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  6. pmc US smokers' reactions to a brief trial of oral nicotine products
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Harm Reduct J 8:1. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  7. pmc Regular aspirin use and lung cancer risk
    Kirsten B Moysich
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    BMC Cancer 2:31. 2002
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint What do Marlboro Lights smokers know about low-tar cigarettes?
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S323-32. 2004
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Are smokers adequately informed about the health risks of smoking and medicinal nicotine?
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S333-40. 2004
    ..The present findings demonstrate that smokers are misinformed about many aspects of the cigarettes they smoke and stop-smoking medications and that they want more information about ways to reduce their health risks...
  10. pmc Does the number of free nicotine patches given to smokers calling a quitline influence quit rates: results from a quasi-experimental study
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:181. 2010
    ..This study tests the hypothesis that smokers who call a telephone quitline and are given more free nicotine patches would report higher quit rates upon follow-up 12 months later...
  11. ncbi request reprint Current and emerging treatment approaches for tobacco dependence
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Curr Oncol Rep 8:475-83. 2006
    ..Health-care providers need to systematically encourage all tobacco users to quit and ensure that their tobacco-using patients use evidence-based treatments when they attempt to quit...
  12. pmc Consumer acceptable risk: how cigarette companies have responded to accusations that their products are defective
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Tob Control 15:iv84-9. 2006
    ..To describe arguments used by cigarette companies to defend themselves against charges that their cigarettes were defective and that they could and should have done more to make cigarettes less hazardous...
  13. ncbi request reprint The cigarette controversy
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1070-6. 2007
    ..If the past 50 years have taught us anything, it is that the tobacco industry cannot be trusted to put the public's interest above their profits no matter what they say...
  14. doi request reprint Environmental influences on tobacco use: evidence from societal and community influences on tobacco use and dependence
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 5:433-58. 2009
    ..Evidence suggests that synergy is gained when tobacco control interventions directed at agent, host, and environmental factors are implemented together...
  15. ncbi request reprint Strategies for smoking cessation: what is new and what works?
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Expert Rev Respir Med 2:201-13. 2008
    ..However, from a public health perspective, a ban on the sale of nicotine-containing combustion tobacco products may represent the most straightforward means to minimize the harm caused by tobacco use...
  16. doi request reprint Costs of giving out free nicotine patches through a telephone quit line
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 17:E16-23. 2011
    ..Many telephone quit lines provide free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to smokers who are trying to stop smoking. However, providing free NRT to smokers can be costly...
  17. ncbi request reprint Impact of nicotine replacement therapy on smoking behavior
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:583-99. 2005
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Consumer perception of risk associated with filters contaminated with glass fibers
    K M Cummings
    Department of Cancer Prevention, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:977-9. 2000
    ..Nearly all expressed the position that the cigarette manufacturer has a duty to inform the public about the potential for glass exposure...
  19. pmc Exposing Mr Butts' tricks of the trade. Introduction
    K M Cummings
    Department of Cancer Prevention, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Tob Control 11:I1-4. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint Is the prevalence of youth smoking affected by efforts to increase retailer compliance with a minors' access law?
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Cancer Prevention, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:465-71. 2003
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Tobacco risk perceptions and behavior: implications for tobacco control
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S285-8. 2004
  22. pmc A promise is a promise
    K M Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Tob Control 12:117-8. 2003
    ..Now that the company has admitted that "smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and other serious diseases", when will they keep their promise to stop making cigarettes?..
  23. ncbi request reprint Predictors of cessation in a cohort of current and former smokers followed over 13 years
    Andrew Hyland
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S363-9. 2004
    ..The present study shows that nicotine dependence is a major factor predicting long-term cessation in smokers. This finding has implications for tobacco control policy and treatment approaches...
  24. ncbi request reprint Stop-smoking medications: who uses them, who misuses them, and who is misinformed about them?
    Maansi A Bansal
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S303-10. 2004
    ..Misperceptions about the health risks of nicotine and the safety/efficacy of nicotine medications may discourage some smokers from considering the use of these medications to help them stop smoking...
  25. ncbi request reprint Do smokers want to know more about the cigarettes they smoke? Results from the EDUCATE study
    Maansi A Bansal
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S289-302. 2004
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Internet cigarette purchasing among ninth-grade students in Western New York
    Sara M Abrams
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Prev Med 36:731-3. 2003
  27. pmc A longitudinal assessment of the impact of smoke-free worksite policies on tobacco use
    Joseph E Bauer
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1024-9. 2005
    ..In this cohort study, we assessed the impact of smoke-free work-site policies on smoking cessation behaviors...
  28. ncbi request reprint Which population-based interventions would motivate smokers to think seriously about stopping smoking?
    Todd D Giardina
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:405-8. 2004
    ..To describe what smokers say about the impact of different population-based interventions to motivate them to think seriously about stopping smoking...
  29. pmc Early evidence on the effectiveness of clean indoor air legislation in New York State
    Sara M Abrams
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:296-8. 2006
    ..The New York State CIAA yielded measurable reductions in ETS exposure for hospitality workers...
  30. doi request reprint Use of flavored cigarettes among older adolescent and adult smokers: United States, 2004--2005
    Sarah M Klein
    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1209-14. 2008
    ..8%) and 18-19-year-old smokers (21.7%) (p<.001). Uniquely flavored cigarette brands seem to be most attractive to the youngest smokers and should be prohibited...
  31. doi request reprint Secondhand smoke and particulate matter exposure in the home
    Amy Van Deusen
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:635-41. 2009
    ..Household members can be protected by implementing a smoke-free home policy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of low-level smokers
    Andrew Hyland
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Health Behavior, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:461-8. 2005
    ..Low-level smokers may be a growing segment of the smoker population and have different characteristics, health risks, and intervention needs compared with their heavier smoking counterparts...
  33. pmc Smokers' acceptance of "cold calls" offering quitline services
    Amy M Van Deusen
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Health Behavior, Buffalo, NY 14263, United States
    Tob Control 16:i30-2. 2007
    ..A random sample of smokers was offered a transfer to the New York State Smokers' Quitline in order to assess smokers' acceptance of "cold calls" offering quitline services...
  34. ncbi request reprint Smoking expectancies for flavored and non-flavored cigarettes among college students
    Rebecca L Ashare
    Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
    Addict Behav 32:1252-61. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that targeting the marketing of positive attributes may be useful in preventing smoking behavior...
  35. ncbi request reprint Treating smokers before the quit date: can nicotine patches and denicotinized cigarettes reduce cravings?
    Hamed Rezaishiraz
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1139-46. 2007
    ..A larger, better-powered study is needed to test if this treatment combination has merit for increasing quit rates...
  36. ncbi request reprint Avoidance of smoky establishments: findings from Erie and Niagara Counties in New York
    Cheryl Higbee
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:508-10. 2004
    ..The places that were most often avoided were restaurants (17%), bars or taverns (13%), and bingo halls (9%)...
  37. ncbi request reprint State and community tobacco-control programs and smoking-cessation rates among adult smokers: what can we learn from the COMMIT intervention cohort?
    Andrew Hyland
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Health Behavior, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Am J Health Promot 20:272-81. 2006
    ..To assess the long-term effect of a randomized community-based trial of smoking cessation and to examine the effect of exposure to large state-based tobacco-control programs on smoking cessation...
  38. ncbi request reprint Digital image analysis of cigarette filter staining to estimate smoke exposure
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:865-71. 2007
    ..These data suggest that digital image analysis of spent cigarette butts can serve as a reliable proxy measure of total smoke volume...
  39. ncbi request reprint Does smoke-free Ireland have more smoking inside the home and less in pubs than the United Kingdom? Findings from the international tobacco control policy evaluation project
    Andrew Hyland
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Health Behavior, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Eur J Public Health 18:63-5. 2008
    ..This article aims to assess whether nationwide smoke-free policies are associated with more smoking or drinking inside the home...
  40. doi request reprint Using direct mail to prompt smokers to call a quitline
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo, New York, USA
    Health Promot Pract 9:262-70. 2008
    ..001). Direct mail can be used to increase quitline call volume and should be one of the promotional tools used by quitlines...
  41. pmc Tobacco outlet density and demographics in Erie County, New York
    Andrew Hyland
    Department of Cancer Prevention, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1075-6. 2003
  42. pmc Socio-economic variation in price minimizing behaviors: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    Andrea S Licht
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:234-52. 2011
    ..Because of the strategies lower SES respondents are more likely to use, reducing price differentials between discount and premium brands may have a greater impact on them, potentially increasing the likelihood of quitting...
  43. pmc The impact of smokefree legislation in Scotland: results from the Scottish ITC: Scotland/UK longitudinal surveys
    Andrew Hyland
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Health Behavior, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Eur J Public Health 19:198-205. 2009
    ..In addition, we examine changes in support for the law, pub and restaurant patronage, smoking cessation indicators and whether any observed changes varied by socioeconomic status...
  44. pmc Multiunit housing residents' experiences and attitudes toward smoke-free policies
    Brian A King
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:598-605. 2010
    ..This study assessed the prevalence and predictors of SHS exposure and smoke-free policy support among MUH residents...
  45. pmc ITC "spit and butts" pilot study: the feasibility of collecting saliva and cigarette butt samples from smokers to evaluate policy
    Brian V Fix
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:185-90. 2010
    ..Collecting samples in a nonclinical setting (i.e., through postal mail or at the subject's home) offers an alternative option that is minimally invasive and can be incorporated into large population-based studies...
  46. pmc Does switching to reduced ignition propensity cigarettes alter smoking behavior or exposure to tobacco smoke constituents?
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:1011-8. 2010
    ..Both of these could increase smokers' exposures to harmful constituents in cigarettes...
  47. pmc Educating smokers about their cigarettes and nicotine medications
    Maansi Bansal-Travers
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Health Educ Res 25:678-86. 2010
    ..This study found that the experimental materials were better recalled and contributed to higher levels of knowledge about specific cigarette design features; however, this did not translate into changes in smoking behavior...
  48. doi request reprint Surveillance methods for identifying, characterizing, and monitoring tobacco products: potential reduced exposure products as an example
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3334-48. 2009
    ....
  49. pmc Cigarette filter-based assays as proxies for toxicant exposure and smoking behavior--a literature review
    John L Pauly
    Department of Immunology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3321-33. 2009
    ..Presented herein are the results of a structured literature review that was done to identify cigarette filter-based assays that may serve as proxies for mouth-level exposure and assessing smoking methods...
  50. pmc Prevalence and predictors of smoke-free policy implementation and support among owners and managers of multiunit housing
    Brian A King
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:159-63. 2010
    ..This study assessed the prevalence and predictors of smoke-free policy implementation and support among owners and managers of MUH throughout Western New York State...
  51. pmc Cigarettes sold in China: design, emissions and metals
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Tob Control 19:i47-53. 2010
    ....
  52. pmc Smoke-free homes and smoking cessation and relapse in a longitudinal population of adults
    Andrew Hyland
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:614-8. 2009
    ..The present study reports on the prevalence of smoke-free homes, the characteristics of participants who adopted a smoke-free home policy, and the association between smoke-free homes and subsequent predictors of smoking cessation...
  53. pmc Usage patterns of stop smoking medications in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States: findings from the 2006-2008 International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey
    Brian V Fix
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Street, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:222-33. 2011
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Impact of economic policies on reducing tobacco use among Medicaid clients in New York
    Jill M Murphy
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Prev Med 37:68-70. 2003
    ..This study examined awareness and use of stop smoking medications and changes in smoking/purchasing behavior among Medicaid clients...
  55. ncbi request reprint College students' expectancies for light cigarettes and potential reduced exposure products
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:402-10. 2007
    ..To determine positive and negative beliefs about light cigarettes and potential reduced exposure products (PREPs) among college student smokers and non-smokers...
  56. ncbi request reprint Internet cigarette purchasing among 9th grade students in western New York: 2000-2001 vs. 2004-2005
    Brian V Fix
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Prev Med 43:191-5. 2006
    ..To assess trends and correlates of youth cigarette purchasing behavior on the Internet...
  57. pmc Access to low-taxed cigarettes deters smoking cessation attempts
    Andrew Hyland
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Health Behavior, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:994-5. 2005
    ..Interventions that reduce price differentials are suggested to maximize the public health benefit of cigarette excise taxes...
  58. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of menthol cigarette use
    Gary A Giovino
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S67-81. 2004
    ..Such research would guide the development of potentially more effective programs and policies...
  59. ncbi request reprint Concurrent quit & win and nicotine replacement therapy voucher giveaway programs: participant characteristics and predictors of smoking abstinence
    Larry W Hawk
    Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:52-9. 2006
    ..Both the Quit & Win and NRT voucher giveaway programs were effective in recruiting smokers to make a quit attempt, although combining both interventions did not generally increase abstinence rates...
  60. ncbi request reprint Giving away free nicotine medications and a cigarette substitute (Better Quit) to promote calls to a quitline
    Joseph E Bauer
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:60-7. 2006
    ..This study shows that offering a free 2-week voucher for NRT is a cost-effective method to increase calls to a stop smoking quitline and may also increase the odds of quitting for those who get the free NRT...
  61. pmc Attitudes and beliefs about secondhand smoke and smoke-free policies in four countries: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey
    Andrew Hyland
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:642-9. 2009
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Free nicotine patch giveaway program 12-month follow-up of participants
    K Michael Cummings
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:181-4. 2006
    ..To estimate the effectiveness of a free nicotine patch giveaway program offered to New York City (NYC) smokers conducted in 2003...
  63. ncbi request reprint Comparing smoking behaviors and exposures from flavored and unflavored cigarettes
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Addict Behav 32:869-74. 2007
    ..Overall, these preliminary data suggest that adding flavors to cigarettes may not significantly impact how they are smoked by current smokers...
  64. ncbi request reprint Changes in nicotine intake and cigarette use over time in two nationally representative cross-sectional samples of smokers
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:750-9. 2006
    ..In addition, these data are inconsistent with the hypothesis that the remaining population of smokers is becoming more dependent on nicotine over time...
  65. ncbi request reprint Lifetime cumulative exposure to secondhand smoke and risk of myocardial infarction in never smokers: results from the Western New York health study, 1995-2001
    Saverio Stranges
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1961-7. 2006
    ..Therefore, we sought to test the association between lifetime cumulative exposure to SHS and risk of myocardial infarction (MI) (as an indication of CHD) among never smokers...
  66. ncbi request reprint A cancer genetics education campaign: delivering parallel messages to clinicians and the public
    Joanne Piniewski-Bond
    Department of Educational Affairs, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
    J Cancer Educ 18:96-9. 2003
    ..Up to 10% of all cancers are thought to have a familial basis through complex interactions between genes and environment...
  67. ncbi request reprint Switching to lower tar cigarettes does not increase or decrease the likelihood of future quit attempts or cessation
    Andrew Hyland
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Cancer Prevention, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, Buffalo NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:665-71. 2003
    ..The data show that switching to a low-tar cigarette does not appear to increase or decrease the likelihood of future cessation, though motivation to stop smoking may be associated with switching...
  68. ncbi request reprint Obtaining DNA from a geographically dispersed cohort of current and former smokers: use of mail-based mouthwash collection and monetary incentives
    Joseph E Bauer
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:439-46. 2004
    ..This pilot study showed that this requirement could pose some challenges in population-based research...
  69. ncbi request reprint Cigarette purchasing behaviors when prices are high
    Andrew Hyland
    Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:497-500. 2004
    ..This may undermine the public health benefit of higher prices and cause lost revenue to state and local governments...
  70. ncbi request reprint Smokers' beliefs about the relative safety of other tobacco products: findings from the ITC collaboration
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1033-42. 2007
    ..Smokers are confused about the relative harms of tobacco products. Health education efforts are needed to correct smoker misperceptions...
  71. doi request reprint Adverse effects with use of nicotine replacement therapy among quitline clients
    Deborah J Ossip
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:408-17. 2009
    ..Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increases quit rates and is increasingly distributed through quitlines, but no systematic data are available on adverse effects and safety among quitline NRT users...
  72. ncbi request reprint Smoker awareness of and beliefs about supposedly less-harmful tobacco products
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA park org
    Am J Prev Med 29:85-90. 2005
    ..Cigarette manufacturers in the United States have begun marketing cigarette brands claiming to reduce smokers' exposure to selected toxins in tobacco smoke. Little data exist on smokers' awareness, use, and beliefs about these products...
  73. ncbi request reprint The relative risks of a low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco product compared with smoking cigarettes: estimates of a panel of experts
    David T Levy
    Department of Economics, University of Baltimore, 11710 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20878, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:2035-42. 2004
    ..Importantly, the overall public health impact of LN-SLT will reflect use patterns, its marketing, and governmental regulation of tobacco products...
  74. ncbi request reprint Australian smokers support stronger regulatory controls on tobacco: findings from the ITC Four-Country Survey
    David Young
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:164-9. 2007
    ..To examine Australian smokers' attitudes towards regulation of the tobacco industry and to compare their attitudes with those of three similar countries--the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US), and Canada...
  75. pmc Revising the machine smoking regime for cigarette emissions: implications for tobacco control policy
    David Hammond
    Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Tob Control 16:8-14. 2007
    ..However, the current international standard for generating cigarette emissions--the ISO machine smoking regime--is widely acknowledged to be inappropriate for purposes of setting regulatory restrictions...
  76. pmc Text and graphic warnings on cigarette packages: findings from the international tobacco control four country study
    David Hammond
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 32:202-9. 2007
    ..The current study examined the effectiveness of health warnings on cigarette packages in four countries...
  77. pmc Selling the "quit" brand to young adult smokers
    K Michael Cummings
    J Gen Intern Med 19:481-2. 2004
  78. pmc Demographics and tobacco outlet density
    Andrew Hyland
    Am J Public Health 93:1794. 2003
  79. ncbi request reprint Use of and beliefs about light cigarettes in four countries: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey
    Ron Borland
    Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S311-21. 2004
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint The near-universal experience of regret among smokers in four countries: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey
    Geoffrey T Fong
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S341-51. 2004
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Disparity in the use of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy among Medicaid and general population smokers
    Jill M Murphy
    Department of Health, State University of New York College at Cortland, 101 Moffett Center, PO Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:341-5. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to (1) assess awareness of this benefit among Medicaid smokers and (2) compare the use of pharmacotherapy among a sample of Medicaid smokers with smokers in the general population of western New York...
  82. ncbi request reprint The potential impact of a low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco product on cigarette smoking in the United States: estimates of a panel of experts
    David T Levy
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Calverton, Maryland, and Department of Economics, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1190-200. 2006
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a large-scale distribution programme of free nicotine patches: a prospective evaluation
    Nancy Miller
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Lancet 365:1849-54. 2005
    ..We did a 6 month follow-up survey to assess the success of this programme in improving smoking cessation on a population basis...
  84. ncbi request reprint Smoking topography, brand switching, and nicotine delivery: results from an in vivo study
    David Hammond
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1370-5. 2005
    ..However, puffing behavior and its influence upon risk-exposure has yet to be assessed outside the laboratory, in smokers' natural environment...
  85. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial to promote pharmacotherapy use and smoking cessation in a Medicaid population (United States)
    Jill M Murphy
    Health Department, SUNY College at Cortland, 101 Moffett Center, PO Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:373-82. 2005
    ..To evaluate the impact of three different intervention conditions designed to increase use of the Medicaid smoking cessation pharmacotherapy benefit and promote smoking cessation among Medicaid clients...
  86. ncbi request reprint Global air monitoring study: a multi-country comparison of levels of indoor air pollution in different workplaces. Results from Romania, May 2006
    Florin Mihaltan
    Marius Nasta Institute of Pneumology, Bucharest, Romania
    Pneumologia 55:156-60. 2006
    ..In the same time the authors are making a comparison of different levels form other countries where this kind of monitor was used...

Research Grants9

  1. FOLLOW UP OF THE COMMIT COHORT PARTICIPANTS 13 YEARS LAT
    K Cummings; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  2. INTERNAL COUNCIL FOR TOBACCO RESEARCH AND TOBACCO INSTIT
    K Cummings; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We anticipate that this information will assist policy makers in evaluating current regulatory measures to curtail tobacco usage. ..
  3. The Impact of Product Information on Smoking Behavior
    K Cummings; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The findings from this study also have important policy implications, as one of the cornerstones of government product regulation is to ensure that consumers are informed about the inherent dangers of the products that they are using. ..
  4. Building the Evidence Base for Tobacco Control Policies
    Kenneth Cummings; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Abstract Not Provided. ..