RICHARD J O'CONNOR

Summary

Affiliation: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Prevalence of behaviors related to cigarette-caused fires: a survey of Ontario smokers
    R J O'Connor
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Inj Prev 13:237-42. 2007
  2. pmc Cigarette design features in low-, middle-, and high-income countries
    Rosalie V Caruso
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2012:269576. 2012
  3. pmc Effects of a Fact Sheet on beliefs about the harmfulness of alternative nicotine delivery systems compared with cigarettes
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Harm Reduct J 9:19. 2012
  4. pmc What would menthol smokers do if menthol in cigarettes were banned? Behavioral intentions and simulated demand
    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
    Addiction 107:1330-8. 2012
  5. pmc Cigarette ignition propensity, smoking behavior, and toxicant exposure: A natural experiment in Canada
    Kristie M June
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY, 14263, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 9:13. 2011
  6. pmc Non-cigarette tobacco products: what have we learnt and where are we headed?
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Tob Control 21:181-90. 2012
  7. pmc The acceptability of nicotine containing products as alternatives to cigarettes: findings from two pilot studies
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton 3053, Australia
    Harm Reduct J 8:27. 2011
  8. 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
  9. pmc Consumption of single cigarettes and quitting behavior: a longitudinal analysis of Mexican smokers
    James F Thrasher
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:134. 2011
  10. pmc The use of cessation assistance among smokers from China: Findings from the ITC China Survey
    Jilan Yang
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:75. 2011

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. pmc Prevalence of behaviors related to cigarette-caused fires: a survey of Ontario smokers
    R J O'Connor
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Inj Prev 13:237-42. 2007
    ..To identify the prevalence and correlates of behaviors related to the risk of cigarette-caused fires...
  2. pmc Cigarette design features in low-, middle-, and high-income countries
    Rosalie V Caruso
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2012:269576. 2012
    ..009), per-cigarette weight (P < 0.001), and filter diameter (P = 0.004) predicted tar yields in high-income countries. Health officials must be cognizant of cigarette design issues to provide effective regulation of tobacco products...
  3. pmc Effects of a Fact Sheet on beliefs about the harmfulness of alternative nicotine delivery systems compared with cigarettes
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
    Harm Reduct J 9:19. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  4. pmc What would menthol smokers do if menthol in cigarettes were banned? Behavioral intentions and simulated demand
    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
    Addiction 107:1330-8. 2012
    ..The US Food and Drug Administration must consider whether to ban the use of menthol in cigarettes. This study examines how current smokers might respond to such a ban on menthol cigarettes...
  5. pmc Cigarette ignition propensity, smoking behavior, and toxicant exposure: A natural experiment in Canada
    Kristie M June
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY, 14263, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 9:13. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  6. pmc Non-cigarette tobacco products: what have we learnt and where are we headed?
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Tob Control 21:181-90. 2012
    ..These regulations may also bring about changes in non-cigarette tobacco products themselves that could impact public health by affecting attractiveness and/or toxicity...
  7. pmc The acceptability of nicotine containing products as alternatives to cigarettes: findings from two pilot studies
    Ron Borland
    VicHealth Center for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton 3053, Australia
    Harm Reduct J 8:27. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  8. 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:..
  9. pmc Consumption of single cigarettes and quitting behavior: a longitudinal analysis of Mexican smokers
    James F Thrasher
    Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:134. 2011
    ..Previous cross-sectional research has suggested single cigarettes could either promote or inhibit consumption. The present study aimed to assess the effects of single cigarette availability and consumption on downstream quit behavior...
  10. pmc The use of cessation assistance among smokers from China: Findings from the ITC China Survey
    Jilan Yang
    Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:75. 2011
    ..This study examined stop-smoking medication use and its association with quitting behavior among a population-based sample of Chinese smokers...
  11. pmc Cigarette characteristic and emission variations across high-, middle- and low-income countries
    R 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
    Public Health 124:667-74. 2010
    ..This study used standard smoking machine tests to examine the extent to which the industry is introducing engineering features that reduce tar and nicotine to cigarettes sold in middle- and low-income countries...
  12. 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:..
  13. pmc Postmarketing surveillance for "modified-risk" tobacco products
    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 14:29-42. 2012
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  14. 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:..
  15. 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
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  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Relationship between constituent labelling and reporting of tar yields among smokers in four countries
    R J O'Connor
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:324-9. 2006
    ..Pack labelling appears to be useful for conveying information about cigarettes to smokers; however, there is an urgent need to develop more meaningful information on toxic constituents of cigarette smoke...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc Smokers' reactions to reduced ignition propensity cigarettes
    R J O'Connor
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Tob Control 15:45-9. 2006
    ..This law resulted in cigarette manufacturers modifying nearly all of their brands sold in NY. However, the same cigarette brands sold in other states were not modified to meet the RIP standard...
  24. ncbi 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint How do different cigarette design features influence the standard tar yields of popular cigarette brands sold in different countries?
    R 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 17:i1-5. 2008
    ..To examine the associations among cigarette design features and tar yields of leading cigarette brands sold in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom...
  26. ncbi request reprint Existing technologies to reduce specific toxicant emissions in cigarette smoke
    R J O'Connor
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Tob Control 17:i39-48. 2008
    ....
  27. pmc How do price minimizing behaviors impact smoking cessation? 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 8:1671-91. 2011
    ..The data from this paper indicate that the availability of lower priced cigarette alternatives may attenuate public health efforts aimed at to reduce reducing smoking prevalence through price and tax increases among all SES groups...
  28. doi request reprint The impact of reduced ignition propensity cigarette regulation on smoking behaviour in a cohort of Ontario smokers
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Inj Prev 16:420-2. 2010
    ....
  29. pmc Electronic nicotine delivery systems: international tobacco control four-country survey
    Sarah E Adkison
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:207-15. 2013
    ..Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) initially emerged in 2003 and have since become widely available globally, particularly over the Internet...
  30. pmc Smokers' reactions to FDA regulation of tobacco products: findings from the 2009 ITC United States survey
    Brian V Fix
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Street, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:941. 2011
    ..The intent is to improve public health through regulations on tobacco product marketing and tobacco products themselves. This manuscript reports baseline data on smokers' attitudes and beliefs on specific issues relevant to the FSPTCA...
  31. pmc Impact of the removal of misleading terms on cigarette pack on smokers' beliefs about 'light/mild' cigarettes: cross-country comparisons
    Hua Hie Yong
    VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
    Addiction 106:2204-13. 2011
    ..This paper examines how smokers' beliefs about 'light/mild' cigarettes in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom were affected by the removal of misleading 'light/mild' terms from packs...
  32. ncbi 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
    ....
  33. pmc Relationship of cigarette-related perceptions to cigarette design features: findings from the 2009 ITC U.S. Survey
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:1943-7. 2013
    ....
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. pmc A novel approach to estimating the prevalence of untaxed cigarettes in the USA: findings from the 2009 and 2010 international tobacco control surveys
    Brian V Fix
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA
    Tob Control 23:i61-6. 2014
    ..The objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of cigarette packs that are untaxed by the state in which the participant resides in a sample of US smokers at two time points...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. pmc Influence of measurement setting and home smoking policy on smoking topography
    Kristie M June
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Carlton House, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Addict Behav 37:42-6. 2012
    ..This difference was most pronounced among individuals who reported smoking indoors when at home. The data suggest that adherence to an indoor home smoking policy may further influence an individual's smoking behavior...
  40. pmc Estimating demand for alternatives to cigarettes with online purchase tasks
    RICHARD J O'CONNOR
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Am J Health Behav 38:103-13. 2014
    ..To explore how advertising affects demand for cigarettes and potential substitutes, including snus, dissolvable tobacco, and medicinal nicotine...
  41. 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...
  42. pmc Cigarette smokers' use of unconventional tobacco products and associations with quitting activity: findings from the ITC-4 U.S. cohort
    Karin A Kasza
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
    Nicotine Tob Res 16:672-81. 2014
    ..We also evaluated associations between use of such products and cigarette quitting...
  43. ncbi request reprint Automated tobacco assessment and cessation support for cancer patients
    Graham W Warren
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York
    Cancer 120:562-9. 2014
    ..Tobacco assessment and cessation support are not routinely included in cancer care. An automated tobacco assessment and cessation program was developed to increase the delivery of tobacco cessation support for cancer patients...
  44. pmc Toxic metal concentrations in cigarettes obtained from U.S. smokers in 2009: results from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) United States survey cohort
    Rosalie V Caruso
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:202-17. 2014
    ..10). Because of the variety of toxic heavy metals in cigarette tobacco, and their numerous negative health effects, metal content in cigarette tobacco should be reduced...
  45. pmc Impact of smokeless tobacco packaging on perceptions and beliefs among youth, young adults, and adults in the U.S: findings from an internet-based cross-sectional survey
    Sarah E Adkison
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Health Behavior, Elm and Carlton Streets Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Harm Reduct J 11:2. 2014
    ..Additionally, we assess how effects of these messages may differ across age groups, including youth (14-17 years), young adults (18-25 years), and older adults (26-65 years)...
  46. pmc Patterns and correlates of polytobacco use in the United States over a decade: NSDUH 2002-2011
    Brian V Fix
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Street, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA Electronic address
    Addict Behav 39:768-81. 2014
    ..Few studies have examined the patterns and correlates of polytobacco use among a large, nationally representative population over an extended period of time...
  47. pmc The impact of pre-cessation varenicline on behavioral economic indices of smoking reinforcement
    Nicolas J Schlienz
    Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States Electronic address
    Addict Behav 39:1484-90. 2014
    ..Varenicline was developed to aid smoking cessation by reducing smoking reinforcement. The present study tests this reinforcement-reduction hypothesis among smokers preparing to quit...

Research Grants6

  1. Evaluating Low Ignition Propensity Cigarette Legislation
    RICHARD O CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Taken together, these studies comprise a comprehensive evaluation of the potential impacts of this harm-reduction policy, which will inform policymakers in other jurisdictions considering similar regulations. ..
  2. Evaluating Low Ignition Propensity Cigarette Legislation
    RICHARD O CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Taken together, these studies comprise a comprehensive evaluation of the potential impacts of this harm-reduction policy, which will inform policymakers in other jurisdictions considering similar regulations. ..
  3. Evaluating Low Ignition Propensity Cigarette Legislation
    RICHARD O CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Taken together, these studies comprise a comprehensive evaluation of the potential impacts of this harm-reduction policy, which will inform policymakers in other jurisdictions considering similar regulations. ..
  4. Exploring current smokers? interest in using smokeless tobacco products
    RICHARD O CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The set of studies may help to tease apart the various aspects of the price-product relationship and so better inform public policy debates. ..
  5. Exploring current smokers? interest in using smokeless tobacco products
    RICHARD J O apos CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The set of studies may help to tease apart the various aspects of the price-product relationship and so better inform public policy debates. ..