LOIS BARBARA BIENER

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of the Working Well Trial on the worksite smoking and nutrition environment
    L Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston 02125, USA
    Health Educ Behav 26:478-94. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Consequences of declining survey response rates for smoking prevalence estimates
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts Boston, 02125, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:254-7. 2004
  3. pmc Adults only: the prevalence of tobacco promotions in bars and clubs in the Boston area
    L Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    Tob Control 13:403-8. 2004
  4. pmc Prevalence of trial of snus products among adult smokers
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1874-6. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of smoking cessation aids and mass media among recent quitters
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:217-24. 2006
  6. pmc Impact of corrective health information on consumers' perceptions of "reduced exposure" tobacco products
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston MA 02125, USA
    Tob Control 16:306-11. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects on smokers of Boston's smoke-free bar ordinance: a longitudinal analysis of changes in compliance, patronage, policy support, and smoking at home
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:630-6. 2007
  8. pmc How broadcast volume and emotional content affect youth recall of anti-tobacco advertising
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:14-9. 2008
  9. pmc Receptivity to Taboka and Camel Snus in a U.S. test market
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1154-9. 2009
  10. pmc Individual, social-normative, and policy predictors of smoking cessation: a multilevel longitudinal analysis
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:547-54. 2010

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of the Working Well Trial on the worksite smoking and nutrition environment
    L Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston 02125, USA
    Health Educ Behav 26:478-94. 1999
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Consequences of declining survey response rates for smoking prevalence estimates
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts Boston, 02125, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:254-7. 2004
    ..Response rates have been declining in statewide tobacco surveys. This study investigated whether there was associated evidence of increasing bias in smoking prevalence estimates...
  3. pmc Adults only: the prevalence of tobacco promotions in bars and clubs in the Boston area
    L Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    Tob Control 13:403-8. 2004
    ..To document the nature and prevalence of tobacco promotions in bars and clubs in a major US city...
  4. pmc Prevalence of trial of snus products among adult smokers
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1874-6. 2011
    ..The association between trial and low cessation motivation is an important target for research...
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of smoking cessation aids and mass media among recent quitters
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:217-24. 2006
    ....
  6. pmc Impact of corrective health information on consumers' perceptions of "reduced exposure" tobacco products
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston MA 02125, USA
    Tob Control 16:306-11. 2007
    ..To determine whether providing corrective health information can reduce the tendency of consumers to believe that the implied marketing message that two "potentially reduced exposure products" (PREPs) are safer than regular cigarettes...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects on smokers of Boston's smoke-free bar ordinance: a longitudinal analysis of changes in compliance, patronage, policy support, and smoking at home
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:630-6. 2007
    ..We prospectively examined effects of the implementation of a smoking ban in bars on Boston, Massachusetts, smokers...
  8. pmc How broadcast volume and emotional content affect youth recall of anti-tobacco advertising
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:14-9. 2008
    ..This study investigated the relative impact of the broadcast volume (media weight) and the emotional content of an ad as predictors of advertising recall...
  9. pmc Receptivity to Taboka and Camel Snus in a U.S. test market
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1154-9. 2009
    ..The two largest U.S. cigarette manufacturers introduced Swedish-style low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco (snus) to several U.S. test markets in summer 2006. Since then, snus brands and test markets have proliferated...
  10. pmc Individual, social-normative, and policy predictors of smoking cessation: a multilevel longitudinal analysis
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:547-54. 2010
    ..We assessed the prospective impact of individual, social-normative, and policy predictors of quit attempts and smoking cessation among Massachusetts adults...
  11. ncbi request reprint The impact of emotional tone, message, and broadcast parameters in youth anti-smoking advertisements
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    J Health Commun 9:259-74. 2004
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  12. pmc Young adults: vulnerable new targets of tobacco marketing
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 02125, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:326-30. 2004
    ..We examined young adult smoking patterns and receptivity to cigarette advertising to assess vulnerability to tobacco marketing strategies...
  13. pmc Tobacco marketing and adolescent smoking: more support for a causal inference
    L Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts at Boston 02125, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:407-11. 2000
    ..This prospective study examined the effect of tobacco marketing on progression to established smoking...
  14. pmc The continuing importance of emotion in tobacco control media campaigns: a response to Hastings and MacFadyen
    L Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    Tob Control 11:75-7. 2002
  15. pmc Anti-tobacco advertisements by Massachusetts and Philip Morris: what teenagers think
    Lois Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Tob Control 11:ii43-6. 2002
    ..Reactions were examined as a function of the message type as well as the respondents' demographics and smoking status...
  16. pmc Adults' response to Massachusetts anti-tobacco television advertisements: impact of viewer and advertisement characteristics
    L Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    Tob Control 9:401-7. 2000
    ..Reactions were examined as a function of respondents' demographics, baseline tobacco control attitudes, changes in smoking status during the campaign, and advertisements' affective qualities...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of workplace smoking policies on smoking cessation: results of a longitudinal study
    L Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston 02125, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 41:1121-7. 1999
    ..Failure to demonstrate a significant impact of worksite smoking bans on cessation in this and other studies may be due to poor enforcement of smoking policies...
  18. pmc Impact of the Massachusetts tobacco control programme: population based trend analysis
    L Biener
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    BMJ 321:351-4. 2000
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  19. pmc Household smoking bans and adolescent antismoking attitudes and smoking initiation: findings from a longitudinal study of a Massachusetts youth cohort
    Alison B Albers
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Ave, Crosstown Center 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1886-93. 2008
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  20. ncbi request reprint Statewide evaluation of youth access ordinances in practice: effects of the implementation of community-level regulations in Massachusetts
    Carey Conley Thomson
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:481-9. 2004
    ..3; 95% CI, 1.1-1.5). This study found no consistent associations between community-level youth access ordinances and adolescents' perceived access to tobacco, purchase attempts, or smoking prevalence...
  21. pmc Effect of smoking regulations in local restaurants on smokers' anti-smoking attitudes and quitting behaviours
    Alison B Albers
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, TW2, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Tob Control 16:101-6. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of smoking regulations in local restaurants on anti-smoking attitudes and quitting behaviours among adult smokers...
  22. pmc Test marketing of new smokeless tobacco products in four U.S. cities
    John D Rogers
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:69-72. 2010
    ..This exploratory study was designed to assess the availability, price, and point-of-purchase marketing strategies for new smokeless tobacco products in 4 test market areas...
  23. pmc Effect of local youth-access regulations on progression to established smoking among youths in Massachusetts
    Carey Conley Thomson
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Tob Control 16:119-26. 2007
    ..To test whether community-level restrictions on youth access to tobacco (including both ordinances and enforcement) are associated with less smoking initiation or less progression to established smoking among adolescents...
  24. pmc Effect of local restaurant smoking regulations on environmental tobacco smoke exposure among youths
    Michael Siegel
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:321-5. 2004
    ..We examined the effect of local restaurant smoking regulations on restaurant environmental tobacco smoke exposure among youths...
  25. ncbi request reprint Consequences of marketing exceptions in the Master Settlement Agreement: exposure of youth to adult-only tobacco promotions
    Karen Bogen
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02125, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:467-71. 2006
    ..In light of the large body of evidence that exposure to tobacco advertising and promotion increases tobacco use among youth, our findings demonstrate the need to close the "adult-only" loophole...
  26. ncbi request reprint The role of smoking and rebelliousness in the development of depressive symptoms among a cohort of Massachusetts adolescents
    Alison B Albers
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston 02125 3393, USA
    Prev Med 34:625-31. 2002
    ..In this study, we focused on one possible mechanism, namely, the effect of rebelliousness. We examined the extent to which rebelliousness accounts for the relation between smoking and depression among adolescents in Massachusetts...
  27. pmc Effects of restaurant and bar smoking regulations on exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among Massachusetts adults
    Alison B Albers
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, TW2, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1959-64. 2004
    ..We examined the association of local restaurant and bar regulations with self-reported exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among adults...
  28. ncbi request reprint Household smoking bans and adolescents' perceived prevalence of smoking and social acceptability of smoking
    Carey Conley Thomson
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Prev Med 41:349-56. 2005
    ..Whether they have these effects even if parents smoke or do not otherwise communicate strong disapproval of smoking to their children is not clear. We tested these hypotheses in multi-level analyses...
  29. pmc Use of nicotine replacement therapy to reduce or delay smoking but not to quit: prevalence and association with subsequent cessation efforts
    Douglas E Levy
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Tob Control 16:384-9. 2007
    ..To assess the prevalence of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) use for purposes other than quitting smoking and examine the relation of this non-standard NRT use (NSNRT) with subsequent smoking cessation efforts...
  30. ncbi request reprint Adolescent participation in tobacco promotions: the role of psychosocial factors
    Alison Burke Albers
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 111:402-6. 2003
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  31. pmc The natural history of light smokers: a population-based cohort study
    Douglas E Levy
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, MGH Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:156-63. 2009
    ..The relationship between cigarette consumption and smoking frequency (daily or nondaily) is not well characterized, and the natural history of light smoking (defined here as smoking < or =10 CPD) is poorly understood...
  32. pmc Local restaurant smoking regulations and the adolescent smoking initiation process: results of a multilevel contextual analysis among Massachusetts youth
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, TW2, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:477-83. 2008
    ..To assess whether smoke-free restaurant laws influence the progression from (1) never smoking to early experimentation and (2) early experimentation to established smoking...
  33. pmc Effect on smoking cessation of switching nicotine replacement therapy to over-the-counter status
    Anne N Thorndike
    General Medicine Division, Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:437-42. 2002
    ..This study examined whether the change in nicotine replacement therapy sales from prescription to over the counter (OTC) status affected smoking cessation...
  34. pmc Do local tobacco regulations influence perceived smoking norms? Evidence from adult and youth surveys in Massachusetts
    William L Hamilton
    CNU Associates, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:709-22. 2008
    ..Implementing and publicizing local regulations may help shape perceptions of community smoking norms...
  35. ncbi request reprint Who supports tobacco excise taxes? Factors associated with towns' and individuals' support in Massachusetts
    William L Hamilton
    Abt Associates Inc, Cambridge, MA, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:333-40. 2005
    ..The authors examined factors related to public support for cigarette taxes: smoking behavior, attitudes about other tobacco control policies, and sociodemographic factors...
  36. doi request reprint Physician attitudes toward end-stage heart failure: a national survey
    Paul J Hauptman
    Division of Cardiology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Med 121:127-35. 2008
    ..However, there is a paucity of data published describing physician beliefs about heart failure management, especially in its advanced stages...

Research Grants11

  1. Smoking Trajectories amid Waning State Program Budgets
    Lois Biener; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Smoking Trajectories amid Waning State Program Budgets
    Lois Biener; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  3. DENORMALIZING SMOKING VIA POLICY AND MEDIA INTERVENTIONS
    Lois Biener; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The long term objective of this project is to provide guidance to states and communities on the most effective ways to design and evaluate tobacco control interventions. ..
  4. Receptivity to new smokeless tobacco products among test market populations
    LOIS BARBARA BIENER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..On the other hand, they could reduce cigarette consumption which would lower disease risk. This study provides an initial look at how the population of two cities is responding to the products. ..