J R DiFranza

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Initial symptoms of nicotine dependence in adolescents
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Tob Control 9:313-9. 2000
  2. pmc Measuring statewide merchant compliance with tobacco minimum age laws: the Massachusetts experience
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1124-5. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the advertising and accessibility of cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and loose tobacco
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Prev Med 29:321-6. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint What is the potential cost-effectiveness of enforcing a prohibition on the sale of tobacco to minors?
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Prev Med 32:168-74. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Are the federal and state governments complying with the Synar Amendment?
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester 01655, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:1089-97. 1999
  6. pmc Development of symptoms of tobacco dependence in youths: 30 month follow up data from the DANDY study
    J R DiFranza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA University of London, London, UK
    Tob Control 11:228-35. 2002
  7. pmc Sources of tobacco for youths in communities with strong enforcement of youth access laws
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Tob Control 10:323-8. 2001
  8. pmc State and federal revenues from tobacco consumed by minors
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:1106-8. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint State and federal compliance with the Synar Amendment: federal fiscal year 1998
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, 55 Lake Ave, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:572-8. 2001
  10. pmc Is the standard compliance check protocol a valid measure of the accessibility of tobacco to underage smokers?
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Tob Control 10:227-32. 2001

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Publications15

  1. pmc Initial symptoms of nicotine dependence in adolescents
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Tob Control 9:313-9. 2000
    ..A cohort of young adolescents was followed to determine when the first symptoms of nicotine dependence occur with respect to the duration and frequency of tobacco use...
  2. pmc Measuring statewide merchant compliance with tobacco minimum age laws: the Massachusetts experience
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1124-5. 2001
    ..This study evaluated merchant compliance with laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors in Massachusetts...
  3. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the advertising and accessibility of cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and loose tobacco
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Prev Med 29:321-6. 1999
    ..Tobacco products were compared in regard to their price, point-of-purchase advertising, accessibility to shoplifters, and rate of sale to minors...
  4. ncbi request reprint What is the potential cost-effectiveness of enforcing a prohibition on the sale of tobacco to minors?
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Prev Med 32:168-74. 2001
    ..Enforcement programs to halt the sale of tobacco to youths have been implemented across the United States. The potential cost-effectiveness of enforcement was evaluated under a range of assumptions regarding cost and impact...
  5. ncbi request reprint Are the federal and state governments complying with the Synar Amendment?
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester 01655, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:1089-97. 1999
    ..The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was mandated to withhold block grant funding from noncompliant states...
  6. pmc Development of symptoms of tobacco dependence in youths: 30 month follow up data from the DANDY study
    J R DiFranza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA University of London, London, UK
    Tob Control 11:228-35. 2002
    ..To determine if there is a minimum duration, frequency or quantity of tobacco use required to develop symptoms of dependence...
  7. pmc Sources of tobacco for youths in communities with strong enforcement of youth access laws
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Tob Control 10:323-8. 2001
    ..To determine how youths obtain tobacco in communities with strong enforcement of tobacco sales laws...
  8. pmc State and federal revenues from tobacco consumed by minors
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:1106-8. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the value of cigarettes consumed in 1997 by youths younger than 18 years...
  9. ncbi request reprint State and federal compliance with the Synar Amendment: federal fiscal year 1998
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, 55 Lake Ave, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:572-8. 2001
    ..This failure can be attributed to inadequate resources devoted to enforcement and reliance on merchant education in lieu of bona fide law enforcement...
  10. pmc Is the standard compliance check protocol a valid measure of the accessibility of tobacco to underage smokers?
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Tob Control 10:227-32. 2001
    ..To determine if the standard compliance check protocol is a valid measure of the experience of underage smokers when purchasing tobacco in unfamiliar communities...
  11. ncbi request reprint State and federal compliance with the Synar amendment: federal fiscal year 1997
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, 55 Lake Ave, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 154:936-42. 2000
    ..The Synar Amendment requires states and territories to enact a law prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors and to enforce that law in a manner that could reasonably be expected to decrease the availability of tobacco to minors...
  12. pmc The federal initiative to halt the sale of tobacco to children--the Synar Amendment, 1992-2000: lessons learned
    J R DiFranza
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Tob Control 14:93-8. 2005
    ..The Synar Amendment was enacted by the US Congress in 1992 to require states and territories to establish and enforce laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors...
  13. pmc Is it time to abandon youth access programmes?
    J R DiFranza
    Tob Control 11:282; author reply 283-4. 2002
  14. pmc Seasonality in onset of youth smoking parallels seasonality in cigarette sales
    R J Wellman
    Tob Control 12:339. 2003
  15. pmc Short term patterns of early smoking acquisition
    R J Wellman
    Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
    Tob Control 13:251-7. 2004
    ..To describe short term patterns of smoking acquisition exhibited by adolescent smokers...