Roberta Ferrence

Summary

Affiliation: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reference values for hair cotinine as a biomarker of active and passive smoking in women of reproductive age, pregnant women, children, and neonates: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ana Florescu
    Public Health Sciences, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ther Drug Monit 29:437-46. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Learning from tobacco: bans on commercial availability are not unthinkable
    Roberta Ferrence
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Canada
    Addiction 98:720-1; discussion 721-3. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Support for tobacco control policies: how congruent are the attitudes of legislators and the public?
    Nicole A de Guia
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 94:36-40. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of purchasing contraband cigarettes on First Nations reserves in Ontario, Canada
    Rita Luk
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Addiction 104:488-95. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Impact of an indoor smoking ban on bar workers' exposure to secondhand smoke
    Susan J Bondy
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 51:612-9. 2009
  6. pmc Methods for quantification of exposure to cigarette smoking and environmental tobacco smoke: focus on developmental toxicology
    Ana Florescu
    Department of Research, The CAMH Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ther Drug Monit 31:14-30. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Do components of current 'hardcore smoker' definitions predict quitting behaviour?
    David T Ip
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Toronto, Canada
    Addiction 107:434-40. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Do indoor smoke-free laws provide bar workers with adequate protection from secondhand smoke?
    Bo Zhang
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Canada
    Prev Med 49:245-7. 2009
  9. doi request reprint The impact of Ontario smoke-free legislation on secondhand smoke in enclosed public places
    Bo Zhang
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 7:133-43. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Not just 'a few wisps': real-time measurement of tobacco smoke at entrances to office buildings
    Pamela Kaufman
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1, Canada
    Tob Control 20:212-8. 2011

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Reference values for hair cotinine as a biomarker of active and passive smoking in women of reproductive age, pregnant women, children, and neonates: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ana Florescu
    Public Health Sciences, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ther Drug Monit 29:437-46. 2007
    ..These new values should facilitate clinical diagnosis of active and passive exposure to tobacco smoke. Such diagnosis is critical in pregnancy and in a large number of tobacco-induced medical conditions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Learning from tobacco: bans on commercial availability are not unthinkable
    Roberta Ferrence
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Canada
    Addiction 98:720-1; discussion 721-3. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Support for tobacco control policies: how congruent are the attitudes of legislators and the public?
    Nicole A de Guia
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 94:36-40. 2003
    ..To examine the congruence in perceptions and attitudes of legislators and the public regarding tobacco and tobacco control policies...
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of purchasing contraband cigarettes on First Nations reserves in Ontario, Canada
    Rita Luk
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Addiction 104:488-95. 2009
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Impact of an indoor smoking ban on bar workers' exposure to secondhand smoke
    Susan J Bondy
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 51:612-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of an indoor smoke-free bylaw in Toronto, Ontario, implemented June 2004...
  6. pmc Methods for quantification of exposure to cigarette smoking and environmental tobacco smoke: focus on developmental toxicology
    Ana Florescu
    Department of Research, The CAMH Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ther Drug Monit 31:14-30. 2009
    ..This review aims at defining the sensitivity, specificity, and clinical utilization of different methods used to estimate exposure to cigarette smoking and environmental tobacco smoke...
  7. doi request reprint Do components of current 'hardcore smoker' definitions predict quitting behaviour?
    David T Ip
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Toronto, Canada
    Addiction 107:434-40. 2012
    ..To evaluate whether 'hardcore smoker' definition components predict quitting behaviours and which combinations of 'hardcore' components are most predictive...
  8. doi request reprint Do indoor smoke-free laws provide bar workers with adequate protection from secondhand smoke?
    Bo Zhang
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Canada
    Prev Med 49:245-7. 2009
    ..To determine if bar workers are adequately protected from secondhand smoke by an Act that prohibits indoor smoking in public workplaces, including bars and restaurants, but allows smoking on unenclosed contiguous patios...
  9. doi request reprint The impact of Ontario smoke-free legislation on secondhand smoke in enclosed public places
    Bo Zhang
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 7:133-43. 2010
    ..DSRs did not provide adequate protection from SHS. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act produced a significant and firm reduction in SHS exposure in venues both with and without DSRs...
  10. doi request reprint Not just 'a few wisps': real-time measurement of tobacco smoke at entrances to office buildings
    Pamela Kaufman
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1, Canada
    Tob Control 20:212-8. 2011
    ..Tobacco smoke has been linked to numerous health effects in non-smokers and there is no safe level of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure. This paper presents data on levels of tobacco smoke inside and outside entrances to office buildings...
  11. ncbi request reprint The impact of tobacco tax cuts on smoking initiation among Canadian young adults
    Bo Zhang
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 30:474-9. 2006
    ..Using a longitudinal design, this study examined the impact of decreased cigarette price, resulting from tobacco tax cuts, on smoking initiation among Canadian young adults aged 20 to 24 years...
  12. doi request reprint Exposure to smoking on patios and quitting: a population representative longitudinal cohort study
    Michael Chaiton
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Tob Control 25:83-8. 2016
    ..However, little is known about the impact of exposure to smoking on patios on smoking behaviour...
  13. pmc Perceptions of industry responsibility and tobacco control policy by US tobacco company executives in trial testimony
    Michael Chaiton
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Tob Control 15:iv98-106. 2006
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  14. ncbi request reprint Tobacco industry links to faculties of medicine in Canada
    Pamela E Kaufman
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, 33 Russell Street, T5, Toronto, ON M5S 2S1
    Can J Public Health 95:205-8. 2004
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  15. ncbi request reprint Is 'stage of change' related to knowledge of health effects and support for tobacco control?
    Joanna E Cohen
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto, Canada
    Addict Behav 27:49-61. 2002
    ..The stages of change classification was useful for differentiating subgroups of current smokers with regard to knowledge, attitudes, and support for tobacco control measures...
  16. doi request reprint Efficient screening of current smoking status in recruitment of smokers for population-based research
    Lori M Diemert
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Toronto, ON, Canada M4S 2S1
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1663-7. 2008
    ..We recommend that studies, which specifically sample smokers, utilize any past 6-month smoking as a brief screener for smoking status...
  17. ncbi request reprint Interest in self-help materials among a general population sample of smokers
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 28:811-6. 2003
    ..Interest in self-help materials was positively related to intent to quit in the next 6 months and to low family income...
  18. doi request reprint Health professional advice, use of medications and smoking cessation: A population-based prospective cohort study
    Bo Zhang
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Prev Med 91:117-122. 2016
    ..The mediating role of cessation medications in the association between health professional advice and quitting behaviors is unclear...
  19. ncbi request reprint The role of spending money and drinking alcohol in adolescent smoking
    Bo Zhang
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Addiction 103:310-9. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the association between amount of spending money and adolescent smoking and the potential mediation role of alcohol use in this association...
  20. doi request reprint Smoking in urban outdoor public places: Behaviour, experiences, and implications for public health
    Pamela Kaufman
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada
    Health Place 16:961-8. 2010
    ..However, further research is needed regarding the effectiveness of outdoor restrictions and potential unintended consequences...
  21. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of a smoke-free bylaw on restaurant and bar sales in Ottawa, Canada
    Rita Luk
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Canada
    Addiction 101:738-45. 2006
    ..Restaurant and bar sales were subtracted from total retail sales in the denominator of these measures...
  22. doi request reprint Ever Use of Nicotine and Nonnicotine Electronic Cigarettes Among High School Students in Ontario, Canada
    Hayley A Hamilton
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Nicotine Tob Res 17:1212-8. 2015
    ..This study investigates ever use of nicotine and nonnicotine e-cigarettes and examines the demographic and behavioral correlates of e-cigarette use in Ontario, Canada...
  23. doi request reprint 'Enter at your own risk': a multimethod study of air quality and biological measures in Canadian waterpipe cafes
    Bo Zhang
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Tob Control 24:175-81. 2015
    ..This study assessed air quality and exposure in waterpipe cafes using multiple methods and markers...
  24. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation and lung cancer mortality in a cohort of middle-aged Canadian women
    Bo Zhang
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 15:302-9. 2005
    ..To determine the impact of smoking cessation on lung cancer mortality among women...
  25. doi request reprint "Hardcore" definitions and their application to a population-based sample of smokers
    Michelle L Costa
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:860-4. 2010
    ..This paper describes population-based definitions of "hardcore" smokers and compares estimates of the prevalence of "hardcore" smokers derived using these definitions...
  26. ncbi request reprint The early 1990s cigarette price decrease and trends in youth smoking in Ontario
    Bronwen J Waller
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 94:31-5. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the relation between these price decreases, and trends in smoking prevalence and amount smoked among Ontario youth...
  27. doi request reprint Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation: A Systematic Review
    Muhannad Malas
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Nicotine Tob Res 18:1926-36. 2016
    ..This study systematically reviews the current literature on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as cessation aids...
  28. pmc Economic instruments for obesity prevention: results of a scoping review and modified Delphi survey
    Guy E J Faulkner
    Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto, 55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S2W6, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:109. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to synthesize existing evidence regarding the impact of economic policies targeting obesity and its causal behaviours (diet, physical activity), and to make specific recommendations for the Canadian context...
  29. ncbi request reprint Predictors of Canadian legislators' support for tobacco control policies
    Joanna E Cohen
    Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 55:1069-76. 2002
    ..Further, meetings with health groups about tobacco issues would be welcomed by many legislators; non-governmental organizations and other health advocates could work to increase tobacco knowledge among legislators...
  30. ncbi request reprint The relationship between body weight perceptions, weight control behaviours and smoking status among adolescents
    Anne Luise Winter
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, G 106 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can J Public Health 93:362-5. 2002
    ..This paper examines the relation between body weight perceptions, weight control behaviours and smoking status among a representative sample of Ontario students...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effects of gender in social control of smoking cessation
    J Lee Westmaas
    Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 11794 2500, USA
    Health Psychol 21:368-76. 2002
    ..Sex differences in social control strategies and perceived autonomy supportiveness of those strategies are discussed as possible explanations for these results...
  32. ncbi request reprint Autonomy (vs. sociotropy) and depressive symptoms in quitting smoking: evidence for trait-congruence and the role of gender
    J Lee Westmaas
    Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794 2500, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1744-60. 2006
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