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State Tobacco Excise Taxation, Comprehensive Smoke-free Air Laws, and Tobacco Control Appropriations as Predictors of Smoking Cessation Success in the United States.

Jennifer Dahne, Georges J Nahhas, Amy E Wahlquist, K Michael Cummings, Matthew J Carpenter,

The purpose of the present study was (1) to examine demographic differences between smokers who successfully quit (n = 1809), who relapsed (n = 6548), and who did not attempt to quit (n = 11 102) within the last year, and (2) to examine state-level tobacco policies/programs as predictors of ... Read more >>

J Public Health Manag Pract (Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP)
[2020, 26(5):E1-E4]

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Evaluating the efficacy of enzalutamide and the development of resistance in a preclinical mouse model of type-I endometrial carcinoma.

Christopher S Koivisto, Melodie Parrish, Santosh B Bonala, Soo Ngoi, Adrian Torres, James Gallagher, Rebekah Sanchez-Hodge, Victor Zeinner, Georges J Nahhas, Bei Liu, David E Cohn, Floor J Backes, Paul J Goodfellow, Helen M Chamberlin, Gustavo Leone,

Androgen Receptor (AR) signaling is a critical driver of hormone-dependent prostate cancer and has also been proposed to have biological activity in female hormone-dependent cancers, including type I endometrial carcinoma (EMC). In this study, we evaluated the preclinical efficacy of a third-generation AR antagonist, enzalutamide, in a genetic mouse model ... Read more >>

Neoplasia (Neoplasia (New York, N.Y.))
[2020, 22(10):484-496]

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Intention to Quit Vaping Among United States Adolescents.

Tracy T Smith, Georges J Nahhas, Matthew J Carpenter, Lindsay M Squeglia, Vanessa A Diaz, Adam M Leventhal, Jennifer Dahne,

JAMA Pediatr (JAMA pediatrics)
[2020, :]

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Social and clinical determinants of physical activity in prostate cancer survivors.

Chanita Hughes Halbert, Melanie S Jefferson, Richard Drake, Michael Lilly, Stephen J Savage, Georges J Nahhas, Sarah Tucker Price, Aundrea E Loftley, Alexandria Bauer,

PURPOSE:Physical activity is important for enhancing quality of life and cancer control among prostate cancer survivors. The purpose of this study was to characterize adherence to physical activity guidelines among African American and white prostate cancer survivors based on social and clinical determinants and psychosocial factors. METHODS:Observational study of meeting ... Read more >>

Support Care Cancer (Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer)
[2020, :]

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What Is Accounting for the Rapid Decline in Cigarette Sales in Japan?

K Michael Cummings, Georges J Nahhas, David T Sweanor,

This study describes how trends in the sale of cigarettes in Japan between 2011 and 2019 correspond to the sales of heated tobacco products (HTPs) that were introduced into the Japanese market in late 2015. Data used for this study come from the Tobacco Institute of Japan and Philip Morris ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2020, 17(10):]

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Assessing an intervention to increase knowledge related to cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine.

Marvella E Ford, Kimberly Cannady, Georges J Nahhas, Kendrea D Knight, Courtney Chavis, Brittney Crawford, Angela M Malek, Erica Martino, Starr Frazier, Antiqua Gathers, Claudia Lawton, Kathleen B Cartmell, John S Luque,

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the primary risk factor for cervical cancer. While the HPV vaccine significantly reduces the risk of HPV infection and subsequent cervical cancer diagnosis, underuse is linked to lack of knowledge of its effectiveness in preventing cervical cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ... Read more >>

Adv. Cancer Res. (Advances in cancer research)
[2020, 146:115-137]

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How are adolescents getting their vaping products? Findings from the international tobacco control (ITC) youth tobacco and vaping survey.

David Braak, K Michael Cummings, Georges J Nahhas, Jessica L Reid, David Hammond,

OBJECTIVE:To examine the sources of vaping products reported by adolescents, and the characteristics of adolescents who reported purchasing a vaping product in the past year in the United States (US), Canada (CA), and England (EN). METHODS:Data were from the 2017 ITC Youth Tobacco and Vaping Survey, a web-based survey of ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2020, 105:106345]

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Rules about smoking and vaping in the home: findings from the 2016 International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey.

Georges J Nahhas, David Braak, K Michael Cummings, Bryan W Heckman, Anthony J Alberg, Hua-Hie Yong, Geoffrey T Fong, Christian Boudreau, Sara C Hitchman, Ann McNeill,

AIMS:To examine rules about smoking and vaping in the home in relation to beliefs about the relative harm of second-hand vapor (SHV) compared with second-hand smoke (SHS) in four countries: Canada, United States, England and Australia. DESIGN:Data were available from 12‚ÄČ294 adults (18+) who participated in the 2016 (wave 1) ... Read more >>

Addiction (Addiction (Abingdon, England))
[2019, 114 Suppl 1:107-114]

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The impact of vaping and regulatory environment on cigarette demand: behavioral economic perspective across four countries.

Bryan W Heckman, Geoffrey T Fong, Ron Borland, Sara Hitchman, Richard J O'Connor, Warren K Bickel, Jeffrey S Stein, Hua-Hie Yong, Georges J Nahhas, Derek A Pope, Ce Shang, Kai-Wen Cheng, David T Levy, K Michael Cummings,

BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Government regulations of nicotine vaping products (NVP) have evolved rapidly during the past decade. The impact of NVP regulatory environment and vaping on cigarette demand is unknown. The current study aims to investigate whether or not respondents' reported cigarette demand, as measured by a hypothetical cigarette purchase task, ... Read more >>

Addiction (Addiction (Abingdon, England))
[2019, 114 Suppl 1:123-133]

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Where Do Vapers Buy Their Vaping Supplies? Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) 4 Country Smoking and Vaping Survey.

David C Braak, K Michael Cummings, Georges J Nahhas, Bryan W Heckman, Ron Borland, Geoffrey T Fong, David Hammond, Christian Boudreau, Ann McNeill, David T Levy, Ce Shang,

Aim: This study examines where vapers purchase their vaping refills in countries having different regulations over such devices, Canada (CA), the United States (US), England (EN), and Australia (AU). Methods: Data were available from 1899 current adult daily and weekly vapers who participated in the 2016 (Wave 1) International Tobacco ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2019, 16(3):]

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Effect of an Evidence-based Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Treatment Service on 1-Year Postdischarge Health Care Costs.

Kathleen B Cartmell, Clara E Dismuke, Mary Dooley, Martina Mueller, Georges J Nahhas, Graham W Warren, Peter Fallis, K Michael Cummings,

BACKGROUND:In 2014, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) implemented a Tobacco Dependence Treatment Service (TDTS) consistent with the Joint Commission (JC) standards recommending that hospitals screen patients for smoking, provide cessation support, and follow-up contact for relapse prevention within 1 month of discharge. We previously demonstrated that patients exposed ... Read more >>

Med Care (Medical care)
[2018, 56(10):883-889]

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Effect of an Evidence-based Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Treatment Service on 30-, 90-, and 180-Day Hospital Readmission Rates.

Kathleen B Cartmell, Mary Dooley, Martina Mueller, Georges J Nahhas, Clara E Dismuke, Graham W Warren, Vince Talbot, K Michael Cummings,

INTRODUCTION:Smoking is a risk factor for hospitalization and interferes with patient care due to its effects on pulmonary function, wound healing, and interference with treatments and medications. Although benefits of stopping smoking are well-established, few hospitals provide tobacco dependence treatment services (TDTS) due to cost, lack of mandatory tobacco cessation ... Read more >>

Med Care (Medical care)
[2018, 56(4):358-363]

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Feasibility of Implementing a Hospital-Based "Opt-Out" Tobacco-Cessation Service.

Georges J Nahhas, Dianne Wilson, Vince Talbot, Kathleen B Cartmell, Graham W Warren, Benjamin A Toll, Matthew J Carpenter, K Michael Cummings,

To assess the feasibility and outcomes of implementing a hospital-based "opt-out" tobacco-cessation service.In 2014, the Medical University of South Carolina adopted a policy that all hospitalized patients who self-report using tobacco be referred to tobacco-cessation service. This is a descriptive study of a real-world effort to implement guidelines for a ... Read more >>

Nicotine Tob. Res. (Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco)
[2017, 19(8):937-943]

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Tobacco Use Prevalence and Outcomes Among Perinatal Patients Assessed Through an "Opt-out" Cessation and Follow-Up Clinical Program.

Cole Buchanan, Georges J Nahhas, Constance Guille, K Michael Cummings, Cameron Wheeler, Erin A McClure,

Purpose Cigarette smoking in the perinatal period is associated with costly morbidity and mortality for mother and infant, yet many women continue to smoke throughout their pregnancy and following delivery. This report describes tobacco use prevalence among perinatal smokers identified through an "opt-out" inpatient smoking cessation clinical service. Description Adult ... Read more >>

Matern Child Health J (Maternal and child health journal)
[2017, 21(9):1790-1797]

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Periodontal Microorganisms and Cardiovascular Risk Markers in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes and Without Diabetes.

Anwar T Merchant, Georges J Nahhas, R Paul Wadwa, Jiajia Zhang, Yifan Tang, Lonnie R Johnson, David M Maahs, Franziska Bishop, Ricardo Teles, Elaine H Morrato,

A subset of periodontal microorganisms has been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the leading complication of type 1 diabetes (t1DM). The authors therefore evaluated the association between periodontal microorganism groups and early markers of CVD in youth with t1DM.A cross-sectional analysis was conducted among youth aged 12 to ... Read more >>

J. Periodontol. (Journal of periodontology)
[2016, 87(4):376-384]

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