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Institute for Global Tobacco Control


Brown JL, Grilo G, Cohen JE, Smith KC, Reynales-Shigematsu LM, Flores Escartin MG, Moran MB. Colours, capsules and concept flavour names on cigarette packs appeal to youth in Mexico. Tobacco Control Published Online First: January 11, 2022. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056905.

Brown JL, Smith KC, Welding K, Barnoya J, Cohen JE. Innovations that harm: tobacco product and packaging in low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Innovations, 2002. Published Online First: 25 April 2022. DOI: 10.1136/bmjinnov-2021-000865

Cohen JE, Grilo G, Czaplicki L, Brown JL, Welding K, Hefler M, Kennedy RD, Perucic AM. Low-income and middle-income countries leading the way with tobacco control policies. BMJ Innovations 2022 8:4-8. DOI: 10.1136/bmjinnov-2021-000857.

Cohen JE, Krishnan-Sarin S, Eissenberg T, Gould TJ, Berman ML, Bhatnagar A, Barnett TE, Soule E, Popova L, Tan ASL, Blank MD, Ling PM, O’Connor R. Balancing risks and benefits of e-cigarettes in the real world. American Journal of Public Health 112, no. 2 pp. e1-e2. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2021.306607.

Crespi E, Hardesty JJ, Nian Q, Sinamo J, Welding K, Kennedy RD, Cohen JE. Agreement Between self-reports and photos to assess e-cigarette device and liquid characteristics in Wave 1 of the vaping and patterns of e-cigarette use research study: Web-based longitudinal cohort study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2022 Apr 27;24(4):e33656. DOI: 10.2196/33656.

Czaplicki L, Marynak K, Kelley D, Moran M, Trigger S, Kennedy RD. Presence of nicotine warning statement on US electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) advertisements six months before and after the August 10, 2018 effective date. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2022 April 29:ntac104. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntac104.

Czaplicki L, Hardesty JJ, Crespi E, Yang T, Kennedy RD. Identifying credible attribution sources for cigarette health warning labels in China: results from a cross-sectional survey of Chinese adults. BMJ Open 2022;12:e058946. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058946.

Fong GT, Chung-Hall J, Meng G, Craig LV, Thompson ME, Quah ACK, Cummings KM, Hyland A, O'Connor RJ, Levy DT, Delnevo CD, Ganz O, Eissenberg T, Soule EK, Schwartz R, Cohen JE, Chaiton MO. Impact of Canada's menthol cigarette ban on quitting among menthol smokers: pooled analysis of pre-post evaluation from the ITC Project and the Ontario Menthol Ban Study and projections of impact in the USA. Tobacco Control. 2022 Apr 28:tobaccocontrol-2021-057227. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-057227.

Grilo G, Cohen JE, Reynales-Shigematsu LM, Welding K, Flores Escartin MG, Madar A, Smith KC. Cultural appropriation on Marlboro packs in Mexico: ofrenda symbolism a cruel irony. Tobacco Control Published Online First: February 25, 2022. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-057215.

Hoe C, Weiger C, Minosa MKR, Alonso F, Koon AD, Cohen JE. Strategies to expand corporate autonomy by the tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverage industry: a scoping review of reviews. Global Health. 2022 Feb 14;18(1):17. DOI: 10.1186/s12992-022-00811-x.

Klein EG, Kierstead E, Czaplicki L, Berman ML, Emery S, Schillo B. Testing potential disclosures for e-cigarette sponsorship on social media. Addictive Behaviors. 2022 Feb;125:107146. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107146.

Kostygina G, Tran H, Czaplicki L, Perks SN, Vallone D, Emery SL, Hair EC. Developing a theoretical marketing framework to analyse JUUL and compatible e-cigarette product promotion on Instagram. Tobacco Control. 2022 Feb 21:tobaccocontrol-2021-057120. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-057120.

Moran MB, Weiger C, Czaplicki L, Heley K. Evidence of youth-appealing cigarette advertising tactics from a randomized, controlled experiment. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2022 Mar 24:ntac077. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntac077.

Nian Q, Grilo G, Cohen JE, Smith KC, Reynales-Shigematsu LM, Flores Escartin MG, Moran MB. Disparities in self-reported exposure to tobacco marketing among youth and young adults from low-socioeconomic status neighbourhoods in Mexico City. Global Public Health Published Online: March 18, 2022. DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2022.2049346.

Weiger C, Moran MB, Kennedy RD, Limaye R, Cohen J. Beliefs and characteristics associated with believing nicotine causes cancer: A descriptive analysis to inform corrective message content and priority audiences. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2022 Apr 6:ntac060. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntac060.

Weiger C, Hoe C, Cohen JE. Seven-year tobacco tax plan in Ukraine: A case study of the actors, tactics and factors motivating policy passage. BMJ Open. 2022 Feb 11;12(2):e049833. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049833.


Ayers JW, Leas EC, Dredze M, Caputi TL, Zhu SH, Cohen JE. Philip Morris International used the e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) outbreak to market IQOS heated tobacco. Tobacco Control 2021 Apr 16;tobaccocontrol-2021-056661. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056661.

Cohen JE, Welding K, Erinoso O, Saraf S, Iacobelli M, Smith KC. The flavor train: The nature and extent of flavored cigarettes in low- and middle-income countries. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2021 Oct 7;23(11):1936-1941. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntab092.

Cohen JE, Gilmore AB, Legg T, Laurence L, Eissenberg T, Czaplicki L, Hoe C. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World—even less independent from its tobacco company funder. The BMJ Opinion 2021 Aug 10.

Crespi E, Iacobelli M, Welding K, Saraf S, Smith KC, Cohen JE. Industry manipulation of pictorial health warning labels in Pakistan. Tobacco Control 2021 Apr 16:tobaccocontrol-2020-056433. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056433.

Czaplicki L, Welding K, Cohen JE, Smith KC. Feminine appeals on cigarette packs sold in 14 countries. International Journal of Public Health 2021 Jun 14;66:1604027. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.(2021).1604027.

Erinoso O, Welding K, Smith KC, Cohen JE. Claims of reduced odor on tobacco packs in low- and middle-income countries. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2021 Sep 2;ntab177. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntab177.

Erinoso O, Welding K, Cohen JE, Smith KC. Cigarette pack structure elements in low- and middle-income countries. Tobacco Regulatory Science 2021. Jan 7:1:76-86. DOI: 10.18001/TRS.7.1.6

Grilo G, Lagasse LP, Cohen JE, Moran MB, Reynales-Shigematsu LM, Smith KC. “It’s all about the colors:” How do Mexico City youth perceive cigarette pack design. International Journal of Public Health 2021 Mar 10;66:585434. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.585434.

Grilo G, Welding K, Szklo AS, Cohen JE, Smith KC. Straw cigarette branding: misleading descriptors and a new Marlboro man. Tobacco Control 2021 Nov 17;tobaccocontrol-2021-056983. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056983.

Hoe C, Cohen JE, Yang T, Peng S. The association of cigarette production and tobacco retailer density on secondhand smoke exposure in urban China. Tobacco Control 2021 Jul 6;tobaccocontrol-2021-056655. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056655.

Hoe C, Ahsan H, Ning X, Wang X, Li D, Wright K, Kennedy RD. Enforcement agencies and smoke-free policy compliance: An observational study in Qingdao, China. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2021 Apr 12;19:26. DOI: 10.18332/tid/133635.

Hoe C, Weiger C, Cohen JE. The battle to increase tobacco taxes: Lessons from Philippines and Ukraine. Social Science & Medicine 2021 Jun;279:114001. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114001.

Kendrick PJ, Reitsma MB, 427 Collaborators (ordered alphabetically), Gakidou E. Spatial, temporal, and demographic patterns in prevalence of chewing tobacco use in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Public Health, [Epub ahead of print]; 2021 May 27:S2468-2667(21)00065-7. DOI:10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00065-7.

Liao Y, Tang J, McNeill A, Kelly BC, Cohen JE. Impact of cigarette package warnings on attitudes towards sharing and gifting cigarettes in China: a nationwide study of smokers and non-smokers. Tobacco Control 2021 Jan 12:tobaccocontrol-2020-056160. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056160.

Nian Q, Hardesty JJ, Cohen JE, Xie X, Kennedy RD. Perceived effectiveness of four different cigarette health warning label themes among a sample of urban smokers and non-smokers in China. Tobacco Control 2021 Aug 16;tobaccocontrol-2021-056703. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056703.

Pankow JF, Luo W, McWhirter KJ, Gillette S, Cohen JE. "Menthol-Plus": a major category of cigarette found among "concept" descriptor cigarettes from Mexico. Tobacco Control 2021 Mar 9:tobaccocontrol-2020-056173. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056173.

Reitsma MB, Kendrick PJ, 483 Collaborators (ordered alphabetically), Gakidou E. Spatial, temporal, and demographic patterns in prevalence of smoking tobacco use and attributable disease burden in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, [Epub ahead of print]; 2021 May 27:S0140-6736(21)01169-7. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01169-7.

Saraf S, Welding K, Iacobelli M, Cohen JE, Gupta PC, Smith KC. Health warning label compliance for smokeless tobacco products and bidis in five Indian states. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2021 Nov 1;22(S2):59-64. DOI: 10.31557/APJCP.2021.22.S2.59.

Trimble DG, Yu L, Welding K, Smith KC, Cohen JE. Analysis of wedding appeals on cigarette packs in China. Tobacco Control 2021 Apr 9:tobaccocontrol-2020-056189. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056189.

Welding K, Iacobelli M, Saraf S, Smith KC, Puntambekar N, Gupta PC, Cohen JE. The market for bidis, smokeless tobacco, and cigarettes in India: Evidence from semi-urban and rural areas in five states. International Journal of Public Health 2021 May 12;66:1604005. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.1604005.

Welding K, Iacobelli M, Saraf S, Smith KC, Puntambekar N, Gupta PC, Cohen JE. Beyond gutka: Evidence of illegal smokeless tobacco in rural and semi-urban areas in India. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2021 Dec 5;ntab251. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntab251.