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Substance Disorders (Tobacco)

Substance Disorders (Tobacco)


  • Development of Dependence in Young Waterpipe Smokers (Florida International Univ) – Joe DiFranza, MD


  • Bob Wellman, MP Sylvestre, ED O’Loughlin, H Dutczak, A Montreuil, GD Datta, and J O’Loughlin. Socioeconomic Status is Associated with the Prevalence and Co-Occurrence of Risk Factors for Cigarette Smoking Initiation During Adolescence. Int J Public Health, 2018, in press.
  • R Behelah, Joe DiFranza, KD Ward, T Eissenberg, FM Fouad, ZB Taleb, R Jaber and W Maziak. Waterpipe Smoking Patterns and Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence: The Waterpipe Dependence in Lebanese Youth Study. Addict Behav 2017;7(74):127-133.
  • GL Poirier, W Huang, K Tam, Joe DiFranza and JA King. Evidence of Altered Brain Responses to Nicotine in an Animal Model of ADHD. Nicotine Tob Res 2017 – epub ahead of print.
  • S Towns, Joe DiFranza, G Jayasuriya, T Marshall and S Shah. Smoking Cessation in Adolescents: Targeted Approaches that Work. Paediatr Respir Rev 2017;22:11-22.
  • R Bahelah, Joe DiFranza, FM Fouad, SK Ward, T Eissenberg and W Maziak. Early Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence Among Adolescent Waterpipe Smokers. Tob Control 2016;25(e2):e127-e134.
  • Joe DiFranza, C Bhuvaneswar, D Jolicoeur, SE Tanski and J Winickoff. Tobacco Use Disorder: A Family Disease. J Addict Med 2016;10(3):143-147.
  • Bob Wellman, EK O’Loughlin, EN Dugas, A Montreuil, H Dutczak, J O’Loughlin. Reasons for Quitting /Smoking in Young Adult Cigarette Smokers. Addict Behav 2018;77:28-33.
  • MP Sylvestre, Bob Wellman, EK O’Loughlin, EN Dugas and J O’Loughlin. Gender Differences in Risk Factors for Cigarette Smoking Initiation in Childhood. Addict Behav 2017;72:144-150.
  • O’Loughlin J, O’Loughlin ED, Bob Wellman, MP Sylvestre, EN Dugas, M Chagnon, H Dutcazk, J Lague and J McGrath. Predictors of Cigarette Smoking Initiation in Early, Middle and Late Adolescents. J Adolesc Health 2017 [doi:10.1016/j jadolhealth.2016.12.026]
  • Dugas EN, Bob Wellman, Kermak A, Tremblay M, O’Loughlin J. Reasons Young Smokers Do Not Use NRT Even When It Is Available Free-of-Charge: An Exploratory Study. Can J Addict 2016;7(2):14-21.
  • Bob Wellman, EN Dugas, H Dutczak, EK O’Loughlin, GD Datta, B Lauzon and J O’Loughlin. Predictors of the Onset of Cigarette Smoking: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Population-Based Studies in Youth. Am J Prev Med 2016;51(5):767-778.


  • Bob Wellman et al: “Exposition aux Facteurs de Risque pour le Tabagisme: Le Role du Status Socioeconomique” (Jounrees Annuelles de SantaPublicque [JASP])
  • Bob Wellman et al: “Sex Differences in Cigarette Smoking Onset” (Canadian Cancer Research Conference)

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