Hot Topics in Tobacco Use Research: 2020 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Conference

Tobacco use and respiratory symptoms among U.S. adults. Impact of ends use on smoking progression or reduction. Group therapy for tobacco cessation among HIV-infected cigarette smokers. These are just a few of the range of topics Westat researchers will share insights on at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 11-14, 2020.

Presentations and posters to which Westat staff (names in bold) are contributing follow. For more details, see the online program.

Maansi Bansal-Travers*, Cheryl Rivard, Andrea Villanti, Cassandra Stanton, Geoffrey T. Fong, Amanda Johnson, Heather Kimmel, Marushka Silveira, Kia Jackson, Karl Poonai, Jennifer Bernat, Susan Rudy, Karen Cullen, Enver Holder-Hayes, Maciej Goniewicz, Mark Travers, Tara Elton-Marshall, Mary Hrywna, David Abrams, Andrew Hyland, and Eva Sharma. (Paper). Factors Associated with Changes in Flavored Tobacco Products Used: Findings from Wave 2 (2014-15) and Wave 3 (2015-16) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.

Nicolette Borek, Charles Carusi, Yu-Ching Cheng, Arseima Del Valle-Pinero, Stacey Dietz, Kara Duffy, Kathryn Edwards, Lisa Gardner, Michael Halenar, Hoda Hammad, Andy Hyland, Heather Kimmel, Wendy Kissin, Kristin Lauten, Karl Poonai, Eva Sharma, Marushka Silveira, Danielle Smith, Ethel Taylor, and Kristie Taylor. (Symposium). Youth and Young Adult Acquisition and Use of Cigarettes and Ends: The Latest Findings from the PATH STUDY (2013-2019).

Mary Brunette*, Michael Halenar, Steve Woloshin, Kathryn Edwards, Lisa Schwartz, Jennifer Emond, Susanne Tanski, Kristie Taylor, Michael Cummings, Andrew Hyland, Jason Liu, John Pierce, Maciej Goniewicz, Raymond Niaura, Mark Travers, Gabriella Anic, Yanling Chen, Priscilla Callahan-Lyon, Lisa D. Gardner, Theresa Thekkudan, Nicolette Borek, Heather Kimmel, and James Sargent (Paper). Tobacco Use and Respiratory Symptoms Among U.S. Adults: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study.

Kathryn Edwards*, Tasmia Naz, Cassandra Stanton, Maciej Goniewicz, Dorothy Hatsukami, Danielle Smith, Lanquing Wang, Andrea Villanti, Jenni Pearson, Benjamin Bount, Maansi Bansal Travers, June Feng, Raymond Niaura, Michelle Manderski Bover, Connie Sosnoff, Cris Delnevo, Kara Duffy, Arseima Y. Del Valle-Pinero, Brian Rostron, Colm Everard, Heather L. Kimmel, Dana van Bemmel, and Andrew Hyland. (Paper). Urinary Cotinine and TNE-2 Cut-Points for Distinguishing Tobacco Use from Non-Use in the United States: Wave 1 (2013-2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.

Jennifer L. Pearson, Eva Sharma, Ning Rui, Michael Halenar, Amanda L. Johnson, K. Michael Cummings, Hoda Hammad, Annette R. Kaufman, Cindy Tworek, Maciej L. Goniewicz, Heather L. Kimmel, Susanne Tanski, Wilson M. Compton, Hannah Day, Bridget K. Ambrose, Maansi Bansal-Travers, Marushka L. Silveira, David Abrams, Jeannie Limpert, Mark J. Travers, Nicolette Borek, Andrew J. Hyland, and Cassandra Stanton. (Paper). The Impact of Ends Use on Smoking Progression or Reduction One Year Later Among Young Adult Ever Cigarette Smokers: Results from Waves 1-3 (2013-2016) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study.

Karl Poonai, Izabella Zandberg, Victoria Castleman, Sherry Liu, Jocelyn Newsome, Nicolette Borek, and Andrew Hyland (Poster). Reasons for E-cigarette Use and Dual Cigarette/E-cigarette USA Patterns Among U.S. Adults.

Cassandra Stanton*, Ryung Kim, Princy Kumar, Alyson Moadel, Chinazo Cunningham, and Jonathan Shuter. (Paper). A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of Intensive Group Therapy for Tobacco Cessation Among HIV-Infected Cigarette Smokers.

Andrea M. Stroup, Isaac M. Lipkus, and Caroline O. Cobb. (Poster). Perceived Harms of Electronic Waterpipe Among Young Adult Waterpipe Tobacco Users.

Kristie Taylor*, Tasmia Naz, Kevin Frissell, Stacey Dietz, Mary Noorzai, and Sarah Measday-Ralls. (Paper). Do Cigarette Smokers Experiencing Economic Hardship Substitute Lower-Priced Cigarillos or Filtered Cigars for Cigarettes?

*Indicates lead author.

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