Tobacco-Alcohol-Prevention-button-150x150Tobacco and Alcohol-Abuse Prevention:

Precluding unhealthy behaviors and supporting transitions to good health through education, policy change, and research.

Hookah Use as a Predictor of Other Tobacco Product Use: A Longitudinal Analysis of Texas College Students

(Case KR, Creamer MR, Cooper M, Loukas A, Perry CL; Addictive Behaviors; 2018)

Mobile phone text messaging for tobacco risk communication among young adult community college students: Protocol and baseline overview for a randomized trial

(Prokhorov AV, Khalil GE, Calabro KS, Machado TC, Russell SC, Czerniak KW, Botello GC, Chen M, Perez A, Vidrine DJ, Perry CL; JMIR Res Protoc; 2018

Exposure to E-cigarette marketing and product use among Mexican American young adults on the United States-Mexico border

(Herrera, A. L., Wilkinson, A. V., Cohn, E. A., Perry, C. L., Fisher-Hoch, S. P.; Cogent Medicine; 2018)

Youth or young adults: Which group is at highest risk for tobacco use onset?

(Perry CL, Pérez A, Bluestein M, Garza N, Obinwa U, Jackson C, Clendennen SL, Loukas A, Harrell MB; J Adolesc Health ;2018)

The transition from non-susceptible to susceptible to e-cigarette use among e-cigarette-naive adolescents: a comprehensive model of multiple risk factors' influence.

(Carey FR, Rogers SM, Cohn EA, Harrell MB, Wilkinson AV, Perry CL; Addict Behav. ;2018)

The time-varying relations between risk factors and smoking before and after a quit attempt

(Koslovsky MD, Hébert ET, Swartz MD, Chan W, Leon-Novelo L, Wilkinson AV, Kendzor DE, Businelle MS; Nicotine Tob Res.; 2018)

E-cigarette-specific symptoms of nicotine dependence among Texas adolescents.

(Case, K, Mantey, D, Creamer, M, Harrell, MB, Kelder, S, & Perry, CL; Addictive Behaviors; 2018)

Measurement and predictive value of susceptibility to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah among Texas adolescents

(Carey FR, Wilkinson AV, Harrell MB, Cohn EA, Perry CL; Addict Behav Rep. ;2018)

School socioeconomic disparities in e-cigarette susceptibility and use among central Texas middle school students

(Springer AE, Davis C, Van Dusen D, Grayless M, Case KR, Craft M, Kelder SH; Preventive Medicine Reports; 2018)

Whose post is it? Predicting E-cigarette brand from social media posts.

(Vandewater, E. A., Clendennen, S. L., Hébert, E. T., Bigman, G., Jackson, C. R., Wilkinson, A. V., & Perry, C. L.; Tobacco Regulatory Science; 2018)

Measuring perceptions related to e-cigarettes: Important principles and next steps to enhance study validity

(Gibson LA, Creamer MR, Breland AB, Giachello AL, Kaufman A, Kong G, Pechacek TF, Pepper JK, Soule EK, Halpern-Felsher B; Addict Behav.; 2018)

Establishing consensus on survey measures for electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery system use: current challenges and considerations for researchers

(Weaver SR, Kim H, Glasser AM, Sutfin EL, Barrington-Trimis J, Payne TJ, Saddleson M, Loukas A; Addict Behav.; 2018)

Whose post is it? Predictive e-cigarette brand from social media brand page posts

(Vandewater EA, Clendennen SL, Hèbert ET, Bigman GT, Jackson C, Wilkinson AV, Perry CL; Tob Reg Sci.; 2018)

Hookah use and perceptions among young adult hookah users

(Nicksic N, Ly C, Loukas A, Perry CL; Journal of Addictive Behaviors; 2018)

The Effect of Prenatal Maternal Cigarette Smoking on Children's BMI Z-Score With SGA as a Mediator

(Salahuddin, M., Pérez, A., Ranjit, N., Hoelscher, D.M., Kelder, S.H.; International Journal of Obesity; 2018)

Longitudinal predictors of cigarette use among students from 24 Texas colleges

(Creamer MR, Loukas A, Clendennen S, Mantey D, Pasch K, Marti CN, Perry CL; J Am Coll Health; 2018)

Flavored cigars appeal to younger, female, and racial/ethnic minority college students

(Hinds JT, Li X, Loukas A, Pasch K, Perry CL; Nicotine Tob Res.; 2018)

Very light smoking and alternative tobacco use among college students

(Li X, Loukas A, Perry CL; Addict Behav.; 2018)

A longitudinal study of risk perceptions and e-cigarette initiation among college students: Interactions with smoking status

(Cooper M, Loukas A, Case KR, Marti CN, Perry CL; Drug Alcohol Depend; 2018)

Receptivity of young adult hookah users to health warning labels

(Ly C, Nicksic N, Loukas A, Prokhorov A, Perry CL; Tob Regul Sci.; 2018)

Real Time assessment of young adults' attitudes towards tobacco messages

(Hébert ET, Vandewater EA, Businelle MS, Harrell MB, Kelder SH, Perry CL; Tob Regul Sci.; 2018)

Type of e- cigarette device used among youth and young adults: Findings from a pooled analysis of 8 studies of 2,166 vapers

(Barrington-Trimis JL, Gibson LA, Halpern-Felsher B, Harrell MB, Kong G, Krishnan-Sarin S, Leventhal AM, Loukas A, McConnell R, Weaver SR; Nicotine Tob Res. ;2018)

Type of E-Cigarette Device Used Among Adolescents and Young Adults: Findings From a Pooled Analysis of Eight Studies of 2166 Vapers

(Barrington-Trimis JL, Gibson LA, Halpern-Felsher B, Harrell MB, Kong G, Krishnan-Sarin S, Leventhal AM, Loukas A, McConnell R, Weaver SR; Nicotine Tob Res.; 2018)

Weight status and cigarette and electronic cigarette use in adolescents

(Delk J, Creamer MR, Perry CL, Harrell MB; Am J Prev Med. ;2018)

E-cigarette use and cigarette smoking cessation among Texas college students

(Mantey D, Loukas A, Cooper MR, Perry CL; American Journal of Health Behavior; 2017)

Positive outcome expectations and tobacco product use behaviors in youth

(Creamer MR, Delk J, Case K, Perry CL, Harrell M; Subst Use Misuse.; 2017)

Exposure to point-of-sale marketing of cigarettes and e-cigarettes as predictors of smoking cessation behaviors

(Mantey DS, Pasch KE, Loukas A, Perry CL; Nicotine Tob Res.; 2017)

Examining college students’ social environment, normative beliefs, and attitudes in subsequent initiation of electronic nicotine delivery systems

(Agarwal D, Loukas A, Perry CL; Health Educ & Behav; 2017)

Recall of point-of-sale marketing predicts cigar and e-cigarette use among Texas youth

(Pasch KE, Nicksic NE, Opara SC, Jackson C, Harrell MB, Perry CL; Nicotine Tob Res.; 2017)

Geospatial associations between retail tobacco outlets and current use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes among youth in Texas

(Pérez A, Chien LC, Harrell MB, Pasch KE, Obinwa UC, Perry CL; J Biom Biostat.; 2017)

The relationships between sensation seeking and a spectrum of e-cigarette use behaviors in Texas adolescents: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses specific to Texas adolescents

(Case KR, Harrell MB, Pérez A, Loukas A, Creamer M, Wilkinson A, Springer A, Perry CL; Addict Behav.; 2017)

Exposure and engagement with tobacco- and e-cigarette-related social media

(Hébert ET, Case KR, Kelder SH, Delk J, Perry CL, Harrell MB; J Adolesc Health. 2017)

Depressive symptoms predict current e-cigarette use among college students in Texas

(Bandiera FC, Loukas A, Li X, Wilkinson AV, Perry CL; Nicotine Tob Res. 2017)

Exclusive e-cigarette use predicts cigarette initiation among college students addictive behaviors

(Loukas A, Marti CN, Cooper M, Pasch K, Perry CL; Addict Behav.; 2017)

Association of tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) exposure and cigarette use in Nigerian adolescents: implications for current practices, products and policies

(Chido-Amajuoyi G.O, Mantey D, Clendennen S, Pérez A; BMJ Global Health; 2017)

A Comparison of Sociodemographic Correlates of Cigarette, Alcohol, and Energy Drink Consumption among High School Students in the United States, 2010-2015

(Cha, E. M., Ranjit, N., Hoelscher, D.; Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk; 2017)

Implementation of a Computerized Tablet-Survey in an Adolescent Large-Scale, School-Based Study

(Delk J, Harrell MB, Fakhouri T, Muir K, Perry CL; J Sch Health; 2017)

Source credibility and e-cigarette attitudes: Implications for tobacco communication

(Case KR, Lazard AJ, Mackert MS, Perry CL; Health Commun; 2017)

The association between sensation seeking and e-cigarette use in Texas young adults: A cross-sectional study

(Case K, Loukas A, Harrell M, Wilkinson A, Springer A, Pérez A, Creamer M, Perry CL; J Am Coll Health. 2017)

Sexual and gender minority college students and tobacco use in Texas

(Hinds JT, Loukas A, Perry CL.; Nicotine Tob Res.; 2017)

Feasibility and reliability of a mobile tool to evaluate exposure to tobacco product marketing and messages using ecological momentary assessment

(Hébert ET, Vandewater EA, Businelle MS, Harrell MB, Kelder SH, Perry CL; Addict Behav; 2017)

Prevalence and correlates of late initiation of smokeless tobacco in US firefighters

(Jitnarin N, Poston WSC, Haddock CK, Jahnke SA, Day RS, Severson HH; 2017)

Texas Adolescent Tobacco and Marketing Surveillance System’s design

(Pérez A, Harrell MB, Malkani RI, Jackson CD, Delk J, Allotey PA, Matthews, KJ, Martinez P, Perry CL; Tob Regul Sci.; 2017)

Subjective experiences at first use of cigarette, e-cigarettes, hookah, and cigar products among Texas adolescents

(Mantey DS, Harrell MB, Case K, Crook B, Kelder SH, Perry CL; Drug Alcohol Depend; 2017)

Flavored Tobacco Product Use among Youth and Young Adults: What if Flavors Didn’t Exist?

(Harrell MB, Loukas A, Jackson CD, Marti CN, Perry CL; Tob Regul Sci.; 2017)

Recall of e-cigarette advertisements and adolescent e-cigarette use

(Nicksic N, Harrell MB, Pérez A, Pasch K, Perry CL; Tob Regul Sci.; 2017)

The cigarette and smokeless tobacco markets in Texas relative to the United States

(Miller Lo EJ, Giovenco DP, Wackowski OA, Harrell MB, Perry CL, Delnevo CD; Tob Regul Sci.; 2017)

In Their Own Words: Young Adults' Menthol Cigarette Initiation, Perceptions, Experiences and Regulation Perspectives

(Wackowski OA, Evans KR, Harrell M, Loukas A, Lewis MJ, Delnevo CD, Perry CL; Nicotine Tob Res; 2017)

College students' perceptions and knowledge of hookah use

(Creamer MR, Loukas A, Li X, Pasch KE, Case K, Crook B, Perry CL; Drug Alcohol Depend; 2016)

Demographic, Psychosocial, and Genetic Risk Associated With Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Mexican Heritage Youth

(Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM, Vandewater EA, Yu RK, Fisher-Hoch SP, Prokhorov AV, Kohl HW, Spitz MR, Shete S; BMC Medical Genetics; 2015)

Flavorings and Perceived Harm and Addictiveness of E-cigarettes among Youth

(Cooper M, Harrell MB, Pérez A, Delk J, Perry CL; Tobacco Regulatory Science; 2016)

Reducing tobacco use among low socio-economic status youth in Delhi, India: outcomes from project ACTIVITY, a cluster randomized trial

(Harrell MB, Arora M, Bassi S, Gupta VK, Perry CL, Srinath Reddy K; Health Education Research; 2016)

Using Cognitive Interviewing to Better Assess Young Adult E-cigarette Use

(Hinds JT, Loukas A, Chow S, Pasch KE, Harrell MB, Perry CL, Delnevo C, Wackowski OA; Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 2016)

Social Norms, Perceptions and Dual/Poly Tobacco Use among Texas Youth

(Cooper M, Creamer MR, Ly C, Crook B, Harrell MB, Perry CL; Am J Health Behav; 2016)

Developing mobile phone text messages for tobacco risk communication among college students: a mixed methods study

(Prokhorov AV, Machado TC, Calabro KS, Vandewater EA, Vidrine DJ, Pasch KE, Marani SK, Buchberg M, Wagh A, Russell SC, Czneriak KW, Botello GC, Dobbins MH, Khalil GE, Perry CL; BMC Public Health; 2017)

Associations between tobacco and nicotine product use and depressive symptoms among college students in Texas

(Bandiera FC, Loukas A, Wilkinson AV, Perry CL; Addict Behav. 2016)

College Students' Perceptions of Risk and Addictiveness of E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes

(Cooper M, Loukas A, Harrell MB, Perry CL; J Am Coll Health; 2016)

Defining Tobacco Regulatory Science competencies

(Wipfli HL, Berman M, Hanson K, Kelder S, Solis A, Villanti AC, Ribeiro CMP, Meissner HI, Anderson R.; Nicotine Tob Res.; 2016)

Formative research to identify perceptions of e-cigarettes in college students: Implications for future health communication campaigns

(Case K, Crook B, Lazard A, Mackert M; J Am Coll Health; 2016)

College students' polytobacco use, cigarette cessation, and dependence

(Loukas A, Chow S, Pasch KE, Li X, Hinds JT, Marti CN, Harrell MB, Creamer MR, Perry CL; Am J Health Behav.; 2016)

A qualitative approach to understanding real-world electronic cigarette use: Implications for measurement and regulation

(Cooper M, Harrell MB, Perry CL; Prev Chronic Dis.; 2016)

A qualitative approach to understanding real world e-cigarette use: Implications for measurement and regulation

(Cooper M, Harrell MB, Perry CL; Preventing Chronic Disease; 2016)

E-cigarette Dual Users, Exclusive Users and Perceptions of Tobacco Products

(Cooper M, Case KR, Loukas A, Creamer MR, Perry CL; American Journal of Health Behavior; 2016)

Is adolescent poly-tobacco use associated with alcohol and other drug use?

(Creamer MR, Portillo GV, Clendennen SL, Perry CL; American Journal of Health Behavior; 2016)

E-cigarette use among Texas youth: Results from the 2014 Texas youth tobacco survey

(Cooper M, Case KR, Loukas A; Addict Behav.; 2015)

The intergenerational transmission of smoking across three cohabitant generations: A count data approach

(Escario JJ, Wilkinson AV; Journal of Community Health; 2015)

Trends in multiple tobacco product use, among high school students

(Creamer MR, Perry CL, Harrell MB, Diamond PM; Tob Regul Sci.; 2015)

Trends in multiple tobacco product use among high school students

(Creamer MR, Perry CL, Harrell MB, Diamond PM; Tobacco Regulatory Science; 2015)

Smoking initiation among Mexican heritage youth and the roles of family cohesion and conflict

(Rajesh V, Diamond PM, Spitz MR, Wilkinson AV; Journal of Adolescent Health; 2015)

Demographic, Psychosocial, and Genetic Risk Associated With Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Mexican Heritage Youth

(Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM, Vandewater EA, Yu RK, Fisher-Hoch SP, Prokhorov AV, Kohl HW, Spitz MR, Shete S; BMC Medical Genetics; 2015)

Tobacco use pattern among a national firefighter cohort

(Jitnarin N, Poston WSC, Haddock C, Jahnke S, Day RS; Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 2015)

Anxiety, depression and smoking status among adults of Mexican heritage on the Texas-Mexico Border

(Wilkinson AV, Vatcheva KP, Pérez A, Reininger BM, McCormick JB, Fisher-Hoch, SP; Hisp J Behav Sci.; 2014)

Pro-tobacco messaging and smoking status among Mexican origin youth

(Wilkinson, AV, Vandewater, EA, Carey F, Spitz MR; Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2014)

Socioeconomic differences in the risk profiles of susceptibility and ever use of tobacco among Indian urban youth: A latent class approach

(Mathur C, Stigler, MH, Erickson DJ, Perry, CL, Finnegan J, Arora M, Reddy KS; Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2014)

Change in tobacco use over time in urban Indian youth: The moderating role of socioeconomic status

(Mathur C, Stigler, MH, Erickson DJ, Perry, CL, Finnegan J, Arora M, Reddy KS; Health Education and Behavior, 2014)

Transitions in smoking behavior during emerging adulthood: A longitudinal analysis of the effect of home smoking bans

(Mathur C, Stigler MH, Erickson DJ, Perry CL, Forster J; American Journal of Public Health, 2014)

The childhood obesity epidemic: Lessons learned from tobacco

(Perry, CL, Creamer, M, The Journal of Pediatrics, 2014)

The intergenerational transfer of smoking across three generations and forty-five years

(Vandewater, EA, Park SE, Carey, FR, Wilkinson AV; Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2013)

Assessing the psychometric properties of smoking-related attitudes, self-efficacy, and intention among a diverse population of middle school students

(Ford K, Oladapo AO, Sterling K, Diamond PM, Kelder SH, McAlister A; Addictive Behaviors, 2013)

The cost-effectiveness of a school-based smoking prevention program in India

(Brown HS, Stigler MH, Perry CL, Dhavan P, Arora M, Reddy KS; Health Promotion International, 2013)

Cigarette Quitlines, Taxes, and Other Tobacco Control Policies: A State-Level Analysis

(Brown HS, Karson S; Health Economics, 2013)

Cigarette experimentation and the population attributable fraction of associated genetic and non-genetic risk factors

(Wilkinson AV, Swartz MD, Yu X, Spitz MR, Shete S; PloS One, 2013)

Eliminating Second-Hand Smoke From Mexican-American Households: Outcomes From Project Clean Air-Safe Air (CASA)

(Prokhorov AP, Hudmon KS, Marani S, Bondy LM, Spitz MR, Wilkinson, AV, Hammond KS, Koehly LM. ; Addictive Behavior , 2012)

Discussions with adults and youth to inform the development of a community-based tobacco control programme

(Arora M, Tewari A, Dhavan P, Nazar G, Juneja SN, Stigler MH, Perry CL, Reddy KS ; Health Education Research , 2012)

Cigarette smoking topography among alternative school youth: Why African American youth smoke less but are at higher long-term risk

(Peters RJ, Kelder SH, Johnson RJ, Prokhorov AP, Meshack A, Jefferson T, Essien EJ ; Journal of Pscyhoactive Drugs , 2012)

Experimenting with cigarettes and physical activity among Mexican origin youth: A cross sectional analysis of the interdependent associations among sensation seeking, acculturation, and gender

(Wilkinson AV, Okeke N, Springer AE, Stigler MH, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Prokhorov AP, Bondy LM, Spitz MR ; BMC Public Health , 2012)

A qualitative mediation study to evaluate a school-based tobacco prevention program in India (Project MYTRI)

(Bate SL, Stigler MH, Thompson M, MacKinnon D, Arora M, Perry CL, Reddy KS ; Field Methods, 2014)

Classroom norms and individual smoking behavior in middle school

(Yarnell LM, Brown HS ; American Journal of Health Behavior , 2012)

Cigarette experimentation in Mexican origin youth: Psychosocial and genetic determinants

(Wilkinson AV, Bondy ML, Etzel CJ, Dong Q, D'Amelio A, Yu RK, Prokhorov AV, Pu X, Wu X, Shete S, Spitz MR ; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention , 2012)

Impact of tobacco advertisements on tobacco use among urban adolescents in India: Results from a longitudinal study

(Arora M, Gupta V, Nazar GP, Stigler MH, Perry CL; Tobacco Control, 2011)

A mediation analysis of a tobacco prevention program for adolescents in India: How did project MYTRI Work?

(Stigler MH, Perry CL, Smolenski D, Arora M, Reddy KS; Health Education and Behavior, 2011)

Effectiveness of health promotion in preventing tobacco use among adolescents in India: Research Evidence Informs the National Tobacco Control Programme in India

(Arora M, Stigler MH. ; Global Health Promotion , 2011)

Using salivary cotinine to validate self-reports of tobacco use by Indian youth living in low-income neighborhoods

(Dhavan P, Bassi S, Stigler MH, Arora M, Gupta VK, Perry CL, Ramakrishnan L, Reddy KS ; Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention , 2011)

Beliefs and perceived norms concerning smoking cessation program recruitment among African American teenage smokers: What appeals to youth and what turns them away

(Peters RJ, Meshack A, Kelder SH, Springer AE, Agurcia C. ; Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse , 2011)

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Teen Vaping in Texas

9/16/2020 - Healthy Children, Healthy State. A one-pager on teen vaping in Texas from the Texas Child Health Status Report Project.

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The Appeal of E-Cigarette Flavors

4/13/17 - This infographic describes how sweet and fruity flavors may be enticing younger Texans to try e-cigarettes.

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El Atractivo de los Sabores de Cigarillos Electrónicos

4/13/17 - Esta infografía describe cómo los sabores dulces pueden estar atrayendo a los jóvenes Texanos a probar los cigarrillos electrónicos.

Know the Risks: E-cigarettes and Young People (

12/8/16 - This website, released in conjunction with the 2016 U.S. Surgeon General's Report on e-cigarettes and young people, contains useful information and resources for the general public.

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General

12/6/16 - This Surgeon General’s report focuses on the history, epidemiology, and health effects of e-cigarette use among youth and young adults; the companies involved with marketing and promoting these products; and existing and proposed public health policies regarding the use of these products by youth and young adults.

Deanna Hoelscher Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RDN, LD, CNS, FISBNPA
Regional Dean, UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin
Director, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas System

Nalini Ranjit Nalini Ranjit, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences