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

Perceived stress and E-cigarette use during emerging adulthood: A longitudinal examination of initiation, progression, and continuation

Mantey, D. S., Clendennen, S. I., Sumbe, A., Wilkinson, A. V., & Harrell, M. B. (2022). Preventive medicine, 160, 107080. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107080


Cannabis Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults: a Scoping Review

Harrell, M. B., Clendennen, S. L., Sumbe, A., Case, K. R., Mantey, D. S., & Swan, S. (2022). Current addiction reports, 1–18. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40429-022-00413-y


Perceived Parental Knowledge Reduces Risk for Initiation of Nicotine and Cannabis Vaping: A Longitudinal Study of Adolescents

Mantey, D. S., Clendennen, S. L., Springer, A. E., & Harrell, M. B. (2022). AJHP, 36(4), 623–632. https://doi.org/10.1177/08901171211061941


The Effect of Perceptions of Hookah Harmfulness and Addictiveness on the Age of Initiation of Hookah Use among Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Youth

Kuk, A. E., Bluestein, M. A., Chen, B., Harrell, M., Spells, C. E., Atem, F., & Pérez, A. (2022). International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(9), 5034. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19095034


Remote versus In-Person Learning During COVID-19: Comparison of E-Cigarette Susceptibility and Ever Use among a diverse cohort of 6 th Grade Students in Texas

Mantey, D. S., Omega-Njemnobi, O., Ruiz, F. A., Chen, B., Springer, A. E., & Kelder, S. H. (2022). official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, ntac084. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntac084


Timing of ENDS Uptake by Sexual Orientation among Adolescents and Young Adults in Urban Texas

Tami-Maury, I., Chen, B., Sumbe, A., & Harrell, M. B. (2022). Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 24(3), 388–394. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntab181


Electronic nicotine delivery systems use predicts transitions in cigarette smoking among young adults

Loukas, A., Marti, C. N., & Harrell, M. B. (2022). Drug and alcohol dependence, 231, 109251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109251


Association of tobacco and marijuana use with symptoms of depression and anxiety among adolescents and young adults in Texas

Sumbe, A., Wilkinson, A. V., Clendennen, S. L., Bataineh, B. S., Sterling, K. L., Chen, B., & Harrell, M. B. (2022). Tobacco prevention & cessation, 8, 03.


Rising vape pod popularity disrupted declining use of electronic nicotine delivery systems among young adults in Texas from 2014-2019.

Loukas A, Marti CN, Pasch KE, Harrell MB, Wilkinson AV, Perry CL. Addiction. 2022 Jan;117(1):216-223. doi: 10.1111/add.15616. Epub 2021 Jul 5. PMID: 34159679; PMCID: PMC8664970.


Rising vape pod popularity disrupted declining use of electronic nicotine delivery systems among young adults in Texas, USA from 2014 to 2019

Loukas, A., Marti, C. N., Pasch, K. E., Harrell, M. B., Wilkinson, A. V., & Perry, C. L. (2022). Addiction (Abingdon, England), 117(1), 216–223.


Stress, Dependence, and COVID-19-related Changes in Past 30-day Marijuana, Electronic Cigarette, and Cigarette Use among Youth and Young Adults

Clendennen, S. L., Case, K. R., Sumbe, A., Mantey, D. S., Mason, E. J., & Harrell, M. B. (2021). Tobacco use insights, 14, 1179173X211067439. https://doi.org/10.1177/1179173X211067439


Age of e-cigarette initiation in USA young adults: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study (2013–2017)

Pérez, A., Bluestein, M.A., Kuk, A.E., Chen, B. PLOS One. Accepted 12/02/2021.


Age of Initiation of Dual Tobacco Use and Binge Drinking among Youth (12–17 Years Old): Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study

Pérez, A., Kuk, A.E., Bluestein, M.A., Sia, H.M.S., Chen, B. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(24), 12985; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182412985


Nicotine inhalation and suicide: Clinical correlates and behavioral mechanisms.

(Swann, A. C., Graham, D. P., Wilkinson, A. V., Kosten, T. R. (In Press). American Journal on Addictions.)


Digital marketing of smokeless tobacco: A longitudinal analysis of exposure and initiation among young adults

(Clendennen, S. L., Mantey, D. S., Wilkinson, A. V., Perry, C. L., Harrell, M. B., & Loukas, A. (2021). Addictive Behaviors, 106850 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.106850)


Emotional symptoms and sensation seeking: Implications for tobacco interventions for youth and young adults.

(Bataineh, B. S., Wilkinson, A. V., Case, K. R., Clendennen, S. L., Sumbe, A., Chen, B., & Harrell, M. B. (2021). Tobacco Prevention & Cessation, 7.)


Intention to Lose Weight and Use of Electronic Cigarettes Among Adolescents.

(Sanchez, R., Ranjit, N., Kelder, S. H., Gill, M., & Hoelscher, D. M. (2021). Preventive Medicine Reports, 101406.)


Self-reported history of intensity of smoking is associated with risk factors for suicide among high school students.

(Dasagi, M. Mantey, D. S., Harrell, M. B., Wilkinson, A. V. (In Press). PLoS One.)


Prospective estimation of the age of initiation of cigarettes among young adults (18-24 years old): findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) waves 1-4 (2013-2017)

Pérez, A, N’hpang, R.S., Kuk, A., Bluestein, M., Penedo, E., Chen, B., Sterling, K., Perry, C.L., Harrell, M.B. (2021) Prospective estimation of the age of initiation of cigarettes among young adults (18-24 years old): findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) waves 1-4 (2013-2017). PLoS One. May 5;16(5):e0251246. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251246. eCollection 2021. [PMCID: PMC8099124]


Multi-directional pathways of tobacco and marijuana use, including comorbid use, among a population-based cohort of adolescents in Texas: A six-wave cross-lagged model

(Rogers, S. M., Harrell, M. B., Chen, B., Springer, A., Loukas, A., & Perry, C. L. (2021). Addictive Behaviors, 115, 106771.)


Cross-sectional survey for assessing cancer care providers’ characteristics and attitudes on smoking cessation in Colombia and Mexico

(Tamí-Maury I, Suchil L, Reynales LM, Garcia L, Chen M, Shete S, Betancur A, Cinciripini P, Hawk E, Garcia H. BMJ Open 2021;11:e041447. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041447)


Age of initiation of cigarettes use in a Nationally Representative Sample of US youth

Pérez, A, N’hpang, R.S., Callahan, E., Kuk, A., Bluestein, M., Chen, B., Perry, C.L., Harrell, M.B. (2021) Age of initiation of cigarettes use in a Nationally Representative Sample of US youth, 2013-2017. JAMA Network Open. Feb 1;4(2): e210218. Epub 2021 Feb 1. [PMCID: PMC7910812].


Association between observing peers vaping on campus and E-cigarette use and susceptibility in middle and high school students

(Mantey, D. S., Omega-Njemnobi, O., Ruiz, F. A., Vaughn, T. L., Kelder, S. H., & Springer, A. E.(2021). Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 219, 108476. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108476.)


Prospective estimation of the age of initiation of hookah use among youth: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study waves 1-4

Pérez, A., Arnold, E.K., Bluestein, M.A., Harrell, M.B., Perry, C.L., Chen, B. (2021) Prospective estimation of the age of initiation of hookah use among youth: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study waves 1-4 (2013-2017). Addictive Behaviors. Volume 117, June 2021, 106838. [PMCID: PMC7956064]


Susceptibility, Trial, and Current Use Prevalence of Cigarettes, E-cigarettes, Cigars, Snus, and Snuff Products in Mexican-Americans Adults at Texas-Mexico Border

(Pike, Jordyn; Marsden, David G.; Wilkinson, Anna V.; Lee, Miryoung; McCormick, Joseph B.; and Fisher-Hoch, Susan P. (2020) Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 20 : Iss. 1 , Article 8. Available at: https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol20/iss1/8.)


Multiple tobacco product use among cigarette smokers: a longitudinal examination of menthol and non-menthol smokers during young adulthood

(Mantey, D., Harrell, M., Chen, B., Kelder, S. H., Perry, C., & Loukas, A. (2021). Tobacco Control.)


Age of Onset of Susceptibility to Different Tobacco Products Among US Young Adults: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (PATH) Waves 2-4 (2014-2017)

Pérez, A., Bluestein, M.A., Kuk, A.E., Chen, B., Sterling, K.L., Harrell, M.B. Age of Onset of Susceptibility to Different Tobacco Products Among US Young Adults: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (PATH) Waves 2-4 (2014-2017). Submitted to Tobacco Use Insights on 04/08/2021.


Age of initiation of cigarillos, filtered cigars and/or traditional cigars among youth: Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study, 2013–2017

(Chen B, Sterling K, Bluestein M, Harrell MB, Kuk AE, Perry CL, Pérez A (in press). PLOS One.)


The Recalled Age of Initiation of Multiple Tobacco Products Among 26-34 Year Olds: Findings From the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Wave 1 (2013- 2014).

(Pérez, A., Penedo, E., Bluestein, M., Chen, B., Perry, C.L., Harrell, M.B. (2020) Forthcoming International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health accepted on Nov 30/2020.)


A simulation of the potential impact of restricting tobacco retail outlets around middle and high schools on tobacco advertisements

Obinwa, U., Pasch, K. E., Jetelina, K. K., Ranjit, N., Perez, A., Perry, C., & Harrell, M. (2022). Tobacco control, 31(1), 81–87.


A Longitudinal Examination of Behavioral Transitions among Young Adult Menthol and Non-Menthol Cigarette Smokers Using a Three-State Markov Model.

(Mantey, D. S., Harrell, M. B., Chen, B., Kelder, S. H., Perry, C. L., & Loukas, A. (2020). Nicotine & Tobacco Research.)


Retail Access is Associated with Multiple Tobacco Product Use among Adolescent

(Mantey, D.S.; Chido-Amajuoyi, Onyema G.; and Barroso, Cristina S. (2020) Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 20 : Iss. 1 , Article 1. Available at: https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol20/iss1/1.)


Dissemination of CATCH My Breath, a middle school E-Cigarette prevention program

(Kelder, S. H., Mantey, D. S., Van Dusen, D., Vaughn, T., Bianco, M., & Springer, A. E. (2021). Dissemination of CATCH My Breath, a middle school E-Cigarette prevention program. Addictive Behaviors, 113, 106698.)


Predictors of JUUL, other electronic nicotine delivery systems, and combustible tobacco initiation among Texas youth

Case KR, Obinwa UC, Clendennen, SL, Perry CL, Harrell MB. Predictors of JUUL, other electronic nicotine delivery systems, and combustible tobacco initiation among Texas youth. Preventive Medicine. 2020 Sep; 138: 106097. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106097. Epub 2020 Apr 23. PMID: 32335030.


Prospectively estimating the age of initiation of e-cigarettes among U.S. youth: findings from the population assessment of tobacco and health (PATH) study, 2013-2017.

(Pérez, A., Bluestein, M., Chen, B., Perry, C.L., Harrell, M.B. (2020) Forthcoming Journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics. Accepted May 12/2020.)


Cluster Randomized Trial of Teens Against Tobacco Use: Youth Empowerment for Tobacco Control in El Paso, Texas

Brown LD, Bandiera FC, Harrell MB. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Nov;57(5):592-600. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.06.013. Epub 2019 Sep 26.


Harmonizing cigar survey data across TCORS, CTP, and PATH studies: The cigar collaborative research (CCR) group

(Fishbein, H., Bauer, D., Yu, Q., Mermelstein, R., Jones, D., Miller, A., Harrell, M.B., Loukas, A., Sterling, K., Colip, B., & Mittl, B. (2019). Nicotine & Tobacco Research.)


Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Marketing and Initiation Among Youth and Young Adults

Loukas A, Paddock EM, Li X, Harrell MB, Pasch KE, Perry CL. Pediatrics. 2019 Sep;144(3). pii: e20183601. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3601.


Understanding susceptibility to e-cigarettes: A comprehensive model of risk factors that influence the transition from non-susceptible to susceptible among e-cigarette naïve adolescents

(Carey, F. R., Rogers, S. M., Cohn, E. A., Harrell, M. B., Wilkinson, A. V., & Perry, C. L. (2019). Addictive behaviors, 91, 68-74.)


Adolescent Tobacco Uptake and Other Substance Use: A Latent Class Analysis

(Delk J, Carey FR, Case KR, et al. Am J Health Behav. 2019;43(1):3-14. doi:10.5993/AJHB.43.1.1)


E-cigarette use is associated with intentions to lose weight among high school students.

(Mantey D, Omega-Njemnobi O, Kelder SH. Nicotine & Tobacco 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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


Very light smoking and alternative tobacco use among college students

(Li X, Loukas A, Perry CL; Addict Behav.; 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. S., Cooper, M. R., Loukas, A., & Perry, C. L. (2017). American journal of health behavior, 41(6), 750–759.


Positive outcome expectations and tobacco product use behaviors in youth

Creamer, M. R., Delk, J., Case, K., Perry, C. L., & Harrell, M. B. (2018). Substance use & misuse, 53(8), 1399–1402.


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, K. E., Nicksic, N. E., Opara, S. C., Jackson, C., Harrell, M. B., et al. (2018). Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 20(8), 962–969.


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

Pérez, A., Chien, L. C., Harrell, M. B., Pasch, K. E., Obinwa, U. C. et al. (2017). Journal of biometrics & biostatistics, 8(5), 375.


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, K. R., Harrell, M. B., Pérez, A., Loukas, A., Wilkinson, A. V., et al. (2017). Addictive behaviors, 73, 151–157.


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) Hébert, E. T., Case, K. R., Kelder, S. H., Delk, J., Perry, C. L., et al. (2017). The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 61(3), 371–377.


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, M. B., Fakhouri, T., Muir, K. A., & Perry, C. L. (2017). The Journal of school health, 87(7), 506–512.


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. R., Loukas, A., PhD, Harrell, M. B., Wilkinson, A. V., Springer, A. E., et al. (2017). Journal of American college health : J of ACH, 65(4), 277–285.


Sexual and gender minority college students and tobacco use in Texas

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


Text and Mobile Media Smoking Cessation Service for Young Adults in South Texas: Operation and Cost-Effectiveness Estimation

Ramirez, A. G., Chalela, P., Akopian, D., Munoz, E., Gallion, K. J., et al. (2017). Health promotion practice, 18(4), 581–585.


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

Hébert, E. T., Vandewater, E. A., Businelle, M. S., Harrell, M. B., Kelder, S. H., et al. (2017). Addictive behaviors, 73, 105–110.


Abstract A10: Facebook advertisement effects on conversions and enrollment to a SMS/text smoking cessation service for young adult Latinos

Chalela, P., McAlister, A. L., Gallion, K. J., Muñoz, E., Despres, C., et al. (2016). Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 25(3_Supplement), A10-A10.


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, M. B., Malkani, R. I., Jackson, C. D., Delk, J., et al. (2017). Tobacco regulatory science, 3(2), 151–167.


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

Mantey, D. S., Harrell, M. B., Case, K., Crook, B., Kelder, S. H., et al. (2017). Drug and alcohol dependence, 173, 10–16.


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

Harrell, M. B., Loukas, A., Jackson, C. D., Marti, C. N., & Perry, C. L. (2017). Tobacco regulatory science, 3(2), 168–173.


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

Nicksic, N. E., Harrell, M. B., Pérez, A., Pasch, K. E., & Perry, C. L. (2017). Tobacco regulatory science, 3(2), 210–221.


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

Miller Lo, E. J., Giovenco, D. P., Wackowski, O. A., Harrell, M. B., Perry, C. L., et al. (2017). Tobacco regulatory science, 3(2), 183–191.


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

Wackowski, O. A., Evans, K. R., Harrell, M. B., Loukas, A., Lewis, M. J., et al. (2018). Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 20(9), 1076–1084.


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)


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)


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

Cooper, M., Harrell, M. B., Pérez, A., Delk, J., & Perry, C. L. (2016). Tobacco regulatory science, 2(3), 278–289.


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

Cooper, M., Creamer, M. R., Ly, C., Crook, B., Harrell, M. B., et al. (2016). American journal of health behavior, 40(6), 761–770.


E-Cigarette Marketing Exposure Is Associated With E-Cigarette Use Among US Youth

Mantey, D. S., Cooper, M. R., Clendennen, S. L., Pasch, K. E., & Perry, C. L. (2016). The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 58(6), 686–690.


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) Hinds, J. T., 3rd, Loukas, A., Chow, S., Pasch, K. E., Harrell, M. B., et al. (2016). Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 18(10), 1998–2005.


Comparing young adults to older adults in e-cigarette perceptions and motivations for use: implications for health communication

Cooper, M., Harrell, M. B., & Perry, C. L. (2016). Health education research, 31(4), 429–438.


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

Wilkinson, A. V., Koehly, L. M., Vandewater, E. A., Yu, R. K., Fisher-Hoch, S. P., et al. (2015). BMC medical genetics, 16, 43.


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

Prokhorov, A. V., Machado, T. C., Calabro, K. S., Vanderwater, E. A., Vidrine, D. J., et al. (2017). BMC public health, 17(1), 137.


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)


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 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)


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

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


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

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


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)


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)


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)


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

(Brown HS, Karson S; Health Economics, 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 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)


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)


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)


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 and Lung Issues: What's the Problem?

4/8/2020 - A one-pager on the problem with teen vaping and lung issues included e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injury, COVID-19, and general lung health.


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Vaping Advertisements and Teens

12/15/2020 - Healthy Children, Healthy State. A one-pager on vaping advertisements and teens in Texas from the Texas Child Health Status Report Project.


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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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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.


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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.


Know the Risks: E-cigarettes and Young People (e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov)

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
Campus 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

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Activate Ya

The purpose of this study is to develop and test the efficacy of a multiple-component intervention to prevent tobacco use and promote physical activity for 7th-8th graders in Uruguay.


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Age of Initiation of Tobacco Products Among USA Youth and Young Adults

This study involves a prospective secondary analysis of the first three waves of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study among U.S. youth (aged 12-17 years) and young adults (aged 18-24 years) who reported never use at Wave 1.


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CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health)

CATCH is a research-based program designed to guide schools, families and children in healthy eating and physical activity.


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CATCH My Breath

CATCH My Breath (CMB) is a middle school e-cigarette prevention program originally designed as a rapid response to the emerging teen vaping trends.


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Texas Adolescent Tobacco and Marketing Surveillance Study

The goal is to understand what types of electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) devices, like e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products, like cigarettes, cigars, and hookah, youth and young adults are using and why they use those products. Additionally, we study the effect of tobacco product marketing and other factors (e.g., product characteristics, intrapersonal and interpersonal influences) on youth tobacco use.


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Texas Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on Youth & Young Adults

The overall goal of the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) on Youth and Young Adults is to develop an integrated program of research and training to provide scientific evidence, and a career path for regulatory scientists, to support U.S. tobacco regulation.


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