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K. Michael Cummings, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
College of Medicine
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K. Michael Cummings, PhD

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Research Interest:

My research interests are in the study of health related behaviors, especially tobacco use prevention and cessation. Over the course of my professional career I have received more than 50 grants and contracts totaling over $60 million. I am currently the principal investigator of a NIH designated program project grant (P01 CA138389) which is testing the impact of population-level policies (package labeling, taxation and pricing, smoke free law) on the smoking behaviors of adult smokers from high, middle, and low income counties. My research at the Hollings Cancer Center in the Cancer Control Research Program includes a mix of laboratory, clinical, and population-based studies broadly organized around three major research themes: 1) understanding factors that influence acquisition and maintenance of nicotine addiction; 2) testing interventions to mitigate the health consequences of nicotine addiction; and 3) studying ways to more rapidly disseminate evidence-based interventions to reduce the harms caused by tobacco use. My most recent research is investigating the delivery and success of tobacco cessation interventions in oncology patients utilizing my previous experience as a mentor to several graduate and post-graduate students in the field of health behavior and tobacco control.

Selected Publications:

1.Longer term impact of cigarette package warnings in Australia compared with the United Kingdom and Canada. Health Educ Res. ., 2014.
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2.Thrasher JF, Osman A, Abad-Vivero EN, Hammond D, Bansal-Travers M, Cummings KM, Hardin JW, Moodie C. The use of cigarette package inserts to supplement pictorial health warnings: An evaluation of the Canadian policy. Nicotine Tob Res. ., 2014.
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3.Gravely S, Fong GT, Cummings KM, Yan M, Quah AC, Borland R, Yong HH, Hitchman SC, McNeill A, Hammond D, Thrasher JF, Willemsen MC, Seo HG, Jiang Y, Cavalcante T, Perez C, Omar M, Hummel K. Awareness, Trial, and Current Use of Electronic Cigarettes in 10 Countries: Findings from the ITC Project. Int J Environ Res Public Health. .11(11):11691-704, 2014. PMCID: PMC4245638
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4.Swift E, Borland R, Cummings KM, Fong GT, McNeill A, Hammond D, Thrasher JF, Partos TR, Yong HH. Australian smokers' support for plain or standardised packs before and after implementation: findings from the ITC Four Country Survey. Tob Control. ., 2014.
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5.Yong HH, Borland R, Balmford J, McNeill A, Hitchman S, Driezen P, Thompson ME, Fong GT, Cummings KM. Trends in E-Cigarette Awareness, Trial, and Use Under the Different Regulatory Environments of Australia and the United Kingdom. Nicotine Tob Res. ., 2014.
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6.Cornelius ME, Cummings KM, Fong GT, Hyland A, Driezen P, Chaloupka FJ, Hammond D, O'Connor RJ, Bansal-Travers M. The prevalence of brand switching among adult smokers in the USA, 2006-2011: findings from the ITC US surveys. Tob Control. ., 2014.
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7.Mathew AR, Burris JL, Alberg AJ, Cummings KM, Carpenter MJ. Impact of a brief telephone referral on quitline use, quit attempts and abstinence. Health Educ Res. ., 2014.
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8.Camenga DR, Kong G, Cavallo DA, Liss A, Hyland A, Delmerico J, Cummings KM, Krishnan-Sarin S. Alternate tobacco product and drug use among adolescents who use electronic cigarettes, cigarettes only, and never smokers. J Adolesc Health. .55(4):588-91, 2014. PMCID: PMC4175192
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9.Thrasher JF, Osman A, Moodie C, Hammond D, Bansal-Travers M, Cummings KM, Borland R, Yong HH, Hardin J. Promoting cessation resources through cigarette package warning labels: a longitudinal survey with adult smokers in Canada, Australia and Mexico. Tob Control. ., 2014.
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10.Kasza KA, Hyland AJ, Bansal-Travers M, Vogl LM, Chen J, Evans SE, Fong GT, Cummings KM, O'Connor RJ. Switching between menthol and nonmenthol cigarettes: findings from the u.s. Cohort of the international tobacco control four country survey. Nicotine Tob Res. .16(9):1255-65, 2014. PMCID: PMC4184400
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11.Cornelius ME, Driezen P, Hyland A, Fong GT, Chaloupka FJ, Cummings KM. Trends in cigarette pricing and purchasing patterns in a sample of US smokers: findings from the ITC US surveys (2002-2011). Tob Control. ., 2014.
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12.Cummings KM, Dresler CM, Field JK, Fox J, Gritz ER, Hanna NH, Ikeda N, Jassem J, Mulshine JL, Peters MJ, Yamaguchi NH, Warren G, Zhou C. E-cigarettes and cancer patients. J Thorac Oncol. .9(4):438-41, 2014. PMCID: PMC4040965
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13.Warren GW, Alberg AJ, Kraft AS, Cummings KM. The 2014 Surgeon General's report: "The health consequences of smoking--50 years of progress": a paradigm shift in cancer care. Cancer. .120(13):1914-6, 2014.
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14.Delmerico J, Hyland A, Celestino P, Reid M, Cummings KM. Patient willingness and barriers to receiving a CT scan for lung cancer screening. Lung Cancer. .84(3):307-9, 2014.
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15.Jardin BF, Cropsey KL, Wahlquist AE, Gray KM, Silvestri GA, Cummings KM, Carpenter MJ. Evaluating the effect of access to free medication to quit smoking: a clinical trial testing the role of motivation. Nicotine Tob Res. .16(7):992-9, 2014. PMCID: PMC4133568
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16.Alberg AJ, Shopland DR, Cummings KM. The 2014 Surgeon General's report: commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Report of the Advisory Committee to the US Surgeon General and updating the evidence on the health consequences of cigarette smoking. Am J Epidemiol. .179(4):403-12, 2014. PMCID: PMC3908632
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17.Cummings KM, Proctor RN. The changing public image of smoking in the United States: 1964-2014. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. .23(1):32-6, 2014. PMCID: PMC3894634
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18.Caruso RV, O'Connor RJ, Stephens WE, Cummings KM, Fong GT. Toxic metal concentrations in cigarettes obtained from U.S. smokers in 2009: results from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) United States survey cohort. Int J Environ Res Public Health. .11(1):202-17, 2013. PMCID: PMC3924441
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19.Warren GW, Marshall JR, Cummings KM, Zevon MA, Reed R, Hysert P, Mahoney MC, Hyland AJ, Nwogu C, Demmy T, Dexter E, Kelly M, O'Connor RJ, Houstin T, Jenkins D, Germain P, Singh AK, Epstein J, Dobson Amato KA, Reid ME. Automated tobacco assessment and cessation support for cancer patients. Cancer. .120(4):562-9, 2013.
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20.Burris JL, Carpenter MJ, Wahlquist AE, Cummings KM, Gray KM. Brief, instructional smokeless tobacco use among cigarette smokers who do not intend to quit: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Nicotine Tob Res. .16(4):397-405, 2013. PMCID: PMC3954419
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21.Cornelius ME, Driezen P, Fong GT, Chaloupka FJ, Hyland A, Bansal-Travers M, Carpenter MJ, Cummings KM. Trends in the use of premium and discount cigarette brands: findings from the ITC US Surveys (2002-2011). Tob Control. .23 Suppl 1:i48-53, 2013. PMCID: PMC4038075
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22.Warren GW, Marshall JR, Cummings KM, Toll BA, Gritz ER, Hutson A, Dibaj S, Herbst R, Mulshine JL, Hanna N, Dresler CA. Addressing tobacco use in patients with cancer: a survey of American Society of Clinical Oncology members. J Oncol Pract. .9(5):258-62, 2013. PMCID: PMC3770508
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23.SebriƩ EM, Sandoya E, Bianco E, Hyland A, Cummings KM, Glantz SA. Hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction before and after implementation of a comprehensive smoke-free policy in Uruguay: experience through 2010. Tob Control. .23(6):471-2, 2013.
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24.Li L, Borland R, Fong GT, Thrasher JF, Hammond D, Cummings KM. Impact of point-of-sale tobacco display bans: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey. Health Educ Res. .28(5):898-910, 2013. PMCID: PMC3772332
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25.Warren GW, Marshall JR, Cummings KM, Toll B, Gritz ER, Hutson A, Dibaj S, Herbst R, Dresler C. Practice patterns and perceptions of thoracic oncology providers on tobacco use and cessation in cancer patients. J Thorac Oncol. .8(5):543-8, 2013. PMCID: PMC3628367
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26.Thrasher JF, Andrews JO, Friedman DB, Carpenter MJ, Gray KM, Cummings KM, Alberg AJ, Navarro A. Author response. Am J Prev Med. .44(5):e51-3, 2013.
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27.Carpenter MJ, Jardin BF, Burris JL, Mathew AR, Schnoll RA, Rigotti NA, Cummings KM. Clinical strategies to enhance the efficacy of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation: a review of the literature. Drugs. .73(5):407-26, 2013. PMCID: PMC3662024
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28.Warren GW, Cummings KM. Tobacco and lung cancer: risks, trends, and outcomes in patients with cancer. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. .359-64, 2013.
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29.McKee SA, Young-Wolff KC, Harrison EL, Cummings KM, Borland R, Kahler CW, Fong GT, Hyland A. Longitudinal associations between smoking cessation medications and alcohol consumption among smokers in the International Tobacco Control Four Country survey. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. .37(5):804-10, 2012. PMCID: PMC3610791
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30.Thrasher JF, Carpenter MJ, Andrews JO, Gray KM, Alberg AJ, Navarro A, Friedman DB, Cummings KM. Cigarette warning label policy alternatives and smoking-related health disparities. Am J Prev Med. .43(6):590-600, 2012. PMCID: PMC3504356
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31.Borland R, Partos TR, Cummings KM. Recall bias does impact on retrospective reports of quit attempts: response to Messer and Pierce. Nicotine Tob Res. .15(3):754-5, 2012.
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32.Avila-Tang E, Elf JL, Cummings KM, Fong GT, Hovell MF, Klein JD, McMillen R, Winickoff JP, Samet JM. Assessing secondhand smoke exposure with reported measures. Tob Control. .22(3):156-63, 2012. PMCID: PMC3639349
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33.Siahpush M, Thrasher JF, Yong HH, Cummings KM, Fong GT, de Miera BS, Borland R. Cigarette prices, cigarette expenditure and smoking-induced deprivation: findings from the International Tobacco Control Mexico survey. Tob Control. .22(4):223-6, 2012.
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34.Kasza KA, Hyland AJ, Borland R, McNeill AD, Bansal-Travers M, Fix BV, Hammond D, Fong GT, Cummings KM. Effectiveness of stop-smoking medications: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. Addiction. .108(1):193-202, 2012. PMCID: PMC3500450
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35.Warren GW, Reid ME, Cummings KM, Marshall JR. Author's reply to: Smoking at diagnosis and survival in cancer patients. Int J Cancer. .132(4):992, 2012.
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36.Latimer-Cheung AE, Fucito LM, Carlin-Menter S, Rodriguez J, Raymond L, Salovey P, Makuch R, Cummings KM, Toll BA. How do perceptions about cessation outcomes moderate the effectiveness of a gain-framed smoking cessation telephone counseling intervention? J Health Commun. .17(9):1081-98, 2012. PMCID: PMC3644974
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37.Paoletti L, Jardin B, Carpenter MJ, Cummings KM, Silvestri GA. Current status of tobacco policy and control. J Thorac Imaging. .27(4):213-9, 2012. PMCID: PMC3409436
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38.Moore K, Borland R, Yong HH, Siahpush M, Cummings KM, Thrasher JF, Fong GT. Support for tobacco control interventions: do country of origin and socioeconomic status make a difference? Int J Public Health. .57(5):777-86, 2012. PMCID: PMC3556926
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39.Toll BA, Cummings KM, O'Malley SS, Carlin-Menter S, McKee SA, Hyland A, Wu R, Hopkins J, Celestino P. Tobacco quitlines need to assess and intervene with callers' hazardous drinking. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. .36(9):1653-8, 2012. PMCID: PMC3436938
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40.Hughes JR, Cummings KM, Foulds J, Shiffman S, West R. Effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy--a rebuttal. Addiction. .107(8):1527-8, 2012.
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41.Borland R, Li L, Cummings KM, O'Connor R, Mortimer K, Wikmans T, Ramstrom L, King B, McNeill A. Effects of a Fact Sheet on beliefs about the harmfulness of alternative nicotine delivery systems compared with cigarettes. Harm Reduct J. .9:19, 2012. PMCID: PMC3514329
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42.Peters EN, Torres E, Toll BA, Cummings KM, Gritz ER, Hyland A, Herbst RS, Marshall JR, Warren GW. Tobacco assessment in actively accruing National Cancer Institute Cooperative Group Program Clinical Trials. J Clin Oncol. .30(23):2869-75, 2012. PMCID: PMC3410402
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43.Warren GW, Kasza KA, Reid ME, Cummings KM, Marshall JR. Smoking at diagnosis and survival in cancer patients. Int J Cancer. .132(2):401-10, 2012.
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44.Young D, Yong HH, Borland R, Shahab L, Hammond D, Cummings KM, Wilson N. Trends in roll-your-own smoking: findings from the ITC Four-Country Survey (2002-2008). J Environ Public Health. .2012:406283, 2012. PMCID: PMC3361236
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45.Cooper J, Borland R, Yong HH, Hyland A, Cummings KM. Variations in daily cigarette consumption on work days compared with nonwork days and associations with quitting: findings from the international tobacco control four-country survey. Nicotine Tob Res. .15(1):192-8, 2012. PMCID: PMC3524064
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46.Nagelhout GE, de Vries H, Fong GT, Candel MJ, Thrasher JF, van den Putte B, Thompson ME, Cummings KM, Willemsen MC. Pathways of change explaining the effect of smoke-free legislation on smoking cessation in The Netherlands. An application of the international tobacco control conceptual model. Nicotine Tob Res. .14(12):1474-82, 2012. PMCID: PMC3509014
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47.O'Connor RJ, Bansal-Travers M, Carter LP, Cummings KM. What would menthol smokers do if menthol in cigarettes were banned? Behavioral intentions and simulated demand. Addiction. .107(7):1330-8, 2012. PMCID: PMC3370153
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48.Siahpush M, Borland R, Yong HH, Cummings KM, Fong GT. Tobacco expenditure, smoking-induced deprivation and financial stress: results from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four-Country Survey. Drug Alcohol Rev. .31(5):664-71, 2012.
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49.Borland R, Partos TR, Yong HH, Cummings KM, Hyland A. How much unsuccessful quitting activity is going on among adult smokers? Data from the International Tobacco Control Four Country cohort survey. Addiction. .107(3):673-82, 2012. PMCID: PMC3909986
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50.Rees VW, Kreslake JM, Wayne GF, O'Connor RJ, Cummings KM, Connolly GN. Role of cigarette sensory cues in modifying puffing topography. Drug Alcohol Depend. .124(1-2):1-10, 2012. PMCID: PMC3371306
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51.SebriƩ EM, Sandoya E, Hyland A, Bianco E, Glantz SA, Cummings KM. Hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction before and after implementation of a comprehensive smoke-free policy in Uruguay. Tob Control. .22(e1):e16-20, 2012. PMCID: PMC3374906
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52.Borland R, Partos TR, Cummings KM. Systematic biases in cross-sectional community studies may underestimate the effectiveness of stop-smoking medications. Nicotine Tob Res. .14(12):1483-7, 2012. PMCID: PMC3509007
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53.Fotuhi O, Fong GT, Zanna MP, Borland R, Yong HH, Cummings KM. Patterns of cognitive dissonance-reducing beliefs among smokers: a longitudinal analysis from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. Tob Control. .22(1):52-8, 2012. PMCID: PMC4009366
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54.Borland R, Li L, Driezen P, Wilson N, Hammond D, Thompson ME, Fong GT, Mons U, Willemsen MC, McNeill A, Thrasher JF, Cummings KM. Cessation assistance reported by smokers in 15 countries participating in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) policy evaluation surveys. Addiction. .107(1):197-205, 2012. PMCID: PMC3237953
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55.Fix BV, O'Connor RJ, Fong GT, Borland R, Cummings KM, Hyland A. Smokers' reactions to FDA regulation of tobacco products: findings from the 2009 ITC United States survey. BMC Public Health. .11:941, 2011. PMCID: PMC3260261
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56.Hawk LW, Ashare RL, Lohnes SF, Schlienz NJ, Rhodes JD, Tiffany ST, Gass JC, Cummings KM, Mahoney MC. The effects of extended pre-quit varenicline treatment on smoking behavior and short-term abstinence: a randomized clinical trial. Clin Pharmacol Ther. .91(2):172-80, 2011. PMCID: PMC3325094
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57.Warren GW, Arnold SM, Valentino JP, Gal TJ, Hyland AJ, Singh AK, Rangnekar VM, Cummings KM, Marshall JR, Kudrimoti MR. Accuracy of self-reported tobacco assessments in a head and neck cancer treatment population. Radiother Oncol. .103(1):45-8, 2011. PMCID: PMC3327779
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58.Kaufman AR, Waters EA, Parascandola M, Augustson EM, Bansal-Travers M, Hyland A, Cummings KM. Food and Drug Administration evaluation and cigarette smoking risk perceptions. Am J Health Behav. .35(6):766-76, 2011. PMCID: PMC3755771
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59.Yong HH, Borland R, Cummings KM, Hammond D, O'Connor RJ, Hastings G, King B. Impact of the removal of misleading terms on cigarette pack on smokers' beliefs about 'light/mild' cigarettes: cross-country comparisons. Addiction. .106(12):2204-13, 2011. PMCID: PMC3208785
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60.Gosselin MH, Mahoney MC, Cummings KM, Loree TR, Sullivan M, King BA, Warren G, Hyland A. Evaluation of an intervention to enhance the delivery of smoking cessation services to patients with cancer. J Cancer Educ. .26(3):577-82, 2011.
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61.Cummings KM, Borland R. Individualized versus population-based approaches to tobacco control - a false dichotomy. Addiction. .106(9):1556-8, 2011. PMCID: PMC3412305
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62.Borland R, Cooper J, McNeill A, O'Connor R, Cummings KM. Trends in beliefs about the harmfulness and use of stop-smoking medications and smokeless tobacco products among cigarettes smokers: Findings from the ITC four-country survey. Harm Reduct J. .8:21, 2011. PMCID: PMC3170207
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63.Licht AS, Hyland AJ, O'Connor RJ, Chaloupka FJ, Borland R, Fong GT, Nargis N, Cummings KM. How do price minimizing behaviors impact smoking cessation? Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health. .8(5):1671-91, 2011. PMCID: PMC3108134
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64.Box HC, O'Connor RJ, Patrzyc HB, Iijima H, Dawidzik JB, Freund HG, Budzinski EE, Cummings KM, Mahoney MC. Reduction in oxidatively generated DNA damage following smoking cessation. Tob Induc Dis. .9(1):5, 2011. PMCID: PMC3104490
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65.Fix BV, Hyland A, Rivard C, McNeill A, Fong GT, Borland R, Hammond D, Cummings KM. Usage patterns of stop smoking medications in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States: findings from the 2006-2008 International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health. .8(1):222-33, 2011. PMCID: PMC3037071
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66.Hyland A, Higbee C, Travers MJ, Van Deusen A, Bansal-Travers M, King B, Cummings KM. Smoke-free homes and smoking cessation and relapse in a longitudinal population of adults. Nicotine Tob Res. .11(6):614-8, 2009. PMCID: PMC2722236
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67.Ossip DJ, Abrams SM, Mahoney MC, Sall D, Cummings KM. Adverse effects with use of nicotine replacement therapy among quitline clients. Nicotine Tob Res. .11(4):408-17, 2009.
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68.Cummings KM, Fong GT, Borland R. Environmental influences on tobacco use: evidence from societal and community influences on tobacco use and dependence. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. .5:433-58, 2009.
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69.Shibly O, Cummings KM, Zambon JJ. Resolution of oral lesions after tobacco cessation. J Periodontol. .79(9):1797-801, 2008.
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70.Cummings KM, Mahoney MC. Strategies for smoking cessation: what is new and what works? Expert Rev Respir Med. .2(2):201-13, 2008.
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71.Peppone LJ, Mahoney MC, Cummings KM, Michalek AM, Reid ME, Moysich KB, Hyland A. Colorectal cancer occurs earlier in those exposed to tobacco smoke: implications for screening. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. .134(7):743-51, 2008. PMCID: PMC3038611
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72.Van Deusen AM, Hyland A, Abrams SM, Celestino P, Mahoney MC, Cummings KM. Smokers' acceptance of "cold calls" offering quitline services. Tob Control. .16 Suppl 1:i30-2, 2007. PMCID: PMC2598523
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