Hillel R Alpert

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BACKGROUND In the USA, consumption of moist snuff continues to increase and cigarette manufacturers now control nearly its entire market. Manufacturers have developed new products that represent cigarette brand extension and in test marketing are promoting dual use of cigarettes and snuff. This study examined patterns of concurrent use of smokeless tobacco(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in humans. Limited data exist regarding the extent of the problem among Cyprus youth. We use the Global Youth Tobacco Survey to assess the prevalence of cigarette smoking among middle and high school students as well as the social environment in which this is taking(More)
BACKGROUND Different methods exist to estimate smoking attributable cancer mortality rates (Peto and Ezzati methods, as examples). However, the smoking attributable estimates using these methods cannot be generalized to all population sub-groups. A simpler method has recently been developed that can be adapted and applied to different population sub-groups.(More)
BACKGROUND Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of "Lights" descriptors or similar terms on tobacco products that convey messages of reduced risk. Manufacturers eliminated terms explicitly stated and substituted colour name descriptors corresponding to the banned terms.(More)
To test whether responses to sex questionnaires vary as a function of the milieu in which the questionnaires are administered, university and college students were presented with an explicit sex questionnaire by a psychologist or by a member of the clergy. In the first study conducted at a nondenominational university, students generally responded similarly(More)
BACKGROUND Nicotine is known as the drug that is responsible for the addicted behaviour of tobacco users, but it has poor reinforcing effects when administered alone. Tobacco product design features enhance abuse liability by (A) optimising the dynamic delivery of nicotine to central nervous system receptors, and affecting smokers' withdrawal symptoms, mood(More)
Objective: We sought to determine whether smoke nicotine yields of cigarettes would show an overall increase over time or an increasing trend limited to any particular market category (e.g. full flavor vs. light, medium (mild), or ultralight; mentholated vs non-mentholated), manufacturer, or brand family or brand style, and smoke nicotine yields would be(More)
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