Thomas James White

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INTRODUCTION Individuals dependent on alcohol or illicit drugs are vulnerable to cigarette smoking and related adverse health outcomes. Less research has been conducted regarding whether these same groups are vulnerable to smokeless tobacco (ST) use. The goal of this study is to examine vulnerability to ST use among individuals with other drug dependence.(More)
This report describes a systematic literature review of voucher and related monetary-based contingency management (CM) interventions for substance use disorders (SUDs) over 5.2years (November 2009 through December 2014). Reports were identified using the search engine PubMed, expert consultations, and published bibliographies. For inclusion, reports had to(More)
We investigated three potential predictors (educational attainment, prepregnancy smoking rate, and delay discounting [DD]) of spontaneous quitting among pregnant smokers. These predictors were examined alone and in combination with other potential predictors using study-intake assessments from controlled clinical trials examining the efficacy of financial(More)
AROUSAL THEORY AND THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF CAFFEINE, NICOTINE, AND IMPULSIVITY Thomas James White, M.A., 2006 Directed By: Professor Barry D. Smith, Ph.D., Department of Psychology Nicotine, caffeine, impulsivity, and arousal are all intercorrelated: both drugs increase arousal, and impulsivity is theoretically related to arousal. However, the independent(More)
This report describes results from a systematic literature review examining gender differences in U.S. prevalence rates of current use of tobacco and nicotine delivery products and how they intersect with other vulnerabilities to tobacco use. We searched PubMed on gender differences in tobacco use across the years 2004-2014. For inclusion, reports had to be(More)
Smoking prevalence is unevenly distributed in the U.S. population, with those with mental illness, other substance use disorders, and lower socioeconomic status being especially vulnerable. Less research has been conducted on the association between these same vulnerabilities and smokeless tobacco (ST) use. The present study examined cigarette and ST use(More)
We examined whether impulsiveness moderates response to financial incentives for cessation among pregnant smokers. Participants were randomized to receive financial incentives delivered contingent on smoking abstinence or to a control condition wherein incentives were delivered independent of smoking status. The study was conducted in two steps: First, we(More)
This project compared urban/rural differences in tobacco use, and examined how such differences vary across regions/divisions of the U.S. Using pooled 2012-2013 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), we obtained weighted prevalence estimates for the use of cigarettes, menthol cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigars, and pipes.(More)
Use of technology (e.g., Internet, cell phones) to allow remote implementation of incentives interventions for health-related behavior change is growing. To our knowledge, there has yet to be a systematic review of this literature reported. The present report provides a systematic review of the controlled studies where technology was used to remotely(More)
Eight severely retarded residents took part in a double blind, placebo controlled trial of pimozide. The drug did not alter behavioural adjustment as assessed by behaviour observations. However, ratings on a standardised checklist of aberrant behaviour showed significant drug-induced improvements on two dimensions (Irritability and(More)