15 research papers written by our team on smoking cessation and tobacco control were accepted for publication in international peer-reviewed journals in 2020 (in alphabetical order of author list):

  1. Cheung YTD, Chan CHH, Ho KS, Fok WP, Conway M, Wong CKH, Li WHC, Wang MP, Lam TH. Effectiveness of WhatsApp online group discussion for smoking relapse prevention: protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Addiction. 2020 Sep;115(9):1777-1785. doi: 10.1111/add.15027
  2. Cheung YTD, Chan CHH, Ho KS, Tang C, Lau CWH, Li WHC, Wang MP, Lam TH. Effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy sample at outdoor smoking hotspots for initiating quit attempts and use of smoking cessation services: a protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2020 Apr 7;10(4):e036339. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036339
  3. Cheung YTD, Jiang N, Jiang CQ, Zhuang RS, Gao WH, Zhou J, Lu JH, Li H, Wang JF, Lai YS, Sun JS, Wu JC, Ye C, Li N, Zhou G, Chen JY, Ou XY, Liu LQ, Huang ZH, Ho SY, Li HCW, Su SH, Yang Y, Jiang Y, Zhu WH, Yang L, Lin P, He Y, Cheng KK, Lam TH. Physicians’ very brief (30-sec) intervention for smoking cessation on 13 671 smokers in China: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Addiction. 2021 May;116(5):1172-1185. doi: 10.1111/add.15262
  4. Ho LLK, Li WHC, Cheung AT, Xia W, Lam TH. Awareness and Use of Heated Tobacco Products among Youth Smokers in Hong Kong: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Nov 19;17(22):8575. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17228575
  5. Ho LLK, Li WHC, Cheung AT, Xia W, Wang MP, Cheung DYT, Lam TH. Impact of COVID-19 on the Hong Kong Youth Quitline Service and Quitting Behaviors of Its Users. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Nov 13;17(22):8397. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17228397
  6. Lee JJ, Yeung KCY, Wang MP, Thorne S. Arabian nights in Hong Kong: Chinese young adults’ experience of waterpipe smoking. Tob Control 2020 (online ahead of print). doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055699
  7. Lee JJ, Wu Y, Wang MP, Yeung KC, Wong JY, Smith R. Waterpipe smoking among university students in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2020 Apr 21;20(1):543. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-08686-6
  8. Lee JJ, Wang MP, Yang SC. Will the tobacco industry ultimately triumph in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic?: A call for nurses’ action in tobacco control. Int J Nurs Stud. 2021 Mar;115:103726. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103726
  9. Luk TT, Weng X, Wu YS, Chan HL, Lau CY, Kwong AC, Lai VW, Lam TH, Wang MP. Association of heated tobacco product use with smoking cessation in Chinese cigarette smokers in Hong Kong: a prospective study. Tob Control. 2020 (online ahead of print). doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055857
  10. Luk TT, Hsieh CJ, Leung WC, Leung KY, Cheung KW, Kwa C, Siong KH, Tang KK, Lee KW, Li WH, Lam TH, Wang MP. Brief cessation advice, nicotine replacement therapy sampling and active referral (BANSAR) for smoking expectant fathers: Study protocol for a multicentre, pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Jun;93:106006. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106006
  11. Luk TT, Zhao S, Weng X, Wong JY, Wu YS, Ho SY, Lam TH, Wang MP. Exposure to health misinformation about COVID-19 and increased tobacco and alcohol use: a population-based survey in Hong Kong. Tob Control. 2020(online ahead of print). doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055960
  12. Weng X, Luk TT, Suen YN, Wu Y, Li HCW, Cheung YTD, Kwong ACS, Lai VWY, Chan SSC, Lam TH, Wang MP. Effects of simple active referrals of different intensities on smoking abstinence and smoking cessation services attendance: a cluster-randomized clinical trial. Addiction. 2020 Oct;115(10):1902-1912. doi: 10.1111/add.15029
  13. Weng X, Wang MP, Li HCW, Cheung YTD, Lau CY, Kwong ACS, Lai VWY, Chan SSC, Lam TH. Effects of active referral combined with a small financial incentive on smoking cessation: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2020 Oct 26;10(10):e038351. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038351
  14. Xia W, Li WHC, Cai W, Song P, Ho LLK, Cheung AT, Luo YH, Zeng C, He L, Gao C, Ho KY. Association of smoking behavior among Chinese expectant fathers and smoking abstinence after their partner becomes pregnant: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Aug 5;20(1):449. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-03148-8
  15. Xia W, Li HCW, Cai W, Song P, Zhou X, Lam KWK, Ho LLK, Cheung AT, Luo Y, Zeng C, Ho KY. Effectiveness of a video-based smoking cessation intervention focusing on maternal and child health in promoting quitting among expectant fathers in China: A randomized controlled trial. PLoS Medicine. 2020 Sep 29;17(9):e1003355. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003355