12 journal articles written by our team on smoking cessation and tobacco control were accepted for publication in international peer-reviewed journals in 2021 (in alphabetical order of author list):

  1. Chau SL, Wang MP, Wu Y, Cheung DYT, Kong A, Lai V, Lam TH, Ho SY. Polytobacco product use among current cigarette smokers in Hong Kong, China: results from population surveys (2015-17). BMC Public Health. 2021 Feb 6;21(1):307. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10341-7
  2. Lee JJ, Yeung KCY, Wang MP, Thorne S, Tong HSC, Lai V. Circumventing tobacco control and safety policies to promote waterpipe use in smoking venues: the perspective of staff in waterpipe smoking venues. Tobacco Control 2021 (Online first). doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056692
  3. Lai V, Tong H, Leung LT, Ho SY, Lam TH. Will heated tobacco products be banned in Hong Kong? International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2021 Nov 1;25(11):956-958. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.21.0489
  4. Li Y, Luk TT, Wu Y, Cheung YTD, Li WHC, Tong SCH, Lai VWY, Ho SY, Lam TH, Wang MP. High perceived susceptibility to and severity of COVID-19 in smokers are associated with quitting-related behaviors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021;18:10894. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182010894
  5. Luk TT, Lam TH, Leung W, Leung K, Cheung KW, Kwa C, Siong K, Tang K, Lee K, Hsieh CJ, Wu Y, Li WHC, Wang MP. Brief advice, nicotine replacement therapy sampling, and active referral for expectant fathers who smoke cigarettes: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine 2021;181(8): doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.2757
  6. Sun Y, Lam TH, Cheung YTD, Wang MP, Wu Y, Chen J, Zhang X, Li WHC, Ho SY. First Report on Smoking and Infection Control Behaviours at Outdoor Hotspots during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Unobtrusive Observational Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Jan 25;18(3):1031. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18031031.
  7. Wang L, Chen J, Leung LT, Mai ZM, Ho SY, Lam TH, Wang MP. Characterization of respiratory symptoms among youth using heated tobacco products in Hong Kong. JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(7):e2117055. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17055
  8. Wang L, Chen J, Leung LT, Ho SY, Lam TH, Wang MP. Use patterns of cigarettes and alternative tobacco products and socioeconomic correlates in Hong Kong secondary school students. Scientific Reports. 2021;11(1):17253. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-96452-y
  9. Wang MP. Community based interventions to increase use of Quitline services (Commentary). Lancet Regional Health Western Pacific. 2021;14:100238. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100238
  10. Weng X, Wu Y, Luk TT, Li WH, Cheung YT, Kwong AC, Lai VW, Lam TH, Wang MP. Active referral plus a small financial incentive to use smoking cessation services on validated smoking abstinence: a pragmatic cluster-randomized clinical trial. Lancet Regional Health Western Pacific 2021;13:100189. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100189
  11. Xia W, Li WHC, Luo YH, Liang TN, Ho LLK, Cheung AT, Song P. The association between heated tobacco product use and cigarette cessation outcomes among youth smokers: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2021 Aug 15:108599. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108599
  12. Zhao SZ, Wu YS, Chau SL, Fong DYT, Lam TH, Wang MP. Mobile chat-based support plus nicotine replacement therapy sampling to promote smoking cessation for community smokers: A randomized controlled trial. Tobacco Induced Diseases. 2021;19:32. doi: 10.18332/tid/133373.