Table 1

Top 20 cited papers, Tobacco Control autumn 1998–June 2011 and top 10 cited papers 2008–present

Top 20 cited papers, 1998–present:
1. Tyas SL, Pederson LL. Psychosocial factors related to adolescent smoking: a critical review of the literature. Tob Control 1998;7:409–20. (Canada)293RYouth
2. DiFranza JR, Rigotti NA, McNeill AD, et al. Initial symptoms of nicotine dependence in adolescents. Tob Control 2000;9:313–19. (USA)216OAYouth/addiction
3. DiFranza JR, Savageau JA, Rigotti NA, et al. Development of symptoms of tobacco dependence in youth: 30 month follow-up data from the DANDY study. Tob Control 2002;11:228–35. (USA)177OAYouth/addiction
4. Lantz PM, Jacobson PD, Warner KE, et al. Investing in youth tobacco control: a review of smoking prevention and control strategies. Tob Control 2000;9:47–63. (USA)164RYouth
5. Malone RE, Balbach ED. Tobacco industry documents: treasure trove or quagmire? Tob Control 2000;9:334–8. (USA)158OADocuments
6. Yach D, Warren CW, Silva VLD, et al. Tobacco use among youth: a cross country comparison. Tob Control 2002;11:252–70. (Switzerland-WHO)138OAYouth
7. Farkas AJ, Gilpin EA, Distefan JM, et al. The effects of household and workplace smoking restrictions on quitting behaviours. Tob Control 1999;8:261–5. (USA)136OASHS/cessation
8. Foulds J, Ramstrom L, Burke M, et al. Effect of smokeless tobacco (snus) on smoking and public health in Sweden. Tob Control 2003;12:349–59. (USA)135RHarm reduction
9. Scollo M, Lal A, Hyland A, et al. Review of the quality of studies on the economic effects of smoke-free policies on the hospitality industry. Tob Control 2003;12:13–20. (Australia)113RSHS
10. Fong GT, Hyland A, Borland R, et al. Reductions in tobacco smoke pollution and increases in support for smoke-free public places following the implementation of comprehensive smoke-free workplace legislation in the Republic of Ireland: findings from the ITC Ireland/UK Survey. Tob Control 2006;15:51–8. (Suppl 3) (Canada)113OASHS
11. Wakefield M, Chaloupka F. Effectiveness of comprehensive tobacco control programmes in reducing teenage smoking in the USA. Tob Control 2000;9:177–86. (Australia)108RYouth
12. Farrelly MC, Evans WN, Sfekas AES. The impact of workplace smoking bans: results from a national survey. Tob Control 1999;8:272–7. (USA)108OASHS
13. Bonita R, Duncan J, Truelsen T, et al. Passive smoking as well as active smoking increases the risk of acute stroke. Tob Control 1999;8:156–60. (Switzerland-WHO)105OAEpidemiology
14. Hughes JR, Shiffman S, Callas P, et al. A meta-analysis of the efficacy of over-the-counter, nicotine replacement. Tob Control 2003;12:21–7. (USA)100RCessation
15. Maziak W, Ward KD, Soweid RAA, et al. Tobacco smoking using a waterpipe: a re-emerging strain in a global epidemic. Tob Control 2004;13:327–33. (USA)99RWaterpipes
16. Osler M, Prescott E. Psychosocial, behavioural, and health determinants of successful smoking cessation: a longitudinal study of Danish adults. Tob Control 1998;7:262–7. (Denmark)92OACessation
17. Sly DF, Heald GR, Ray S. The Florida “truth” anti-tobacco media evaluation: design, first year results, and implications for planning future state media evaluations. Tob Control 2001;10:9–15. (USA)89OAMedia
18. Matt GE, Quintana PJE, Hovell MF, et al. Households contaminated by environmental tobacco smoke: sources of infant exposures. Tob Control 2004;13:29–37. (USA)85OASHS
19. Dearlove JV, Bialous SA, Glantz SA. Tobacco industry manipulation of the hospitality industry to maintain smoking in public places. Tob Control 2002;11:94–104. (USA)85OADocuments/SHS
20. Moore L, Roberts C, Tudor-Smith C. School smoking policies and smoking prevalence among adolescents: multilevel analysis of cross-sectional data from Wales. Tob Control 2001;10:117–23. (UK)85OAYouth
Top 10 cited papers published since 2008:
1. Chapman S, Freeman B. Markers of the denormalisation of smoking and the tobacco industry. Tob Control 2008;17:25–31. (Australia)40OASocial norms
2. Hyland A, Travers M J, Dresler C, et al. A 32-country comparison of tobacco smoke derived particle levels in indoor public places. Tob Control 2008;17:159–65. (USA)36OASHS
3. Kotz D, West R. Explaining the social gradient in smoking cessation: it's not in the trying, but in the succeeding. Tob Control 2009;18:43–6. (UK)26OACessation
4. Carpenter CM, Connolly GN, Ayo-Yusuf OA, et al. Developing smokeless tobacco products for smokers: an examination of tobacco industry documents. Tob Control 2009;18:54–9. (USA)22OAHarm reduction/documents
5. Edwards R, Thomson G, Wilson N, et al. After the smoke has cleared: evaluation of the impact of a new national smoke-free law in New Zealand. Tob Control 2008;17:e2. doi:10.1136/tc.2007.020347. (New Zealand)20OASHS
6. Borland R, Wilson N, Fong GT, et al. Impact of graphic and text warnings on cigarette packs: findings from four countries over 5 years. Tob Control 2009;18:358–64. (Australia)20OAPackaging
7. Zhu SH, Wang JB, Hartman A, et al. Quitting cigarettes completely or switching to smokeless tobacco: do US data replicate the Swedish results? Tob Control 2009;18:82–7. (USA)19OAHarm reduction
8. Zeller M, Hatsukami D, et al. The Strategic Dialogue on Tobacco harm reduction: a vision and blueprint for action in the US. Tob Control 2009;18:324–32. (USA)17Special communicationHarm reduction
9. Alpert HR, Koh H, Connolly GN. Free nicotine content and strategic marketing of moist snuff tobacco products in the United States: 2000–2006. Tob Control 2008;17:332–8. (USA)15OAHarm reduction
10. Wakefield MA, Germain D, Durkin SJ. How does increasingly plainer cigarette packaging influence adult smokers' perceptions about brand image? An experimental study. Tob Control 2008;17:416–21. (Australia)15OAPackaging
  • R, review; OA, original article; SHS, secondhand smoke.