Top Cited Articles

We are pleased to announce the 2017 impact factor for Tobacco Control is  (Journal Citation Reports Clarivate Analytics). This is a testament to the vision of Editor-in-Chief Professor Ruth Malone and her team to serve the international research community by publishing the very best papers in the field.

To mark this achievement we list below the 30 articles that have received the most citations over the past year and made them free to read:


Longitudinal study of e-cigarette use and onset of cigarette smoking among high school students in Hawaii
Wills TA, Knight R, Sargent JD, et al

Two-year trends and predictors of e-cigarette use in 27 European Union member states
Filippidis FT, Laverty AA, Gerovasili V, et al

What are kids vaping? Results from a national survey of US adolescents
Miech R, Patrick ME, O’Malley PM, et al

Electronic cigarette use and indoor air quality in a natural setting
Soule EK, Maloney SF, Spindle TR, et al

Design and methods of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study
Hyland A, Ambrose BK, Conway KP, et al

Have combustible cigarettes met their match? The nicotine delivery profiles and harmful constituent exposures of second-generation and third-generation electronic cigarette users
Wagener TL, Floyd EL, Stepanov I, et al

E-cigarette use is differentially related to smoking onset among lower risk adolescents
Wills TA, Sargent JD, Gibbons FX, et al

Cohort study of electronic cigarette use: effectiveness and safety at 24 months
Manzoli L, Flacco ME, Ferrante M, et al

Randomised controlled trial evaluation of Tweet2Quit: a social network quit-smoking intervention
Pechmann C, Delucchi K, Lakon CM, et al

Contribution of smoking to socioeconomic inequalities in mortality: a study of 14 European countries, 1990-2004
Gregoraci G, van Lenthe FJ, Artnik B, et al


Pictorial cigarette pack warnings: a meta-analysis of experimental studies
Noar SM, Hall MG, Francis DB, et al

Electronic cigarette nicotine delivery can exceed that of combustible cigarettes: a preliminary report
Ramoa CP, Hiler MM, Spindle TR, et al

How to define e-cigarette prevalence? Finding clues in the use frequency distribution
Amato MS, Boyle RG, Levy D

Flavour chemicals in electronic cigarette fluids
Tierney PA, Karpinski CD, Brown JE, et al

Flavourings significantly affect inhalation toxicity of aerosol generated from electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)
Leigh NJ, Lawton RI, Hershberger PA, et al

Long-term e-cigarette use and smoking cessation: a longitudinal study with US population
Zhuang YL, Cummins SE, Sun JY, et al

E-cigarette use and willingness to smoke: a sample of adolescent non-smokers
Wills TA, Sargent JD, Knight R, et al

Community reductions in youth smoking after raising the minimum tobacco sales age to 21
Schneider SK, Buka SL, Dash K, et al

The tobacco endgame: a qualitative review and synthesis
McDaniel PA, Smith EA, Malone RE

Multiple tobacco product use among US adolescents and young adults
Soneji S, Sargent J, Tanski S


The global epidemiology of waterpipe smoking
Maziak W, Ben Taleb Z, Bahelah R, et al

Health effects associated with waterpipe smoking
El-Zaatari ZM, Chami HA, Zaatari GS

Determinants and prevalence of e-cigarette use throughout the European Union: a secondary analysis of 26 566 youth and adults from 27 Countries
Vardavas CI, Filippidis FT, Agaku IT

Tobacco on the web: surveillance and characterisation of online tobacco and e-cigarette advertising
Richardson A, Ganz O, Vallone D

Toxicant content, physical properties and biological activity of waterpipe tobacco smoke and its tobacco-free alternatives
Shihadeh A, Schubert J, Klaiany J, et al

Smokers’ attitudes and support for e-cigarette policies and regulation in the USA
Wackowski OA, Delnevo CD

Differential trends in cigarette smoking in the USA: is menthol slowing progress?
Giovino GA, Villanti AC, Mowery PD, et al

The allure of the waterpipe: a narrative review of factors affecting the epidemic rise in waterpipe smoking among young persons globally
Akl EA, Ward KD, Bteddini D, et al

Preference for flavoured cigar brands among youth, young adults and adults in the USA
Delnevo CD, Giovenco DP, Ambrose BK, et al

Awareness and determinants of electronic cigarette use among Finnish adolescents in 2013: a population-based study
Kinnunen JM, Ollila H, El-Amin SET, et al