Leave The Pack Behind researchers examine the smoking and quitting behaviours of older youth and young adults. Recently published papers include:
Barkans, M. & Lawrance, K. (in press). Contraband tobacco on post-secondary campuses in Ontario: Analysis of discarded cigarette butts.
Lawrance, K. G., Travis, H. E., & Lawler, S. A. (2012). Tobacco Intervention Practices of Postsecondary Campus Nurses in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 55 (4), 142-159.
Travis, H. & Lawrance, K. (2009). Randomized controlled trial examining the effectiveness of a tailored self-help smoking-cessation intervention for postsecondary smokers. Journal of American College Health, 57, 437-44.
Lawrance, K. & Lawler. S. (2008). Campus physicians’ tobacco interventions with university students: a descriptive study of 16 Ontario university clinics. Patient Education and Counselling, 70, 197-92.
In addition to academic publications, Leave The Pack Behind researchers have a number of highly-regarded, widely-distributed smoking cessation interventions:
Kirkwood, A. & Lawrance, K. (2011). Hey, Something’s Different. St. Catharines, ON: Leave The Pack Behind. 50M/03/12 Publication No. 016892 ISBN 978-1-4435-9236-9 (Print) © 2012 Queen’s Printer for Ontario [Also available in French].
Ransom, K., Kirkwood, A., Barkans, M., & Lawrance, K. (2011). Hey Smokers! Create Your Own Adventure. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON: Leave The Pack Behind.
Dupuis, S., Lawrance, K., & Lawler, S. (2005). u know u want 2… [help a friend quit smoking]. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON: Leave The Pack Behind.
Travis, H., Federici, A., Lawrance, K., & Lawler, S. (2003). Fumer|Arreter (2-book series). Brock University, St. Catharines, ON: Leave The Pack Behind.
Travis, H., Federici, A., Lawrance, K., & Lawler, S. (2002). Smoke|Quit (2-book series). Brock University, St. Catharines, ON: Leave The Pack Behind.
Leave The Pack Behind researchers have presented at numerous national and international conferences in the past 5 years. This research has addressed:
- the appeal and effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions (including professional counseling, self-help materials, and contests) for young adults
- strategies to enhance delivery of professional and social support for quitting smoking
- psychosocial correlates of smoking and quitting among young adults
- young adults’ reasons for quitting
For more information on the research presented at conferences, please see the Research Summary Reports.