Selected articles by Dr Mendelsohn

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  1. Mendelsohn CP, Wodak AM. Legalising Vaping in Australia. The McKell Institute, 2019
  2. Thomas D, Farrell M, McRobbie H, Tutka P, Petrie D, West R, Siahpush M, Gartner C, Walker N, Mendelsohn CP, Hall W, Paul C, Zwar N, Ferguson SG, Boland VC, Richmond R, Doran C, Shakeshaft A, Mattick R, Courtney RJ. The effectiveness, safety and cost‐effectiveness of cytisine versus varenicline for smoking cessation in an Australian population: A study protocol for a randomised controlled non‐inferiority trial. Addiction 27 December 2018;
  3. Mendelsohn CP. Australia and the ban on nicotine. In: No Fire, No Smoke: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018 (page 86). London: Knowledge-Action-Change. 2018
  4. Mendelsohn CP, Wodak AM. Vaping. Ten Frequently Asked Questions. Respiratory MedicineToday, 2018 3(1);34-36
  5. Mendelsohn CP. Regulating e-cigarettes in Australia: implications for tobacco use among young people. Letter to the  Editor. Medical Journal of Australia 2018, 21 May 2018. Doi 10.5694/mja17.01232
  6. Mendelsohn CP. Tobacco control: time for a new approach. MJA Insight, 21 May 2018
  7. Mendelsohn CP. Electronic cigarettes in physician practice. Internal Medicine Journal 2018;.48;391-396
  8. Mendelsohn CP. Fears about adolescent vaping overstated. MJA Insight, Issue 2, 22 Jan 2018
  9. Caruso M, Mendelsohn CP, Polosa R. Pulmonary toxicity of electronic cigarettes: more doubts than certainties. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. Letter to the Editor. 2017 Nov 1;313(5):L964-L965. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00402.2017. PubMed PMID: 29109109
  10. Mendelsohn  CP. Use of nicotine replacement therapy in young people entering custody in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.13611
  11. Mendelsohn CP. The lowdown on e-cigarettes. Australian Doctor, How To Treat. 21 April 2017
  12. Sharma R, Gartner CE, Castle DJ, Mendelsohn CP. Should we encourage smokers with severe mental illness to switch to vaping? Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2017
  13. Mendelsohn CP. Electronic cigarettes. A guide for discussion with patients. Respiratory MedicineToday 2016;1(1);40-44
  14. Mendelsohn CP. How are tobacco smokers using e-cigarettes? Patterns of use, reasons for use and places of purchase in New South Wales. (Letter) Medical Journal of Australia 2016;205(7):335-336. DOI 10.5694/mja16.00616.
  15. Mendelsohn CP, Wodak A. Smoking cessation in people with alcohol and other drug problems. Australian Family Physician 2016;45(8);569-573
  16. Mendelsohn CP. The evidence supports prequit use of nicotine patches. British Medical Journal 2016;353;i2176 doi: 10.1136/bmj.i2176
  17. Mendelsohn CP. Are electronic cigarettes a gateway to adolescent smoking? Medical Observer April 2016
  18. Mendelsohn CP. Is the AMA statement on e-cigarettes consistent with the evidence. Australian Medicine, April 2016;20-21. Also available at
  19. Mendelsohn CP. Electronic cigarettes, What can we learn from the UK experience? Medical Journal of Australia 2016: 204(1);14-15 doi: 10.5694/mja15.00725
  20. Mendelsohn CP, Gartner C. Electronic cigarettes. What should you tell your patients? MedicineToday 2015; 16(10): 26-32
  21. Mendelsohn CP. Helping smokers with mental illness. Australian Doctor, How to Treat. October 2015
  22. Mendelsohn CP, Camp PV. Eight challenges faced by general practitioners caring for patients after an acute coronary syndrome. Letter. Medical Journal of Australia 2015 doi: 10.5694/mja15.00242
  23. Mendelsohn CP. New antiplatelet drugs for acute coronary syndromes. Letter. Australian Prescriber 2015;38:111-4
  24. Mendelsohn CP.  Managing nicotine dependence in NSW Hospitals under the Smoke-free Health Care Policy. Public Health Research & Practice 2015. doi: 10.17061/phrp2531533
  25. Mendelsohn CP. Three decades of high-dose nicotine gum dependence treated with nicotine patches. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2015. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv124
  26. Mendelsohn CP. Smoking and preoperative assessment. Letter. Australian Prescriber 2015;(38),40
  27. Mendelsohn CP, Kirby DP, Castle DJ. Smoking and mental illness. An update for psychiatrists. Australasian Psychiatry 2015
  28. Mendelsohn CP. Nicotine Confesses. ‘Its not you. Its me’. Book review. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 2014
  29. Mendelsohn CP. Interaction between clopidogrel and smoking (letter). Australian Family Physician 2014;43(8):503
  30. Bittoun R, Barone M, Mendelsohn CP, Elcombe EL, Glozier N. Promoting positive attitudes of tobacco-dependent mental health patients towards NRT-supported harm reduction and smoking cessation. Aust N Z J Psychiatry June 6 2014
  31. Zwar NA, Mendelsohn CP, Richmond RL. Tobacco smoking: options for helping smokers to quit. Australian Family  Physician 2014;43(6):348-354
  32. Mendelsohn CP, Gould GS. Unadjusted conversion ratio underestimates nicotine dose. Rapid response letter about ‘Nicotine patches in pregnant smokers: randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial of efficacy’. British Medical Journal. 7 May 2014.
  33. Mendelsohn CP, Gould G, Oncken C. Management of smoking in pregnant women. Australian Family Physician 2014:43(1-2);46-5
  34. Mendelsohn C. Smoking cessation. Medical Observer, Update. 28 February 2014
  35. Zwar N, Mendelsohn CP, Richmond RL. Supporting smoking cessation. A Clinical Review. British Medical Journal 2014;348:f7535
  36. Mendelsohn CP. Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease. Cardiology Today 2013;3(4),23-25
  37. Mendelsohn CP. The smoking paradox. Why is Australia’s biggest killer being neglected? Australian Medicine 2013
  38. Mendelsohn CP, Montebello M. Smokers with mental illness: breaking down the myths. MedicineToday 2013; 14(8) 53-57
    Also published in Modern Medicine South Africa and Modern Medicine Middle East
  39. Mendelsohn CP. Nicotine Dependence. Australian Doctor, How to Treat. June 2013
  40. Mendelsohn CP, Gould GS. Changes in smoking intensity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 1994–2008. Medical Journal of Australia 2013;198(9),479
  41. Mendelsohn C. Optimising nicotine replacement therapy in clinical practice. Australian Family Physician 2013;42(5),305-309
  42. Mendelsohn CP. Smoking and depression. A review. Australian Family Physician 2012;41(5), 304-307
  43. Mendelsohn CP.  Misleading message from smoking study. Rapid response letter about ‘Effect of offering different levels of support and free nicotine replacement therapy via an English national telephone quitline: randomised controlled trial’. British Medical Journal, 28 March 2012.
  44. Mendelsohn CP. Nicotine dependence. Why is it so hard to quit? MedicineToday 2011;12(10):35-39
  45. Mendelsohn CP. Smoking Women. A review of the evidence. Australian Family Physician 2011;40(6):403-407
  46. Mendelsohn CP. How to help your smoking patients quit. Cardiology in General Practice. March 2011:12-13
  47. Mendelsohn CP. Teenage smoking. How can the GP help? MedicineToday Nov 2010;11(11):30-38
    Also published in Modern Medicine of South Africa, March 2012:27-31
  48. Bittoun R, Fagerstrom K-O, Baker J, Mendelsohn CP. Advocating for the Nicotine-Addicted Patient: Duty of Care and Negligence. Journal of Smoking Cessation 2010; 5(1), iii–iv. DOI 10.1375/jsc.5.1.iii
  49. Mendelsohn CP. Recent developments in smoking cessation. MedicineToday 2008;9 (12):38-45.
  50. Zwar N, Bell J, Peters M, Christie M, Mendelsohn C. Nicotine and nicotine replacement therapy – the facts. Australian Pharmacist, December 2006; 25; number 12: 969-973.
  51. Buck DJ, Richmond RL, Mendelsohn CP. Cost effectiveness analysis of a family physician delivered smoking cessation program. Preventive Medicine 2000; 31: 641-648
  52. Richmond RL, G-Novak K, Kehoe L, Calfas G, Mendelsohn CP, Wodak A. Effect of training on general practitioners’ use of a brief intervention for excessive drinkers. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 1998; 22: 206-209
  53. Richmond RL, Mendelsohn CP, Kehoe L. Family physicians’ utilisation of a brief smoking cessation program following reinforcement contact after training: a randomised trial. Preventve Medicine 1997; 27: 77-83
  54. Richmond RL, Mendelsohn CP. Physicians’ views of programs incorporating stages of change to reduce smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. American Journal of Health Promotion 1998; 12: 254-257
  55. Mendelsohn CP, Richmond RL. L’exemple Australien: Smokescreen for the 1990s. In: Martinet Y, Bohadana A. (Editors) Le Tabagisme. De la prévention au sevrage. 1997, Masson, Paris, 213-215
  56. Mendelsohn CP. Weight gain after smoking cessation: practical advice for patients. Modern Medicine 1996; 39 (11): 67-71
    Also published in Modern Medicine of South Africa Jan 1999.
  57. Richmond RL, de Almeido Neto A, Harris K, Mendelsohn CP. Controlled trial of the 24-hour transdermal nicotine patch in conjunction with cognitive-behavioural therapy: 6 months results. Tobacco and Health. 1995: Plenum, 817-820
  58. Richmond RL, Mendelsohn CP. Interventions for smokers in general practice: translating theory into practice. In: Slama K (ed): Tobacco and Health. 1995: Plenum, 477-480
  59. Mendelsohn CP. Nicotine replacement therapy: latest guidelines for GPs. Modern Medicine 1995; 38: 107-113
  60. Mendelsohn CP, Richmond RL. Smokescreen for the 1990s. A new approach to smoking cessation. Australian Family Physician 1994; 23 (5): 841-848
  61. Mendelsohn CP, Richmond RL. The nicotine patch: guidelines for practical use. Modern Medicine 1994; 37 (3): 105-112
  62. Mendelsohn CP, Richmond RL. The pros and cons of transdermal nicotine therapy. Medical Journal of Australia 1994; 160: 803
  63. Mendelsohn CP, Richmond RL. GPs can help patients to stop smoking. Medical Journal of Australia 1992; 157:463-467
  64. Mendelsohn CP. Which anti-smoking programme? Medical Journal of Australia 1990; 153: 501
  65. Mendelsohn CP. Utilization of “Smokescreen” smoking-cessation programme. Medical Journal of Australia 1989; 151: 486

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