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Title The tobacco epidemic / volume editors, C.T. Bolliger, K.O. Fagerstrom
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©1997


Description 1 online resource (x, 265 pages) : illustrations
Series Progress in respiratory research, 1422-2140 ; v. 28
Progress in respiratory research ; v. 28. 1422-2140
Summary A Karger 'Publishing Highlights 1890-2015' title <br />Today it is a well-established fact that cigarette smoking is fundamentally a form of addiction to the drug nicotine. However, this does not mean that smoking can entirely be explained in terms of pharmacological factors - as with any drug addiction, social, economic, personal and political influences all play an important part in determining patterns of prevalence and cessation. This publication provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of tobacco smoking. Written by internationally acknowledged experts, the 15 chapters of the book cover the history, economics, epidemiology, and psychology of tobacco use. The medical consequences of both active and passive smoking are discussed in detail, and the pharmacological and behavioral aspects of nicotine dependence are highlighted. Several chapters focus on smoking cessation, examining patterns and predictors of cessation in the general population and the role of GPs, nurses and pharmacists, and evaluating nicotine replacement therapy and other drugs, as well as the role of smokeless tobacco. Measures to prevent smoking such as smoke-free environments, advertising bans, and price increases are also considered. Finally, recommendations are given to change legislation concerning tobacco products in order to most effectively reduce the harm associated with nicotine use. This book is a must for anyone in the medical profession interested in smoking-related issues. Due to its easy readability and topicality, it will also appeal to nonmedical readers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nicotine addiction -- Treatment.
Tobacco smoke -- Health aspects
Smoking -- Prevention
Smoking cessation.
Passive smoking.
Tobacco smoke pollution.
Tobacco use.
Nicotine addiction.
Smoking -- adverse effects
Smoking Prevention
Tobacco Use Cessation
Smoking Cessation
Smoking Cessation -- methods
Tobacco Smoke Pollution
Tobacco Use Disorder
tobacco (material)
Tobacco use
Tobacco smoke pollution
Passive smoking
Nicotine addiction
Nicotine addiction -- Treatment
Smoking cessation
Smoking -- Prevention
Tobacco smoke -- Health aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Bolliger, C. T. (Christoph T.)
Fagerström, Karl-Olov
S. Karger (Firm)
LC no. 97029285
ISBN 9783318002447