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Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Health
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Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Health
A Biobehavioral Approach



© 2001 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Smoking is one of the world's most pressing public health problems. This up-to-date work reviews the severe problems caused by smoking and examines individual and public health approaches to reducing smoking and its attendant health problems.

Written by experts, Cigarettes, Nicotine and Health provides a broad perspective from disciplines as diverse as social and cognitive psychology, behavioral pharmacology, physiology, epidemiology, history, medicine, and public health policy.

It's accessible style makes the book ideal for use with students in drugs and health psychology courses, as well as for psychologists, nurses, and health promotion researchers.

 
Why Bio-Behavioural? Why Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Health?
 
The History of the Use of Nicotine
A Tasty Wonder Drug for Many, if Not All, Occasions  
 
Who Smokes and What Kills Them
 
What Nicotine Does to the Body
 
The Natural History of a Dependence Disorder
 
Tobacco Use as Nicotine Addiction
 
Smoking, Drinking and Drug-Taking
A Bio-behavioural Syndrome  
 
`Low-Tar', `Light' Cigarettes
Lessons from a Dangerous Boondoggle  
 
Helping Smokers Quit
 
Smoking, Public Health and Policy

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ISBN: 9780803959477
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