Tobacco or Health?: Physiological and Social Damages Caused by Tobacco Smoking by Knut-Olaf HausteinTobacco or Health?: Physiological and Social Damages Caused by Tobacco Smoking by Knut-Olaf Haustein

Tobacco or Health?: Physiological and Social Damages Caused by Tobacco Smoking

byKnut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg

Hardcover | October 22, 2009

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This book presents a summary of the consequences that tobacco smoking has on health, taking into account all organ systems affected, such as the respiratory tract, cardiovascular system, central nervous system, and urinary tract, including mineral metabolism, the pregnant woman, etc. It also describes primary prevention measures as well as possible intervention modalities, established on evidence-based medicine, to help individuals stop smoking. The book is of a high scientific standard and thus differs from many popular-science treatises. It helps inform the reader of all smoking-related problems.
Title:Tobacco or Health?: Physiological and Social Damages Caused by Tobacco SmokingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:470 pagesPublished:October 22, 2009Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:354087576X

ISBN - 13:9783540875765

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Table of Contents

History of tobacco. Epidemiology of tobacco dependence. Tobacco constituents and additives. Pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of nicotine. Smoking and lung disease. Cardiovascular disease, disturbances of blood coagulation and fibrinolysis. Other organ systems. Smoking and pregnancy. Passive smoking. Non-drug treatments to promote smoking cessation. Pharmacotherapy of nicotine dependence. Primary prevention. Tobacco industry, advertising and advertising bans. Society, politics and the tobacco industry.

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From the reviews of the second edition:"This is a book for every person who has an interest or has been affected by tobacco in their lives, whether physicians, sociologists, economists, teachers, or members of the media. The authors are highly regarded researchers. . This is a detailed account of the history of tobacco usage, the pathophysiology, the social ramifications, the comorbid conditions associated with smoking that are not intuitively recognized, the addiction problems, and finally prevention. . It is an important addition to every scholastic library." (Vincent F. Carr, Doody's Review Service, March, 2010)"Haustein and Groneberg set out to compile such an extensive compendium of scientific knowledge in a single volume of 455 pages. . this book provides a detailed and heavily referenced description of the contemporary state of the relevant science. . each chapter is fully loaded with wonderfully enlightening tidbits. . This book is an excellent research compendium, convenient to use, and clinically helpful." (Jeffrey Brent, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 304 (21), December, 2010)