Nicotine Addiction: Principles and Management
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This comprehensive, clinical text on tobacco dependence provides clinicians not only with information on how to diagnose and treat nicotine addicted patients, but also with the medical, epidemiological and behavioral science backgrounds necessary for understanding the process and dynamics of tobacco dependence. The book breaks new ground by defining and explaining nicotine addiction as a primary problem or disease in its own right, instead of as a habit or risk factor for other diseases. It follows the traditional outline of medical texts: Part I covers etiology, pathogenesis and complications; Part II covers diagnosis and treatment; and Part III covers prevention and public health. Part I is designed to present an overview of the biological, psychological, social, and societal factors that contribute to nicotine dependence. Topics include: a description of nicotine delivery systems, psychopharmacology, economics, natural history and epidemiology, mortality, morbidity, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure. Part II provides the clinician with practical guidelines and tools for treating nicotine dependence. The authors describe a stepped-care treatment model, with brief interventions that can be easily integrated into routine medical practice. This section also covers the role of psychopharmacologic and formal treatment programs, the treatment of smokeless toabacco addiction, and treating nicotine dependence in pregnant women and in people with medical illnesses, other chemical dependencies, or psychiatric disorders. The last section, on public health and prevention, focuses on worksite and community intervention programs. It also summarizes the research on smoking patterns and history in women, blacks, hispanics, youth, and older adults, and shows how intervention and prevention programs could be made more effective in these groups. Written by leading experts in this timely field, this imortant work contains information not found elsewhere.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 452 pages
  • 193 x 241.3 x 30.5mm | 861.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line figures and tables
  • 0195064410
  • 9780195064414

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Despite persistent warnings from the medical profession about the health risks involved in cigarette smoking, millions of people continue to smoke cigarettes. With contributions from renowned experts, this ground-breaking work defines and explains nicotine addiction as a primary problem or disease, instead of as a habit or risk factor for other diseases. A comprehensive, clinical text on tobacco dependence, this book provides clinicians with essential information on how to diagnose and treat nicotine addicted patients. It also offers the medical, epidemiological and behavioral science backgrounds necessary for understanding the process and dynamics of tobacco dependence. Following the traditional format of medical texts, the book first covers etiology, pathogenesis and complications, then diagnosis and treatment, and finally public health and prevention. Part One presents an overview of the biological, psychological and social factors that contribute to nicotine dependence, including such topics as a description of nicotine delivery systems, psychopharmacology, economics, natural history and epidemiology, mortality, morbidity, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure. The second part offers practical guidelines and tools for treating nicotine dependence and describes a stepped-care treatment model with brief interventions that can be easily integrated into routine medical practice. This section also covers the role of psychopharmacologic and formal treatment programs, the treatment of smokeless tobacco addiction, and treating nicotine dependence in pregnant women and in people with medical illnesses, other chemical dependencies, or psychiatric disorders. The last section focuses onworksite and community intervention programs and summarizes the research on smoking patterns and history in women, Blacks, Hispanics, youth, and older adults, discussing how intervention and prevention programs could be made more effective in these groups. Written by the nation's leading tobacco control researchers and clinicians, this important work contains new and critical information not previously available.show more

About C.Tracy Orleans

Carole Tracy Orleans, Ph.D., is Director of Tobacco Control Research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. A clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral medicine, she is widely recognized for her expertise in the development ad evaluation of model nicotine addiction treatments for special populations and settings. John Slade, M.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. An internist specializing in the clinical and public health aspects of addicition medicine, Dr. Slade is widely recognized for his work to improve the clnical management of nicotine dependence and for his advocacy of aggressive public health measures to control this disease.show more

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This is a comprehensive and coherent collection of quite excellent chapters on the management and treatment of nicotine dependence. This book is much more than a "how to" manual for health-care professionals. Although there is a strong practical emphasis, the relevant background research is covered very fully by acknowledged experts in the field. The book will serve as a useful reference work for researchers and clinicians alike. * Stephen Sutton, Addiction (1995) 90 * By focusing on nicotine addiction as a primary disease, the authors move beyond seeing smoking as a bad habit or a risk factor for other illnesses. Thus, physicians bave an important opportunity for education and intervention. This important book provides ample cautionary evidence to anyone tempted to propose the legalization of currently illegal drugs as a way to reduce the social costs of any addictive drug. * Robert L. DuPont, Georgetown University School of Medicine, JAMA, October 1994 - Vol 272 No. 15 *show more

Table of contents

PART 1: THE DISEASE OF NICOTINE ADDICTION ; ETIOLOGY ; PATHOGENESIS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY ; COMPLICATIONS ; PART 2: MANAGEMENT ; PART 3: PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTIONshow more