Smoking Prevention and Cessation

Authors: La Torre, Giuseppe

  • This book uniquely looks at smoking among health professionals, as well as other populations
  • Brings together clinical, social, and public health approaches to smoking cessation
  • A family education unit on health emergencies and first aid
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About this book

Tobacco smoking is considered the big killer and one of the most avoidable risk factors for many human pathologies. Reducing and controlling tobacco smoking should be a primary aim for a certain population, in order to reduce harms to health caused by this important risk factor, and it seems urgent to adopt intervention tools involved in responsibility fields such as health care, education, politics, economy and media. Among health professionals the prevalence of tobacco smoke is extremely high, more than other professional categories, and this could be partly attributed to a low weight that tobacco smoking has in the medical curriculum of future physicians, that will contribute in a determinant way to healthy choices of their patients. In order to realise that, the medical students need to be adequately trained with the aim of acquire competences and skills that help patients to prevent tobacco smoking and to increase smoking cessation, through a programme oriented to specific issue related to the potential harm of tobacco products. A survey conducted by Ferry et al. in the American Schools of Medicine underlined the lack of courses related to tobacco smoking. Moreover, a randomised trial carried out by Cummings et al., the Schools of Medicine result as the ideal setting to teach smoking cessation techniques to health professionals. The National Cancer Institute in 1992 recommended that primary and secondary prevention interventions on tobacco smoking will become mandatory in the curriculum of Medical USA students. However, until now this recommendation still is far from being fully implemented. The aim of the book is to give an overview on the epidemiology of tobacco smoking among different settings and populations, but with a special focus on health professionals and medicals students, and to show available examples of smoking prevention and cessation training in different settings.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • From Nicotine Dependence to Genetic Determinants of Smoking

    Torre, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • State of the Art of Smoking Habits in the World

    Torre, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 31-55

  • Smoking-Related Diseases Epidemiology

    Torre, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 57-105

  • Smoking-Related Cancer Epidemiology

    Torre, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 107-136

  • Classical Determinants of Smoking Initiation

    Torre, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 137-150

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7045-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smoking Prevention and Cessation
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7046-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7046-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7045-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9639-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 478
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations
Topics