By Saul Shiffman and
84 pages, 29 illustrations
£15.00 (Free UK Delivery!)
Cigarette smoking is one of the most significant preventable causes of death and illness in the world. It accounts for some 400,000 deaths in the USA and 100,000 in the UK annually. Globally, 4.9 million people die as a resulting each smoking each year. Nicotine dependence lies at the heart of smoking addiction, and health agencies and professional bodies are now focusing strongly on the role of clinical services in helping smokers to overcome this addiction.
Smoking has wide range-ranging effects on many disease processes, and it is essential that healthcare professionals clearly understand:
This new second edition of Fast Facts: Smoking Cessation aims to meet these needs.
Introduction; Cigarettes as a nicotine delivery system; Smoking patterns; Social, psychological and economic influences on smoking; Effects of smoking and smoking cessation; Addiction to cigarettes; The clinician and smoking; Treatments to aid smoking cessation; Future trends.
‘'This is, quite simply, a terrific little book. Written by two highly respected figures in the field, it is a font of evidence-based wisdom. It should be on the bookshelves of every health professional who counsels smoking cessation'. MJA
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Research Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, Psychiatry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh; Pinney Associates, Pennsylvania, USA
Professor of Health Psychology, Director of Tobacco Studies, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, UK