ISBN-10:
0803959478
ISBN-13:
9780803959477
Pub. Date:
04/24/2001
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Health: A Biobehavioral Approach / Edition 1

Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Health: A Biobehavioral Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

Smoking is one of the world's most pressing public health problems. Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Health reviews the severe problems caused by smoking and examines individual and public health approaches to reducing smoking and its attendant health problems. Cigarettes are the most popular, most addictive, and most deadly form of tobacco use, with cigarette design contributing directly to the dangers of smoking; most of the book focuses on this predominant form of nicotine use.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803959477
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/24/2001
Series: Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology , #5
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Janet Brigham, Ph.D. is a senior researcher in SRI International's Center for Health Sciences. In this role, she focuses on developing effective ways to study tobacco use and to design technology-based treatment options. She and a team are testing and deploying an evidence-based, data-driven smoking cessation mobile app that applies a personalization algorithm in a dynamic, interactive format. The team hopes to extend this approach to additional behaviorally based health interventions.

An experimental psychologist with a focus on clinical neuropsychology, she received postdoctoral training in tobacco research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, the National Institute on Drug Abuse Addiction Research Center, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Brigham Young University. She started studying psychology after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and communications and a 15-year career as a journalist, author, and editor.

Brigham was a full-time consultant to the World Health Organization's Tobacco-Free Initiative, and has been a research psychologist at SRI since 1997, working primarily in addiction research. Author and co-author of two books about nicotine and tobacco, she was an editor of Nicotine & Tobacco Research from 2001 to 2009 (managing editor, 2006 to 2009). Her interest in publishing and dissemination also has involved editing three nonprofit newsletters, one of which recently was judged best of its class in the United States.

Table of Contents

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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Anyone who breathes should read this book! The authors have done a superb job covering all major issues in a fast-moving but thoughtful narrative. Even those who know a great deal about cigarettes and health will benefit from reading this up-to-date and incisive analysis.