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Tobacco or Health?

Physiological and Social Damages Caused by Tobacco Smoking

  • Knut-Olaf Haustein
  • David Groneberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 1-16
  3. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 17-33
  4. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 35-60
  5. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 61-86
  6. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 87-118
  7. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 119-148
  8. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 149-220
  9. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 221-246
  10. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 247-288
  11. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 289-309
  12. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 311-358
  13. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 359-385
  14. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 387-409
  15. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 411-431
  16. Knut-Olaf Haustein, David Groneberg
    Pages 433-444
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 445-455

About this book

Introduction

This book comprehensively summarizes the adverse effects of tobacco smoking on human health. The current second edition has integrated a large set of new data that have been published in numerous scientifc studies and meta-analyses over the past few years. Unfortunately, the harmful sequelae of tobacco smoking are played down by the ind- try and politicians in many industrialized countries. However, about 800,000 people/year in the EU die from the immediate consequences of smoking. The particularly insidious feature of tobacco consumption is that smoking-attributable harmful effects on health do not generally become apparent until three or four decades after smoking initiation. Although some positive changes in the legislative handling of tobacco have appeared in the past fve years, we still need to form a pact, sealed by politicians, the medical prof- sionals, teachers and the media, to target the problem across nations. In this respect, a minority of countries, including the US and the UK, have given positive examples. There are four areas that need to be improved in future: (1) strict bans on tobacco adv- tisement on a global level, (2) better measures to protect against side-stream (passive) smoke exposure, (3) establishment of prevention programs, especially for children and (4) tre- ment of tobacco addiction.

Keywords

Atmen Smoking cessation cardiovascular disease cardiovascular system drug evidence-based medicine kinetics medicine metabolism pharmacokinetics pharmacology pharmacotherapy pregnancy prevention treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Knut-Olaf Haustein
    • 1
  • David Groneberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Nikotinforschung und RaucherentwöhnungFritz-Lickint-Institut für ErfurtGermany
  2. 2.Institut für ArbeitsmedizinCharité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-87577-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-87576-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-87577-2
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