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Nicotine and Public Health
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
2000 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book is the result of discussions of alternative nicotine delivery systems and the associated medical risks. The 1st section on nicotine in context includes 3 chapters relating to the origins of nicotine use, history of American tobacco advertising and control systems for psychoactive substances. The next section includes 3 chapters on nicotine toxicity, effects during pregnancy and cognitive and behavioural effects. The 3rd section is concerned with nicotine dependence and delivery, with reference to nicotine as an addictive substance, reducing the health impact of nicotine, alternative nicotine delivery systems, traditional tobacco products, nicotine-replacement therapies, nicotine threshold for addiction, and public health and levels of nicotine. Current and potential patterns of use are discussed in the 4th section. Policy and health issues are considered in the next section, with reference to regulatory mechanisms, clinical implications of long-term nicotine use, market for long-term nicotine maintenance and the public health implications of adopting a harm-reduction approach to nicotine. Implications for research and policy are outlined in 2 chapters in the next section. In the final section, the role of managing nicotine in controlling the tobacco epidemic is discussed.

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Washington, DC: American Public Health Association , 2000. , 512 p.
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Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-56623ISBN: 0-87553-249-7OAI: diva2:411867
Available from: 2011-04-19 Created: 2011-04-19 Last updated: 2013-08-06Bibliographically approved

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