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Smoking Cessation: Theory, Interventions and Prevention
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Editors: Jerome E. Landow
Book Description:
Smoking is the most common risk factor for the development of lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death. It is also associated with many other types of cancer, including cancers of the esophagus, larynx, kidney, pancreas, and cervix. Smoking also increases the risk of other health problems, such as chronic lung disease and heart disease. Smoking during pregnancy can have adverse effects on the unborn child, such as premature delivery and low birth weight.The health benefits of smoking cessation (quitting) are immediate and substantial.

Almost immediately, a person's circulation begins to improve and the level of carbon monoxide in the blood begins to decline. (Carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas found in cigarette smoke, reduces the blood's ability to carry oxygen.) A person's pulse rate and blood pressure, which may be abnormally high while smoking, begin to return to normal. Within a few days of quitting, a person's sense of taste and smell return, and breathing becomes increasingly easier.

People who quit smoking live longer than those who continue to smoke. After 10 to 15 years, a previous tobacco user's risk of premature death approaches that of a person who has never smoked.Quitting smoking reduces the risk for developing cancer, and this benefit increases the longer a person remains "smoke free."

Quitting smoking may cause short-term after-effects, especially for those who have smoked a large number of cigarettes for a long period of time. People who quit smoking are likely to feel anxious, irritable, hungry, more tired, and have difficulty sleeping. They may also have difficulty concentrating. Many tobacco users gain weight when they quit, but usually less than 10 pounds. These changes do subside.

This new book presents new and important research in this bewildering field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

"A Day in the Life of...:" The Culture of Cigarette Smoking for Psychiatric Populations;pp. 1-96
(Sharon Lawn, Flinders Human Behavior and Health Research Unit, Adelaide, South Austrailia)

College Smoking Prevention and Cessation: Engaging Students in the Search for Solutions;pp. 97-150
(Catherine Chambliss, Brett Hartl, Chris Hartl, Ursinus College, Amy Hartl, Spring-Ford High School)

Smoking Cessation among College Students: Challenges and Outcomes;pp. 151-177
(Alexander V. Prokhorov, The Univ. of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center, Dept. of Behavioral Science, Houston, Texas, Kentya H. Ford, The Univ. Texas, Anderson Cancer Center, Dept. of Behavioral Science, Houston, Texas, Mary Mullin Jones, The Univ. of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center, Dept. of Behavioral Science, Houston, Texas)

Physician Intervention for Smoking Cessation;pp. 179-202
(Norman Hymowitz, Univ. of Medicine and Denistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey)

Grounding Research for Testing Models of Smoking Cessation Behavior: Theory of Reasoned Action and Theory of Planned Behavior;pp. 203-225
(Linda K. Bledsoe, Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY)

New Research on Smoking Cessation with Alcohol and/or Drug Users;pp. 227-253
(Eve J. Wiseman, Special Treatment Section, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, Arkansas)

Cigarette Craving: Exploring the Enigma;pp. 255-283
(Gareth Roderique-Davies, Dept. of Psychology, Careers and Education, Univ. of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales)

Smoking Cessation in Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases and COPD;pp. 285-304
(Petter Quist-Paulsen, Medical Dept., Soerlandet Sykehus Kristiansand, Norway)

Preoperative Smoking Intervention;pp. 305-323
(Ann M. Moller, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Herlev Univ. Hospital, Herlev, Denmark)

Nicotine Use and Weight-Related Issues in Women;pp. 325-339
(Amy L. Copeland, Louisiana State Univ., Gerald S. Hecht, Southern Univ. and A & M College, Meredith A. Terlecki, Louisiana State Univ.)

Wishing and Accomplishing: Motivations for Smoking Cessation;pp. 341-356
(Eva Susanszky, Zsuzsa Szanto, Maria Kopp, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Semmelweis Univ., Hungary)

Impact of Smoking and Smoking Cessation to Successful Aging;pp. 257-372
(Hui-Chuan Hsu, Dept. of Healthcare Administration, Asia Univ., Taiwan)

Biochemical Feedback to improve Smoking Cessation Interventions-Results from a Point-Of-Care Test for Nicotine Metabolites in Urine or Saliva;pp. 373-383
(Graham F. Cope, Univ. of Birmingham, UK)

The role of oral health professionals in tobacco cessation;pp. 385-404
(Giuseppe Pizzo, Maria R. Piscopo, Maria E. Licata, Department of Oral Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy and Joan M. Davis Department of Dental Hygiene, Southern Illinois University, USA)

Index

   Binding: Hardback
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: 433 pp.
   ISBN: 1-60021-591-9
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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