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Editors: Merideth K. Wesley and Ingrid A. Sternbach
Book Description:
The Office of the US Surgeon General, in a detailed report entitled "Women and Smoking," made the following statement:

"When calling attention to public health problems, we must not misuse the word 'epidemic.' But there is no better word to describe the 600-percent increase since 1950 in women’s death rates for lung cancer, a disease primarily caused by cigarette smoking. Clearly, smoking-related disease among women is a full-blown epidemic." -- David Satcher, MD, PhD

Tobacco use accounts for nearly one third of all cancer deaths. Tens of thousands of women will die this year from lung cancer, which has greatly surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among women. More than 90% of these deaths will be due to smoking.

In addition to increasing the risk for lung cancer, smoking is a risk factor for cancers of the cervix, mouth, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), esophagus, kidney, bladder, pancreas, and stomach. It is also connected to some forms of leukemia. This new book presents the latest research in this field from around the world.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Short Communications

Communication A - Smoking and women's oral health: A review focus on oral cancer and precancer; pp. 1-11
(López Carriches C., Moreno López L.A., Leco Berrocal M.I., Universidad Europea de Madrid, Policlínica Universitaria, Spain)

Communication B - Smoking and Tobacco Use among Asian Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Women; pp. 13-22
(Robert Friis, Sarah Long, Paula Griego, Department of Health Science, California State University, Long Beach)

Chapter 1 - Factors affecting women undergraduates' smoking;
pp. 23-67
(Catherine Chambliss, Amy C. Hartl, Megan K. Austin, Ursinus College)

Chapter 2 - Tobacco Use and Dependence: Health Impact on Women;
pp. 69-108
(Taru Kinnunen, Petra Miesmaa, Harvard University, Faculty of Medicine, School Dental Medicine, Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Research, Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, USA, Tellervo Korhonen, University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, Finland)

Chapter 3 - Smoking among Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women;
pp. 109-120
(Monica Ortendahl, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden)

Chapter 4 - A Review of Behavioral Interventions for Smoking Cessation and Weight Gain Prevention; pp. 121-146
(Darla E. Kendzor, University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, Lauren E. Baillie, Amy L. Copeland, Lousiana State University, Lousiana)

Chapter 5 - Gender Differences in Nicotine Research: Implications for Smoking Cessation Programs; pp. 147-163
(Dmitri Poltavski, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Health Promotion and Translation Research, North Dakota)

Chapter 6 - Effect of gender and smoking on incidence of cardiovascular disease and peptic ulcer in a Japanese population: The Radiation Effects Research Foundation Adult Health Study;
pp. 165-181
(Michiko Yamada, Departments of Clinical Studies, F. Lennie Wong, Department of Statistics, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan)

Chapter 7 - Longitudinal Patterns of Cigarette Use Among Girls in Cape Town, South Africa; pp. 187-198
(Lori Ann Palen, Edward A. Smith, Linda L. Caldwell, The Pennsylvania State University)

Chapter 8 - Smoking and suicide: another concern in women's mental health; pp. 199-215
(Iulian Iancu, Rehovot Mental Health Clinic, Rehovot and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel, Ehud Bodner, Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Israel)

Chapter 9 - Smoking Habit and Oral Health in Women; pp. 217-229
(Alessandro Scardina, Department of Odontostomatological Science “G. Messina,” University of Palermo, Italy)

Chapter 10 - Increased Oxidation Injury in Children of Smoking Parents; pp. 231-243
(Roswitha M. Wolfram, Alexandra C. Budinsky, Department of Angiology, Medical University of Vienna, Wilhelm Auerswald Atherosclerosis Research Group (ASF) Vienna, Austria, Heidemarie Pils, Wilhelm Auerswald Atherosclerosis Research Group (ASF) Vienna, Austria)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-148-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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