This book is a compact, evidence-based, readable book that offers a useful update on smoking cessation. It lists important historical landmarks in tobacco control and illustrates some of the current measures to limit tobacco use in different countries. It summarises the main pharmacokinetic and pathophysiological, effects of smoking / nicotine on the central nervous system and cardiovascular system, before describing the effects of the different pharmacotherapies currently available to help smokers stop. Further sections describe how important smoking and smoking cessation is to particular groups of patients, how they should be best approached and the benefits of smoking cessation specific to their illness.
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Dr Keir Lewis qualified from Guy's & St Thomas' Medical Schools with honours in 1995. After further training in the Royal Hospital's NHS Trust (St Bartholomew's and The London) he completed his specialist training in General Internal and Respiratory Medicine back home in Wales, earning an MD Thesis from Cardiff University. He is now a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the new Swansea School of Medicine. Dr Lewis's clinical commitments are in Prince Philip Hospital, Hywel Dda NHS Trust where he created and heads the Stop-smoking Service. His other special interest is sleep disordered breathing.
Table of Contents
1. Epidemiology, the world tobacco epidemic ; 2. The physiological and psychological effects of smoking ; 3. Helping individual smokers to stop ; 4. Pharmacological aids to smoking cessation ; 5. Non-pharmacological aids to smoking cessation ; 6. Smoking cessation and lung disease and COPD ; 7. Smoking cessation and heart disease ; 8. Smoking cessation and surgery ; 9. Smoking cessation and pregnancy ; 10. Smoking cessation in young people ; 11. Smoking cessation in girls/women ; 12. Smoking cessation and cancer ; 13. Smoking cessation and mental illness ; 14. Smoking cessation and other medical illness ; 15. New treatments and the future
Smoking Cessation by Edited by Keir E. Lewis
Edited by Keir E. Lewis
Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library
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Oxford University Press
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