9781617616013

Pharmacotherapy of Smoking Cessation : Current and Future Status

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  • ISBN13:

    9781617616013

  • ISBN10:

    161761601X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS INC
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Summary

Realising the impact of smoking on human beings, the US Public Health Service updated its 2000 Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence in 2008 and the WHO released the MPOWER package. Both guidelines aim to counter the tobacco epidemic and reduce its deadly toll. Smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality in the U.S. and world-wide. Tobacco use is growing fastest in the low income countries due to steady population growth coupled with tobacco industry targeting, ensuing that millions of people get fatally addicted every year. The data made available through litigation has shown that the tobacco industry has invested a tremendous amount of time and money studying young adult smoking patterns. This book will illuminate these various aspects of smoking addiction.

Table of Contents

Preface
Neurobiology of nicotine dependence
Pharmacotherapy
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
Nicotine gum
Transdermal nicotine patch
Nicotine lozenge
Nicotine nasal spray
Nicotine inhaler
Status and newer recommendations for NRT
Bupropion
Varenicline
Clonidine
Nortriptyline
Nicotinic or Non-Nicotinic Therapies Under Investigation Nicotine vaccines
Rimonabant
Mecamylamine
Inhibitors of Nicotine metabolism
Opioid antagonists
Antidepressants
GABAergic agents
Drug Therapy in Pregnant Females
Critical issues of pharmacotherapy
Index
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