100 Questions & Answers About How to Quit Smoking

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-30
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, a friend or relative, this book offers help. The only volume available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About How to Quit Smoking   gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about the effects of smoking And The best strategies for quitting the habit. Written by a prominent psychiatrist, with actual patient commentary, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the medical, psychological, and emotional turmoil of smoking.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
The Basicsp. 1
Questions 1-23 introduce key facts about tobacco, including its history, uses, and effects:
What is tobacco?
What are the different ways in which tobacco is consumed?
What are tar and nicotine?
Diagnosisp. 43
Questions 24-33 discuss addiction and the signs of nicotine dependence:
What is addiction?
How do I know if I am addicted to nicotine?
How long does it take to become addicted to tobacco?
Risk, Prevention, and Epidemiologyp. 63
Questions 34-52 cover the risk factors related to smoking and steps that can be taken to help people quit and to prevent others from starting:
If I am addicted to tobacco, will I be predisposed to other addictions?
What are the risks of secondhand or environmental smoke?
How do I talk to my child about smoking?
Treatmentp. 89
Questions 53-79 present information on quitting, including various methods like programs and medications:
Does insurance pay for any of the smoking cessation programs or products?
How successful are people who quit on their own?
What are some of the medication aids, notably the nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs), to smoking cessation?
Associated Conditionsp. 133
Questions 80-83 address medical consequences of tobacco use:
Can you list all of the specific diseases associated with smoking?
How does smoking affect the liver?
Are there any health benefits to tobacco or nicotine?
Special Populationsp. 141
Questions 84-90 discuss the use of tobacco by different ethnic groups, genders, and age groups:
What are the differences between men and women regarding rates of tobacco use, history of tobacco use, and their health risks?
What are the differences in the rates of tobacco use among different ethnic groups?
What are the differences in the smoking habits at different ages, from children to the elderly?
Survivingp. 155
Questions 91-100 address concerns about what to expect after quitting:
Are there any long-term psychological or emotional symptoms that I should expect long after I stop smoking?
I have so many pleasant memories of smoking. How can I create unpleasant memories about it?
Why do I need to gain support from family, friends, and others to succeed?
Appendixp. 173
Glossaryp. 175
Indexp. 187
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