By Andrew Edmund Slaby (auth.), James A. Cocores M.D. (eds.)
The Nineteen Eighties have. obvious a impressive measure of public attractiveness of cigarette smoking because the so much frequent and devastating kind of drug dependence. extra scientific colleges now supply required classes approximately drug dependence. Prestigious journals post studies of investiga tions just about nicotine dependence, and extra meetings and workshops are held every year on quite a few features of nicotine dependence. All this can be in sharp distinction to the sooner winning surroundings of dis curiosity, lack of expertise, or specialist disdain. those alterations created an visible position for a textbook orientated pri marily towards the wishes of clinicians operating with sufferers who've nicotine dependence. therefore, in guidance of this publication, such a lot features of the administration of nicotine dependence are integrated, which will deal with matters of physicians in education and different wellbeing and fitness care profes sionals internationally. the ultimate product, which i feel to be com prehensive and clinically suitable all through, is a textual content that i am hoping can be of equivalent use to psychologists, social staff, nurses, counselors, and physicians in all specialties. An encyclopedic treatise used to be intentionally shunned simply because that procedure could be bulky in dimension, clarity, and price, and hence, readers will locate little point out of knowledge involv ing animal study, nicotine-related politics, nicotine product ads, scientific outcomes of smoking, psychotherapeutic options, and the level of the problem.
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