Smoking Prevention and Cessation

  • GiuseppeĀ La Torre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Giuseppe La Torre, Rosella Saulle, Nicola Nicolotti, Chiara de Waure, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Stefania Boccia
    Pages 1-29
  3. Giuseppe La Torre, Brigid Unim
    Pages 31-55
  4. Giuseppe La Torre, Leda Semyonov, Guglielmo Giraldi
    Pages 57-105
  5. Giuseppe La Torre, Guglielmo Giraldi, Leda Semyonov
    Pages 107-136
  6. Giuseppe La Torre, Domitilla Di Thiene
    Pages 137-150
  7. Giuseppe La Torre, Flavia Kheiraoui
    Pages 151-166
  8. Giuseppe La Torre, Ferruccio Pelone, Marta Marino, Antonio Giulio De Belvis
    Pages 167-196
  9. Giuseppe La Torre, Domitilla Di Thiene, Alice Mannocci
    Pages 197-214
  10. Giuseppe La Torre, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Rosella Saulle, Claudio Bontempi
    Pages 215-239
  11. Giuseppe La Torre, Maria Caterina Grassi
    Pages 241-261
  12. Giuseppe La Torre, Luca Calzoni
    Pages 263-289
  13. Giuseppe La Torre, Silvia Miccoli
    Pages 291-309
  14. Giuseppe La Torre, Rosella Saulle
    Pages 311-331
  15. Guido Citoni, Maria Lucia Specchia, Alice Mannocci, Silvio Capizzi, Giuseppe La Torre
    Pages 333-367
  16. Giuseppe La Torre
    Pages E1-E10
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 369-478

About this book


The cravings, the compulsive behaviors, the potential fatal health consequences--once considered relatively harmless, tobacco use is now understood to have addictive properties similar to those of hard drugs. Dependence on tobacco and nicotine from smoking, chewing, or other means affects millions around the world, and for countless people it remains resistant to efforts to quit despite the level of intervention or number of attempts.


Smoking Prevention and Cessation addresses this longstanding problem on various biological, societal, and psychological fronts. This extensively researched volume traces the mechanics of smoking initiation, nicotine dependence and withdrawal, and motivation to quit. Chapters analyze smoking as a global public health issue, review the epidemiology of smoking-related disease, and evaluate prevention and cessation interventions (pharmacology included) as applied to different settings and populations. The detailed, data-rich presentation gives readers a rounded, realistic understanding of smoking on a worldwide level as the book:


  • Introduces measurement tools for gauging nicotine dependence.
  • Examines the media in tobacco advertising and smoking prevention messages.
  • Analyzes "what works" in prevention approaches.
  • Compares the efficacy of cessation interventions.
  • Pinpoints issues specific to smoking among health professionals and youth.
  • Reviews economic, bioethics, and policy issues related to smoking.


Researchers and graduate students in public health, health promotion, behavioral medicine, and smoking cessation will find Smoking Prevention and Cessation a unique reference packed with evidence-based insights and practical, workable ideas.


Buproprion Cancer and smoking Cardiovascular disease and smoking Nicotine addiction Nicotine replacement Respiratory disease and smoking Smoking Initiation Smoking determinants Smoking prevalence Tobacco Free Framework Tobacco advertising Tobacco cessation interventions Varenicline

Authors and affiliations

  • GiuseppeĀ La Torre
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public Health and InfectioSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7045-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7046-5
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