Tobacco pp 191-205 | Cite as

Prevention and Education

  • Mark S. Gold
Part of the Drugs of Abuse book series (DOAC, volume 4)

Abstract

Over the past decade, those of us involved in reducing substance abuse (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, opiates), have focused our efforts on creating a drug-free generation. The idea, of course, is that once we can break the cycle of use, the following generations will also follow the example of their now drug-free parents. This is an even more crucial goal for those involved in trying to prevent cigarette smoking. As is made clear in the preceding chapters, nicotine addiction begins when users are adolescents and threatens their health over decades. In order to break this cycle, physicians and other health care professionals will have to battle constantly against a clever and well-financed enemy.

Keywords

Nicotine Marketing Cocaine Resis Smoke 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark S. Gold
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Florida Brain InstituteGainesvilleUSA

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