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Smoking is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Health reviews the severe problems caused by smoking and examines individual and public health approaches to reducing smoking and its attendant health problems. Cigarettes are the most popular, most addictive, and most deadly form of tobacco use, with cigarette design contributing directly to the dangers of smoking; most of the book focuses on this predominant form of nicotine use.
Chapter 1: Why Biobehavioral? Why Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Health?
Why Biobehavioral? Why Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Health?
- Rain. Mud. Cold. The night before the battle, the soldiers warm and brace themselves by smoking hand-rolled cigarettes. They inhale and hold their breath as long as they can. The steam from their breath mixes with the smoke they exhale in the night air. Thoughts travel away from the front. The soldiers dream of home. The cigarettes help them have some last easy moments to themselves.
- Happy Hour at the lounge. The slim young woman in a black sweater lights a long, thin cigarette. She has been smoking for years and handles the cigarette with elegant ease. She stacks her lighter neatly on the side of her pastel cigarette pack. She is with ...