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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.

Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Taking: A Biobehavioral Syndrome
Smoking, drinking, and drug taking: A biobehavioral syndrome

Life is (as I have been known to say) a Three-Legged Stool, supported by Booze, Coffee, and Smokes, which interdepend essentially. Kick away any leg of the stool and the whole corpus comes crashing to the kitchen floor.

—L. Rust Hills (1993)

This chapter is about the relationship of smoking to other types of drug use. Smokers and nonsmokers differ in many ways. Smokers are more likely to have high-risk sex, less likely to wear seatbelts in cars, more likely to sleep fewer hours each night, more likely to eat fried foods, less likely to eat fruit and vegetables, more likely to drink alcohol, and more likely to use “hard” drugs (Schoenborn ...

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