This chapter reviews the medical consequences of tobacco and nicotine use. This chapter focuses on the effects of chronic cigarette smoking (the most prevalent type of nicotine use) on specific diseases and overall mortality. It also discusses the effects of different types of tobacco, evidence for dose-response effects, the effects of reduction and cessation of cigarette use, the effects of passive exposure to tobacco smoke, and the psychiatric effects of tobacco use.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Second Edition|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||37|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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