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I'm delighted that this information is finally available to everyone involved in treating nicotine addiction! Every clinician who is serious about health promotion and disease prevention should read this book from cover to cover. As of the printing of this book, every other smoking cessation resource manual is outdated!
—Linda Hyder Ferry, MD
Foundation for Innovations for Nicotine Dependence Loma Linda, California
Helping the Hard-Core Smoker: A Clinician's Guide belongs on the desk of every physician, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, dentist, psychologist, elementary and secondary school teacher, and drug and alcohol counselor in the nation. The essays in this book present a wide range of treatment options for nicotine dependence, from nicotine and nonnicotine medications to short-term individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and hypnosis, as well as techniques for preventing relapse among former smokers. The potential efficacy of these treatments will provide hope to the practitioner attempting to help the hard-core smoker quit. Any practitioner looking for help to encourage smokers to stop, and practical suggestions to provide help, could find no better resource than this extraordinary collection of essays.
—Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Columbia University, From the Foreword
The management of nicotine dependence is more challenging than one might imagine from the cursory way it is usually taught to health professionals. Helping the Hard-Core Smoker resonates with experienced clinicians who know how difficult it is to help a person stop using tobacco products. It validates their experience and helps them improve their practice. More importantly, this book is a guide for the initiate into the challenge and intrigue of managing this prevalent, deadly, and often complex disease.
—John Slade, MD
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey