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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 As of the printing of this book, every other smoking cessation resource manual is outdated!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

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805827552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805827552
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,812,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a well-written, comprehensive guide that every clinician treating tobacco dependence should read. The chapters cover both theoretical and practical issues in the treatment and prevention of tobacco dependence. This book also addresses special populations of smokers: adolescents, women, the elderly, and those with comorbid disorders. Everything from group psychotherapy to nicotine and neurotransmitters is covered in this guide, and all information is based on the latest empirical research in the field. I highly recommend this text, and I refer to mine often.
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This very timely look at hardcore smokers and the particular difficulties that they often face when attempting to stop smoking is addressed in this book. It raises the question or co-morbid conditions that most probably affect the outcome for smokers who are truly attempting to quit but don't succeed for reasons of unaddressed co-morbidity. Unfortunately very few health professionals are aware that smokers very often suffer from hidden or asymptomatic conditions. This book begins to touch on an emerging area of study that holds much promise for the dependant individual. Why 4 stars and not 5? There is a wealth of information available that was not touched upon in this book and although still at the benchside I believe that it is time for a paradigm shift with respect to smoking and dependency ( versus self-medication ). All in all it's a good place to start opening horizons.
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