Cigarette Smoke Toxicity: Linking Individual Chemicals to Human Diseases

Cigarette Smoke Toxicity: Linking Individual Chemicals to Human Diseases

Editor(s): David Bernhard

Published Online: 24 FEB 2011 11:23AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527326815

Online ISBN: 9783527635320

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635320

About this Book

Smoking causes and contributes to a large number of human diseases, yet due to the large number of potentially hazardous compounds in cigarette smoke -- almost 5,000 chemicals have been identified, establishing the link between smoking and disease has often proved difficult.
This unbiased and scientifically accurate overview of current knowledge begins with an overview of the chemical constituents in cigarette smoke, their fate in the human body, and their documented toxic effects on various cells and tissues. Recent results detailing the many ways components of cigarette smoke adversely affect human health are also presented, highlighting the role of smoking in cardiovascular, respiratory, infectious and other diseases. A final chapter discusses current strategies for the treatment and prevention of smoking-induced illness.
Despite the obvious importance of the topic, this is the first comprehensive reference on tobacco smoke toxicity, making for essential reading for all toxicologists and healthcare professionals dealing with smoking-related diseases.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Cigarette Smoking

  2. Part II: Linking Cigarette Smoke Chemicals to Human Diseases and Pathophysiology

    1. Chapter 13

      Smoking and Oral Health (pages 257–280)

      Eman Allam, Weiping Zhang, Cunge Zheng, Richard L. Gregory and L. Jack Windsor

  3. Part III: Prevention and Treatment of Smoking – Induced Diseases

  4. Part IV: Summary

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