9. Epidemiology of Tobacco Use

  1. Hamid Ghodse3,
  2. Helen Herrman4,
  3. Mario Maj5 and
  4. Norman Sartorius6
  1. Ilana B. Crome1 and
  2. Marcus R. Munafò2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch19

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

Crome, I. B. and Munafò, M. R. (2009) Epidemiology of Tobacco Use, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 3

    International Centre for Drug Policy, St George's University of London, London, UK

  2. 4

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

  4. 6

    Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Academic Psychiatry Unit, Keele University Medical School, St George's Hospital, Corporation Road, Stafford ST16 3SR, UK

  2. 2

    School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, 12a Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745106

Online ISBN: 9780470975084



  • tobacco, and epidemiology of tobacco use;
  • two approaches, in reducing smoking rates - a disease-centred approach and a population approach;
  • approaches, complementary - tobacco control strategy, and elements of best practice;
  • recent Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - promise, to accelerate adoption of comprehensive tobacco control policies throughout the world;
  • tobacco-industry documents - intention of tobacco manufacturers in designing cigarettes;
  • tobacco smoke, volatile and particulate phases - and gaseous compounds;
  • patterns of tobacco use, and smoking in adolescence - those not quitting smoking, dying of smoking-related disorders;
  • meta-analysis of cigarette smoking - and excess mortality;
  • predictors of smoking initiation - peer pressure, experimentation, mood regulation and familial example;
  • race and ethnicity, and patterns of smoking behaviour - amongst ethnic groups


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Overview

  • Tobacco Products

  • Current Patterns of Tobacco Use

  • Mortality and Morbidity

  • Special Populations

  • Race and Ethnicity

  • Co-Morbid Conditions

  • Professional Groups

  • Methodological Issues – Considerations for Future Research

  • References