12.6. Comments Regarding Epidemiology of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Use: Prevention and Tobacco Abuse: Treatment and Management

  1. Hamid Ghodse2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,
  3. Mario Maj4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Yu Xin

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch27

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How to Cite

Xin, Y. (2009) Comments Regarding Epidemiology of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Use: Prevention and Tobacco Abuse: Treatment and Management, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

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

Author Information

  1. Institute of Mental Health, Peking University, Beijing, China

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



  • epidemiology of tobacco use - prevention and tobacco abuse, treatment and management;
  • slow response of academia - and scarcity of high-quality research papers on tobacco use;
  • pharmacology of nicotine and commercial aspects of cigarette selling - detailed studies by companies;
  • smoking, not the only contributor - but, being certainly one of them;
  • treatment and management of tobacco-related health problems - society and health sectors;
  • being a party to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - not necessarily meaning that actions are taken automatically;
  • disease-related health cost - and premature-death-induced productivity loss;
  • medicine, becoming the hero - in prevention and treatment of tobacco use;
  • ‘Accept’ or ‘decline’ treatment programs - for tobacco use, professional coverage and availability of resources;
  • tobacco control, difficulty - in reaching a unanimous agreement within societies


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