Smoking

Smoking is a practice in which a substance is burned and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream. Most commonly the substance is the dried leaves of the tobacco plant which have been rolled into a small square of rice paper to create a small, round cylinder called a "cigarette". Smoking is primarily practiced as a route of administration for recreational drug use because the combustion of the dried plant leaves vaporizes and delivers active substances into the lungs where they are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and reach bodily tissue. In the case of cigarette smoking these substances are contained in a mixture of aerosol particles and gasses and include the pharmacologically active alkaloid nicotine; the vaporization creates heated aerosol and gas to form that allows inhalation and deep penetration into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream of the active substances occurs. In some cultures, smoking is also carried out as a part of various rituals, where participants use it to help induce trance-like states that, they believe, can lead them to "spiritual enlightenment".

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Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking

'If you follow my instructions you will be a happy non-smoker for the rest of your life.' That's a strong claim from Allen Carr, but as the world's leading quit smoking expert, Allen was right to boast! This classic guide to the world's most successful stop smoking method is all you need to give up smoking. You can even smoke while you read....

The Smoking Book

The Smoking Book is a dreamlike structure built on the solid foundation of two questions: how does it feel to smoke, and what does smoking mean? Lesley Stern, in an innovative, hybrid form of writing, muses on these questions through intersecting stories and essays that connect, expand, and contract like smoke rings floating through the air. Stern writes of addictions and passionate attachments, of the body and bodily pleasure, of autobiography and cultural history. Smoking is Stern's seductive pretext, her way of entering unknown and mysterious regions. The Smoking Book begins with intimate and vivid accounts of growing up on a tobacco farm in colonial Rhodesia, reminiscences that permeate subsequent excursions into precolonial tobacco production and postcolonial life in Zimbabwe, as well as dramatic vignettes set in Australia, the United States, Scotland, Italy, Japan, and South America. Stern has written a book, at once intensely personal and kaleidoscopically international, that weaves the intimate act of a solitary person smoking a cigarette into a broad cultural picture of desire, exchange, fulfillment, and the acts that bind people together, either in lasting ways or through ephemeral encounters. The Smoking Book is for anyone who has ever smoked or loved a smoker (against their better judgment); it is for those who have never smoked or for those who mourn the loss of cigarettes as they would grieve for a lost friend. But mostly, The Smoking Book is for all those who are smoldering still.

Smoking

Risk, Perception, and Policy

This book presents a counter-view, based on a survey of several thousand young persons and adults, probing attitudes, beliefs, feelings, and perceptions of risk associated with smoking. The authors agree that young smokers give little or no thought to health risks or the problems of addiction. The survey data contradicts the model of informed, rational choice and underscores the need for aggressive policies to counter tobacco firms’ marketing and promotional efforts and to restrict youth access to tobacco.

Smoking

Activity Banks Smoking is part of a photocopiable PSHE scheme addressing Key Issues facing teachers and students in Secondary schools. Smoking covers topics such as: How smoking damages the body; A smoker in the family; The facts about young smokers; The effects of peer pressure; Breaking the habit; The law on cigarette sales to children; The pros and cons of smoking.

Smoke

A Global History of Smoking

An incisive collection of essays and more than three hundred illustrations examines the global history and culture of smoking in various traditions and places, from opium dens in Victorian England to Havana cigars, documenting smokers of many substances, the changing role of smoking, tobacco advertising, the moral issues of smoking, and more.

Bibliography on Smoking and Health

Annual cummulation of Smoking and Health Bulletin, -1988

The Price of Smoking

What does a pack of cigarettes cost a smoker, the smoker's family, and society? This longitudinal study on the private and social costs of smoking calculates that the cost of smoking to a 24-year-old woman smoker is $86,000 over a lifetime; for a 24-year-old male smoker the cost is $183,000. The total social cost of smoking over a lifetime -- including both private costs to the smoker and costs imposed on others (including second-hand smoke and costs of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) -- comes to $106,000 for a woman and $220,000 for a man. The cost per pack over a lifetime of smoking: almost $40.00. The first study to quantify the cost of smoking in this way, or in such depth, this accessible book not only adds a weapon to the arsenal of antismoking messages but also provides a framework for assessment that can be applied to other health behaviors. The findings on the effects of smoking on Medicare and Medicaid will be surprising and perhaps controversial, for the authors estimate the costs to be much lower than the damage awards being paid to 46 states as a result of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement.

Weber's Smoke

A Guide to Smoke Cooking for Everyone and Any Grill

If you can grill, you can smoke! Now you can add smoke flavor to almost any food on any grill. Weber's Smoke shows you how and inspires you with recipes that range from the classic (Best-on-the-Block Baby Back Ribs) to the ambitious (Smoked Duck and Cherry Sausages). And best of all, many of the recipes let you achieve mouthwatering smoke flavor in a matter of minutes-not hours. You'll learn: Basic and advanced smoke cooking methods for traditional smokers as well as standard backyard grills Over 85 exciting recipes such as Brined and Maple-Smoked Bacon and Cedar-Planked Brie with Cherry Chutney and Toasted Almonds Smoking woods' flavor characteristics and food pairing suggestions that complement each distinct type of wood Weber's Top Ten Smoking Tips for getting the best possible results on any grill

Cigarette Smoking and the Kidney

Cigarette smoking is also a risk factor for diffuse atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease and peripheral vascular lesions, renal microvessels being another potential target. Furthermore, the relationships of chronic cigarette smoking and nitric oxide with endothelial dysfunction and vascular disease are well proven, and the association between eNOS gene polymorphisms and vascular disease and their dependence on chronic tobacco smoking has been stressed. But although there is definite evidence that the risk of progression of acquired or genetic renal disease is higher in chronic cigarette smokers and the negative effect on patient survival in chronic dialytic treatment is well known, these issues are still neglected by clinical nephrologists and the mechanisms involved have not yet been classified.

Smoking: your choice between life and death

Smoking

201 Reasons to Quit

About thirty million Americans who smoke say they want to quit, but lack the motivation. Smoking: 201 Reasons to Quit provides that motivation by focusing on why you should not smoke, rather than how to quit. The book contains a complete in-depth explanation of the dangers and disadvantages of smoking. The book describes more than one hundred ways that tobacco harms smokers' health, often leading to prolonged disability and early death. A medical advisory panel of prominent physicians has reviewed these sections about tobacco-related illnesses. The book includes discussions of problems caused by nicotine addiction, the best methods of quitting tobacco, the health hazards of secondhand smoke to others, and the ways that smoking increases the dangers of injury and death. Jack Klugman, star of stage and screen and an antismoking activist who fortunately survived the cancer caused by his smoking, wrote the book’s foreword.

Adolescent Smoking and Health Research

Cigarette smoking during childhood and adolescence produces significant health problems among young people, including cough and phlegm production, an increase in the number and severity of respiratory illnesses, decreased physical fitness, an unfavourable lipid profile and potential retardation in the rate of lung growth and the level of maximum lung function in addition to leading to long-term smoking and the numerous diseases connected with that including cancer and others. In this new book adolescent smoking is researched pertaining to the health complications that young adults will endure, as well as the different social aspects of what causes an adolescent to begin smoking in the first place including peer pressure. Several methods of smoking cessation are discussed.

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Right to smoke

Halton. Halton Region Health Department - Healthy Environments and Communicable Disease - Stop Smoking Clinics - Oakville - Halton Regional Administration Centre

Offer one-to-one personal counselling to help smokers assess their lifestyle, understand why they smoke, set a quit date and choose a personalized method of quitting.

* help smokers consider methods of quitting including nicotine patch, nicotine gum, and/or behaviour modification
* smokers who are ready to stop can call to make an appointment

Clinic locations
Acton:
372 Queen Street

Burlington:
3350 Fairview Street

Milton:
217 Main Street E

Oakville:
Health @232, 232 South Service Road, Unit B

Halton Healthcare - Cardiorespiratory Department - Butt Out Smoking Cessation - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

A program specifically designed for smokers who want to quit
  • consists of seven weekly sessions that build on the skills and information needed to develop an individualized quit plan and provide support for smokers as they go through the quitting process

Activities include:
  • understanding why you smoke * getting ready to quit * preparing your plan * initial reactions to quitting * surviving the early days * moving on

Remedy's Rx Elizabeth Street Pharmacy - Pharmacy Services - Burlington - Lakeshore Rd

General pharmacy

Services include:
Special medication packaging options:
* medication placed in pill organizers at no extra cost
* medication placed in blister packs at no extra cost

MedsCheck:
* appointments to review complex prescriptions with a pharmacist
* appointments in store and in home

Product delivery
* delivery available - free

Other health programs:
* Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program - help to quit smoking for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients
* Diabetes management consultations with pharmacist

IDA Burlington Drug Mart

General pharmacy

MedsCheck:
* appointments to review complex prescriptions with a pharmacist
* appointments in store - appointments in home

Home health care supplies:
* basic supplies in a small home health care section

Mobility aids and safety equipment:
* safety equipment - bathroom, stair lifts
* Assistive Devices Program (ADP) vendor

Other health programs:
* Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program - help to quit smoking for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients
* Diabetes management consultations - with pharmacist
* a drop off location for the Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP)
* a drop off location for the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP)

Hamilton. Public Health Services - Tobacco Hotline - Telephone Service

Provides information to callers regarding tobacco control legislation, such as local smoking by-laws and the provincial Smoke-Free Ontario Act and on smoking cessation programs and services.

IDA Burlington Drug Mart

General pharmacy

MedsCheck:
* appointments to review complex prescriptions with a pharmacist
* appointments in store - appointments in home

Home health care supplies:
* basic supplies in a small home health care section

Mobility aids and safety equipment:
* safety equipment - bathroom, stair lifts
* Assistive Devices Program (ADP) vendor

Other health programs:
* Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program - help to quit smoking for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients
* Diabetes management consultations - with pharmacist
* a drop off location for the Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP)
* a drop off location for the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP)

Canadian Cancer Society - Smokers' Helpline

Confidential, non-judgmental, telephone and online support for those wanting to quit smoking.

Costco Pharmacy - Pharmacy Services

General pharmacy

Services include:
Special medication packaging options:
* medication placed in blister packs at no extra cost

MedsCheck:
* appointments to review complex prescriptions with a pharmacist
* appointments in store

Other health programs:
* Flu immunizations - fall
* Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program- help to quit smoking for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients
* Diabetes management consultations - with pharmacist or Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
* a drop off location for the Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP)
* a drop off location for the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP)

Bronte Centre Pharmacy

General pharmacy
  • medication placed in pill organizers (containers for storing scheduled doses) at no extra cost
  • medication placed in blister packs (sealed, push-through packaging used to separate doses) at no extra cost
  • free delivery for prescriptions
  • basic home health care supplies
  • basic mobility aids
  • certified diabetes educator (CDE) available for consultation

Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program - Help to quit smoking, available for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients

MedsCheck - Appointments to review complex prescriptions with a pharmacist

Metro Pharmacy - Pharmacy Services - Burlington

General pharmacy.

Services available:
* medication placed in blister packs - at no extra cost

* MedsCheck:
* appointments available in store to review complex prescriptions with a pharmacist

Home health care supplies:
* basic home health care supplies in a small section

* flu immunizations when the vaccine is available

Other health programs:
*Travel vaccines
* Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program - help to quit smoking for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients
* Diabetes management consultations with pharmacist
* a drop off location for the Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP)
* a drop off location for the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP)

Fortino's DRUGStore Pharmacy - Pharmacy Services - Burlington - Plains Rd E

General pharmacy

Services include:
Special medication packaging options:
* medication placed in blister packs - at no extra cost
* medication placed in pill organizers - at no extra cost

MedsCheck:
* appointments to review complex prescriptions with a pharmacist
* appointments in store

Home health care supplies:
* basic supplies in a small home health care section

Product delivery
* delivery available - free for prescriptions

* fall flu immunizations
* travel immunizations

Other health programs:
* Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program - help to quit smoking for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients
* Diabetes management consultations - with pharmacist
* a drop off location for the Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP)
* a drop off location for the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP)

Fortinos DRUGStore Pharmacy - Pharmacy Services - Oakville - Dundas St W

General pharmacy
  • medication placed in pill organizers (containers for storing scheduled doses) at no extra cost
  • medication placed in blister packs (sealed, push-through packaging used to separate doses) at no extra cost
  • disease management and counseling
  • basic home health care supplies
  • advice and recommendations on over-the-counter medications

MedsCheck
- Appointments to review complex prescriptions with a pharmacist

Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program - Help to quit smoking, available for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients

Located in grocery store