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

Be a Happy Non-smoker for the Rest of Your Life

The revolutionary international bestseller that will stop you smoking - for good. '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 and most successful quit smoking expert, Allen was right to boast! Reading this book is all you need to give up smoking. You can even smoke while you read. There are no scare tactics, you will not gain weight and stopping will not feel like deprivation. If you want to kick the habit then go for it. Allen Carr has helped millions of people become happy non-smokers. His unique method removes your psychological dependence on cigarettes and literally sets you free. Accept no substitute. Five million people can't be wrong.

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....

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.

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.

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

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

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

Smoking, Health and Personality

The Report on Smoking and Health published by the Royal College of Physicians in England in 1965 warned of a connection between lung -cancer and smoking. The findings were widely publicized, and were accepted by practically every-one-indeed, they persist today. As Hans J. Eysenck shows in his classic study Smoking, Health, and Personality, the results were by no means immune to challenge. Not only were the experimental and statistical methods employed vulnerable to criticism, but the results were open to more than one interpretation. In this new edition, Stuart Brody reviews Eysenck's achievement. Eysenck critically reviewed the literature, presented longitudinal studies showing that psychological characteristics are far more potent predictors of heart disease and cancer than smoking behavior, and demonstrated that psychological treatment can halve death rates. Eysenck also spoke the unspeakable, iconoclastically attacking the cherished attribution of millions of deaths to smoking. He examined the interaction of smoking with personality and constitutional factors, and the connection between these factors and the development of cancer. Eysenck saw the cause-and-effect relation between cancer and smoking as oversimplification. He also makes a number of practical suggestions for the kind of social action that could be taken to decrease the incidence of lung cancer. For his part, Brody notes that massive campaigns which exhort people to eschew tobacco or cholesterol have had little or no demonstrable health benefits. This original and stimulating volume is written with great clarity and is easily understood by the layman. It is an incisive account of one of the most important social problems in this country today, and a challenge to orthodoxy in the medical world. As such, this volume offers much for both sides of the anti-smoking lobby, as well as those in the fields of psychology, political science, and sociology. Hans J. Eysenck (1916-1997) wrote many books, including the internationally acclaimed Know Your Own IQ and The Uses and Abuses of Psychology. His works available from Transaction include Intelligence, and new editions of Rebel with a Cause, The Psychology of Politics, and Dimensions of Personality. Stuart Brody worked as a clinical psychologist in Germany as well as the United State. He has been published in major U.S. and British medical journals and is author of Sex at Risk, published by Transaction.

Smoking

This title looks at Smoking and the pros and cons of making particular choices young people must make about their behavior. Up-to-date and detailed information make this a valuable books for understanding what is at stake.

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.

Smoked Food

Building #7 Smoking gun

Quit Smoking Support

Smoking Alternative

Right to smoke

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
* a drop off location for the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP)

IDA Burlington Drug Mart - Pharmacy Services

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

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 - Pharmacy Services

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

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)

Costco Pharmacy - Pharmacy Services

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

Other health programs:
* flu immunizations - fall
* 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)

Canadian Cancer Society - Smokers' Helpline

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

Metro Pharmacy - Pharmacy Services - Burlington

General pharmacy

Services available:
* medication placed in pill organizers - at no extra cost
* 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

Other health programs:
* flu immunizations
* 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)

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

Canadian Cancer Society - Smokers' Helpline

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

Queen's Medical Pharmacy - Pharmacy Services

General pharmacy

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

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

Product delivery:
* free delivery for prescriptions available - Mon-Fri

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)

Brant Lakeshore Pharmacy - Pharmacy Services

A compounding 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

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

Mobility aids and safety equipment:
* mobility aids - walkers, scooters, wheelchairs can be ordered
* safety equipment- bathroom, stair lifts can be ordered

Product delivery:
* delivery available - free
* prescriptions as well as other supplies

Other health programs:
* Flu immunizations - fall
* 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)