About Tobacco


Tobacco is an addiction

The New ASAM Criteria: Tobacco,Gambling and Special Populations

Source: www.asam.org

Author: Dr David Mee-Lee

Synopsis: ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) is a professional society representing over 3,000 physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions. The ASAM criteria have become the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions. The ASAM criteria are required in over 30 states.

In the most recent edition, the criteria identifies Tobacco Use disorder as a problematic pattern of tobacco use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.

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Tobacco Explained - The truth about the tobacco industry…in its own word

Source: www.who.int

Author: Clive Bates and Andy Rowell

Synopsis: Adapted by the World Health Organization, this article is a survey of thousands of internal tobacco industry documents released through litigation and whistleblowers, featuring 1,200 relevant and revealing quotes grouped under common themes.

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Drug Facts - Tobacco

Source: teens.drugabuse.gov

Synopsis: Tobacco facts are presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens.

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Smoking & tobacco - Facts about smoking

Source: www.lung.ca

Synopsis: Facts about smoking are presented by the Lung Association (Canada)

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It’s time to treat smoking as an addiction

Source: www.theglobeandmail.com

Author: Andre Picard

Synopsis: In part through an interview with Dr. Andrew Pipe, the chief of the division of prevention and rehabilitation at the Ottawa Heart Institute and founder of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation, the author argues that what is needed is a fundamental change in the medical community’s approach to smoking; if smokers are currently offered help, it is usually in vague terms, and using inadequate tools.

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