Smokeless Tobacco Products: Characteristics, Usage, Health Effects, and Regulatory Implications, (PDF) a title in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series, represents an overview of research on the second most dangerous tobacco product. This ebook presents results on public health risks emanating from the complex interaction between smokeless tobacco products and their users. It covers the main components of assessment and provides insight into scientific and public health considerations. The ebook does not take a simplistic condemnatory position, but instead conceptualizes tobacco use in terms of graduated public health danger and harm reduction.
The ebook begins by introducing smokeless tobacco, its history of use, marketing, and impacts for public health. It then continues with coverage of pathology, epidemiology,and clinical implications, addiction, and treatment, and includes laboratory studies of human use. The next section explains the chemistry, biochemical mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and role of plant cultivation and manufacturing in toxicity. At last, the ebook concludes by addressing regulatory considerations, the scientific basis of regulations, and the role of these products in harm reduction for smokers. This is the first resource of its type to cover these topics together and in language appropriate to both specialists in the research community and informed persons responsible for funding, legislative and public health matters in the community at large.
Brings attention to smokeless tobacco product use and its link with addiction and disease
- Considers smokeless tobacco use historically and currently, along with its place in a future harm-reduction conceptualization of tobacco
- Written by a renowned, internationally recognized group of tobacco researchers from academia, independent research organizations, and the federal government with expertise in various disciplines covered
A one-volume comprehensive overview of smokeless tobacco products and their public health risks by a group of internationally recognized experts
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