Nicotine Addiction: Prevention, Health Effects and Treatment Options


Giuseppe Di Giovanni (Editor)
Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

Series: Substance Abuse Assessment, Interventions and Treatment
BISAC: SEL026010

Smoking tobacco presents serious social problems with major impacts on public health. It is estimated that 25-30% of the general population in western countries are currently smoking. Tobacco use is the major preventable cause of death in the United States, responsible for more than 400,000 deaths annually. Within the USA and Europe, 70% of all smokers have tried to quit smoking at least once, but only about 6% of these succeeded in maintaining abstinence. This book covers the latest nicotine-related research. The selection of chapters has a certain unity as physiologic, pathologic and psychological themes run through the book and supply the logical connections between the various authors. This work is intended as a contribution to the reversal of the current tobacco epidemic and thereby to preventing many of the deaths attributable to tobacco predicted in this century. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Nicotine Addiction and Treatment: Recent Advances (Mostofa Jamal, Kiyoshi Ameno, Naoko Tanaka, Mitsuru Kumihashi And Hiroshi Kinoshita)

Chapter 2. Serotonin-Dopamine interaction in Nicotine Addiction: Focus on 5-HT2C Receptors
(Ennio Esposito, Vincenzo Di Matteo, Massimo Pierucci, Arcangelo Benigno, Mauro Pessia, Alessandro Pitruzzella, Christian Zammit, Mario Valentino, Richard Muscat, Giuseppe Di Giovanni)

Chapter 3. Defining the Role of the Hippocampus in Nicotine Addiction
(Robin A.J. Lester)

Chapter 4. Nicotine, Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection in Neuropsychiatric Disorders
(Susan E. Maloney, Kuryn M. Kroutil, George T. Taylor)

Chapter 5. Stress as a Risk Factor for Transition to Heightened Nicotine Intake in a Rat Model of Nicotine Self-Administration
(Xiu Liu)

Chapter 6. Smoking, Nicotine and Depression: A Review
(Gonzalo Vázquez-Palacios, Herlinda Bonilla-Jaime)

Chapter 7. New Psychological Approaches in Nicotine Addiction
(Clare Austen)

Chapter 8. Cognitive Consequences of Adolescent and Adult Nicotine Exposure: Utility of Animal Models
(Robert C. Barnet, Pamela S. Hunt, Joshua A. Burk)

Chapter 9. Psychosocial Risk Factors for Smoking and Nicotine Dependence: Implications for Prevention and Treatment
(Diane M Burgermeister)

Chapter 10. Kinetics Of Nicotine Bonding Onto And Release From Poly(Acrylic -Co-Methacrylic Acid) Hydrogel
(Borivoj Adnadjevicb, Miroslava Nikolica, Jelena Jovanovic)

Chapter 11. Kinetics of nicotine binding and release from water solution onto poly(acrylic -co-methacrylic acid) xerogel/hydrogel
(Borivoj Adnadjevic, Natasa Lazarevic, Jelena Jovanovic)


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