Public Health Concern: Smoking, Alcohol and Substance Use

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Ariel Tenenbaum, MD (Editor)
Down Syndrome Center, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: SCI072000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Smoking has well-known health hazards. It is associated with lung cancer, oral cancer, stroke, heart disease, emphysema, and other short- and long-term breathing problems. These troubling facts are very well-known to the public, both adults and adolescents. There is also a concerning association between the use of tobacco and other dangerous behaviors; e.g., the use of other substances such as alcohol and marijuana and high risk sexual behavior.

Cognitive and mental problems including anxiety, depression and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are also associated with smoking. It is of great concern and frustration that all the above-mentioned facts do not prevent millions from starting to smoke every year around the world. In fact, smoking is practiced by every nation on the planet and appears to take place in every society, regardless of race, color or social status. In this book, we have gathered research from international collaborators to touch on these issues. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Chapter 1. Smoking, Alcohol and Substance Use
(Ariel Tenenbaum and Joav Merrick, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel, and others)

Section 1: Smoking

Chapter 2. Smoking among Adolescents Living in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria)
(Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Adamson S. Muula and Seter Siziya, School of Community and Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Smokeless Tobacco Use among University Students
(Mohammad Ali Emamhadi, Maryam Jalilvand, Zahra Nikmanesh and Yahya Kazemi, Clinical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, and others)

Chapter 4. Alcohol Use, Cigarette Use, Delinquency and Thai Parenting Practices
(Brenda A. Miller, Hilary F. Byrnes, Pamela K. Cupp, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, Orratai Rhucharoenpornpanich, Warunee Fongkaew, Michael J. Rosati, Warunee Chookhare and Rick S. Zimmerman, Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Berkeley, California, USA)

Chapter 5. Smoking from Early to Late Adolescence in Greece
(Evdoxia Kosmidou, Mary Hassandra, Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis, Marios Goudas and Yiannis Theodorakis, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Karies, Trikala, Greece)

Chapter 6. Sleep Duration, Smoking, Alcohol and Sleep Quality
(Bruce Kirkcaldy and Timo Partonen, International Centre for the Study of Occupational and Mental Health, Düsseldorf, Germany, and others)

Chapter 7. Cigarette Smoking among Nigerian Adolescent School Boys
(Alphonsus N. Onyiriuka and Rita C. Onyiriuka, Department of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria)

Chapter 8. Smoking, Smoking Patterns and Perceived Stress in Sri Lankan Undergraduates
(Bilesha Perera, Mohammad R. Torabi, Chandramali Jayawardana and Ramani Perera, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka, and others)

Section 2: Alcohol

Chapter 9. Predicting Alcohol Consumption among Chilean Youth
(Yoonsun Han, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, Jorge Delva and Marcela Castillo, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and others)

Chapter 10. Alcohol and Drug Screening of Occupational Drivers for Preventing Injuries
(Robin Christian, Family Nurse Practitioner, Alcorn State University Family Clinic, Natchez, Mississippi, USA)

Section 3: Other Substance Use

Chapter 11. Transitional Drug Use: Switching from Alcohol Disability to Marijuana Creativity
(Hari D. Maharajh†, Jameela K. Ali and Mala Maharaj, Psychiatry Unit, University of the West Indies, Mt. Hope Hospital, Trinidad, Mt. Hope Medical School, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and St Anns Hospital, Trinidad, West Indies)

Chapter 12. Substance Use and the Workplace: Adolescent and Young Adult Employees
(Jessica Samuolis, Kenneth W. Griffin, Christopher Williams, Brian Cesario and Gilbert J. Botvin, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA, and others)

Section 4: Interventions

Chapter 13. Decreasing Student Tendency towards Smoking
(Mohammad Ali Emamhadi, Farideh Khodabandeh, Maryam Jalilvand, Mina Hadian and Gholam Reza Heydari, Legal Medicine Department, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, and others)

Chapter 14. Spiritually-Based Activities as a Deterrent to Substance Abuse Behavior
(Patricia Coccoma and Scott Anstadt, Division of Social Work ,College of Professional Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, USA)

Chapter 15. Buprenorphine for the Management of Opioid Withdrawal
(Emily Haesler, Australian Centre of Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University, Australia)

Chapter 16. Legislative Smoking Bans for Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure, Smoking Prevalence and Tobacco Consumption
(Janice Christie, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland)

Section 5: Acknowledgements

Chapter 17. About the Editors

Chapter 18. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 19. About the Book Series “Health and Human Development”

Section 6: Index

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