Ending the Tobacco Holocaust (Google eBook)

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Elite Books, 2006 - Medical - 452 pages
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Every day, at least 1,191 Americans die before their time. They die painful, lingering deaths that could have been prevented. Every three days, as many citizens die from their own smoking habit, or from exposure to second-hand smoke, as died in the Sept 11 tragedy. Each and every pack of cigarettes costs American taxpayers $40 in higher medical premiums, unavailability of health services, and other hidden financial drains. And every year, 925 out of every 1,000 smokers who try to quit on their own fail to stay smoke-free for a year-while hundreds of thousands of children become addicted to nicotine. Dr. Michael Rabinoff, a respected psychiatrist who holds two patents and has published repeatedly in the New England Journal of Medicine and other top-flight journals, shows the health and financial suicide we commit by allowing tobacco companies to continue doing business as usual-and, like any good doctor, provides a detailed prescription for what to do about it: simple actions you can take to save the lives of millions around the world.
  

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Ending the Tobacco Holocaust: How Big Tobacco Affects Our Health, Pocketbook and Political Freedom--And What We Can Do About It

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Contents

WHY CALL IT THE TOBACCO HOLOCAUST?
11
ITS NOT ABOUT NONSMOKERS VERSUS SMOKERS SMOKING AFFECTS EVERYONE
25
WHATS BEEN DONE WHAT HASNT BEEN DONE AND WHY ITS IN YOUR INTERESTS TO TAKE SIMPLE EFFORTLESS ACTIONS TO CR...
49
TARGETING OUR ACHILLES HEEL THE MANIPULATIVE MARKETERS OF BIG TOBACCO
73
MASTERS OF DECEIT
101
THE GLOBAL TOBACCO WAR AT HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD
135
THEY GOT LIPS? WE WANT EM CREATING GENERATIONS OF ADDICTS
171
THE BIOLOGY OF TOBACCO ADDICTION
189
ITS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
247
THE BUYING OF OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM
295
SMOKING CESSATION
333
WHAT WE CAN DO TO STOP THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY
367
ALTRIAPHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS TO BOYCOTT
413
TOBACCO CONTROL ORGANIZATIONS
423
RESOURCES
427
INDEX
431

IS HOLLYWOOD ADDICTED? AND IF SO WHY?
215

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About the author (2006)

Michael Rabinoff, D.O., Ph.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist on the research faculty of the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and is also a Senior Partner in the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

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