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Harm reduction in nicotine addiction : helping people who can't quit : a report by the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians, October 2007.

Royal College of Physicians of London. Tobacco Advisory Group.
[2007], ©2007
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London : Royal College of Physicians, [2007], ©2007.

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vi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Use of tobacco in society -- Nicotine and nicotinic receptors, and their role in smoking -- The neurobiological mechanisms underlying nicotine dependence -- Mechanisms of tobacco addiction in humans -- Sources of nicotine for human use -- The risk profile of smoked tobacco -- The risks of medicinal nicotine -- Current nicotine product regulation -- Current nicotine product use and socioeconomic deprivation -- Ethics, human rights and harm reduction for tobacco users -- Reducing the harm from nicotine use: implications for health policy and nicotine product regulation.

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Includes bibliographical references.


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