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  • American Desperadoby Jon Roberts; Evan Wright

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00

    In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times bestselling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned , began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys.  Those conversations would last three years, during... more...

  • Righteous Dopefiendby Philippe Bourgois; Jeffrey Schonberg

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary,... more...

  • Smoke & Mirrorsby Rob Cunningham

    International Development Research Centre 1996; US$ 25.00

    Smoke & Mirrors provides an insider's view of the Canadian tobacco war, a hundred-year old conflict that began to escalate in the 1980s. Written by a prominent antismoking advocate, the book explains how Canada emerged as a global leader in the public health crusade to regulate the powerful tobacco industry. Author Rob Cunningham exposes the industry's... more...

  • Tobacco-free Youthby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 2000; US$ 18.00

    The first part of the book describes the scope of the tobacco problem in the Region, especially as it affects youth and adolescents. It delves into such issues as tobacco-related illnesses and reviews various approaches for substance-abuse prevention. The second part discusses the application of the "life skills" approach to programs designed to prevent... more...

  • Por una juventud sin tobacoby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 2001; US$ 18.00

    Con el fin de detener la creciente ola de consumo de tabaco en las Américas, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) patrocina varias actividades, entre ellas la investigación sobre la legislación y las políticas de control del tabaco en toda la Región, la coordinación y adopción de medidas de control del uso de tabaco en los países, y la aplicación... more...

  • Framework for Alcohol Policy in WHO European Regionby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 13.50

    The European Region is the WHO region with the highest alcohol intake in the world. Not only per capita consumption but also the disease burden from alcohol are twice the world average. Alcohol is the third-largest risk factor for death and disability in the Region and the largest risk factor among young people. The framework for alcohol policy in... more...

  • Global Status Reportby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2004; US$ 54.00

    The Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004 is a new edition of the Report published by WHO in 1999. This edition provides an update of the role of alcohol in global health and contains data not found in the earlier edition. The Report seeks to document what is known about alcohol consumption and drinking patterns among various population groups, alcohol's... more...

  • Tobacco Industry and Smokingby Fred C. Pampel

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    Tobacco Industry and Smoking addresses the many serious and controversial questions related to the problem of smoking in the United States: Is the tobacco industry responsible for the harm of cigarettes? Should the goal of improving population health override individual freedom in the choice to smoke? Should the government regulate tobacco as much... more...

  • European Tobacco Control Report 2007by WHO

    World Health Organization 2007; US$ 40.50

    This report presents an overview of the situation regarding tobacco use and related harm in the WHO European Region during the period 2002 2006 and of Member States policy responses and implementation of national tobacco control measures in line with the recommendations of the ESTC. The report also examines the status of policies in countries in the... more...

  • Highby Brian O'Dea

    Other Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    In the early 1980s, Brian O?Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing seventy-five tons of marijuana into the United States, he quit the trade?and the drugs?and began working with recovering addicts in Santa Barbara.... more...