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  • 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...

  • Tobacco Industry and Smokingby Fred C. Pampel

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    As the single largest preventable cause of premature death, tobacco use kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. A host of new laws has increased taxes on cigarettes and restricted smoking in public places, and U.S. smoking rates have declined. But nearly one in five adults in the United States still smokes. Despite vigorous criticism from... more...

  • Queen Pinby Jemeker Thompson-Hairston; David Ritz

    Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 10.99

    Jemeker Thompson-Hairston paid a heavy price for her involvement in the drug game. Learning from her sources of a federal investigation, Jemeker went on the run. It was love for her young son that brought her back to Los Angeles, even though she knew she would be arrested. A subsequent 15-year sentence would cost her not only her legitimate business... more...

  • Cocaine's Sonby Dave Itzkoff

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.00

    With sharp wit, self-deprecating humor, and penetrating honesty, New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff turns a keen eye on his life with the mysterious, maddening, much-loved man of whom he writes, ?for the first eight years of my life I seem to have believed he was the product of my imagination.? Itzkoff?s father was the man who lumbered home... more...

  • Vulnerable Indiaby Anu Kapur

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book de-myths the oft repeated claim of ‘natural disaster’ and puts forward socio-economic factors as the cause for the recurrence of disasters. With this framework, the author examines the popular notion of the Vulnerable India in psycho-geographical terms and unmasks the dimensions of vulnerability itself. In doing so the author foregrounds... more...

  • Clublandby Frank Owen

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 8.99

    In 1995, journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on "Special K," a new designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. He went to buy and sample the drug at the internationally-notorious Limelight, a decrepit church converted into a Manhattan disco, where pulse-pounding music, gender-bending dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted... more...

  • Les Flambeursby Serge Brochu; Isabelle Parent

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 14.99

    Cet ouvrage est consacré au parcours de vie des usagers réguliers et fréquents de cocaïne. Plus spécifiquement, les auteurs se sont fixés deux objectifs. Un premier consiste à mieux comprendre la trajectoire des consommateurs coutumiers de cocaïne en analysant les dynamiques qui sous-tendent ce processus. Ceci fait, il est alors possible d?approfondir... more...

  • Drugs and Cultureby Geoffrey Hunt; Maitena Milhet; Henri Bergeron

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Drugs and Culture presents alternative perspectives on psychoactive drugs, highlighting the socio-cultural features of drug use and regulation in modern societies. It examines the cultural dimensions of drugs and their regulation, with special attention to questions of how consumption of specific psychoactive substances becomes associated with particular... more...