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  • WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulationby WHO

    World Health Organization 2015; US$ 36.00

    This report presents the conclusions reached and recommendations made by the members of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) at its seventh meeting in December 2013 during which it reviewed background papers specially commissioned for the meeting and which dealt respectively with the following four themes: Novel tobacco... more...

  • Synthetic Panicsby Philip Jenkins

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 27.00

    America has a long history of drug panics in which countless social problems have been blamed on the devastating effects of some harmful substance. In the last forty years, such panics have often focused on synthetic or designer drugs, like methamphetamine, PCP, Ecstasy, methcathinone, and rave drugs like ketamine, and GHB. Fear of these substances... more...

  • Stages and Pathways of Drug Involvementby Denise B. Kandel

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 35.00

    This book represents a systematic and broadly based discussion and evaluation of the Gateway Hypothesis. more...

  • Mass Media and Drug Preventionby William D. Crano; Michael Burgoon; Stuart Oskamp

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 51.95

    This book tells the story of the mass media's potential in the war against drug abuse. It is based on scientific evidence on the use of media in health promotion and disease prevention. Past approaches--successes and failures alike--are included to help enlighten future programs of research and practice. Advice about the logical steps that must be... more...

  • Drug Useby Richard E. Isralowitz

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    This work examines the delicate balance in American drug policy between enforcement and reducing supply, versus prevention and reducing demand. It addresses the ways in which drug policy has changed, particularly since 1970. more...

  • Pot Politicsby Mitch Earleywine

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 57.99

    By drawing on chapters from experts in multiple disciplines, this book will focus on ethical, religious, economic, psychological, and political arguments for cannabis policies that range from prohibition, to supervised medical use, to unrestricted legalization. Several authors weigh costs and benefits in their evaluations of policy. Others focus on... more...

  • Mortality amongst Illicit Drug Usersby Shane Darke; Louisa Degenhardt; Richard Mattick

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 54.00

    This book is a synthetic review of the epidemiology, causes, prevalence, interventions, demography, and associated risk factors of illicit-drug-related mortality. more...

  • A Life in Smokeby Julia Hansen

    Free Press 2006; US$ 20.95

    "I accepted the certainty of my untimely death with gallows humor and a calculator. I'd read somewhere that each cigarette you smoke knocks seven minutes off your time on the planet. To amuse myself, I did the math: 153,000 cigarettes = two years of my life, up in smoke." Julia Hansen first lit up at nineteen. Twenty years later, she was editing... more...

  • At What Cost?by Research for International Tobacco Control (RITC)

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 20.00

    This publication reviews and synthesizes the literature on tobacco-related health economic evaluation, with a focus on developing countries.  IDRC’s Research for International Tobacco Contract (RITC) produced the report in an attempt to lay the groundwork for future comparative and conclusive research in the field of tobacco-related economic evaluation. ... more...

  • Qualitative Research for Tobacco Controlby Alison Mathie; Anne Carnozzi

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 40.00

    This manual is designed to encourage users from around the world to engage in tobacco control research using qualitative methods and tools. The objective is to expand the body of knowledge that can influence tobacco control policies and programs. In addition, the manual is intended to serve consumers of qualitative research by helping them critically... more...