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  • Smoking in Adolescenceby Barbara Lloyd; Kevin Lucas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    What factors influence adolescents to take up smoking? Why do more girls smoke than boys? In contrast to medical orthodoxy, Smoking in Adolescence looks at smoking from the adolescents' own points of view. What emerges is that regular smokers are seen as fun-loving and nonconformist; cigarettes are a passport to a fashionable, popular and 'hard'... more...

  • Something's in the Airby Katherine Tate; James Lance Taylor; Mark Q. Sawyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    America?s drug laws have always exerted an unequal and unfair toll on Blacks and Latinos, who are arrested more often than Whites for the possession of illegal drugs and given harsher sentences. In this volume, contributors ask how would marijuana legalization affect communities of color? Is legalization of marijuana necessary to safeguard minority... more...

  • Soziale Konstruktionen des Drogenkonsums und Soziale Arbeitby Michael Schabdach

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 49.99

    isolierte Ecken bzw. vor die Türen der Restaurants und Kneipen verbannt wird. War das Zigarettenrauchen in den westlichen Ländern bis in die Nachkriegszeit hinein ein allgemein gebilligtes und bei bestimmten Gelegenheiten sogar - wünschtes Phänomen, so wird es spätestens seit den 1960er Jahren mit dem Hinweis auf gesundheitliche Gefahren zu einem unerwünschten... more...

  • Substance Abuseby Sheri Mabry Bestor

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 54.99

    This book looks at the most common forms of substance abuse among teens. It also describes ways abuse can be recognized, and most importantly, how teens can get help?for themselves and/or their peers. more...

  • Synthetic Panicsby Philip Jenkins

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • To Live Outside the Lawby Leaf Fielding

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    'Listen, Leaf,' Pritchard said, 'the hash is neither here nor there. You're in a lot more trouble than possession of a bit of dope. You've got big problems, man... big problems.' He looked at me with something akin to sympathy. 'How did you get into such a fix?' I'd been asking myself the same question. Operation Julie in... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Marijuanaby Mitch Earleywine

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 30.99

    This text examines the biological, psychological, and societal impact of marijuana. What are the effects, for mind and body, of long-term use? Are users more likely to abuse cocaine and heroine? What is the effect of the increasing potency of marijuana? more...