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  • 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...

  • Pot Politicsby Mitch Earleywine

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dangerous Harvestby Michael K. Steinberg; Joseph J. Hobbs; Kent Mathewson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    The global drug trade and its associated violence, corruption, and human suffering create global problems that include political and military conflicts, ethnic minority human rights violations, and stresses on economic development. Drug production and eradication affects the stability of many states, shaping and sometimes distorting their foreign policies.... more...

  • Understanding Marijuanaby Mitch Earleywine

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    What are we to make of the conflicting portrayals of a drug with historical origins dating back to 8,000 B.C.? Understanding Marijuana examines the biological, psychological, and societal impact of this controversial substance. Mitch Earleywine separates science from opinion to show how marijuana defies easy dichotomies. Tracing the medical and political... more...

  • The Tobacco Atlasby M J. Eriksen Mackay

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 27.00

    The Tobacco Atlas is intended for anyone concerned with personal or political health, governance, politics, economics, big business, corporate behaviour, smuggling, tax, religion, internet, allocation of resources, human development and the future. It will be useful for UN agencies, governments and politicians, health officials, the media, researchers,... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    This 2006 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...