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Helping People to Give Up Smoking Can Be Easy

Fabio Lugoboni

Data di pubblicazione: 10/2012

ISBN: 978-88-9741-934-1

In inglese. Disponibile in italiano


Why is it so difficult to quit smoking? Often the main obstacle is the fear of failing. The situation is no different for health professionals, especially doctors. They too often stop because of their fear of failure, or get discouraged, thinking they might not have the skills to help people quit smoking. Yet encourage and support patients to stop smoking is one of the primary tasks of the doctor, as you can well understand the harmful consequences of smoking on health. Moreover, the treatment of smoking is not complicated, if you have some basic skills: pharmacologic treatment, patient-doctor communication and motivational interviewing. This book comes from daily practice. The author explains in a very direct way the art of "tobaccology", with simulated examples and useful tricks. Current and relevant data on epidemiology, neurobiology of addiction, risks, comorbidity and treatment are then provided.

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Physicians (specialist, internists, general practitioners), students, smokers and their relatives

€ 14,99

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Autori

Fabio Lugoboni
Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Unit for Addictive Disorders, University of Verona, Policlinico GB Rossi, Verona, Italy

Sommario
  • The practice
    • Health workers and smoking
    • The smoker: a stranger
    • Motivation
    • The time
    • The setting
    • The actor’s suitcase
    • Behind the desk, back to work
    • Group therapy
    • How to avoid relapses
    • The problem of weight increase
    • The patient who does not want to try to give up smoking
  • The theory
    • Smoking and health
    • Neurochemical addiction
    • Behavioral and psychological aspects of smoking
    • Understanding personal motivation
    • Facing patient’s resistance with motivational interviewing
    • The pharmacotherapy of smoking cessation: an update
    • The process of relapse
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