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Nicotine and e-cigarettes addiction

Ahmad Badayai, Abdul Rahman and Wahab, Suzaily and Ahmad Basri, Nadzirah and Essau, Cecilia A. (2020) Nicotine and e-cigarettes addiction. In: Adolescent addiction: epidemiology, assessment and treatment. Academic Press: Elsevier, London, United Kingdom, pp. 137-157. ISBN 978-0-12-818626-8

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Tobacco use claims more than 8 million lives annually, with most tobacco-related deaths occurring in low and middle-income countries. Second-hand tobacco smoke contributes to an additional 1.2 million deaths annually due to heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Research appears to show a lack of scientific evidence about the value of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool. Instead, there is evidence of its potential to attract youth to nicotine, acting as a bridge to combustible tobacco use. Smoking initiation during adolescence increases the likelihood of not only being tobacco-dependent but also developing a dependence on other substances in adulthood. The treatment of nicotine addiction in adolescents is similar to the methods used with adults. However, the use of pharmacological treatment in adolescents is still controversial. Among the highly recommended behavioral interventions are cognitive-behavioral strategies, motivational strategies, and social influence strategies.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 8260/80536
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tobacco use, e-cigarettes, smoking cessation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Nadzirah Ahmad Basri
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 09:22
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2020 15:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80536

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