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Tobacco or health? Physiological and social damages caused by tobacco smoking
  1. S Hamann
  1. Tobacco Control Policy Research Network;

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    By K-O Haustein, Springer-Verlag, 2002, 446 pages, US $99, ISBN: 3540440313 (translated from the German original)

    Tobacco or health?

    Writing a single volume on the most researched topic in biomedical history is no small undertaking. Numerous volumes on specific disease consequences of smoking have been published by medical authors from around the world. But I know of no comprehensive review that does as thorough a job as this book. In 14 central chapters, the author thoroughly reviews the literature on a wide and growing list of subjects related to tobacco use and its consequences. Though the author is clearly aiming the book at clinicians and medically literate readers, …

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