Cigarette smoking is one of the most significant preventable causes of death and illness in the world. It accounts for some 400,000 deaths in the USA and 100,000 in the UK annually. Globally, 4.9 million people die as a resulting each smoking each year. Nicotine dependence lies at the heart of smoking addiction, and health agencies and professional bodies are now focusing strongly on the role of clinical services in helping smokers to overcome this addiction. Smoking has wide range-ranging effects on many disease processes, and it is essential that healthcare professionals clearly understand:- The short- and long-term effects of smoking on the body- The benefits of smoking cessation- The treatments available to help smokers stop smoking- The many myths about smoking and quitting. - This new second edition of Fast Facts: Smoking Cessation aims to meet these needs. - A fact-filled, expert review of the addiction: social, psychosocial, economic and medical perspectives- Spells out the effects of smoking, the consequences of smoking and the consequences of quitting- Every GP and support clinic will benefit from this edition- Full of tips, advice and treatment aids for the clinical team.