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eBook Smoking: The Artificial Passion ePub

by David Krogh

  • ISBN: 0716723476
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: David Krogh
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W H Freeman & Co (October 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1987 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1518 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 993

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David Krogh's book is a lively and informative explanation of what is known about this passion for tobacco. Make no mistake, this is not a book about quitting smoking; it is a book about the details of exactly what smoking is. Krogh's clear and engaging prose offers an unusually deep and practical understanding of how addiction happens, and how it might be brought to an end. It's not for nothing that this book was nominated for the . Times Book Prize in the Science & Technology category.

Smoking, the Artificial Passion book. David Krogh's book is a lively and informative explanation of what is known about this passion for tobacco. Thanks David - I must have read every book in the universe on the subject of giving up smoking. I read your book and was able to quit a 16 year pack-a-day habit, because your book was not about giving up smoking, but ABOUT smoking. Eternally grateful, Jason. This book helped me to quit, 2 & 1/2 years ago. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. I had been a reluctant smoker for 30 years, knowing I was killing myself, but incapable of following thru initial enthusiams of quitting for any length of time.

The Artificial Passion. David Krogh is a science writer and the director of communications for the Academic Senate of the University of California. While he has written on physics and technology, his main interest is biology, particularly its history and relationship to American culture. Krough has written several biology textbooks and study guides, as well as Smoking: The Artificial Passion.

Smoking: The Artificial Passion. Smoking - David Krogh. David Krogh offers some fascinating and surprising answers in this critically acclaimed analysis of what doctors and scientists know about the passion for tobacco. This feisty and provocative work gives smokers, ex-smokers, non-smokers, or anyone captivated by the quirkiness of human behavior a better understanding of this complex, deep-rooted habit-and in a broader context, drug use of any kind. June 1993 · Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. New York: Freeman, 1991, 176 pp. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man.

Provides new insight into human behavior to analyze people's passion for tobacco and answer the mysterious question of why people continue to smoke when they know the medical consequences

Comments

Dozilkree Dozilkree
A fantastic book that takes the issue seriously. This is a bookfor anyone touched by smoking in anyway. Non-smokers will learn theawesome power of this drug. If your recovering don't pass up this powerful aid to understanding what your up against. There is so much Info in here and it's all valuable to understanding the mechanisms of Nicotine and Smoking addiction. The author is very fair and not trying to scold the smoker he clearly understands how hard it would be to quit and holds off with advice until the end so that you don't feel pushed.
Tetaian Tetaian
I had been a reluctant smoker for 30 years, knowing I was killing myself, but incapable of following thru initial enthusiams of quitting for any length of time. While this book was not the only way I finally quit smoking, it was a substantial help. It gave me a scientific, biological basis for understanding my (to me) freakish addiction that defied my own common sense.
The book was also entertaining. It's not a quit smoking guide. The author never was (foolish enough to be) a smoker. It helped me to see my smoking from the "outside", truly. I hope it comes back in print.
Goodman Goodman
Another one of those rare books that is just fascinating , I have not finished it I knew by chapter 3 it is a 5 star book !
Nirn Nirn
This is THE one book which helped me quit smoking 12 years ago, after 20+ years of smoking 1-1/2 to 2 packs a day. Rational, analytical, non-judgmental, and insightful - this book does not chastise the smoker, but rather documents the psycholigical reasons why smoking is so addictive. No nagging, no coercing. Just simple facts about what nicotine and smoking does to the brain.
Shaktiktilar Shaktiktilar
Thanks David - I must have read every book in the universe on the subject of giving up smoking. I read your book and was able to quit a 16 year pack-a-day habit, because your book was not about giving up smoking, but ABOUT smoking. Eternally grateful, Jason