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Authors: Omowunmi Osinubi (Univ.of Med. and Dentistry New Jersey), Elizabeth M. Barbeau (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Jill Williams (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School), Glorian Sorensen (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) 
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Tobacco products are legal and lethal, and they have numerous adverse impacts in the workplace. Besides being causes of increased healthcare costs and disability from the major tobacco-caused illnesses, tobacco products are also associated with greater absenteeism, decrements in job performance, and increased risk of injury. Tobacco exacts a disproportionate toll on individuals employed in blue-collar jobs who experience greater exposure to workplace toxins that can increase their risk of adverse effects from tobacco smoking. Secondhand tobacco smoke is a major air pollution problem. Persons employed in the hospitality industry and working class occupations are least protected by smoke-free workplace policies.

This book provides an overview of recent advances that may help to reduce occupation-based inequities in tobacco harm, including a social contextual intervention model that integrates smoking cessation and occupational health and safety, and a new national effort to link labor unions and tobacco control organizations around their shared interest in reducing tobacco’s threat to workers’ health. The implications of these efforts for future research and action are highlighted. Combining sound workplace policies and tobacco dependence treatment with organized labor involvement in tobacco control provides synergies to reduce tobacco use in the workforce. These activities benefit workers and their families, employers, and society at large.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Acknowledgement

Chapter 1 - A Historical Perspective of the Tobacco Epidemic.

Chapter 2 - The Tobacco Death Toll and the Economic Impact of Tobacco on the Society.

Chapter 3 - Health and Productivity Impact of Tobacco on the Workforce.

Chapter 4 - Tobacco and Mental Health Issues in the Workplace.

Chapter 5 - Tobacco Exacerbates Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

Chapter 6 - Occupational Disparities in Tobacco use and Dependence.

Chapter 7 - Secondhand Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace.

Chapter 8 - Inequities in Workplace Exposure to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke.

Chapter 9 - Tobacco Clouds Consumer Judgment.

Chapter 10 - A Public Health Model for Curbing the Tobacco Epidemic.

Chapter 11 - Workplace Smoking Restriction Policies.

Chapter 12 - Treating Tobacco Dependence: The Role of Employers, Occupational Health Clinicians and Third Party Payers.

Chapter 13 - Workplace Tobacco Control – Current Opportunities and Challenges.

Chapter 14 - A Role for Organized Labor in Tobacco Control.

Chapter 15 - Considerations for Future Research in Workplace Tobacco Control.

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   Binding: Flexback
   Pub. Date: 2005
   ISBN: 1-59454-527-8
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
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EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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