The Resource Smoking privileges : psychiatry, the mentally ill, and the tobacco industry in America, Laura D. Hirshbein

Smoking privileges : psychiatry, the mentally ill, and the tobacco industry in America, Laura D. Hirshbein

Label
Smoking privileges : psychiatry, the mentally ill, and the tobacco industry in America
Title
Smoking privileges
Title remainder
psychiatry, the mentally ill, and the tobacco industry in America
Statement of responsibility
Laura D. Hirshbein
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Current public health literature suggests that the mentally ill may represent as much as half of the smokers in America. In Smoking Privileges, Laura Hirshbein highlights the complex problem of mentally ill smokers, placing it in the context of changes in psychiatry, in the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries, and in the experience of mental illness over the last century. Hirshbein, a medical historian and clinical psychiatrist, first shows how cigarettes functioned in the old system of psychiatric care, revealing that mental health providers long ago noted the important role of cigarettes within treatment settings and the strong attachment of many mentally ill individuals to their cigarettes. Hirshbein also relates how, as the sale of cigarettes dwindled, the tobacco industry quietly researched alternative markets, including those who smoked for psychological reasons, ultimately discovering connections between mental states and smoking, and the addictive properties of nicotine. However, Smoking Privileges warns that to see smoking among the mentally ill only in terms of addiction misses how this behavior fits into the broader context of their lives. Cigarettes not only helped structure their relationships with other people, but also have been important objects of attachment. Indeed, even after psychiatric hospitals belatedly instituted smoking bans in the late twentieth century, smoking remained an integral part of life for many seriously ill patients, with implications not only for public health but for the ongoing treatment of psychiatric disorders. Making matters worse, well-meaning tobacco-control policies have had the unintended consequence of further stigmatizing the mentally ill. A groundbreaking look at a little-known public health problem, Smoking Privileges illuminates the intersection of smoking and mental illness, and offers a new perspective on public policy regarding cigarettes"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
616.86/50651
Index
index present
LC call number
RC567
LC item number
.H56 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in health and medicine
Label
Smoking privileges : psychiatry, the mentally ill, and the tobacco industry in America, Laura D. Hirshbein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Smoking Privileges -- chapter 1. Ecology of Smoking in Mental Hospitals through the 1970s -- chapter 2. Conflict and Smoking in Mental Hospitals in the 1960s and 1970s -- chapter 3. Smoker Psychology and the Tobacco Industry through the Early 1980s -- chapter 4. Psychiatry Engages Smoking -- chapter 5. The Many Faces of Nicotine --chapter 6. From Tolerance to Treatment -- chapter 7. Tobacco Control and the Mentally Ill -- chapter 8. Double Marginalization -- Conclusion: Corporate Squeeze
Control code
ocn904960161
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813563961
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt13gbt3t
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not applicable
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.b33115321
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904960161
  • jstordda0813563984

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