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Smoking - History, Nicotine Dependence, and Public Health

Tamer Elias

Joseph Brant Hospital

Dr. Tamer Elias is a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) that possesses experience in both outpatient and inpatient care. He obtained his PharmD from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS).


Nicotine Tobacco Use Mental Health Pregnancy Aboriginals Adolescents Second Hand Smoking Harm Epidemiology Mortality Public Health Nicotine Replacement Therapy

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Smoking Tobacco has several health consequences affecting the morbidity and mortality of users. Historically it was viewed as an unharmful substance which later proved to be untrue. Health consequences associated with tobacco use have been well documented and nicotine dependence has been a public health threat for the world. Different types of tobacco products will be reviewed (eg. e-cigarettes, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and more). In addition, this text will have the goal to provide readers with review treatment options and public health policies that are used to help reduce the use of tobacco.

The aim of the book will be to briefly describe special populations and how to approach management in these patients. The goal is to provide reliable information to users and practitioners to help individuals quit smoking. This includes how to initiate therapy, how to monitor, drug interactions, contraindications to therapy, and much more. At the end of each chapter readers will understand the evolution of tobacco use, nicotine dependence and its management.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 12th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 10th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: February 8th 2022

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Review results due: April 29th 2022

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Expected publication date: June 28th 2022

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Tamer Elias

Joseph Brant Hospital

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Clinical Pharmacist Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, ON, 2018–Present • Lead the Preoperative Anticoagulant Clinic as part the Joint Class • Performed a clinical comparative analysis on low molecular weight heparins for JBH’s formulary • Presented to P&T committee and developed order set protocols • Presented at the Perioperative Journal Club International Society of Cannabis Pharmacists ISCPh, 2020 • Content reviewer for the Clinical Cannabinoid Pharmacy Certificate Ontario Pharmacist Association External Reviewer OPA, Toronto, ON, 2019 • Content reviewer for the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Prep Course Staff Pharmacist ORIGINS, Milton, ON, 2017–2018 • Collaborated with other healthcare professionals to provide clinical services • Provided Home Healthcare Services to the Fracture clinic at Milton District Hospital Staff Pharmacist Total Health Pharmacy, New Market, ON, 2017 • Addressed clinical inquiries and performed MedsChecks for nursing homes across York Region and Greater Toronto Area • Treated Nicotine dependence in patients with mental health disorders as a part of the Tobacco Addiction Recovery Program (TARP) • Performed inhaler and blood glucose monitoring training Staff Pharmacist Marcos Pharmacy, Mississauga, ON, 2014-2016 • Provided Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) and Suboxone® for opioid dependence • Compounded specialty topical products for pain management • Assisted in implementing smoking cessation program PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS • Spettel S, De E, Elias T, et al. Citrate synthase, sarcoplasmic reticular calcium ATPase, and choline acetyltransferase activities of specific pelvic floor muscles of the rabbit. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 2012; 370(1-2):1-5 • Elias,T. (2020, Feb). Cannabis in the Perioperative Setting. Perioperative Journal Club Presentation. MOC program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada • Elias T. Cannabis and anticoagulants – Are there any significant interactions? 2020. CERTIFICATIONS Professional Certificate in Cannabis Science and Medicine from Larner College of Medicine (November 2019) Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counseling and Health (TEACH) Certification (June 2017) Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (February 2017) Licensed Ontario Pharmacist (December 2014) EDUCATION Doctor of Pharmacy(Graduated - 2014) Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY

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