Smoking cessation: a European perspective
Eva Králíková (Guest Editor)
Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, and Tobacco Dependence Treatment Centre of the 3rd Medical Department, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and the General University Hospital of Prague
Published 24 July 2008 Volume 2008:4(Supplement 1) Pages 1—23
The medical community has only recently begun to accept tobacco dependence as a disease rather than a vice. The rate of clinical acceptance is slow, given that the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized tobacco dependence as a condition in its own right in 1992 in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) (WHO 1992).