But All My Friends Smoke : Cigarettes and Peer Pressure

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Who doesn't want to be liked? All of us want to have friends and achieve a sense of belonging. That's why one of the most important influences on people is peer pressure. This book describes the importance of peer pressure on individual behavior. Readers will also learn what can make them more susceptible to the influences of negative and positive peer pressure-and how peer pressure can lead someone to begin smoking, especially when it is coupled with media influences. For those who want to stop smoking-or better...
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Overview

Who doesn't want to be liked? All of us want to have friends and achieve a sense of belonging. That's why one of the most important influences on people is peer pressure. This book describes the importance of peer pressure on individual behavior. Readers will also learn what can make them more susceptible to the influences of negative and positive peer pressure-and how peer pressure can lead someone to begin smoking, especially when it is coupled with media influences. For those who want to stop smoking-or better yet, not start-this book provides sources to help win the battle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422208090
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Series: Tobacco: the Deadly Drug Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Good Pressure, Bad Pressure 11

2 How Peer Pressure Gets to People 31

3 Why Smoke in the First Place? 49

4 Everyone Smokes: Truth or Lie? 63

5 Think on Your Feet 81

6 Somebody to Help 95

Further Reading 104

For More Information 105

Bibliography 107

Index 109

Picture Credits 111

Author/Consultant Biographies 112

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