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About the Author:
Sean Price is a former managing editor of Junior Scholastic magazine in New York

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - RevaBeth Russell
I started reading this book by reading the introduction: big mistake, because it is boring. Once I began the real part of the book, I found it to be a wealth of information, presented in a way that is very readable. Included in the book are the usual stats on nicotine and cigarette smoking such as deaths and the ages people start using. Tobacco use has a long and varied history. It was used as a cure for the plague, a calming treatment for soldiers at war, and a social prop in movies. I had never heard about bidis, which are flavored cigarettes, made in India and even sold in health stores, but they are just as dangerous as or more dangerous than ordinary cigarettes. Another thing I learned was that some people can become addicted with one smoke. A short list of some of the more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes and where the chemical is normally found was also included in the book. Great pictures and illustrations are found throughout. This book would be essential in health/science classrooms as well as libraries. It is too bad that everyone is not required to read this book before lighting up or chewing for the first time. Reviewer: RevaBeth Russell
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791096963
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Junior Drug Awareness Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Battling a Pandemic: A History of Drugs in the United States   Ronald J. Brogan     6
Why Are People Dying for a Smoke?     12
How Nicotine Became Popular     22
The Backlash Against Tobacco     37
How People Use Nicotine     53
Nicotine's Impact on Health     67
Young People and Smoking     76
Breaking the Nicotine Habit     86
Chronology     96
Glossary     104
Bibliography     106
Further Reading     110
Photo Credits     114
Index     115
About the Authors     120
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