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Children's LiteratureDid you know peer pressure, concerns about body weight, and a family background of physical or psychological abuse are common reasons why teens start smoking? Or that in September 2004, a trial opened which resulted in the tobacco industry agreeing to pay $206 billion to forty-six states to be distributed over the course of twenty-five years? Or that three-quarters of people prefer to date someone who does not smoke? This nonfiction text will enlighten young readers about smoking and includes subjects such as smoking and the body, secondhand smoke, advertising, corporate views about tobacco companies, world views on smoking, and some ideas for quitting. Although sometimes preachy about the dangers of smoking, this book would make a nice addition to a health curriculum or middle school library. 2006, Twenty-First Century Books/Lerner Publishing Group, Ages 12 up.