The Truth about Smoking / Edition 2

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In a straightforward and nonjudgmental manner, The Truth About series tackles a range of current issues that affect teens. Each A-to-z volume delivers the information teens need to cope with pressure from a multitude of sources and to make informed choices when faced with difficult decisions. Special features such as "Q & A, " "Teens Speak, " and "Fact Or Fiction?" focus on critical aspects of current topics, while "Did You Know?" presents up-to-date tables and graphs. With an informative glossary and a valuable listing of hotlines and further resources, these books are essential reading for young people in search of guidance and knowledge.

The truth about smoking, second edition presents information designed to help teens understand such topics as addiction to nicotine, the body and smoking, cigarette additives, cosmetic effects of smoking, peer pressure and smoking, therapies for quitting and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076321
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Facts on File Truth about Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations v

Preface vii

How to Use This Book xi

Addictive Behavior and Smoking 1

A to Z Entries 15

Addiction, Products to Overcome 17

Addiction to Nicotine 24

Advertising and Smoking 32

Alcohol and Tobacco Use 39

Antismoking Advocacy Groups 43

Body and Smoking, The 49

Cancer and Smoking 54

Cardiovascular Disease and Smoking 58

Cigarette Additives 64

Cosmetic Effects of Smoking 70

Cost of Smoking 76

Drugs and Tobacco Use 81

Government and Tobacco 86

Health Insurance and Smoking 92

Media and Smoking, The 97

Medications and Smoking 104

Mouth and Smoking, The 108

Peer Pressure and Smoking 113

Quitting, Therapies for 117

Respiratory Diseases and Smoking 124

Secondhand Smoke 131

Smoking and Society 139

Smoking, History of 150

Sports and Smoking 161

Tobacco as a Gateway Product 168

Tobacco Products 172

Tobacco Use and Socioeconomic Groups 179

Tobacco Worldwide 184

Withdrawal 192

Women and Smoking 197

Hotlines and Help Sites 207

Glossary 213

Index 219

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