Tobacco Information for Teens: Health Tips about the Hazards of Using Cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco, and Other Nicotine Products


Young adults face health challenges that are vastly different from those of previous generations. While their parents benefited from new vaccines, antibiotics, and other medications, today's teens are learning that lifestyle choices also play a central role in health maintenance. The decisions they make and the habits they adopt form the foundation for lifelong wellness. Omnigraphics' Teen Health Series is a specially focused set of volumes within the highly acclaimed Health Reference Series. Each volume deals ...

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Young adults face health challenges that are vastly different from those of previous generations. While their parents benefited from new vaccines, antibiotics, and other medications, today's teens are learning that lifestyle choices also play a central role in health maintenance. The decisions they make and the habits they adopt form the foundation for lifelong wellness. Omnigraphics' Teen Health Series is a specially focused set of volumes within the highly acclaimed Health Reference Series. Each volume deals comprehensively with a topic selected according to the needs and interests of people in middle school and high school.

Tobacco Information for Teens, Second Edition

Although most teens don't smoke-only 20% of high school students reported current cigarette use according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-national statistics indicate that every day approximately 4,000 U.S. adolescents try their first cigarette. The health consequences can be devastating. Cigarette smoking by young people leads to immediate and serious health problems, including respiratory and cardiovascular effects, changes in brain chemistry, and risks for nicotine addiction. Long-term smoking is linked to a host of life-threatening disorders, including various cancers, lung diseases, and heart attacks. In fact, an estimated one out of every five deaths in the United States is linked to cigarette smoking.

Tobacco Information for Teens, Second Edition offers updated information about the health consequences associated with smoking and other forms of tobacco use. It explains some of the cultural influences that can make tobacco use seem attractive, and it discusses various methods by which nicotine is consumed. A section on cancers describes the organs most commonly affected, and a section on other health concerns discusses tobacco-related diseases that impact the heart, lungs, circulatory system, eyes, and sex organs. For teens who want to stop smoking-or help someone else quit-facts about smoking cessation are presented along with tips for dealing with the effects of nicotine withdrawal. The book concludes with directories of resources for more information.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up
A comprehensive resource. Each chapter is written to stand alone, so students can dip in and use the information in each section for reports or to answer personal questions without having to read the entire book. Topics addressed include different types of tobacco products, addiction, health effects, statistics, and how to stop using tobacco. The examples and strategies for quitting are tailored to young people. Several help hotlines and Web sites are included. The book is packed full of statistics, with sources to help students look up more. The only drawback is that the organization by section allows some overlap, so some facts and statements are repeated many times in the book. However, since it is not really intended to be read straight through, this will not affect most users.
—Robin HenryCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Wendy S Drew, BScN (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Description: This book targets teens with a wide variety of information about the health risks of smoking. It is comprehensive, discussing subjects such as what tobacco is and how to quit smoking.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate teens about the health consequences of using tobacco products and provide tips on how to quit. These are certainly worthy objectives as tobacco use is a preventable cause of death.
Audience: The language is simple and the chapters are informative and not too long. Simple explanations are provided and, when necessary, references are provided.
Features: The information is comprehensive for those wanting to learn more about tobacco use, its effects, and on how to quit. There is even information about specific ethnic backgrounds and smoking. The bubble captions that provide quick facts and references help keep the book an easy read. The chapters are short and to the point and make it easy to read all or just specific topics. Pictures would have been a good addition to the book. Illustration of tobacco's damage to the lungs, heart, and vessels would be a powerful visual.
Assessment: This book provides useful information for those who are interested in learning about the effects of smoking or are involved in teaching teens about the consequences of smoking. This is a first edition and is a good start.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780811539
  • Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Series: Teen Health Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part 1 Facts About Tobacco and Nicotine

Chapter 1 Smoking Stinks 3

Chapter 2 Debunking The Myths About Tobacco 7

Chapter 3 Chemicals In Tobacco Smoke 17

Chapter 4 Smoking's Immediate Effects On The Body 31

Chapter 5 The Process Of Nicotine Addiction 43

Chapter 6 Young People And Tobacco: A Statistical Review 49

Chapter 7 Global Trends In Tobacco Use 57

Chapter 8 Facts About Tobacco Advertising 65

Chapter 9 Tobacco Company Marketing To Kids 69

Chapter 10 The Link Between Youth Smoking And Exposure To Smoking In Movies 77

Chapter 11 Selected Actions Of The U.S. Government Regarding The Regulation Of Tobacco 81

Part 2 Nicotine Delivery Systems

Chapter 12 Cigarettes and Brand Preferences 93

Chapter 13 "Light" Cigarettes 99

Chapter 14 Menthol Cigarettes 103

Chapter 15 Electronic Cigarettes 111

Chapter 16 Cigars and Pipes 115

Chapter 17 Little Cigars And Cigarillos 119

Chapter 18 Bidis and Kreteks 123

Chapter 19 Hookah Pipes 127

Chapter 20 Smokeless Tobacco 137

Chapter 21 Secondhand Smoke 145

Part 3 Cancers Associated With Tobacco Use

Chapter 22 Questions And Answers About Smoking And Cancer 157

Chapter 23 Bladder Cancer 163

Chapter 24 Cervical Cancer 175

Chapter 25 Esophageal Cancer 185

Chapter 26 Kidney Cancer 193

Chapter 27 Laryngeal Cancer 201

Chapter 28 Leukemia 213

Chapter 29 Lung Cancer 221

Chapter 30 Oral Cancer 231

Chapter 31 Pancreatic Cancer 239

Chapter 32 Stomach Cancer 245

Part 4 Other Health Concerns Related To Tobacco Use

Chapter 33 Aneurysms 255

Chapter 34 Asthma 263

Chapter 35 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 267

Chapter 36 Deep Vein Thrombosis 277

Chapter 37 Digestive Disorders 283

Chapter 38 Eye Disease 287

Chapter 39 Heart Attacks 293

Chapter 40 Musculoskeletal Disorders 303

Chapter 41 Nicotine Poisoning 307

Chapter 42 Periodontal Disease 311

Chapter 43 Peripheral Arterial Disease 315

Chapter 44 Pregnancy Complications 323

Chapter 45 Stroke 329

Chapter 46 Sexual Health 339

Part 5 Tobacco Use Cessation

Chapter 47 How Can I Quit Smoking? 345

Chapter 48 Smoking Cessation Tips 351

Chapter 49 Putting A Stop To Smoky Thinking 361

Chapter 50 Nicotine Replacement Therapy 365

Chapter 51 Medications To Help You Quit Smoking 373

Chapter 52 Dealing With The Effects Of Nicotine Withdrawal 377

Chapter 53 Spit Tobacco: A Guide For Quitting 391

Chapter 54 How to Encourage Someone Who Is Trying To Quit Smoking 401

Part 6 If You Need More Help Or Information

Chapter 55 The Health Effects Of Tobacco Use: A Directory Of Resources 409

Chapter 56 Smoking Cessation Resources 417

Index 423

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2007

    Wow what a great book

    This books has done great things for my students. I have seen more quit in the last week then I have all year.

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