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.
Tobacco Information for Teens: Health Tips about the Hazards of Using Cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco, and Other Nicotine Productsby Karen Bellenir
Although most teens don't smokeonly 20% of high school students reported current cigarette use according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionnational 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
Although most teens don't smokeonly 20% of high school students reported current cigarette use according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionnational 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 smokingor help someone else quitfacts 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.
Gr 7 Up
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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