Burning Money: The Cost of Smoking

Burning Money: The Cost of Smoking

by Amy N. Thomas


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Everyone knows that smoking is an expensive habit. Cigarettes, after all, cost money. But as readers will learn from Burning Money: The Cost of Smoking, buying cigarettes and other smoking materials is only part of the costs associated with smoking. Did you know that it's harder to sell a house if there's a telltale smoking odor lingering behind the previous residents? Smoking-related fires cause many injuries and deaths each year; and that's not even taking into account that these fires cause everyone's property insurance rates to increase. Numerous cancers, heart disease, and lung disease can often be traced to smoking as well? So each year, the government spends millions of dollars on smoking-related illnesses. Money goes to the treatment of these individuals. The best way to avoid all these costs? Help more people stop smoking! This book contributes to that goal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422202425
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Tobacco: the Deadly Drug Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 840,404
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1210L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 The Cost of Smoking 11

2 The Cost of Accidental Fires 31

3 The Cost of Smoking-Induced Illnesses 49

4 The Cost of Quitting and Prevention 69

5 The Cost of Purchase and Production 89

Further Reading 101

For More Information 102

Bibliography 103

Index 110

Picture Credits 111

Author/Consultant Biographies 112

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