Smoking: Your Questions Answered

Stacy Mintzer Herlihyauthor

Stacy Mintzer Herlihy is a freelance writer. She is coauthor of Your Baby's Best Shot: Why Vaccines Are Safe and Save Lives.

Smoking: Your Questions Answered



Pages 168
Topics Advertising of Tobacco;Dangerous Chemicals in Cigarettes;Economic Costs of Smoking;Global Patterns of Nicotine Use;Health Effects of Smoking;Peer Pressure to Smoke;Regulation of Tobacco;Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke;Smoking Cessation;Health and Wellness

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Smoking: Your Questions Answered

Author(s): Mintzer Herlihy, Stacy;
Contributors: Mintzer Herlihy, Stacy;

An easy-to-use resource for teens wanting to learn more about why nicotine and tobacco are bad for your health and how to quit using them. The information and guidance offered make it a valuable tool for young adults.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately seven percent of middle school students and 20 percent of high school students use tobacco or nicotine products. Everyone knows smoking is bad for you, so why do so many teens still smoke? Are e-cigarettes, hookah, and smokeless tobacco safer alternatives? How can individuals stop smoking or support the quitting efforts of friends and family? Smoking: Your Questions Answered, a part of Greenwood's Q&A Health Guides series, answers these and other questions related to this high-interest topic.

Each book in this series follows a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers' needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrates key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. The book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.

  • Makes the subject accessible to readers by means of a simple Q&Amp;A format
  • Helps readers hone their research and critical thinking skills in a Guide to Health Literacy section
  • Provides real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book through case studies
  • Dispels popular misconceptions in a Common Myths section and directs readers towards accurate information
  • Points readers towards additional books, organizations, and websites for further study and research in an annotated directory of resources

SortTitle: smoking: your questions answered
Keyword(s): Advertising of Tobacco; Dangerous Chemicals in Cigarettes; Economic Costs of Smoking; Global Patterns of Nicotine Use; Health Effects of Smoking; Peer Pressure to Smoke; Regulation of Tobacco; Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke; Smoking Cessation; Health and Wellness
Author Info:
Stacy Mintzer Herlihyauthor

Stacy Mintzer Herlihy is a freelance writer. She is coauthor of Your Baby's Best Shot: Why Vaccines Are Safe and Save Lives.

eISBN-13: 9781440864520
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440864513
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 168
Publication Date: 20200131
Series: Q&A Health Guides