Summary and Info
Since the release of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health in 1964, more than 12 million people have died from smoking-related causes. In the next few decades, another 25 million current smokers may die prematurely if they do not quit smoking. While smoking in the U.S. is decreasing, the number of smokers in many other countries continues to rise. A clear A-to-Z guide for teens to the facts and myths about smoking, The Truth About Smoking provides clear, balanced information on the long-term and short-term effects of this dangerous habit. Examining the social and personal issues that teenagers face, such as peer pressure, this straightforward guide offers sound advice without talking down to its audience. Extensive resources list websites, hotlines, and suggestions for further reading, providing teens with all the information they need to fully understand this crucial topic. Topics include addiction to nicotine, cancer and smoking, media and smoking, therapies for quitting, and tobacco products.