Smoking: Your Questions Answered, 1st Edition

  • Stacy Mintzer Herlihy
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  • ISBN-10: 1440864527
  • ISBN-13: 9781440864520
  • DDC: 613.85
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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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? How can individuals stop smoking or support others’ efforts to quit? This book answers these and other questions related to this high-interest topic, and 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Q&A Health Guides.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Guide To Health Literacy.
Common Misconceptions About Smoking.
1: Questions and Answers.
2: General Information.
3: What Is Tobacco?.
4: What Is Nicotine?.
5: What Forms of Smoking Exist?.
6: What Is Vaping?.
7: Are There Harmful Ingredients in Cigarettes Besides Tobacco and Nicotine?.
8: How Common Is Smoking in the United States?.
9: How Common Is Smoking Worldwide?.
10: Why Do People Begin Smoking?.
11: How Does Tobacco Get Into the Body?.
12: What Is Secondhand Smoke?.
13: What Is Thirdhand Smoke?.
14: Are There Any Benefits To Smoking?.
15: Smoking Risks.
16: What Are the Short-Term Risks Associated with Smoking?.
17: What Does Smoking Do To the Lungs?.
18: What Does Smoking Do To the Heart?.
19: What Does Smoking Do To the Brain?.
20: Can Smoking Cause Lung Cancer?.
21: Is Smoking Linked To Any Other Kinds of Cancer?.
22: What Other Diseases and Conditions Are Linked To Smoking?.
23: What Role Do Genetics Play in the Likelihood That Negative Health Effects Will Result from Smoking?.
24: Will Smoking Hurt Me and the Baby If I Get Pregnant?.
25: Does Smoking Lead To the Use of Other Drugs?.
26: Does Chewing Tobacco Pose Any Special Risks?.
27: Can Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Pose Health Risks?.
28: Are Certain Forms of Smoking, Such As Vaping and Low-Tar Cigarettes, Less Dangerous?.
29: Can Smoking Kill Me?.
30: Tobacco Industry and Regulation.
31: When Did We Discover the Negative Effects of Smoking?.
32: Why Is Smoking Legal?.
33: How Is Tobacco Regulated Around the World?.
34: How Big Is the Tobacco Industry?.
35: How Is Tobacco Advertised?.
36: Quitting.
37: How Addictive Is Smoking?.
38: What Is Quitting Cold Turkey? Is It Effective?.
39: If I’m Smoking Only One Or Two Cigarettes a Day, Do I Really Need To Quit?.
40: What Over-the-counter Methods Are There To Help Me Quit Smoking?.
41: What Kind of Professional Help Is Available?.
42: How Can I Tell My Parents About My Need To Quit?.
43: What Effects Might I Experience Once I Begin Quitting?.
44: How Can I Help Someone I Care About Quit?.
45: What Can I Do To Help Others in My Community Who Smoke?.
46: What If I Start Smoking Again?.
47: Is Quitting Smoking Harder Than Quitting Drinking?.
48: What Kinds of New Treatments Are Being Developed To Help People Quit?.
49: How Can I Become Part of the Antismoking and Antivaping Movement?.
Case Studies.
Directory of Resources.
About the Author.