The Truth About Smoking, 2nd Edition

  • William McCay
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  • ISBN-10: 1438125844
  • ISBN-13: 9781438125848
  • DDC: 613.85
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking is responsible for about 1 in 5 deaths in America annually, or approximately 440,000 deaths each year. While smoking in the U.S. is decreasing, the number of smokers in many other countries continues to rise. Smoking causes more than 5 million deaths each year worldwide.

A clear guide for teens on the facts and myths about smoking, The Truth About Smoking, Second Edition 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 guide offers sound advice without talking down to its audience.