Tobacco Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Teen Health Series

Tobacco Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Web Price: $62.00

Tobacco Information For Teens, Third Edition, offers updated information about the health consequences associated with smoking and other forms of tobacco use. It explains some of the cultural influences that can make tobacco use seem attractive and how teen curiosity can lead to nicotine-related problems. The various methods by which nicotine is consumed, including different types of cigarettes, cigars, hookah pipes, smokeless products, and even secondhand smoke, are explained. A section on cancers associated with tobacco describes the organs most commonly affected. A section on other health concerns related to tobacco use discusses some of the most common smoking-related diseases, including those that impact the heart, lungs, circulatory system, eyes, and sex organs. For teens who want to stop smoking—or help a friend or family member quit—facts about smoking cessation are included along with tips for dealing with the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest and chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part One: Facts About Tobacco And Nicotine provides data about the use of tobacco and other nicotine products. It explains how nicotine use leads to addiction, and it offers statistical information about the use of nicotine products in the United States and around the world. It also discusses legislative action concerning the sale and marketing of tobacco products.

Part Two: Nicotine Delivery Systems offers facts about the most common ways people consume or are exposed to nicotine. These include smoking different kinds of cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, using smokeless tobacco, and breathing secondhand smoke.

Part Three: Cancers Associated With Tobacco Use provides basic information about the types of cancer for which risks are most commonly linked to tobacco use. Although lung cancer is perhaps the most widely recognized cancer-related risk, others include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, oral cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

Part Four: Other Health Concerns Related To Tobacco Use explains how smoking and other tobacco use can lead to disease processes other than cancer that also harm the body’s organs and systems. It discusses tobacco-related damage to the lungs, heart, blood vessels, and eyes, as well as adverse effects on sexual health and pregnancy outcomes.

Part Five: Tobacco Use Cessation offers information about quitting smoking or other types of tobacco use. It explains the use of nicotine replacement therapies, discusses medications commonly prescribed to aid in cessation efforts, and offers tips for coping with the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Part Six: If You Need More Help Or Information provides directories of resources for obtaining more information about the health effects of tobacco use and smoking cessation.

 

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts