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Teen Health Series

Tobacco and e-Cigarette Information for Teens, 5th Ed.

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Tobacco use is the biggest avoidable cause of sickness and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 28.3 million U.S. adults smoke cigarettes, and an estimated 3.08 million U.S. middle and high school students use some form of tobacco. Every day, roughly 1,600 U.S. youth under 18 years old try their first cigarette. Nearly half a million Americans die prematurely each year due to smoking or being around secondhand smoke, and another 16 million live with a serious illness caused by smoking.

Tobacco and E-cigarettes Information for Teens, Fifth Edition offers the latest details on the health consequences linked to smoking and other tobacco uses. It explains various ways nicotine is used, including different types of cigarettes, cigars, hookah pipes, smokeless and heated tobacco products, and secondhand smoke. The book discusses cancers associated with tobacco use, focusing on the organs most commonly affected. Another section covers additional health concerns related to tobacco use, discussing common smoking-related diseases affecting the heart, lungs, digestive system, eyes, and pregnancy. For teens aiming to quit smoking, or to assist a friend or family member, the book provides information on preparation, quitting tools and products, and details about nicotine replacement therapy. The book concludes with directories of resources to learn more about the health effects of tobacco use and smoking cessation.

Part 1: Understanding Adolescent Tobacco Use explains the important facts about the use of tobacco and nicotine products. It provides information on global smoking trends and nicotine addiction. It also explores marketing strategies along with approaches for preventing tobacco use.

Part 2: Electronic Cigarettes or Vaping focuses on different types of e-cigarettes and provides guidance on quitting their use. This part also offers insights into various vaping methods.

Part 3: Nicotine Delivery Systems outlines various types of nicotine usage. It discusses e-cigarettes and the risks faced by secondhand smokers. It explains various methods through which nicotine is consumed, including different types of cigarettes, cigars, hookah pipes, and smokeless and heated tobacco products.

Part 4: Common Cancers Linked to Tobacco Use explores different cancers arising from tobacco use and emphasizes how smoking is the primary cause of cancer in the United States. It also outlines cancer treatment methods and prevention strategies.

Part 5: Other Health Concerns Related to Tobacco Use provides information on prevalent common smoking-related diseases affecting the heart, lungs, digestive system, eyes, and pregnancy. It covers various treatment options available for other health-related conditions.

Part 6: Tobacco-Use Cessation offers guidance for teens aiming to quit smoking or assist a friend or family member in quitting. It provides information on ways to prepare for and quit smoking, tools and products to aid during the quitting process, and details about nicotine replacement therapy. The part also includes tips for managing the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Part 7: If You Need More Help or Information lists government and private organizations offering information on the health effects of tobacco use and quitting smoking.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 ¼ x 9 ¼
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Includes online access
  • 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