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Smoking: A Risky Business
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher William Morrow & Co
Publication date September 1, 1996
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780688130398
ISBN-10 0688130399
Dimensions 0.50 by 8 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
An informative look at smoking covers the various issues surrounding the tobacco industry today, presents regulations on tobacco, and discusses the effects of smoking and its overall addictive qualities. description: Product Description: FACT: Cigarettes contain radioactive ingredients, tar, and more than forty other cancer-causing substances.FACT: Three million people die from smoking-related diseases each year.Even though most people know that cigarette smoking is hazardous to their health, nearly a billion individuals still smoke, and that number is increasing. Why?
Smoking. A Risky Business explores this contradiction. It describes the addictive nature of nicotine, the adverse physical effects of tobacco, and the scientific studies that prove tobacco smoke harms nonsmokers as well as smokers. It examines how the tobacco industry uses advertising, as well as political and economic strategies, to discredit medical claims -- and lure new young customers. And it takes a close look at the U.S. government's conflicting stand on tobacco: introducing laws to regulate tobacco as a drug, yet helping to open up new markets for cigarettes abroad.
Smoking is one of today's most controversial issues, and this hard-hitting book separates medical fact from ad agency hype. With teenagers the major source of new smokers, this is must reading for young smokers and nonsmokers alike.

School and Library
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9780688130398 | details & prices | 8.00 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.25 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Provides a history of tobacco products and smoking, with a discussion of harmful effects and changing social attitudes

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