Your Questions Answered

by Stacy Mintzer Herlihy


Cigarette smoking among adolescents has declined in recent years, but their use of e-cigarettes, which are just as dangerous, is on the rise.

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October 2019


Pages 129
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Health & Wellness/General
  Current Events and Issues/Health and Medicine
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This book is an easy-to-use resource for teens who want to learn more about why nicotine and tobacco are bad for your health and how to quit using them. The information and guidance it offers make it a valuable tool for young adult readers with questions and concerns about smoking.

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 alternatives? How can individuals stop smoking or support the quitting efforts of friends and family? Smoking: Your Questions Answered, a part of Greenwood's Q&A Health Guides series, answers these and other questions related to this high-interest topic.

Each book in this series 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—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.


  • Makes the subject accessible to readers by means of a simple Q&A format
  • Helps readers hone their research and critical thinking skills in a Guide to Health Literacy section
  • Provides real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book through case studies
  • Dispels popular misconceptions in a Common Myths section and directs readers towards accurate information
  • Points readers towards additional books, organizations, and websites for further study and research in an annotated directory of resources
Series Description

Q&A Health Guides

All of us have questions about our health. Is this normal? Should I be doing something differently? Whom should I talk to about my concerns?

Greenwood's Q&A Health Guides series addresses the questions and concerns of young readers on a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in an authoritative yet still accessible way. Each title follows a simple question-and-answer format that makes finding accurate information fast and easy. A collection of engaging case studies offers real-world insights, while a guide to common myths and misconceptions dispels the most pervasive and potentially dangerous misinformation about a topic. Each volume is rounded out with a primer on health literacy to equip readers with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need for a lifetime of healthy living.

Author Info

Stacy Mintzer Herlihy is a freelance writer. She is coauthor of Your Baby's Best Shot: Why Vaccines are Safe and Save Lives.

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