Tobacco SmokingBook - 2011
Tobacco smoking kills up to half of its users and has a global annual death toll of more than five million people. It is the largest cause of preventable death in the western world. Around 3 million Australians are daily smokers, many of whom are socially disadvantaged. This title reveals the toxic contents of tobacco and the health effects of smoking (including passive smoking) on the body. The book also addresses a number of commonly held myths and misconceptions about the risks and impacts of smoking. A range of different quitting methods and products for overcoming nicotine addiction is also explored in detail. Another focus is the role of government and legislation in controlling tobacco use and its marketing. Examples include anti-tobacco advertising campaigns, plain packaging of tobacco products, raising cigarette prices, legal action against big tobacco companies, banning smoking in public places, restricting outlets that sell tobacco products, and making smoking a classifiable factor in films. Why do so many people continue to let their health go up in smoke?
Publisher: Thirroul, N.S.W. : c2011
Branch Call Number: YNF 362.2960994 TOBA
Characteristics: 60 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm