ERIC Number: ED332056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Tobacco: The Real Story. It's Your Choice.
Stronck, David R.
This informational book on tobacco is part of a series of three interactive books on tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana; three informational books containing parallel content; and three teacher guides designed to give students in grades five through eight practice in using the information and skills presented in the books. The goal of this book and the accompanying interactive book and teacher guide is to prevent tobacco use by preadolescents. This book discusses the physical and psychological effects of smoking and chewing tobacco and explains why young people should avoid the use of tobacco products. It tells what is wrong with tobacco, gives reasons why some adults say they smoke, explains the meaning of addiction, tells why some people quit smoking, and discusses health problems from tobacco. It explains why some young people start to smoke or use tobacco products, considers tobacco and advertising, notes that many young people never want to start smoking, and describes how people begin to smoke. The book concludes by explaining to students that the decision to smoke is their decision and that they have a choice. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Decision Making, Drug Abuse, Health Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Preadolescents, Prevention, Smoking, Student Responsibility, Tobacco
Network Publications, 1700 Mission Street, Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($2.95; discounts for quantity).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other books in this series, see CG 020 482-490.