Tobacco (Tough Topics) ISBN: 9780431907802
Published by Heinemann Raintree, 2008
One of a series of issue books aimed at Key Stages 1 and 2 children which will also be useful for lesser ability older children. 'Tobacco' covers a wide range of information about smoking - something of the history, what tobacco is and its different forms, a simple explanation of nicotine and other chemicals and how they affect the blood, passive smoking, and how large tobacco companies try to 'sell' smoking to young people. Good information on the difficulties of giving up and the kind of help available. It finishes with an honest portrayal of the dangers of beginning to smoke. Lots of good photos, an index, a glossary, and a 'Find Out More' page add to the information and will be particularly useful for schools. The large, clear print is a bonus.