- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 7, 2000

Books

 • "How to Help Your Kids Choose to be Tobacco-Free: A Guide for Parents of Children Ages 3 Through 19," by Robert Schwebel, Newmarket Press, 1999. Tailoring his advice to different age groups, the author suggests parents initiate a discussion about smoking in a friendly atmosphere.
 • "How to Raise Non-Smoking Kids," by Dr. Neil Izenberg and Robert P. Libbon, Pocket Books, 1997. This book offers practical suggestions for helping to discourage children from taking up smoking. The authors discuss the influences facing children, such as peer pressure, advertising and the impact of role models who smoke.
 • "Smoking Stinks," by Kim Gosselin, JayJo Books, 1998. Aimed at the elementary school child, the book talks about a child's feelings about her grandfather who smokes. The grandfather explains the power of addiction.
 • "Growing Up Tobacco Free: Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youths," by Barbara S. Lynch and Richard J. Bonnie, National Academy Press, 1994. This book explains nicotine's effects and the process of addiction, while summarizing data on smoking trends among young people.
 • "Help Your Smoker Quit: A Radically Happy Strategy for Nonsmoking Parents, Kids, Spouses and Friends," by Jack Gebhardt, Fairview Press, 1998. The message in this book is to forget the nagging, pleading and bribing aimed at getting people to quit smoking. Instead, make smokers feel good about themselves, and they will want to quit.
 • "The Stop Smoking Workbook," by Lori Stevic-Rust, New Harbinger Publications, 1996. Besides outlining a plan for quitting, this book also analyzes some of the latest research on smoking-cessation techniques.
 • "American Cancer Society's Freshstart: 21 Days to Stop Smoking," by Dee Burton, Mass Market Paperback, 1999. This is a reissue of a book written in 1986, but it offers a simple, day-by-day approach to giving up smoking.
 • "Dying to Quit: Why We Smoke and How We Stop," by Janet Brigham, National Academy Press, 1998. This book gives an in-depth look at the science and sociology surrounding the smoking debate. It provides a useful explanation of how tobacco gets a grip on users.

On line -

 • The American Academy of Pediatrics' Web site (www.aap.org) has a section called "You and Your Family" that addresses the issue of smoking among teens.
 • Visit the Family Education Network (www.familyeducation.com) to find an interactive site where parents can discuss smoking and other issues related to raising children.
 • The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is the agency under Health and Human Services that compiles information on the dangers of smoking. The agency's Web site (www.odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov) contains a guide to on-line health publications.
 • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an office that deals with tobacco information and smoking prevention. The Web site (www.cdc.gov/tobacco.htm.) contains the surgeon general's report on smoking and a section called "Tips 4 Teens," which offers advice on how to quit smoking.
 • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Web site (www.aacap.org) has a section called "Facts for Families" that addresses the impact of parental smoking on children.
 • Visit the American Medical Association's Web site (www.ama-assn.org/kidshealth) for information on smoking and children.

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