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Caffeine and nicotine
Lee, Richard S. (Richard Sandoval), 1927-
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 1998.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.5 1.0 11639.
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HV5809.5 .L44 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Experts say that drinking just two cans of cola a day can result in addiction. Nicotine kills nearly 390,000 people each year. This book tells how and why to avoid these addictions.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 5-10. These new entries in the Drug Abuse Prevention Library series deal with easily accessible substances that can be abused. Each book defines terms, with strong emphasis on how the chosen substance affects the body, and then discusses circumstances leading to use, ways to stop using, and what happens when individuals cannot break the habit. For instance, the inhalant book vividly explains how death occurs. Parents may profit from seeing how many household substances can be inhaled; young people, unfortunately, may know most of that information already. See the Series Roundup, this issue, for other titles. --Mary Harris Veeder

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10‘Draimin conveys essential information in a clear, readable manner. She introduces readers to the human face of AIDS, in the form of two teenagers who have made a big mistake, and then explains frankly and in detail how HIV is and is not transmitted. In discussing therapy, the author stresses the importance of dealing with the underlying problems that led to drug use, and appeals for decency and compassion in responding to those with this disease. Nicotine warns that these substances are harmful and addictive even though they are legally sold and describes the chemical dependency that too often results from abuse of these substances. Appropriate standards for daily consumption and a list of possible substitutes are provided. Detracting from what is otherwise a strong presentation are fictionalized incidents with stilted, preachy dialogue and some sloppy grammar. Santamaria considers drug production, distribution, and use a complex problem in an increasingly inter-related world. She acknowledges the few alternative options that impoverished populations have for economic survival. Sherry presents a frightening list of Inhalants that Americans are reported to be using‘glue, paint thinner, nail-polish remover, hair spray, gasoline, and charcoal starter. Some of the language in this book is more technical that in the other titles. All of these books have large print that will appeal to reluctant readers and posed photos with generic captions.‘Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.